Invited speakers


At the school, mini-courses, lectures on advanced topics of specific interest and panel discussions will be held. The speakers who made the tutorials and have already confirmed their participation are shown bellow:

  • Emilio Carrizosa Priego, PhD
    Universidad de Sevilla, España Departamento de Estadística e Investigación Operativa
    Topic: Optimization Methods for Data Visualization

  • José Luis Gonzalez Velarde, PhD
    ITESM Campus Monterrey, México.
    Topic: Metaheuristic applications in production and logistics

  • Raha Akhavan Tabatabaei, PhD
    Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia. Departamento de Ingeniería Industrial.
    Topic: Stochastic Modeling in Operations Research

  • Rodrigo Linfati, PhD
    Universidad del Bío Bío, Chile.
    Topic: Design and computational implementation of metaheuristics

  • Alejandro Crema, PhD
    Universidad Central de Venezuela, Facultad de Ciencias.
    Topic:Sensitivity analysis in Mixed Integer Programming models

  • Martine Labeé, PhD
    Computer Science Department, Université Libre de Bruxelles
    Topic: Bilevel programming: Stackelberg games and pricing problems

Topics of Interest

For the school include, but are not limited to:

  • Combinatorial optimization and polyhedral theory; linear, nonlinear and integer programming.
  • Metaheuristics and its applications
  • Discrete, continuous and agent based simulation, stochastic processes and probabilistic models.
  • Applications of operational research to problem solving in the areas of sustainability, health care, logistics, agroindustry, engineering, telecommunications, finance and production, Big Data, among others.

The official languages of the school are English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Participants can present in any of these languages (with the slides in English). Short curses and lectures will be either in English or in Spanish (in the latter case with English slides).

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