Miguel Anjos
University of Edinburgh

Short Bio: Miguel Anjos is Professor and Chair of Operational Research in the School of Mathematics, University of Edinburgh, and the holder of an Inria International Chair on power peak minimization for the smart grid. He is the President of the INFORMS Section on Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment and a member of the EUROPT Managing Board. He is a member of the Management Committee for both the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences (ICMS) and the Isaac Newton Institute (INI). He is also a member of the Research Committee of the Operational Research Society.

Jacques Desrosiers
HEC Montréal

Short Bio: Jacques Desrosiers received his Ph.D. degree in Mathematics from the University of Montréal in 1979. Since 1989 he is Full Professor in the Department of Decision Sciences at HEC Montréal. He is also a member of the GERAD Operations Research Center. His main research interests include large scale optimization for vehicle routing and crew scheduling in air, rail, and urban transportation.

Mirjam Dür
University of Augsburg

Short Bio: Mirjam Dür was born in Vienna, Austria, where she received a M.Sc. degree in Mathematics from the University of Vienna in 1996. She received a PhD in applied mathematics from University of Trier in 1999. After that, she worked as an assistant professor at Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, as a junior professor at TU Darmstadt, as an Universitair Docent at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, and as a professor of Nonlinear Optimization in Trier.
Since October 2017, she is a professor of Mathematical Optimization in Augsburg, Germany.
Her expertise includes all aspects of mathematical optimization, mostly in continuous and combinatorial optimization, optimization over convex cones and in particular optimization over the cone of copositive matrices which establishes interesting links between continuous and discrete optimization. She is especially interested in global optimization, i.e. algorithmic solution methods which avoid computing local optima but provide global optima instead.

Ivana Ljubic
ESSEC Business School of Paris

Short Bio: Ivana Ljubic is Professor of Operations Research at the ESSEC Business School of Paris. Prior to joining ESSEC in 2015, she was appointed at the University of Vienna, where she also received her habilitation in Operations Research in 2013. Ivana Ljubic holds a PhD degree in computer science from the Vienna University of Technology (2004) and a master's degree in mathematics from the University of Belgrade (2000).
Research interests of Ivana Ljubic include combinatorial optimization, optimization under uncertainty, bilevel optimization, with applications in telecommunications, logistics, network design or bioinformatics. She is a member of Editorial Board of European Journal of Operational Research, Computers and Operations Research and Journal of Global Optimization, and an Associate Editor of Omega. She currently serves as a chair of the INFORMS Telecommunication and Network Analytics Section.

Melvyn Sim
National University of Singapore

Short Bio: Dr. Melvyn Sim is Professor and Provost's Chair at the Department of Analytics & Operations, NUS Business school. His research interests fall broadly under the categories of decision making and optimization under uncertainty with applications ranging from finance, supply chain management, healthcare to engineered systems. He is one of the active proponents of robust optimization and has given invited talks in this field at international conferences. Dr. Sim won second places in the 2002 and 2004 George Nicholson best student paper competition and first place in the 2007 Junior Faculty Interest Group (JFIG) best paper competition. He serves as an associate editor for Operations Research, Management Science, Mathematical Programming Computations and INFORMS Journal on Optimization.

Marc Teboulle
Tel Aviv University

Short Bio: Marc Teboulle is the Eric & Sheila Samson Chair and Professor of Optimization at the School of Mathematical Sciences of Tel Aviv University. He received his D.Sc. from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, and has held a position of Applied Mathematician at Israel Aircraft Industries, and academic appointments at Dalhousie University, and the University of Maryland.
His research interests are in the area of continuous optimization, including theory, algorithms, and its applications to many areas of science and engineering. He currently serves on the editorial board of SIAM J. Optimization, the Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, SIAM Mathematics of Data Science. He is the Corresponding Editor for ESMAI-Control, Optimization and Calculus of Variations, and has previously served a Area Editor of Continuous Optimization for Mathematics of Operations Research. He is a SIAM Fellow.