Center for Computing Research (CCR)

Center for Computing Research

John Daniel Siirola

John Daniel Siirola
Discrete Math & Optimization
Phone: 505/284-5419
Fax: 505/844-4728

Mailing address:
Sandia National Laboratories
P.O. Box 5800, MS 1326
Albuquerque, NM

John Siirola is a Principal R&D Member of Technical Staff in the Discrete Math & Optimization Department at Sandia National Laboratories.  His main areas of expertise are systems design, operations research, optimization modeling, and optimization algorithms.  John’s research focuses on the intersection of computational tools with systems design and analysis; in particular, developing approaches for modeling highly structured systems, optimization algorithms that can exploit the expressed structure, and the application of these techniques to national security problems.


John has a B.S. from Purdue University (2000) and Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University (2005), both in Chemical Engineering.  He is a senior member of the AIChE, member of INFORMS, and member of the COIN-OR Foundation.  John currently serves on the COIN-OR Technical Leadership Council and was co-chair of the 2014 Foundations of Computer Aided Process Design (FOCAPD) conference.