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Dominique de Werra
Mathematics, 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 Operatio
ns Research 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.)
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