A few words

I am an Associate Professor (Professeur des Universités) at the Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP). Before moving to Grenoble, I was assistant professor at the University of Bordeaux on an INRIA Chair of Excellence and prior to that, I was a permanent research staff member at the IBM Zurich Research Lab. I hold an Engineering Degree in Computer Sciences and Applied Mathematics (ISIMA, France) and I did my Ph.D. in Operations Research at the Swiss Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) under the direction of Professor Thomas M. Liebling. Before joining IBM, I was a post-doc in the department of mathematics at MIT under the supervision of Prof. Michel Goemans. My research is in Combinatorial Optimization, Integer Programming, Polyhedral Combinatorics and their Applications.




Selected publications

Solving the weighted stable set problem in claw-free graphs via decomposition. Y. Faenza, G. Oriolo, G. Stauffer. Journal of the ACM (JACM) 61 (4), 20. 2014

Minimum clique cover in claw-free perfect graphs and the weak Edmonds- Johnson property. F. Bonomo, G. Oriolo, C. Snels, G. Stauffer. Proceedings of IPCO, 86-97. 2013

Separating stable sets in claw-free graphs via Padberg-Rao and compact linear programs. Y. Faenza, G. Oriolo, G. Stauffer. Proceedings of SODA. 2012

A simple and fast 2-approximation algorithm for the one-warehouse multi- retailers problem G. Stauffer, G. Massonnet, C. Rapine, J.-P. Gayon. Proceedings of SODA. 2011

The stable set polytope of quasi-line graphs. F. Eisenbrand, G. Oriolo, G. Stauffer, P. Ventura. Combinatorica 28 (1), 45-67. 2008


Cargese Workshop in Combinatorial Optimization

2015: Fast Algorithms

2014: Extended Formulations II

2013: Submodular Functions

2012: Traveling Salesman Problem

2011: Rounding techniques

2010: Extended Formulations I



Full CV: pdf

Gautier Stauffer

Associate Professor

G-SCOP - Grenoble INP

46 Avenue Félix Viallet

38000 Grenoble, France


Phone: +33 (0) 4 76 57 43 86

E-mail: gautier.stauffer (at) grenoble-inp.fr


  Nationality : French & Swiss

   Date of birth : July 19th, 1976