Jorge Osio-Norgaard

Mentor: Dr. Forrest Masters
College of Engineering
"I became involved in research because I wanted to find ways to mitigate the impact of natural disasters. The damages from disasters range from loss of life, to billions of dollars every year. If research can be done to reduce the harm they bring, that is something I'd love to work on."


Civil Engineering



Research Interests

  • Disaster Mitigation
  • Optimization
  • International Development

Academic Awards

  • UF University Scholars Program
  • Florida Bright Futures


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Hobbies and Interests

  • Adventure Racing
  • Reading
  • Tabletop Gaming
  • Economics

Research Description

Discrete Optimization as Applied to Civil Engineering
To use a Quantum computer emulator to solve discrete optimization problems related to civil engineering and to compare the results to existing benchmarks in both terms of time taken to solve the problem and the "accuracy" of the results to further explore quantum computing as a viable optimization device.