Ivan Oliveira leads Surface Research Science at Amazon Transportation Services, where his team develops methods, models, and algorithms to solve large industrial logistics and transportation problems. His team develops AI/ML and operations research tools to tackle problems in vehicle routing, planning, safety, and sustainability. Ivan started his career at Intel Corp., where he led development of optimization algorithms for VLSI circuit design. Ivan then moved to SAS Institute, where he founded the AIML COE, for solving business optimization and machine learning problems with specialized technical consulting and research for several Fortune 100 companies in the areas of inventory optimization, pricing and revenue management, logistics, and applications of computer vision and object detection. During this period, Ivan also served as Adjunct Assistant Professor at Elon University’s School of Business, where he taught in optimization and operations research. Ivan currently serves on the INFORMS Analytics Collections (IAC) Board, and previously served as INFORMS Prize Judge. Ivan holds patents in areas of analytics, inventory optimization, object tracking, and vehicle routing.