Dr. Patrick Bangert, CEO, has a Masters in Physics and a Ph.D. in mathematics. In 1997/98, he was a researcher at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, USA, where he did research into optimization of methods and processes. He continued doing research on the topic while working an assistant professor of applied mathematics at Jacobs University Bremen in Germany. During this time he grew curious about, and then increasingly convinced of, the potential of mathematical optimization methods to deliver worthwhile insights in the industry setting. In 2005 he founded algorithmica technologies with the goal of harnessing mathematics and machine learning to deliver truly comprehensive and at the same time easy to use optimization solutions to big industrial plants.
In his free time Dr. Bangert likes hiking, running, and trying to play the guitar.