Scott Sanner

Assistant Professor - Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


Fields of Study


Scott Sanner is an Assistant Professor in Industrial Engineering and Cross-appointed in Computer Science.  Previously Scott was an Assistant Professor at Oregon State University and before that he was a Principal Researcher at National ICT Australia (NICTA) and Adjunct Faculty at the Australian National University. Scott earned a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Toronto (2008), an MS in Computer Science from Stanford University (2002), and a double BS in Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University (1999).

Scott’s research spans a broad range of topics from the data-driven fields of Machine Learning and Information Retrieval to the decision-driven fields of Artificial Intelligence and Operations Research. Scott has applied the analytic and algorithmic tools from these fields to diverse application areas such as recommender systems, interactive text visualization, and Smart Cities applications including transport optimization.

Scott has served as Program Co-chair for the 26th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS), Associate Editor for the Artificial Intelligence Journal (AIJ) and the Machine Learning Journal (MLJ), and Electronic Editor for the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR). Scott was a co-recipient of paper awards from the AI Journal (2014), Transport Research Board (2016), and CPAIOR (2018).

Research Areas

Machine Learning and Large-scale Data Analysis, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Information Retrieval, Social Media, Recommender Systems, Sequential Decision Optimization