Researchers

Director

Andrés Weintraub

Grade: Ph.D. in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering, University of California, Berkeley.
Areas: Production Management, Land Use and Location, Mining, Renewable Resources: Forestry and Aquaculture, Retail, Transport.
Lines:  Operations Management, Operations Research, and Transport and Forestal Management.

Academic Hierarchy: Professor of the Industrial Engineering Department, Universidad de Chile.

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Main Researchers

Leonardo Basso

Grade: Ph.D. in Business Administration, major Transportation and Logistics/Strategy and Business Economics, University of British Columbia.
Areas: Industrial Organization, Transport.
Lines: Industrial Economics, with emphasis in transport industries.

Academic Hierarchy: Assistant Professor of the Civil Engineering Department, Universidad de Chile.

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Cristián Cortés

Grade: Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of California.
Areas: Land Use and Location, Industrial Organization, Transport
Lines: Network optimization and equilibrium, traffic simulation in a microscopic level, transport logistics and transport economics and public transport.

Academic Hierarchy: Assistant Professor of the Civil Engineering Department, Universidad de Chile.

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Rafael Epstein

Grade: Ph.D. in Operations Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Areas: Production Management, Management in the Public Sector, Land Use and Location, Mining, Renewable Resources: Forestry and Aquaculture.
Lines:  Operations Research, Logistics and Operations Management in Forest and Mining.

Academic Hierarchy: Associate Professor of the Industrial Engineering Department, Universidad de Chile.

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Ronald Fischer

Grade: Ph.D. in Economics, University of Pennsylvania.
Areas: Energy, Production Management, Management in the Public Sector, Industrial Organization.
Lines: Trade and Industrial Organization and Policy, Political economy of protection, Regulation and Auctions, Law and economics (recent).

Academic Hierarchy: Head Professor of the Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Universidad de Chile.

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Sergio Jara-Dí­az

Grade: Ph.D. in Transport Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Areas: User Behavior, Industrial Organization, Transport.
Lines: Transport Economics.

Academic Hierarchy: Head Professor of the Civil Engineering Department, Universidad de Chile.

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Vladimir Marianov

Grade: Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University.
Areas: Methodological Tools, Energy, Land Use and Location.
Lines: Facility Location and resource allocation – theory and applications, Design and optimization of networks (telecommunications, transportation, energy transport and distribution).

Academic Hierarchy: Professor of the Electrical Engineering Department, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

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Francisco Martínez

Grade: Ph.D. University of Leeds.
Areas: Management in the Public Sector, Land Use and Location, Transport.
Lines: Localization and Transport; Equity and Equilibrium.

Academic Hierarchy: Associate Professor, Civil Engineering Department (Transport Engineering Division), Universidad de Chile.

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Juan Pablo Montero

Grade: Ph.D. in Industrial Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Areas: Energy, Management in the Public Sector, Environment, Industrial Organization.
Lines: Applied microeconomics, Industrial organization, regulatory economics and environmental economics.

Academic Hierarchy: Head Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

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Marcela Munizaga

Grade: Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
Areas: User Behavior, Transport.
Lines: Mathematical demand modeling, predictive models and microeconomical analysis applied to public and private transport systems.

Academic Hierarchy: Associate Professor of the Civil Engineering Department, Universidad de Chile.

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Marcelo Olivares

Grade: Ph.D. Operations and Information Management University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Philadelphia, PA.
Areas: Production Management, Management in the Public Sector, Industrial Organization, Retail.
Lines: Empirical work in various areas of operations management, including retail operations, supply chain management and service operations management.

Academic Hierarchy: Associate Professor at Industrial Engineering Department, Universidad de Chile.

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Fernando Ordóñez

Grade: Ph.D. in Operations Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Areas: Methodological Tools, Production Management, Management in the Public Sector, Land Use and Location.
Lines: Optimization theory, modeling and its use in engineering and management science applications. Including, the efficiency of interior point algorithms and computation, sensitivity analysis of convex optimization, condition number theory, and robust optimization. Application of optimization to logistics and transportation systems, homeland security, and artificial intelligence.

Academic Hierarchy: Associated Professor of the Industrial Engineering Department, Universidad de Chile.

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Juan de Dios Ortúzar

Grade: Ph.D. Department of Civil Engineering, University of Leeds.
Areas: User Behavior, Environment, Transport.
Lines: Discrete choice models (stated preference experimental design and modelling; concessions and pricing; social project evaluation and willingness-to-pay for reducing externalities).

Academic Hierarchy: Head Professor of the Transport Engineering Department, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

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Víctor Parada

Grade: Ph.D. in Computers and Systems Engineering. COPPE Universidade Federal de Río de Janeiro.
Areas: Energy, Production Management, Business Intelligence.
Lines: Modeling and resolution of combinatorial problems of the sector of productions and services.

Academic Hierarchy: Head Professor of the Informatics Engineering Department, Universidad de Santiago de Chile.

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Luis Vargas

Grade: Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, University of Waterloo.
Areas: Energy, Industrial Organization.
Lines: Modeling and simulation of founts of renewable energy; Long and short time tendencies of energy systems; Analysis of the operation and planification of the expansion of competitive electrical markets.

Academic Hierarchy: Associate Professor of the Electrical Engineering Department, Universidad de Chile.

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Juan Velásquez

Grade: Ph.D. in Information Engineering – University of Tokyo.
Research areas: User Behavior, Production Management, Business Intelligence, Renewable Recourses, Forestry and Aquaculture.

Lines: Information and Communication Technologies applied to business, Business Intelligence, Web minning, Design and construction of data mart and data warehouse, using non traditional mechanisms of information extraction, such as neuronal networks.

Academic Hierarchy: Head professor of the Industrial Engineering Department, Universidad de Chile.

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Richard Weber

Grade: Ph.D. in Operations Research – University of Aachen.
Areas: Methodological Tools, Energy, Production Management, Management in the Public Sector, Business Intelligence, Retail.
Lines: Data Mining, Operations Management, and Computational Intelligence.

Academic Hierarchy: Associate Professor of the Industrial Engineering Department, Universidad de Chile.

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Associate Researchers

Eduardo Álvarez

Grade: Ph.D. Operations Research, Università di Bologna.
Areas: Methodological Tools, Production Management, Business Intelligence, Industrial Organization.
Lines: Operations Management, Operations Research, Networks Design.

Academic Hierarchy: Teacher Assistant, Universidad de Talca.

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Roberto Cominetti

Grade: Ph.D. in Mathematics, Université Blaise Pascal, France.
Areas:  Methodological Tools, Transport.
Lines:  Optimization, Convex analysis, Game theory, Transportation.

Academic Hierarchy: Head Professor of the Industrial Engineering Department, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez.

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José Rafael Correa

Grade: Ph.D. in Operations Research, Massachusetts Institute Technology (MIT), EE.UU.
Areas: Methodological Tools, Production Management, Industrial Organization.
Lines: Mathematical programming, operations research with emphasis on combinatorial optimization, economics and game theory, logistics and transportation systems and telecomunications.

Academic Hierarchy: Associate Professor of the Industrial Engineering Department, Universidad de Chile.

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Guillermo Durán

Grade: Ph.D. in Computer Sciences, Universidad de Buenos Aires.
Areas: Methodological Tools, Production Management, Retail.
Lines: Graphs Theory and Combinatorial Optimization.

Academic Hierarchy: Assistant Professor of the Industrial Engineering Department, University of Chile.

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Nicolás Figueroa

Grade: Ph.D. in Economics, University of Minnesota, Minnesota.
Areas: Management in the Public Sector, Industrial Organization.
Lines: Theory, Mechanisms design and Microeconomical theory.

Academic Hierarchy: Assistant Professor of the Institute of Economics, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.


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Marcel Goic

Grade: Ph.D. Industrial Administration (Marketing) – Carnegie Mellon University.
Areas: Production Management, Retail.
Lines: Retail Management, Bayesian Econometrics, Price Planning and Assortment, Decision Support Systems, Loyalty of Customers and Retention and Marketing in Databases.

Academic Hierarchy: Instructor Professor of the Department of Industrial Engineering, Universidad de Chile.

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Antonio Gschwender

Grade: Ph.D. in Transportation Engineering, Bergische Universität Wuppertal.
Areas: Transport.
Lines: Public Transport (microeconomic models, optimization, pricing).

Academic Hierarchy: Academic Adjunct Instructor, Department of Civil Engineering, Universidad de Chile.

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Ángelo Guevara

Grade: Ph.D. en Transporte – Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), EE.UU.

Areas: Transportation, User Behavior

Lines: Election Behavior Modeling, Micro-econometrics, Time Value, Pricing, Public transport

Academic Hierarchy: Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Universidad de Chile.

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Pedro Jara-Moroni

Grade: Ph.D. École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) y Universidad de Chile.
Areas: Industrial Organization, Transport
Lines: Game Theory, Mathematical Economics, Microeconomic Theory, Industrial Organization, Expectational Coordination, Transportation Networks.

Academic Hierarchy: Associate Professor at Departamento de Economía, Facultad de Administración y Economía, Universidad de Santiago de Chile.

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Ángel Jiménez

Grade: Ph. D. in Computer Science.
Areas: Production Management, Business Intelligence.
Lines: Ubiquitous Business Processes Management, Ubiquitous Computing, Human Factors in Service Oriented Computing, Internet of Things, Information Systems.

Academic Hierarchy: Assistant Professor of the Engineering Industrial, Universidad de Chile.

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Sebastián Maldonado

Grade: Ph.D. Engineering System, University of Chile.
Areas: User Behavior, Methodological Tools, Production Management, Business Intelligence, Industrial Organization.
Lines: Data Science, Maths, Operations Management.

Academic Hierarchy: Assistant Professor of Engineering and Sciences, Universidad de Los Andes.

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Ricardo Montoya

Grade: Ph.D. in Marketing, Columbia University
Areas: Production Management, Retail.
Lines: Quantitative Marketing, Database Marketing, Operations Management.

Academic Hierarchy: Assistant Professor of the Department of Industrial Engineering, Universidad de Chile.

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Rodrigo Moreno

Grade: Engineer, MSc, PhD.
ISCI Research Group (s): Energy.
Research lines: Smart and low-carbon electricity systems.
Academic Hierarchy: Assistant Professor. Department of Electrical Engineering, Universidad de Chile.

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Andrés Musalem

Grade: Ph.D. in Marketing, University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School.
Areas: User Behavior, Business Intelligence, Retail.
Lines: Bayesian Methods, Economics and Econometrics & Marketing.

Academic Hierarchy: Assistant Professor, Industrial Engineering Department, Universidad de Chile.

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Matías Negrete

Grade: Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Areas: Energy, Industrial Organization.

Lines: Power and Energy Systems, Electricity Market Design, Markov Decision Process, Complex Systems and Economics.

Academic Hierarchy: assistant professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile.

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Daniel Olivares

Grade: Ph.D. Electric Engineering, Universidad de Waterloo.
Areas: Optimization applied to renewable energy power systems, operation of electrical systems and smart grids.
Lines: Energy management in micro electrical networks, demand response and power system operation models under uncertainty.

Academic Hierarchy: Assistant Professor,  Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

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Joaquín Poblete

Grade: Ph.D. Managerial Economics and Strategy, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, USA
Areas: Methodological Tools, Industrial Organization.
Lines: Contract Theory, Economics of Organization, Industrial Organization, Corporate Finance, Management Strategy.

Academic Hierarchy: Assistant Professor School of Management, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

 

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Sebastián Ríos

Grade: Ph.D. in Engineering information, University of Tokyo.
Areas: Production Management, Business Intelligence.
Lines: Studying the behavior of users websites. Development automated methods for imporving the content and structure. Creation of new algorithms and data mining tools.

Academic Hierarchy: Assistant Professor of the Industrial Engineering Department, Universidad de Chile.

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Jorge Rivera

Grade: Ph.D. in Mathematical Economics, Université Paris I.
Areas: User Behavior, Production Management, Management in the Public Sector, Transport.
Lines: Mathematical economy, Microeconomics and Optimization.

Academic Hierarchy: Assistant Professor of the Economics Department, Universidad de Chile.

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Luis Rizzi

Grade: Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
Areas: User Behavior, Transport.
Lines: Intangible assets valorization, discrete election models, tariff of transport externalities.

Academic Hierarchy: Assistant Professor, Engineering School, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

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Doris Sáez

Grade: Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
Areas: Energy, Environment, Transport.
Lines: Fuzzy Modeling and Control, Hybrid Predictive Control, Intelligent Control for Dynamic Transit Systems, Non-linear Predictive Control for Renewable Power Plants.

Academic Hierarchy: Associate Professor, Electric Engineering Department, Universidad de Chile.

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Denis Sauré

Grade: Ph.D. in Decisions, Risk, and Operations, Columbia University.
Areas: User Behavior, Methodological Tools, Mining, Industrial Organization, Retail.
Lines: Stochastic modeling and its applications to service operations and revenue management.

Academic Hierarchy: Assistant Professor of the Civil Engineering Department, Universidad de Chile.

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Daniel Schwartz

Grade: Ph.D. in Behavioral Decision Research.
Areas: User Behavior, Methodological Tools, Energy.
Lines: User behavior, behavior economy, energy, decision making under uncertainty.

Academic Hierarchy: Professor of the Industrial Engineering Department, Universidad de Chile.

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Charles Thraves

Grade: Industrial Civil Engineer, University of Chile. Ph.D. in Operations Research at MIT

Area: Operations

Lines: Operations Management, Operations Research and Revenue Management

Academic Hierarchy: Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, Universidad de Chile.

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Alejandro Tirachini

Grade: Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sydney, Australia.
Areas: Transport.
Lines: Public transport, pricing, non-motorized transport, traffic engineering.

Academic Hierarchy: Assistant Professor Transportation Engineering Division, Civil Engineering, Universidad de Chile.

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Invited Researchers

Felipe Balmaceda

Grade: Ph.D. in Economics, Cornell University.
Areas: Industrial Organization.
Lines: Industrial Organization and Contract Theory.

Academic Hierarchy: Professor at Universidad Diego Portales.

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Franco Basso

Grade: Doctor in Engineering Systems, Universidad de Chile.
ISCI Research Group (s): Transport, Location and Logistics

Research lines: Operational Research, Transportation, Logistics.
Academic Hierarchy: Instructor professor at Universidad Diego Portales

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Martín Besfamille

Grade: PhD in Economics, Université de Toulouse 1, Toulouse, France.
ISCI Research Group (s): Markets, Organization and Regulation (MORe).
Lines of research: Public Economy, especially Fiscal Federalism, Tax evasion.

Academic Hierarchy: Associate Professor. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

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Sandra Céspedes

Grade: Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo (Canada)
Area: Smartities
Lines: Design of protocols for mobile environments, routing and dissemination of information, bidirectional simulation in transport systems, Internet of things, protocol optimization in restricted environments, mobile network modeling.

Academic Hierarchy: Assistant Professor. Department of Electrical Engineering. Universidad de Chile.

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Ricardo Hurtubia

Grade: PhD in Mathematics, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.
Areas: Land Use and Location, Transport.
Lines: Microsimulation of transport and land use systems, discrete choice models, urban economics.

Academic Hierarchy: Assistant Professor at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

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Rahmi Ilkilic

Grade: Ph.D. in Economics, Autonomous University of Barcelona.
Area: Industrial Organization.
Lines: Social and Economic Networks, Assignment Problems, Game Theory, Mechanism Design.

Academic Hierarchy: Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, Universidad de Chile.

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Jaime Miranda

Grade: Ph.D. in Engineering Systems. University of Chile.
Areas: Methodological Development, Schedule of shifts, Data Mining, Planning and optimization of university infrastructure.
Lines: Data Science, Mathematical Modeling, Operational Research.

Academic Hierarchy: Assistant Professor of the Faculty of Economics and Business of the Universidad de Chile.

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René San Martin
Grade: Bachelor in Psychology (U. Valpo.), Master in Congitive Studies (U. Chile), Doctor of Psychology and Neuroscience (Duke University).

Area: Consumer analytics

Line: Neuroscience of Decision Making.

Academic Hierarchy: Assistant Professor, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universidad Diego Portales.

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Martin Quinteros

Grade: Ph.D. in Engineering Systems. University of Chile.

Areas: Logistics in Oil & Gas, Energy, Maritime Transport, Simulation, Risk Management.

Lines: Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Optimization, Mathematical Modeling.

Academic Hierarchy: Professor program Master in Engineering Management (MEM) of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences of the Universidad de los Andes.

Professional Hierarchy: Chief of the Operational Research Division at the National Oil Company (ENAP)

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Claudia Rahmann

Grade: Ph D Engineering, Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen, Germany
Areas: Energy
Lines: Modeling of electrical power systems, Power systems dynamics and stability, Distributed generation, Integration of renewables energies into power networks, Storage technologies.

Academic Hierarchy: Assistant Professor of the Electrical Engineering Department, Universidad de Chile.

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Hugo Silva

Grade: Ph.D. In Economics – VU University Amsterdam.
ISCI Research Group (s): Industrial Organization, Transport.
Research lines: Transport Economics, Industrial Organization, Tariff Policies for Urban and Interurban Transport, Regulation.

Academic Hierarchy: Assistant Professor. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

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Sebastián Astroza

Grade: Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin

Area: Transportation

Lines: Discrete Choice Models, Spatial Econometrics, Continuous Discrete Econometric Systems, Consumer Behavior, Travel Demand Models, Time Use Models.

Academic Hierarchy: Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, Universidad de Concepción.

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Juan Antonio Carrasco

Grade: Doctor of Philosophy, Planificación e Ingeniería de Transporte, University of Toronto, 2006.
Areas: User Behavior, Land Use and Location, Transport.
Lines: Transport demand models, social networks and travel behavior, social exclusion and accessibility, land use and transportation.

Academic Hierarchy: Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Universidad de Concepción

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Rosa Medina

Grade: Control System Engineering and Operational Research, Department of Electronics, computer Sciences and Systems, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.
ISCI Research Group (s): Natural Resources and Logistics.
Research lines: Sequencing solutions, Two-Dimensional Cutting, Flexible Job Shop .

Academic Hierarchy: Assistant Professor. Universidad de Concepción.

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Lorena Pradenas

Grade: Ph.D. in Engeneering Systems, Computación COPPE, Industriales. Universidad Federal de Río de Janeiro, Brasil, 1990.
Areas: Methodological Tools, Production Management, Management in the Public Sector, Business Intelligence, Industrial Organization, Transport.
Lines: Gestión de Operaciones, Gestión de la Producción, Transport.

Academic Hierarchy: Associate Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, Universidad de Concepción.

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Andrea Rodríguez

Grade: PhD in Spatial Information Science and Engineering, University of Maine, USA.

ISCI Research Group (s): SmartCities.

Lines of research: Spatial and spatio-temporal databases and information retrieval.

Academic Hierarchy: Full professor. Universidad de Concepción.

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Alejandro Tudela

Grade: Ph.D. in Transport- University of Leeds, UK.
Areas: User Behavior, Transport.
Lines: Operations Management, Operations Research, and Transport and Forestal Management.

Academic Hierarchy: Professor, Department of Civil Engineering (DEC), Universidad de Concepción.

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