**Michel Xavier Goemans** (born December, 1964) is a Belgian-American professor of applied mathematics at MIT working in discrete mathematics and combinatorial optimization. Goemans is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (2008), a fellow of the American Mathematical Society (2012), and a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (2013). In 2000 he was awarded the MOS-AMS Fulkerson Prize for joint work with David Williamson on the maximum cut problem.