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Program Co-Chairs

Federico Liberatore
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Brief Bio
Federico Liberatore is a Researcher at the UC3M-BS Institute of Big Data for Finance and a Fulbright Alumni. His area of expertise are Location Analysis, Humanitarian Logistics, Combinatorial Optimization and Operational Research in general. He also has relevant research experience in Artificial Intelligence and Time Series Analysis. His present research work involves the analysis of large-scale networks applied to financial Big Data, as well as evacuation models in Humanitarian Logistics, and police patrolling and resource location models. Federico Liberatore is a Researcher at the UC3M-BS Institute of Big Data for Finance and a Fulbright Alumni. His area of expertise are Location Analysis, Humanitarian Logistics, Combinatorial Optimization and Operational Research in general. He also has relevant research experience in Artificial Intelligence and Time Series Analysis. His present research work involves the analysis of large-scale networks applied to financial Big Data, as well as evacuation models in Humanitarian Logistics, and police patrolling and resource location models.

Greg H. Parlier
United States

Brief Bio

Greg is a retired US Army Colonel. A West Point graduate and Air Defense Artillery officer, he began his 30-year career as a section leader in an airborne infantry battalion and retired as the senior, most experienced operations research analyst in the Army. A combat veteran with multiple tours in the 82nd Airborne Division, he also served as an assistant professor of operations research at West Point. His five OR assignments focused on building, developing, and leading successively larger analytical teams confronting increasingly more demanding transformational challenge s in large, complex commands. The organization he led at US Army Recruiting Command earned distinction as a finalist for the INFORMS Franz Edelman Award. He holds graduate degrees in Operations Research, Systems Engineering, National Security Studies, and was a National Defense Fellow at MIT. Currently, Greg is an independent consultant and serves on the adjunct research staff at the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) where he has been an advisor to several foreign governments, and recently served as IDA’s team leader and senior deployed analyst in Iraq.

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Stavros A. Zenios, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Mohamed Abido, KFUPM, Saudi Arabia
El-Houssaine Aghezzaf, Ghent University, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Belgium
Javier Alcaraz, Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche, Spain
Maria Teresa Almeida, ISEG, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Filipe Alvelos, Algoritmi/DPS-UMinho, Portugal
Cláudio Alves, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Lionel Amodeo, University of Technology of Troyes, France
Annalisa Appice, Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
Necati Aras, Bogazici Universitiy, Turkey
Claudia Archetti, University of Brescia, Italy
Roberto Aringhieri, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy
Richard Arnott, University of California at Riverside, United States
Ronald Askin, Arizona State University, United States
Yossi Aviv, Washington University, United States
Ernest Baafi, University of Wollongong, Australia
Shariq Bashir, Imam Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, KSA, Saudi Arabia
Lyes Benyoucef, Aix-Marseille University, France
Patrizia Beraldi, University of Calabria, Italy
David Bergman, University of Connecticut, United States
Konstantinos Blekas, University of Ioannina, Greece
Ralf Borndörfer, Zuse Institute Berlin, Germany
Endre Boros, Rutgers University, United States
Ana Cristina Braga, University of Minho, Portugal
Luce Brotcorne, Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et Automatique (INRIA), France
Renato Bruni, University of Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
Giuseppe Bruno, University of Napoli "Federico II", Italy
Ahmed Bufardi, None, Switzerland
Sujin Bureerat, KhonKaen University, Thailand
Robert Burks, Naval Postgraduate School, United States
Giuseppe Buttazzo, University of Pisa, Italy
Amelia C. Regan, University of California at Irvine, United States
Valentina Cacchiani, University of Bologna, Italy
Olivier Caelen, Atos Worldline, Belgium
Paola Cappanera, University of Firenze, Italy
Massimiliano Caramia, University of Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy
Francesco Carrabs, University of Salerno, Italy
José Manuel Vasconcelos Valério de Carvalho, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Lorenzo Castelli, University of Trieste, Italy
Raffaele Cerulli, University of Salerno, Italy
Snehamoy Chatterjee, Michigan Technological University, United States
Weifeng Chen, California University of Pennsylvania, United States
Bo Chen, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
John Chinneck, Carleton University, Canada
Ta-Tao Chuang, Gonzaga University, United States
Andre Augusto Cire, University of Toronto, Canada
James Cochran, University of Alabama, United States
Mikael Collan, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
Ademir Constantino, Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Brazil
Roberto Cordone, University of Milan, Italy
Lino Costa, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Alysson Costa, University of Melbourne, Australia
Isabel Alexandra Costa Pinho Espírito Santo, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Patrizia Daniele, University of Catania, Italy
Mirela Danubianu, "Stefan cel Mare" University of Suceava, Romania
Andrea D'Ariano, University of Roma TRE, Italy
Bernardo D'Auria, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Dominique de Werra, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
Xavier Delorme, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne, France
Paolo Detti, University of Siena, Italy
Clarisse Dhaenens, French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control, France
Tadashi Dohi, Hiroshima University, Japan
Nikolai Dokuchaev, Curtin University, Australia
Alexandre Dolgui, National Institute of Science and Technology Mines-Telecom, Ecole des Mines de Nantes, France
Christophe Duhamel, Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France, France
Pankaj Dutta, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India
Goutam Dutta, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India
Gintautas Dzemyda, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Andrew Eberhard, RMIT University, Australia
Khaled Elbassioni, Masdar Institute, United Arab Emirates
Frank Emmert-Streib, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Ali Emrouznejad, Aston University, United Kingdom
Nesim Erkip, Bilkent University, Turkey
Giovanni Fasano, University of Venezia "Ca' Foscari", Italy
Michael Ferris, University of Wisconsin Madison, United States
Paola Festa, University of Napoli, Italy
Carlo Filippi, University of Brescia, Italy
Ingrid Fischer, Universität Konstanz, Germany
Antonio Fuduli, University of Calabria, Italy
Robert Fullér, Obuda University, Hungary
Heng-Soon Gan, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Michel Gendreau, Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada
Claudio Gentile, CNR, Italy
Ron Giachetti, Naval Postgraduate School, United States
Ilias Gialampoukidis, Information Technologies Institute, Greece
Stefano Giordani, University of Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy
Alessandro Giuliani, University of Cagliari, Italy
Giorgio Gnecco, IMT - School for Advanced Studies - Lucca, Italy
Marc Goerigk, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Sean Goggins, University of Missouri, United States
Boris Goldengorin, Ohio University, United States
Marta Castilho Gomes, CERIS-CESUR, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Martín Gomez Ravetti, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Stefano Gualandi, AntOptima, SA, Switzerland
Christelle Guéret, University of Angers, France
Francesca Guerriero, University of Calabria, Italy
Nalan Gulpinar, The University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Tias Guns, KU Leuven, Belgium
Gregory Z. Gutin, Royal Holloway University of London, United Kingdom
Ke Han, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Jin-Kao Hao, University of Angers, France
Kenji Hatano, Doshisha University, Japan
Emmanuel Hebrard, LAAS-CNRS, France
Mhand Hifi, EPROAD EA 4669, University of Picardie Jules Verne, France
Hanno Hildmann, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Karla Hoffman, George Mason University, United States
Han Hoogeveen, Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands
Chenyi Hu, The University of Central Arkansas, United States
Xiaohui Hu, General Electric, United States
Johann Hurink, University of Twente, Netherlands
Josef Jablonsky, University of Economics, Czech Republic
Angel A. Juan, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
Serdar Kadioglu, Advanced Constraint Technology, Oracle, United States
Itir Karaesmen, American University, United States
Daniel Karapetyan, University of Essex, United Kingdom
Parastu Kasaie, Johns Hopkins University, United States
George Katsirelos, INRA, France
Abdelaziz Khadraoui, CUI, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Abdelhakim Khatab, Lorraine University, National School of Engineering, France
Ahmed Kheiri, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Philip Kilby, NICTA and the Australian National University, Australia
Jesuk Ko, Gwangju University, Korea, Republic of
Nikolaos Korfiatis, Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
Leszek Koszalka, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Uday Kumar, Tech Mahindra, India
Shishir Kumar, Jaypee University of Engineering & Technology, India
Erhun Kundakcioglu, Ozyegin University, Turkey
Philippe Lacomme, Université Clermont-Ferrand 2 Blaise Pascal, France
Sotiria Lampoudi, Liquid Robotics Inc, United States
Giuseppe Lancia, University of Udine, Italy
Dario Landa-Silva, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Celina Leão, University of Minho, Portugal
Pierre L'Ecuyer, Universite de Montreal, Canada
Janny Leung, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen), China
Shan Li, Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College (City University of New York), United States
Abdel Lisser, The University of Paris-Sud 11, France
Qing Liu, CSIRO, Australia
Corrado Loglisci, University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Italy
Michele Lombardi, DISI, University of Bologna, Italy
Pierre Lopez, LAAS-CNRS, Université de Toulouse, France
Guglielmo Lulli, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Qiang Ma, Kyoto University, Japan
Prabhat Mahanti, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Ridha Mahjoub, Université Paris-Dauphine, France
Viliam Makis, University of Toronto, Canada
Enrico Malaguti, University of Bologna, Italy
Arnaud Malapert, Université Nice Sophia-Antipolis CNRS, France
Federico Malucelli, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Emanuele Manni, University of Salento, Italy
Patrice Marcotte, Université de Montréal, Canada
Ana Maria Alves Coutinho Rocha, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Florbela Maria Cruz Domingues Correia, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Vladimir Marianov, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile
Concepción Maroto, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Pedro Coimbra Martins, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Portugal
Alfonso Mateos Caballero, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Subhasish Mazumdar, New Mexico Tech, United States
Nimrod Megiddo, IBM Almaden Research Center, United States
Carlo Meloni, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Marta Mesquita, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Rym MHallah, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Michele Monaci, Università degli Studi di Bologna, Italy
Jairo R. Montoya-Torres, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
Young Moon, Syracuse University, United States
Muhammad Marwan Muhammad Fuad, Aarhus University, Denmark
Gaia Nicosia, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Italy
Pedro Nuno Ferreira Pinto Oliveira, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Andrea Orlandini, ISTC ITIA CNR, Italy
Mohammad Oskoorouchi, California State University-San Marcos, United States
Ibrahim Hassan Osman, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Selin Özpeynirci, Izmir University of Economics, Turkey
Andrea Pacifici, Università di Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy
Pralay Pal, Tata Technologies Ltd., India
Massimo Paolucci, University of Genova, Italy
Panos Pardalos, University of Florida, United States
Vangelis Paschos, University Paris-Dauphine, France
Gabrielle Peko, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Guido Perboli, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Ana Isabel Pereira, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Portugal
Ulrich Pferschy, University of Graz, Austria
Patti Phillips, ROI Institute Inc., United States
Diogo Pinheiro, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, United States
Jan Platos, VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Ed Pohl, University of Arkansas, United States
Marco Pranzo, University of Siena, Italy
Steven Prestwich, University College Cork, Ireland
Caroline Prodhon, Charles Delaunay Institute, France
Harilaos Psaraftis, Technical Univ. of Denmark, Denmark
Luca Quadrifoglio, Texas A&M University, United States
Arash Rafiey, Indiana State University, United States
Günther Raidl, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Abdur Rais, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Helena Ramalhinho Lourenço, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Dakshina Ranjan Kisku, National Institute of Technology Durgapur, India
Jean-Charles Regin, University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis / I3S / CNRS, France
Celso Ribeiro, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
Nicoletta Ricciardi, University of Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
Francesco Rinaldi, University of Padova, Italy
Michela Robba, University of Genova, Italy
Helena Sofia Rodrigues, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Dolores Romero-Morales, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Andre Rossi, Université d'Angers, France
Lukas Ruf, Consecom AG, Switzerland
Stefan Ruzika, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Alessia Saggese, University of Salerno, Italy
Mohamed Saleh, Cairo University, Egypt
Marcello Sanguineti, University of Genoa, Italy
Guzmán Santafé Rodrigo, Universidad Pública de Navarra, Spain
Flavio Sartoretto, Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia, Italy
Cem Saydam, University of North Carolina Charlotte, United States
Abdelkader Sbihi, EM Normandie, France
Andrea Schaerf, Università di Udine, Italy
Pierre Schaus, UCLouvain, Belgium
Andrea Scozzari, Universita' degli Studi "Niccolo' Cusano", Italy
Laura Scrimali, University of Catania, Italy
Rene Seguin, Defence Research and Development Canada, Canada
Meinolf Sellmann, IBM, United States
Marc Sevaux, Université de Bretagne-Sud, France
Antonio Sforza, University of Napoli "Federico II", Italy
Antonino Sgalambro, National Research Council, Italy
Mingsheng Shang, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
Venkataraman Shankar, Pennsylvania State University, United States
Patrick Siarry, Paris-Est University, France
Gautam Singaraju, SELF, United States
Roman Slowinski, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Fabio Stella, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Claudio Sterle, University of Napoli "Federico II", Italy
Thomas Stützle, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Subanatarajan Subbiah, ABB, Germany
Jacques Teghem, Faculté Polytechnique de Mons, Belgium
Maria Teresa Torres Monteiro, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Vadim Timkovski, South University, United States
Norbert Trautmann, University of Bern, Switzerland
Chefi Triki, University of Salento, Italy
Marcello Trovati, Edge Hill University, United Kingdom
Michael Tschuggnall, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Alexis Tsoukiàs, CNRS, France
Lorna Uden, Staffordshire University, United Kingdom
Inneke Van Nieuwenhuyse, KU Leuven, Belgium
Maria Teresa Vespucci, Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Italy
Aaron Visaggio, University of Sannio, Italy
Begoña Vitoriano, Complutense University, Spain
Maria Vlasiou, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Cameron Walker, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Qi Wang, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
Santoso Wibowo, CQUniversity, Australia
Gerhard Woeginger, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Alexander Wöhrer, Vienna Science and Technology Fund, Austria
Roberto Wolfler, Paris-Nord University 13, France
Lei Wu, Université de Picardie Jules Verne, France
Genady Ya. Grabarnik, St. John's University, United States
Neil Yorke-Smith, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Wai Yuen Szeto, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Hongzhong Zhang, Columbia University, United States
Yiqiang Zhao, Carleton University, Canada
Zuduo Zheng, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Sanming Zhou, University of Melbourne, Australia
Jan Zizka, Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic, Czech Republic
Konstantinos Zografos, Lancaster University Management School, United Kingdom
Paola zuddas, university of cagliari, Italy