I am Léonard, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management at the University of Washington, Foster School of Business, and adjunct assistant professor at the Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering. I earned my Ph.D. in Operations Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, working with Prof. Dimitris Bertsimas.
My research combines operations research, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. I emphasize multimodal frameworks and data-driven decision tools, especially in healthcare, sustainability, and natural disaster management. I'm passionate about developing robust and explainable models to deploy cutting-edge predictive and prescriptive frameworks. Additionally, I explore the boundaries of creativity and innovation through Generative AI and the impact of such technology on the future of work.
As a dedicated educator, I am launching an educational effort, Universal Artificial Intelligence to disseminate state-of-the-art technological insights to vast audiences. I am mentoring and teaching at all levels of subjects, such as optimization, data science, machine learning, AI, and more, to empower anyone to contribute analytical solutions for a better world. My commitment to education has been recognized by three teaching awards from MIT, including the Goodwin Medal, the institute's highest teaching recognition for a student.