Annual Report 2010

Jon Van Laarhoven


Jon Van Laarhoven earned his Ph.D. in applied mathematics and computational sciences in May 2009. His research was focused on continuous and discrete optimization, exact algorithms for NP-hard problems, heuristic search, mathematical modeling, and computational geometry.

Van Laarhoven was the recipient of the Graduate College’s top funding award, a Presidential Graduate Fellowship. He also served as a teaching assistant for a linear algebra workshop and as a graduate student mentor to an undergraduate research group. For his efforts, he received the UI’s Outstanding Teaching Assistant of the Year Award in 2008.