Antonio Alonso-Ayuso. Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (España)


Antonio Alonso-Ayuso holds a PhD in Mathematics (UCM’97) and, since 2016, he has been Full Professor in the area of Statistics and Operational Research at Rey Juan Carlos University (Madrid, Spain). He has developed his research in Mathematical Optimization (Mixed-Integer and Stochastic) as a basic discipline for modeling and solving problems in logistics and industrial engineering. He has participated in several research projects (in six of them, granted by the National R&D Plan, as Principal Researcher). He has also participated in research contracts with companies (as responsible researcher he has managed a budget almost 1 million euros). He has more than 40 articles published in JCR journals, most of them in Q1 journals, and several chapters in books (Springer, Wiley, Mathematical Programming Society). He has supervised seven doctoral theses in fields such as stochastic optimization, air traffic management, air traffic conflict detection and resolution, and optimization models for energy planning, which have resulted in numerous scientific publications. He has actively participated in the organization of high-level scientific events and conferences. Since 2019, he has been vice-president of ALIO.

Elena Valentina Gutiérrez. Universidad del Valle (Colombia)


Elena Valentina Gutiérrez holds a PhD in Industrial Engineering (Universidad del Valle, 2014). From 2005 to 2021 she was Full Professor at the Industrial Engineering Department in Universidad de Antioquia, and from August 2021, she is Assistant Professor at the School of Industrial Engineering in Universidad del Valle. Elena Valentina has developed her research in the application of Operations Research and Management Sciences for modeling and solving problems in logistics and industrial engineering. She has participated in several research projects related to supply chain management and other operations research application including: Warehousing, Inventory Management, Routing and Transportation, Home Health Care Logistics, Timetabling Problems, Health Care Modeling, Food Security and Hunger, and Sustainability in Urban Transportation. Elena Valentina is the current President of the Colombian Association of Operations Research (ASOCIO) and is one of the founders and coordinator of the Working Group on Healthcare for ASOCIO.

Laura Bahiense. Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Brasil)

Vicepresidenta para eventos:

Laura Bahiense is Associate Professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil. She holds a PhD in Systems Engineering and Computer Science from The Alberto Luiz Coimbra Institute for Graduate Studies and Research in Engineering (COPPE/UFRJ). Her field of expertise is the development of mathematical models, and exact/heuristic algorithms for solving complex problems arising from real applications in Logistics, Energy Planning, Oil and Gas, Health Systems and Computational Biology. She has more than 30 published articles, most of them in JCR Q1 journals. In the last 15 years, Dr. Laura Bahiense has distinguished herself, not only for her research and application of mathematical modelling in the productive sector and the health sector, but also in the supervising of postgraduate students (11 PhD and 27 masters’ students), many of them occupying prominent positions in the Academy or industry. 

Yasmín Ríos-Solís. Tecnológico de Monterrey (México)


Yasmín Ríos Solís studied applied mathematics at ITAM, México, and then successfully completed her master’s and doctorate in combinatorial optimization at the Sorbonne University in France. This allowed her to join, with funding from the Humbolt Foundation, the bio-informatics team at the University of Bielefeld in Germany, where she completed a post-doctorate. From 2008-2020 he was part of the Systems Engineering group of the Autonomous University of Nuevo León. She is currently part of the Tecnológico de Monterrey School of Engineering and Sciences and is part of the Data Science and Optimization group. In the last 12 years, Yasmín has distinguished herself, not only for her research and application of mathematics in the productive sector in Nuevo León, but also in the training of postgraduate students (more than 13 students, including 4 PhD students). Many of whom are already independent researchers and professors in national institutions. Yasmín has participated and has been the leader of more than 20 projects related to the productive sector, as well as CONACyT (Mexican science council). She won the Sofía Kovalévskaia award, granted by the Mexican Mathematical Society in 2010. She was vice-president of the Mexican Society for Operations Research, SMIO, from 2013-2015. From 2015-2019 she was the representative of the SMIO before the International Federation of Operational Research Societies, IFORS. She has more than 25 articles published in prestigious international journals, 4 book chapters and many other publications in refereed conferences. Her investigations are related to discrete optimization problems for which she proposes mathematical models and new optimization methods both exact and heuristic. The application areas of the optimization problems studied by Yasmín are related to production lines, transportation, agriculture optimization, finance, among other topics.

Guillermo Durán. Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Presidente saliente:

Guillermo Durán holds a PhD in computer science and a degree in mathematics from the University of Buenos Aires. He is head of the Instituto de Cálculo, associate professor at the University of Buenos Aires, adjunct professor at the University of Chile, and principal researcher at the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas de Argentina. He is an operations research consultant for a variety of public and private organizations in Chile and Argentina. He was vicepresident of IFORS representing ALIO from 2016 to 2018 and president of ALIO from 2019 until 2021.

Antonio Mauttone. Universidad de la República (Uruguay).

Representante de ALIO en IFORS (vicepresidente de IFORS).

Antonio Mauttone is Associate Professor at the Computer Science Institute of the Faculty of Engineering of Universidad de la República (Udelar), Uruguay. He holds a PhD on Informatics from Udelar, obtained in 2011. His field of expertise is the modeling of urban transportation networks, focusing on the analysis and design of public transportation systems using mathematical programming, metaheuristics and simulation. Since 2011 he has been responsible of several research and development projects with both national and regional funding, and he has participated in several international research networks. Also, he has served as expert consultant in areas related to urban mobility. Prof. Mauttone has published his work in international journals, and he participates regularly in both regional and international conferences in Operations Research and Transportation. He has been part of program committees and he has developed editorial duties as co-editor of conference proceedings and journal special issues. He maintains a long-term relationship with the regional community of Operations Research ALIO, as attendee of the summer school ELAVIO and the conference CLAIO, as organizer of workshops and conferences, and as vice-president of ALIO since 2019.

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