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Conference Chair

Dominique de Werra
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Brief Bio
Dominique de Werra is an emeritus professor of Operations Research at EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne) in Switzerland. His research fields include Combinatorial Optimization, Graph Theory, Scheduling and Timetabling. After spending a few years as an assistant professor in Management Sciences at the University of Waterloo (Canada) he joined the Math Department of EPFL. He conducted a collection of Operational Research projects (applied as well as theoretical) with a number of industrial partners. He is an associate editor of Discrete Applied Mathematics, Discrete Mathematics, Annals of Operations R esearch and a member of a dozen of editorial boards of international journals. From 1990 to 2000 Dominique de Werra was the Vice-President of EPFL; he was in charge of the international relations and represented his institution in many academy networks in Europe (like the CLUSTER network of excellence which he chaired). He was also in charge of all education programs of EPFL. He is President of IFORS (the International Federation of Operational Research Societies) from 2010 to 2012. In 1995 he was the laureate of the EURO GOLD He has obtained Honorary Degrees from the University of Paris , the Technical University of Poznan (Poland) and the University of Fribourg. He published over 200 papers in international scientific journals. He also wrote and edited several books. He was member of many committees in various countries of Europe and America (evaluation of institutions, accreditation, strategic orientation, etc.) ... More >>


Program Co-Chairs

Begoña Vitoriano
Complutense University

Brief Bio
Begoña Vitoriano is Associate Professor at the Department of Statistics and Operational Research, Faculty of Mathematics, Complutense University of Madrid (Spain), where she obtained her Ph.D. degree in Mathematics (Operational Research). She also was a lecturer at the Department of Industrial Organisation and researcher of the Technological Research Institute in the Pontificia Comillas University of Madrid. Currently, she is also coordinator of the Master in Mathematical Engineering of the Complutense University. Begoña Vitoriano has been involved in research and development projects all along her career, espec ially in technology transferring taking part and leading quite a number of research projects. She is author of numerous research papers. Her areas of interest are Mathematical Programming (Integer and Stochastic Programming), Simulation, Game Theory and Multicriteria Decision Making, mostly focused on developing Decision Support Systems for planning and operation for several industrial sectors (e.g. power systems generation, railways transport, agricultural planning, disasters management and humanitarian logistics). It is in this sector of humanitarian logistics for disasters management where she is focusing currently her research, leading a team at the Complutense University with an international recognition. Besides she has got a big experience in Development Cooperation, leading several projects for El Salvador, Peru and Mozambique, and taking part of different Committees for Developing Countries (European Mathematical Society, IFORS, SEIO, CE-MAT...). ... More >>

Greg H. Parlier
United States

Brief Bio
A retired US Army Colonel, Greg was a paratroop commander in the 82nd Airborne Division for 8 years, and served in over 20 foreign countries during 5 deployments and 12 named operations. A West Point graduate with advanced degrees in National Security Studies, Operations Research, and Systems Engineering, he was a National Defense Fellow at MIT, distinguished graduate of the US Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and graduate of the Army War College. Since retiring he has been senior OR analyst supporting Multi-National Forces in Iraq, consultant to government organizations and commercial firms, and advisor t o several foreign governments. He served on the research staff at the Institute for Defense Analyses for 12 years and is a past president of the Military Applications Society of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), was elected to the International Institute for Strategic Studies, Fellow of the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society, and serves on the board of directors for the Military Operations Research Society (MORS). Dr. Parlier is adjunct Professor of Operations Research at North Carolina State University, president of a small OR consulting business, and program chair for ICORES. ... More >>