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Elias B. Khalil

Faculty Affiliate

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, University of Toronto

Elias B. Khalil is the Scale AI Research Chair in Data-Driven Algorithms for Modern Supply Chains, an Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto, and a Faculty Affiliate of the Vector Institute. Prior to that, he was the IVADO Postdoctoral Scholar at Polytechnique Montréal. Elias obtained his PhD from the College of Computing at Georgia Tech where he was an IBM PhD Fellow in 2016. His research interests are in the integration of machine learning and discrete optimization.

Research Interests

  • Deep learning
  • Optimization
  • Reinforcement learning


  • SCALE AI Research Chair (2021-2026)
  • IBM PhD Fellowship
  • IVADO Postdoctoral Scholar