Stuart Mitchell

My research has been in improving the efficiency and productivity of businesses through optimisation of their decision making. I have worked with the Mining, Forestry, Public Transport, Aluminium and Advertising industries. Currently, I am working as a freelance consultant with a specialisation in programming software for the optimisation of such problems.

I am the maintainer of the open source software Pulp that is now being used around the world to both teach and practice this kind of mathematical optimisation.


Work Experience

2011- now Freelance Programming and Optimisation Consultant  
2009- 2011 Research Fellow Light Metals Research Centre, University of Auckland
2002- 2008 Lecturer Department of Engineering Science, University of Auckland
1999- 2002 Research Scientist SCION (Forest Research)
1997- 1998 Modeller Programmer Winstone Aggregates



1998- 2004 PhD Engineering Science, University of Auckland
1995- 1997 BE(Hons), University of Auckland