Invited Speakers

There will be three plenary sessions given by the international leading experts in the field:

Serpil Sayın earned a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering with a double major in Mathematics at Bogaziçi University in Istanbul in 1988. In 1992, she completed her Ph.D. studies in the department of Decision and Information Sciences at the University of Florida. She worked as an assistant professor in the Faculty of Business Administration at Bilkent University until July 1996. She then joined Koç University’s College of Administrative Sciences and Economics where she currently serves as a professor within the Operations and Information Systems group. Her current research interests are in multiple objective optimization, data mining, decision support and healthcare.

Francisco Ruiz earned his B.S. degree in Mathematics at University of Malaga (Spain) in 1989. He completed his Ph.D. degree in Economy and Business Sciences at University of Malaga in 1994. He has worked as an Associate Professor at Applied Economics department of University of Malaga between 1999 and 2009. He has been working as a Full Professor at the same department of University of Malaga since 2009. His research areas are Multi-objective Optimization, Mathematical Programming, Multi-criteria Decision Analysis, Operation Research, and Applied Mathematics.

Fouad Ben Abdelaziz, is currently Distinguished Professor at NEOMA BS, Rouen Campus, France. He received his PhD in Operations and Decision Systems from Laval University, Canada. He was a Senior Fulbright scholar at the Rutgers Center for Operations Research, Rutgers University, NJ, USA. He is a leading researcher in multi-objective stochastic optimization. Aside from his publications in outstanding journals like EJOR, ANOR and FSS, he has served as Guest Editor of special issues of reputed international journals. Dr. Ben Abdelaziz has worked/visited many universities around the world such as the University of Tunis, the American University of Beirut, the University of Dubai, and Pace University NY. He has been consulting for the chemical industry and was appointed as an assessor for the Dubai Business Award. His recent research interests are in Supply Chain Optimization and Applications. He was appointed as the director of the Doctoral School and the Director of the LARODEC Lab at the University of Tunis.