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Previous Invited Speakers

The researchers below were distinguished invited speakers at previous ICORES conferences.
We are indebted to them for their contribution to heighten the conference level.

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Innovative Uses of Drones for Logistics in Healthcare and Production    
Alice E. Smith, Auburn University, Auburn University, United States

The Case for “Cognitive Digital Twin”: How Cognitive Digital Twin, Cognitive Digital Thread and Cognitive Digital Swarm Can Solve Major Problems Facing the Design, Implementation, and Operation of Smarter Products, Processes, and Solutions    
Ahmed El Adl, CogniTwins - LLC, CogniTwins - LLC, United States

Lexicographic Multi-Objective Optimization Using Infinite, Finite and Infinitesimal Numbers
Lorenzo Fiaschi, Information Engineering, University of Pisa, Italy


The e-VSP Problem: Planning Electric Buses and Drivers     
Han Hoogeveen, Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands

Dynamic Pricing under Competition: Challenges and Opportunities    
Rainer Schlosser, Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany

Two Approaches to Just-in-Time Scheduling    
Joanna Józefowska, Institute of Computing Science, Poznan University of Technology, Poland


Intelligent Multi-Criteria Decision Support Systems    
Nikolaos Matsatsinis, Technical University of Crete, Greece

Operations Research Opportunities in Automated Driving Systems  
David Ríos Insúa, ICMAT, Spain

A Tailored Benders Decomposition Approach for Last-mile Delivery with Autonomous Robots    
Ivana Ljubic, ESSEC Business School of Paris, France

What Strategic Planners Need to Know in the Age of Uncertainty    
Yakov Ben-Haim, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel


Risk-adjusted Decision Making for Sustainable Development    
Elena Rovenskaya, Advancing Systems Analysis Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria

“Machine Unlearning: An Enterprise Data Redaction Workflow”  
David Saranchak, Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC), United States

Constructive Preference Learning    
Roman Slowinski, Poznan University of Technology, and Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland


The Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 2012 and Matching Theory    
Tinaz Ekim, Industrial Engineering, Bogaziçi University, Turkey

Graph Mining by Vertex Dismantlings    
Bertrand Jouve, CNRS, France

Hierarchical Games for Dynamic Supply Chains with Cost Learning    
Suresh P. Sethi, The University of Texas at Dallas, United States


Improved Approximation Bounds Via Problem Independent Linear Programming Modeling  
Federico Della Croce, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Iterated Local Search: Applications and Extensions  
Helena Ramalhinho Lourenço, Economy and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain

Architecture-based Method for Enterprise Transformation  
Ronald Giachetti, Systems Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School, United States


The Power of Duality    
Aharon Ben-Tal, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

Brokering Insights: Or How to Stop Freaking Out About the Wrong Things    
Aaron Burciaga, VP Data Science and Machine Learning, Booz Allen Hamilton, United States

On Some Smart Hybridized Heuristics and Local Search Programming  
Abdelkader Sbihi, Normandie Univ, France


Optimization in Sports League Scheduling  
Dries Goossens, Ghent University, Belgium

Operations Research and Voting Theory  
Olivier Hudry, Independent Researcher, France

The Role of Operations Research to Support Portuguese SMEs: Challenges and Opportunities  
José Oliveira, Centre ALGORITMI, Universidade do Minho, Portugal


In at the Deep End! - Reflections on a Lifetime of OR Practice    
Sue Merchant, Independent Researcher, United Kingdom

Combinatorial Design of Machines and Machining Lines - New Application Domain for OR  
Alexandre Dolgui, Automation Production and Computer Sciences, IMT Atlantique, France

The Use of Optimization to Determine Policy Decisions and Auction Design for a U.S. Multi-billion Dollar Spectrum Auction
Karla Hoffman, Systems Engineering and Operations Research Dept., George Mason University, United States


Hybridizing Multi-Objective Interactive Techniques - Some Applications to the Electricity Generation Industry    
Francisco Ruiz, University of Málaga, Spain

Online Strategies for Hard Optimization Problems in Graphs  
Marc Demange, RMIT University, School of Science - Mathematical Sciences, Australia

A Challenge for an Efficient Supply Chain Management - Integration Versus Optimality    
Marino Widmer, DIUF, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

Analyzing the Performance of Greedy Maximal Scheduling via Local Pooling and Graph Theory  
Bernard Ries, Université Paris-Dauphine, France


Optimization by Unconventional Ant Algorithms  
Nicolas Zufferey, University of Geneva, Switzerland

A Robust Approach to Solve Mixed Integer Linear Optimization Problems with Uncertain Data  
Marie-Christine Costa, ENSTA - ParisTech, France

Applications and Formulations of the Travelling Salesman Problem    
Paul Williams, Independent Researcher, United Kingdom


Trends and Directions in Distributed Knowledge  
Elias M. Awad, McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia, United States

Convex Quadratic Programming in Graphs: Links between Continuous and Discrete Problems    
Domingos M. Cardoso, Mathematics, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Transforming a Complex, Global Enterprise: Operations Research for Management Innovation    
Greg H. Parlier, GH Parlier Consulting, United States


Michel Gendreau, MAGI et CIRRELT, Polytechnique Montréal, Canada

Dominique de Werra, Mathematics, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

Begoña Vitoriano, Statistics and Operational Research (Fac. Mathematical Sciences), Complutense University, Spain