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PC member A. Ismael F. Vaz
Universidade do Minho

A. Ismael F. Vaz is a professor at the Department of Production and Systems, Engineering School, University of Minho, since 1998, where he lectures first, second, and third cycle courses on Numerical Methods, Operational Research, Statistics, and Optimization. His research interests are in Nonlinear Optimization, in particular on Derivative-Free Optimization and Semi-Infinite Programming. He published several papers and developed several publicly available optimization solvers. He serves as director of the Doctoral Program in Industrial and Systems Engineering (http://dpise.dps.uminho.pt), Coordinator of the SEOR research line at the ALGORITMI research center (http://algoritmi.uminho.pt) and as Treasurer of the Operational Research Portuguese Society (www.apdio.pt). For further details see his web page at www.norg.uminho.pt/aivaz."

PC member Aharon Ben-Tal
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Aharon Ben-Tal is a Professor of Operations Research and Head of the MINERVA Optimization Center at the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, and holder of the Dresner Chair. He received his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Northwestern University in 1973. He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Michigan, University of Copenhagen, Delft University of Technology, MIT and CWI Amsterdam. His interests are in Continuous Optimization, particularly nonsmooth and large-scale problems, conic and robust optimization, as well as convex and nonsmooth analysis. Recently the focus of his research is on optimization problems affected by uncertainty. In the last 15 years, he has devoted much effort to engineering applications of optimization methodology and computational schemes. Some of the algorithms developed in the MINERVA Optimization Center are in use by Industry (Medical Imaging, Aerospace). He has published more than 120 papers in professional journals and co-authored three books: Optimality in Nonlinear Programming: A Feasible Direction Approach (Wiley-Interscience, 1981) Lectures on Modern Convex Optimization: Analysis, Algorithms and Engineering Applications (SIAM-MPS series on optimization, 2001) and Robust Optimization (Princeton University press,2009). Prof. Ben-Tal was Dean of the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management at the Technion (1989-1992). He served as a council member of the Mathematical Programming Society (1994-1997). He was Area Editor (Continuous Optimization) of Math. of Operations Research (1993-1999), member of the Editorial Board of SIAM J. Optimization, J. Convex Analysis, OR Letters, Mathematical Programming, Management Science, Math. Modeling and Numerical Analysis, European J. of Operations Research and Computational Management Science. From January 2012 he is the Area Editor (Optimization) for Operations Research. He gave numerous plenary and keynote lectures in international conferences. In 2007 Professor Ben-Tal was awarded the EURO Gold Medal - the highest distinction of Operations Research within Europe. In 2009 he was named Fellow of INFORMS. In 2010 he was awarded the status of Distinguished Scientist by CWI (center for mathematics and computer science, The Netherlands). In 2011 he received the IBM Faculty Award. As of September 2013 he has 10,800 citations (Google scholar).

PC member Alain Haurie
Université de Genève
PC member Alex Weissensteiner
DTU - Technical University of Denmark

Alex Weissensteiner, since 2013 Prof. for Financial Engineering at DTU: He finished his PhD in 2003 and received his “Habilitation” from the Leopold-Franzens University Innsbruck (Austria) in 2010. From 2010-2013 he was employed at the Free University of Bozen (Italy), School of Economics and Management. His fields of research are in the intersection of finance, optimization and mathematical modeling. The main topics covered by his scientific publications are: asset allocation, asset-liability management, stochastic (linear-) programming (SLP), and neural networks.

PC member Ana Luísa Custódio
Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Ana Luísa Custódio obtained a PhD in Mathematics, with a specialization in Operations Research, in 2007, from Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Her main scientific interests are Nonlinear Optimization, and in particular Derivative-free Optimization. In the last years she has worked in the development and analysis of derivative-free methods, both for single and multiobjective optimization. Global Derivative -free Optimization is also a current area of research. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics of Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia of Universidade Nova de Lisboa, and a member of the Centro de Matemática e Aplicações da Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

PC member Ana Póvoa
Universidade de Lisboa

Prof. Ana Barbosa-Póvoa obtained her PhD in Engineering from Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine. She is currently a Full Professor of Operations and Logistics at the Department of Management and Engineering of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), University of Lisbon, Portugal where she is the director of the BSc and Master Programs in Engineering and Management and the co-coordinator of the Post-graduate Course in Logistics of IST/ISCTE/EGP. She is a member of the scientific council of IST and of the University Senate. She is also the Vice-president of the Portuguese Association for Operational Research. She has been acting as reviewer to several national and international research scientific boards on research projects. Her research interests are on the supply chain management, where both forward and reserve structures are included and on the design, planning and scheduling of flexible systems where sustainability is a main topic. Ana has published widely in these areas and supervised several Master and PhD students. Ana in 2008 has received the scientific award of Technical University of Lisbon in the scientific are of Management. For more details click here.

PC member Berç Rustem
Imperial College London
PC member Bernardo Almada Lobo
Universidade do Porto
PC member Carlos Henggeler Antunes
Universidade de Coimbra

Carlos Henggeler Antunes holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering (specialization in Optimization and Systems Theory), University of Coimbra in 1992. He is currently a Full Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computers, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Coimbra, and Director of this department. He is also director of the R&D Institute for Systems Engineering and Computers (INESC Coimbra). His areas of interest are multiobjective optimization, optimization using meta-heuristics, multicriteria analysis, as well as energy systems and policies with particular relevance in energy efficiency and demand response. He has participated in about twenty R&D projects and specialized consulting to companies. He is author of about two hundred scientific papers in journals, book chapters and conference proceedings. He co-edited several special issues of scientific journals as Annals of Operations Research, European Journal of Operational Research, Decision Support Systems, Energy Policy, International Journal of Energy Sector Management, EURO Journal on Decision Processes, on topics including uncertainty and robustness in decision support models, operational research models and methods in the energy sector, energy efficiency for a more sustainable world, decision making in the energy sector.

PC member Celso Ribeiro
Universidade Federal Fluminense
PC member Christodoulos Floudas
Princeton University
PC member Cristian Gatu
Université de Neuchâtel
PC member Dan Iancu
Stanford University
PC member Daniel Kuhn (chair)
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
PC member David Wozabal
Technische Universität München
PC member Diogo Pinheiro
Brooklyn College of the City University of New York

Diogo Pinheiro received his PhD in Mathematics in 2006 from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom, and a BSc in Mathematics with a concentration in Applied Mathematics in 2002 from the University of Porto, Portugal. He has held post-doctoral appointments and visiting positions at the University of Porto, the New University of Lisbon and the Technical University of Lisbon. His main topics of research include dynamical systems and differential equations, both deterministic and stochastic, as well as optimal control and applications to Finance and Actuarial Science.

PC member Erricos Kontoghiorghes
Queen Mary University of London
PC member Filipe Alvelos
Universidade do Minho

Filipe Alvelos is Associate Professor at the Department of Production and Systems Engineering, of University of Minho, Portugal. He is also a researcher of the Systems Engineering, Optimization and Operations Research Group of the Algoritmi Research Center of the same University. His current research interests are exact and approximate methods for integer and combinatorial optimization with applications to network design and routing, production planning and scheduling, and cutting and packing problems. He has authored several papers in refereed international journals and conferences and has been involved in several Portuguese and European Union funded projects

PC member Georg Pflug
University of Vienna

Born in 1951, Georg Pflug studied Law, Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Vienna. He was Professor at the University of Giessen, Germany and is now Full Professor at the University of Vienna and Head of the Computational Risk Management Group. He is also part time research scholar at the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria. Georg Pflug's interests include Stochastic Modeling, Stochastic Optimization, Measuring and Managing of Risks and Applications in Finance, Insurance and Energy, Pension Funds and Insurance. He is author of 4 books, editor of 6 books, and more than 80 publications in refereed journals.

PC member Georges Zaccour
HEC Montréal

Georges Zaccour holds the Chair in Game Theory and Management and is full professor of Management Science at HEC Montréal. He holds a Ph.D. in management science, an M.Sc. in international business from HEC Montréal and a licence in mathematics and economics from Université Paris-Dauphine. He served as director of GERAD, an interuniversity research center and director of marketing department and Ph.D. program at HEC Montréal. His research areas are differential games, optimal control and operations research applied to marketing, energy sector and environmental management, areas in which he has published more than 130 papers and co-edited thirteen volumes. He coauthors the books Differential Games in Marketing and Games and Dynamic Games. His research is regularly funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. He is editor-in-chief of Dynamic Games and Applications and associate editor of the International Game Theory Review, Environmental Modeling & Assessment, Computational Management Science, INFOR, Journal of Operations & Logistics and Journal of African Business. He is fellow of The Royal Society of Canada and was president of the International Society of Dynamic Games (2002-2006).

PC member Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber
Middle East Technical University

G.-W. (Willi) Weber is a Professor at IAM, METU, Ankara, Turkey. His research in on optimization and control (continuous and discrete), OR, financial mathematics, on life, bio and human sciences, dynamical systems, data mining, statistical learning, inverse problems, environment and development; he is involved into the organization of scientific life internationally. G.-W. Weber received both his Diploma and Doctorate in mathematics, and economics / business administration, at Aachen University of Technology (RWTH Aachen), and his Habilitation (second doctorate) at Darmstadt University of Technology (TU Darmstadt). He held Professorships by proxy at University of Cologne, Germany, and Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany, before he worked at Cologne Bioinformatics Center and then, in 2003, went to Ankara. At IAM, METU, he is in the Programs of Financial Mathematics, Actuarial Sciences and Scientific Computing, he is Assistant to the Director of IAM and a member of four further graduate schools, departments and institutes of METU. Further, he has affiliations at University of Siegen (Germany), University of Ballarat (Australia), University of Aveiro (Portugal), Malaysia University of Technology and University of North Sumatra (Indonesia). He has served in several national and international projects. Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber is (co-) author of more than 200 publications, e.g., papers and books, he has been member in the Editorial Boards of ca. 20 journals. G.-W. Weber got a number of awards, calls and distinctions. He has been involved in the organization of numerous international scientific events. G.-W. Weber has given various talks and courses all over the world, and he (co-) supervised about 70 students with their theses / final works. He is Honorary Chair of three EURO Working Groups (EUROPT, EURO OR for Development and EURO WG on Societal Complexity), he has been in leading positions of several EURO WGs, served in preparing and fostering EURO WGs, and supports OR in EURO and IFORS, e.g., via IFORS Development Countries Resources at IFORS homepage. Presently, he is “Advisor to EURO Conferences”. G.-W. Weber is a member in numerous national OR societies and other scientific organizations, and “Representative of German OR Society in Turkey”. He encourages education, research and their application, in particular, for an improvement of living conditions and a better understanding between the peoples.

PC member Giorgio Consigli
Università di Bergamo

Giorgio Consigli is professor of applied mathematics in economics and finance at the University of Bergamo since 2005. He holds a Honours degree in Economics and a Master in Banking and Finance from University La Sapienza of Rome and a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Essex (UK). Between 1995 and 1997 he held a PostDoc position at the Centre for Financial Research at the University of Cambridge and became in 1998 Head of quant research at UniCredit Banca Mobiliare, the investment bank of the UniCredit banking group. From 2006 to 2010 he has been Director of FinMonitor a privately funded research centre on financial institutions at the University of Bergamo. He has been elected member of the International Committee on Stochastic Programming (COSP) from 2007 to 2013. In 2011 he has been appointed Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and it’s Applications (FIMA, UK) and in 2012 National coordinator of a newly created technical section of the Italian OR Society dedicated to stochastic optimization. He’s been scientific coordinator of the 13thh International Conference on Stochastic Programming held in 2013 at the University of Bergamo. He has an active research cooperation with the international academic community specifically in the areas of stochastic optimization, financial modelling, credit risk modelling and static and dynamic portfolio selection and has coordinated several research and advanced training projects over the years in Italy and Europe, as well as R&D projects with national and international academic and industry partners. He has published with Springer, Cambridge University press, North-Holland, Elsevier, Wiley and several international Journals. He is Associate Editor of the IMA Journal of Management Mathematics (O.U.P.), the International Journal of Financial Engineering and Risk Management (Inderscience), Quantitative Finance Letters (Taylor and Francis) and Advisory editor of OR Spectrum (Springer).

PC member Huifu Xu
City University London

Huifu Xu is a Professor of Operational Research in the School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences at City University London. His research is broadly on nonlinear optimization and equilibrium problems with a particular focus on optimal decision making problems which involve several decision makers who are in competitive or hierarchical relationships and stochastic data. These include stochastic leader follower problems, stochastic mathematical programs with equilibrium constraints, stochastic programs with dominance constraints, stochastic Nash games and equilibrium problems, which have applications in engineering, management sciences, finance and operational research. His research work ranges from developing mathematical models to numerical methods and fundamental theory. More recently he is extending his research to robust optimization and equilibrium problems. Professor Xu has published more than 60 papers most of which are in prestigious international journals of optimization and operational research. He is a member of Mathematical Optimization Society and an associate editor of Computational Management Science, Numerical Algebra, Control and Optimization. He holds BSc and MSc degrees from Nanjing University, China and a PhD degree from University of Ballarat, Australia.

PC member Jacques Savoy
Université de Neuchâtel

Prof. Jacques Savoy is full Professor in Computer Science at University of Neuchatel (Switzerland). J. Savoy received a Ph.D. in quantitative economics from the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) in 1987. From 1987-92 he was on the faculty of Computer Science at the University of Montreal (Canada). His research interests cover mainly natural language processing and particularly information retrieval for other languages than English (European, Asian, and Indian) as well as multilingual and cross-lingual information retrieval. He participated from many years to various evaluations campaigns (TREC, CLEF, NTCIR, FIRE) dealing with these questions. His current research interests are related to statistical modeling and evaluation of natural language processing such as text clustering and categorization as well as authorship attribution.

PC member João Carlos Lourenço
Universidade de Lisboa

João C. Lourenço has been teaching courses in decision analysis, operational research, and production and operations management at the Universidade de Lisboa, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Department of Engineering and Management. Before joining IST, he worked for seven years as a decision analyst for a consultancy company. He graduated in Applied Mathematics, he holds an MSc in Operational Research and Systems Engineering, and a PhD in Industrial Engineering and Management. He currently is the Vice-President of the Centre for Management Studies of IST. His research has been published in Decision Analysis, Decision Support Systems, the European Journal of Operational Research, and the Journal of Financial Decision Making. He has been involved in consulting projects in Portugal and Brazil, and also for the European Commission.

PC member Joaquim Júdice
Universidade de Coimbra
PC member José Fernando Oliveira
INESC TEC

José Fernando Oliveira is Professor at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto and collaborates with the Business School of the University of Porto. His primary research interests are decision and optimization problems, in particular problems related to the efficient use of raw-materials and other resources (cutting and packing problems) and to decision support systems in industry and services. He regularly publishes the results of his research in the main operations research and management science international scientific journals and keeps a constant activity in consultancy with public and private companies with dozens of successful projects completed. During his more than 25 years long academic career he has mainly taught courses on Statistics, Operations Research and Operations Management and Logistics. He has served as Dean of Studies of the Faculty of Engineering, as main editor of the Portuguese Operational Research scientific journal and is currently the Director do the Doctoral Program in Industrial Engineering and Management, of the University of Porto, and Vice-President of the Association of European Operational Research Societies, in charge of the Education Initiative and the 35 EURO Working Groups.

PC member Laureano Escudero
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

Laureano F. Escudero, PhD Degree in Economic Sciences, full professor of Operations Research at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain, 2007-2013. In the period 2003-04 he was President of EURO (Association of European Operational Research Societies) and holder of a Golden Pin in 2007. He has worked at IBM Research, Scientific and Development Canters in Madrid (Spain), Palo Alto (California), Sindelfingen (Germany) and Yorktown Heights (NY), 1972-1991. He has held different positions at the IBERDROLA group (the biggest electric power generation and distribution company in Spain). He is the author of 5 books, a co-author of another one and his has co-edite4d another 5 books. He has published over 130 scientific papers in leading journals. He has been Co-Editor-In-Chief of TOP, 1993-2000, and member of the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Operational Research, 1977-2006. He is currently serving in the Editorial Board of Revista de Matematicas, TOP, Computational Management Science, SORT, and RAIRO-Operations Research. His current scientific field of interest is modeling and decomposition algorithms for mixed integer linear programming under uncertainty, as well as for mixed integer nonlinear programming. His current application fields are centered on energy generation capacity expansion planning under uncertainty, strategic / tactical supply chain management under uncertainty, air traffic flow management under uncertainty, and aircraft conflict resolution problems.

PC member Luis Seco
University of Toronto

Luis Seco is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Toronto, the director of the Mathematical Finance Program and of RiskLab Toronto. He is also the President and Chief Executive Officer of Sigma Analysis & Management, a portfolio management firm for institutional investors. He obtained his PhD from Princeton in 1989, and worked at the California Institute of Technology until 1992, when he moved to the University of Toronto.

PC member Marco Campi
University of Brescia

Marco Claudio Campi is Professor of Automatic Control at the University of Brescia, Italy. In 1988, he received the Doctor degree in electronic engineering from the Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy. From 1988 to 1989, he was a Lecturer at the Department of Electrical Engineering of the Politecnico di Milano. From 1989 to 1992, he was a Research Fellow at the Centro di Teoria dei Sistemi of the National Research Council (CNR) in Milano and, in 1992, he joined the University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy. He has held visiting and teaching appointments at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia; the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA; the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Bangalore, India; the University of Melbourne, Australia; the Kyoto University, Japan. Marco Campi is the chair of the Technical Committee IFAC on Modeling, Identification and Signal Processing (MISP), and was the Chair of the Technical Committee IFAC on Stochastic Systems (SS) from 2002 to 2008. He has been in various capacities on the Editorial Board of Automatica, Systems and Control Letters and the European Journal of Control. Marco Campi is a recipient of the "Giorgio Quazza" prize, and, in 2008, he received the IEEE CSS George S. Axelby outstanding paper award for the article The Scenario Approach to Robust Control Design. He has delivered plenary and semi-plenary addresses at major conferences including SYSID, MTNS, and CDC, and has been a distinguished lecturer of the Control Systems Society. Marco Campi is a Fellow of IEEE, a member of IFAC, and a member of SIDRA. The research interests of Marco Campi include: system identification, stochastic systems, randomized methods, adaptive and data-based control, robust optimization, and learning theory.

PC member Marcus Poggi
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro
PC member Maria Antónia Carravilla
Universidade do Porto

Maria Antónia Carravilla is Associate Professor with Habilitation at Porto University, where he has been teaching courses on Management Science, and senior researcher at INESC-Porto. Her research interests are related with decision support, operations management and logistics. She has taken part on several R&D projects that approached the resolution of these problems by constraint programming techniques whose results are published in main scientific journals. She was responsible for several very successful contracts with industry and services concerning the development of decision support systems.

PC member Miguel Gomes
Universidade do Porto
PC member Miguel Lejeune
The George Washington University

Miguel Lejeune is a tenured Associate Professor of Decision Sciences at the George Washington University (GWU). He is the recipient of the CAREER/Young Investigator Research Grant from the Army Research Office and of the IBM Smarter Planet Faculty Innovation Award. He was appointed (July 2013) committee member of the Stochastic Programming Society (COSP). Prior to joining GWU, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor in Operations Research at Carnegie Mellon University. Miguel Lejeune’s areas of expertise/research interests include Stochastic Optimization, Probabilistic Programming, Financial Risk, and Computational Optimization. He has published articles in Operations Research, Mathematical Programming, Interfaces, INFORMS Journal of Computing, Journal of Operations Management, European Journal of Operational Research, Quantitative Finance, Decision Analysis, Operations Research Letters, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, Networks, Annals of Operations Research, International Transactions of Operational Research, American Journal of Mathematical and Management Sciences, etc.

PC member Mustafa Pinar
Bilkent University
PC member Nalan Gulpinar
University of Warwick
PC member Panos Pardalos
University of Florida
PC member Panos Parpas
Imperial College London
PC member Patrícia Xufre
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
PC member Paula Bouzas
Universidad de Granada
PC member Pedro Martins
Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Coimbra Business School

Pedro Martins is a Professor of Mathematics and Operations Research at the Superior Institute of Accounting and Administration, Coimbra Business School, in the Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Portugal, where he is the director of the Master in Management Information Systems. He is also a researcher at the Operations Research Center (CIO) of the University of Lisbon, Portugal, and an external collaborator in the Business Analytics Research Group at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain. Pedro Martins received his BSc degree in Mathematics from the University of Coimbra and a DESS in Statistics and Numerical Engineering from the University of Lille, France. He also holds an MSc in Operations Research and a PhD in Optimization from the University of Lisbon. His research interests and published work are in linear integer programming, heuristics and mathematical modeling, addressing network design problems, clique related problems, logistics and routing problems, production planning, workforce planning and financial planning. He has also been collaborating with Biology research groups, using heuristics and mathematical modeling techniques for exploring biological networks.

PC member Peter Winker
Universität Giessen
PC member Ronald Hochreiter
WU Vienna University of Economics and Business

Ronald Hochreiter is currently Docent at the Department of Finance, Accounting and Statistics at the WU Vienna University of Economics and Business. He loves optimization under uncertainty and furthermore enjoys to think about how to simplify the modeling process of complex decision problems as well as how to implement optimization modeling tools for specific application areas. Lately, he also likes to conduct classical Business Analytics tasks to support people who are trying to find a specific needle in their data-stack.

PC member Spiros Martzoukos
University of Cyprus

RESEARCH INTERESTS Real Options: Valuation of Real (Investment) Options and Optimal Decision-Making. Conditions of Incomplete Information (Noisy Assets), Learning-like Exploration, R&D, Experimentation, and/or Control Resulting from Strategic Managerial Actions. Game Theoretic Approaches to R&D and Strategic Expansion Decisions. The Impact of Hysteresis (Path-Dependency) Inducing Switching Costs. Debt/Equity Valuation, Capital Structure, and Interaction with Managerial Control Actions and (Endogenous/Exogenous) Debt Constraints with Differential Information. Real Options with Catastrophic Risks. Innovative (Non-linear) Growth/Acquisition Financing. Financial Option Pricing: Computational Finance, Financial Engineering, and Derivatives. Complex Option Contracts with Exchange Rate Risks. Multivariate Contingent Claims (Real and Financial Options) on Foreign Assets with Jump-diffusion Processes. Empirical Derivatives Research (Option Pricing Combining Parametric and Non-Parametric Methods and Implied Parameters). Smile-Consistent Implied Trees and Implied Trees for Non-Markovian Processes. Interest Rate Contingent Claims (Riskless and Credit-Risky Option Embedded Bonds) with Imperfect Markets (Transaction Costs of Refinancing).

PC member Stein-Erik Fleten
Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Stein-Erik Fleten is a professor at NTNU. He received his PhD at NTNU in 2000 in the area of business economics. He is doing research on market power in electricity markets, hydro scheduling under uncertainty, hedging and risk management in electricity utilities, real options, and bidding in shortterm electricity markets. His main scientific fields are stochastic programming, finance and energy economics, with applications for electricity companies.

PC member Teemu Pennanen
King's College London
PC member Tomasz Radzik
King's College London

Tomasz Radzik received PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University in 1992 for thesis "Algorithms for Some Linear and Fractional Combinatorial Optimization Problems". He is now a Reader in Computer Science in the Department of Informatics at King’s College London. His main research area is the design and analysis of algorithms for network optimization problems. He is especially interested in developing fast algorithms for various network flow models, including multi-commodity flows and generalized flows (flows with gains and losses). He has been also working on optimization problems in wireless networks, analysis of random network processes, and multi-objective optimization. He is interested in theoretical analysis of optimisation algorithms as well as in development of efficient implementations of such algorithms and experimental evaluation of their practical performance.

PC member Werner Römisch
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
PC member Wolfram Wiesemann
Imperial College London