Professor
Management Science and Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Computer Science (by courtesy)

Information Systems Laboratory
Operations Research Group

Benjamin Van Roy is a Professor of Electrical Engineering, Management Science and Engineering, and, by courtesy, Computer Science, at Stanford University. He has held visiting positions as the Wolfgang and Helga Gaul Visiting Professor at the University of Karlsruhe and as the Chin Sophonpanich Foundation Professor of Banking and Finance at Chulalongkorn University. He has worked with several technology companies as a researcher, advisor, founder, or director. His current research focusses on the design, analysis, and application of algorithms that learn over time to make effective decisions.

He received the SB (1993) in Computer Science and Engineering and the SM (1995) and PhD (1998) in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, all from MIT. He is a member of INFORMS and IEEE. He has served on the editorial boards of Discrete Event Dynamic Systems, Machine Learning, Mathematics of Operations Research, and Operations Research. He is currently the Financial Engineering Area Editor for Operations Research.

He has been a recipient of the MIT George C. Newton Undergraduate Laboratory Project Award (1993), the MIT Morris J. Levin Memorial Master's Thesis Award (1995), the MIT George M. Sprowls Doctoral Dissertation Award (1998), the NSF CAREER Award (2000), the Stanford Tau Beta Pi Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (2003), and the Management Science and Engineering Department's Graduate Teaching Award (2012). He has been a Frederick E. Terman Fellow and a David Morgenthaler II Faculty Scholar.