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Greg H. Parlier
GH Parlier Consulting
United States

Brief Bio
A West Point graduate and retired US Army Colonel, Greg is currently President, GH Parlier Consulting. A combat veteran with 5 operational deployments and service in over 20 foreign nations on 12 named operations, he was a paratroop commander in the 82nd Airborne Division for 8 years, air-ground battle staff officer, joint operations planner, and Army strategist. When he retired he was the Army's senior, most experienced Operations Research officer with assignments spanning land warfare analyses, manpower and personnel, program analysis and evaluation, and logistics. He was assistant then associate professor of Operations Research at West Point. For 12 years after retiring, he served on the research staff at the Institute for Defense Analyses where he was an advisor to several foreign governments and senior OR analyst supporting the multi-national forces command in Iraq. He is a distinguished graduate of the US Marine Corps Command and Staff College, National Defense Fellow at MIT, Army War College graduate, and recently was adjunct Professor of Operations Research at NC State University. Dr. Parlier holds advanced degrees in engineering, Operations Research, and international security, a certificate in political philosophy from Oxford, and was among the first to complete MIT Sloan's executive program in Management, Innovation, and Technology. He is past president of the Military Applications Society of INFORMS, was vice president for the Military Operations Research Society, fellow of the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society, elected to the International Institute of Strategic Studies, and previously served as program co-chair for ICORES. ... More >>

Federico Liberatore
Cardiff University
United Kingdom

Brief Bio
Federico Liberatore is a Lecturer in Data & Knowledge Engineering at the School of Computer Science and Informatics, Cardiff University. He is also a Fulbrighter Alumni. His areas of expertise are Combinatorial Optimization and Data Science. Presently, his research focuses on mathematical models for policing and security. He is actively collaborating with law enforcement agencies on a number of projects including predictive policing, smart patrolling, and femicides prevention.Federico Liberatore is a Lecturer in Data & Knowledge Engineering at the School of Computer Science and Informatics, Cardiff University. He is also a Fulbrighter Alumni. His areas of expertise are Combinatorial Optimization and Data Science. Presently, his research focuses on mathematical models for policing and security. He is actively collaborating with law enforcement agencies on a number of projects including predictive policing, smart patrolling, and femicides prevention.


Bernardetta Addis, LORIA, Université de Lorraine, France
El-Houssaine Aghezzaf, Department of Industrial Management, Ghent University, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Belgium
Javier Alcaraz, AV. Universidad s/n. Edificio Torretamarit, Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche, Spain
Lionel Amodeo, Industrial Systems Optimization Laboratory, University of Technology of Troyes, France
Bisera Andric Gušavac, Department of Operations Research and Statistics, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Eduardo Barbosa, Av. Monte Castelo, 31 - Apto. 43, Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE), Brazil
Lotte Berghman, Toulouse Business School, France
David Bergman, University of Connecticut, United States
Gianpiero Bianchi, Italian National Institute of Statistics "Istat", Rome, Italy
Giancarlo Bigi, University of Pisa, Italy
Cyrille Briand, ROC, LAAS-CNRS, France
Renato Bruni, Department of Computer, Control, and Management Engineering, University of Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
Ahmed Bufardi, Independent Researcher, Switzerland
Sujin Bureerat, Mechanical Engineering, KhonKaen University, Thailand
Valentina Cacchiani, DEI, University of Bologna, Italy
Maria Eugénia Captivo, Estatística e Investigação Operacional, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Mirko Cesarini, Department Of Statistics, University of Milan Bicocca, Italy
Bo Chen, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Il-Gyo Chong, Samsung Electronics, Korea, Republic of
Andre A. Cire, University of Toronto, Canada
Roberto Cordone, Computer Science Department, University of Milan, Italy
Florbela D. Correia, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Heliodoro D. Cruz-Suárez, División Académica de Ciencias Básicas, Universidad Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco, Mexico
Patrizia Daniele, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Catania, Italy
Mirela Danubianu, 13 Universitatii str, "Stefan cel Mare" University of Suceava, Romania
Andrea D'Ariano, Engineering , University of Roma TRE, Italy
Kaushik Das Sharma, Department of Applied Physics, University of Calcutta, India
Tatjana Davidovic, Mathematical Institute, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Serbia
Renaud De Landtsheer, CETIC, Belgium
Clarisse Dhaenens, CRIStAL, University of Lille, France
Nikolai Dokuchaev, Mathematics and Statistics, Curtin University, Australia
Ali Emrouznejad, OIM, Aston Business School, Aston University, United Kingdom
Kurt J. Engemann, Center for Business Contintuity and Risk Management, Iona College, United States
Nesim Erkip, Industrial Engineering, Bilkent University, Turkey
Giovanni Fasano, Management, University of Venezia "Ca' Foscari", Italy
Luis Miguel F. Ferreira, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Paola Festa, Compl. MSA - Via Cintia, University of Napoli, Italy
Carlo Filippi, Department of Economics and Management, University of Brescia, Italy
Edson Luiz França Senne, Mathematics, Univ Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Brazil
Xavier Gandibleux, Computer science - IRCCyN UMR CNRS 6597, University of Nantes, France
Claudio Gentile, Institute for System Analysis and Computer Science "A. Ruberti", CNR-IASI, Italy
Monica Gentili, Industrial Engineering, University of Louisville, United States
Stefano Giordani, Dept. of Enterprise Engineering, University of Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy
Giorgio Gnecco, IMT - School for Advanced Studies - Lucca, Italy
Matthieu Godichaud, Université de Technologie de Troyes, France
Boris Goldengorin, Department of Discrete Mathematics, Moscow University of Physics and Technology, Russian Federation
Marta C. Gomes, CERIS-CESUR, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Dries Goossens, Ghent University, Belgium
Christelle Guéret, University of Angers, France
Francesca Guerriero, DIMEG, University of Calabria, Italy
Jin-Kao Hao, Computer Science, University of Angers, France
Kenji Hatano, Faculty of Culture and Information Science, Doshisha University, Japan
Hanno Hildmann, Intelligent Autonomous Systems, TNO, Netherlands
Sin C. Ho, Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Han Hoogeveen, Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands
Laurent Houssin, LAAS-CNRS, France
Chenyi Hu, Computer Science and Engineering, The University of Central Arkansas, United States
Johann Hurink, University of Twente, Netherlands
Maria Isabel Gomes, Department of Mathematics, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia – UNL, Portugal
Josef Jablonsky, Department of Econometrics, University of Economics, Czech Republic
Veljko Jeremic, Operations Research and Statistics, Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Antonio Jiménez-Martín, Campus de Montegancedo S/N, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Stella Kapodistria, Department of Mathematics, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Daniel Karapetyan, Institute for Analytics and Data Science, University of Essex, United Kingdom
Ahmed Kheiri, Management Science, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Michal Koháni, Mathematical Methods and Operations Research, University of Zilina, Slovak Republic
Yong-Hong Kuo, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Wasakorn Laesanklang, Mathematics, Mahidol University, Thailand
Arij Lahmar, marketing & logistics, supply chain, University of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Sotiria Lampoudi, Mast Reforestation, United States
Giuseppe Lancia, Dipartimento di Matematica, Informatica e Fisica, University of Udine, Italy
Dario Landa-Silva, Computer Science, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Pierre L'Ecuyer, DIRO, Pavillon Aisenstadt, Universite de Montreal, Canada
Janny Leung, School of Science and Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen), China
Pierre Lopez, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France, France
Marin Lujak, Department of Computer Science and Automation, IMT Lille Douai, France
Prabhat K. Mahanti, Dept. of Computer Science, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Viliam Makis, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada
Emanuele Manni, Ingegneria dell'innovazione, University of Salento, Italy
Renata Mansini, Department of Information Engineering, University of Brescia, Italy
Fabrizio Marinelli, Information Engineering, DII, Universita' Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
Concepción Maroto, Applied Statistics, Operations Research and Quality, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Pedro C. Martins, ISCAC, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Portugal
Alfonso Mateos Caballero, Inteligencia Artificial, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Sara Mattia, IASI, CNR, Italy
Carlo Meloni, DIAG, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
Marta Mesquita, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Rym MHallah, Statistics and Operations Research, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Jairo R. Montoya-Torres, Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad de La Sabana, Colombia
Muhammad Marwan Muhammad Fuad, Coventry University, United Kingdom
Tri-Dung Nguyen, Mathematical Sciences and Business School, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Gaia Nicosia, Ingegneria, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Italy
Pedro P. Oliveira, Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
José Oliveira, Centre ALGORITMI, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Selin Özpeynirci, Industrial Engineering, Izmir University of Economics, Turkey
Mauro Passacantando, Department of Business and Law, University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy
Raymond Patterson, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary, Canada
Yan Pengyu, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
Ulrich Pferschy, Deptartment of Statistics and Operations Research, University of Graz, Austria
Veronica Piccialli, DICII, University of Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy
Yi Qu, Business School, University of Northumbria, United Kingdom
Celso Ribeiro, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
Michela Robba, University of Genova, Italy
Ana C. Rocha, Production and Systems, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Andre Rossi, LAMSADE, Université Paris-Dauphine, France
Fabrizio Rossi, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Mohamed Saleh, Operations Research and Decision Support, Cairo University, Egypt
Guzmán Santafé Rodrigo, Universidad Pública de Navarra, Spain
Cem Saydam, Business Info. Sys. and Operations Management, University of North Carolina Charlotte, United States
Andrea Scozzari, University Niccolò Cusano, Via Don Carlo Gnocchi n.3, Università degli Studi "Niccolo' Cusano", Italy
Laura Scrimali, Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica, University of Catania, Italy
Stefano Sebastio, United Technologies Research Centre, Ireland
Patrick Siarry, University Paris 12 (LiSSi), France
Angelo Sifaleras, Applied Informatics, University of Macedonia, Greece
Cristiana J. Silva, Mathematics, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Stefano Smriglio, Information Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics (DISIM), University of L'Aquila, Italy
Giuseppe Stecca, Institute of Systems Analysis and Computer Science CNR-IASI, Italy
Thomas Stützle, CoDE-IRIDIA, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Wai Yuen Szeto, Civil Engineering Department, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Tatiana Tambouratzis, Industrial Management & Technology, University of Piraeus, Greece
Elena Tànfani, Department of Economics (DIEC), Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy
Alberto Tonda, TRANSFORM, INRAE, France
Chefi Triki, College if Sciences and Engineering, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar
Marjan van den Akker, Information and Computing Sciences, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Inneke Van Nieuwenhuyse, KU Leuven, Belgium
Paolo Ventura, Istituto di Analisi dei Sistemi ed Informatica "A. Ruberti" (IASI), Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
Maria Vlasiou, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Twente, Netherlands
Cameron Walker, Engineering Science, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Santoso Wibowo, School of Engineering & Technology, Central Queensland University, Australia
Gerhard Woeginger, RWTH Aachen, Germany
Yiqiang Q. Zhao, Mathematics and Statistics, Carleton University, Canada