Ivana LJUBIC

Professeur
department: Systèmes d’information, sciences de la décision et statistiques
Campus de Cergy
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BIO:

Ivana Ljubic is Full Professor in Operations Research at ESSEC. She teaches Decision Analysis, Optimal Decision Making, Operations Research (OR) and Business Mathematics in ESSEC MSc, PhD and Advanced Master programs. Prior to joining ESSEC in 2015, she was appointed at the University of Vienna. She also worked as Visiting Scholar/Professor at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, TU Dortmund, TU Berlin, Dauphine University, etc. From 2017 to 2019 she was Academic Director of the ESSEC EMBA program, and from 2017 to 2021 she was Academic Director of the ESSEC & Mannheim EMBA program. She has published numerous scientific articles in leading outlets and has been ranked since 2018 amongst the Top 5% of most successful business professors in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria according to various publication rankings

Ivana Ljubic has carried out consulting studies and industrial contracts for leading telecommunication providers in France and Austria. After completing her PhD in computer science, she also worked for 2 years as Financial Analyst for a Siemens spin-off (fin4cast), focusing on portfolio optimization.

Research interests of Ivana Ljubic include combinatorial optimization, optimization under uncertainty, bilevel optimization. She uses tools and methods of mixed integer (non-) linear programming, meta-heuristics and their successful combinations for solving optimization problems with applications in network design, telecommunications, transportation, logistics, routing and bioinformatics. She has published more than 70 articles in leading OR journals, including Operations Research, Management Science, Mathematical Programming, INFORMS JOC, European Journal of Operational Research.

She is member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the journals European Journal of Operational Research, Computers & Operations Research, and she is Associate Editor for the journals Operations Research (since 2023), Transportation Science (since 2021), Networks (since 2020), Journal of Global Optimization (2019-2021) and Omega (2016-2020). She also served as guest-editor of journals: Discrete Applied Mathematics, European Journal of Operational Research and Annals of Operations Research.

She is co-leading the axis "Combinatorial Optimization and Integer Programming" of GDR RO and its working group "Polyhedra and Combinatorial Optimization" (POC). She is past chair of the INFORMS Telecommunication and Network Analytics Section. From 2010-2016 she was member of council of the INFORMS Telecommunication Section and from 2006 to 2008 she was member of the executive board of the Austrian OR Society (OEGOR).

She has received numerous research grants, including those from the CY Initiative of Excellence, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (PHC program), Austrian Academy of Sciences (OEAW), Austrian Research Fund (FWF) and European Commission (ERA-NET).

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Diplômes

  • 2013: Habilitation en Recherche des Opérations (Université de Vienne Autriche)
  • 2004: Ph.D. en Informatique (TU Wien Autriche)
  • 2000: Master of Science degree (MSc), Department for Optimization and Numerical Analysis, Faculty of Mathematics (University of Belgrade Serbie)
Carrière
Autres positions
    • 2018 – 2019 : Member of the “Task Force: future directions, strategy, evaluation” (ESSEC Business School France)
    • 2012 : Professeur visitant (TU Dortmund Universität Allemagne)
    • 2012 – 2013 : Professeur visitant (Technische Universität Berlin Allemagne)
    • 2000 – 2004 : Research and Teaching Assistant (PhD candidate) (TU Wien Autriche)
Autres positions académiques
    • 2017 – 2021 : Directrice Académique du programme EMBA ESSEC & Mannheim (ESSEC Business School France)
    • 2016 – 2018 : Membre du Comité Scientifique (ESSEC Business School France)
    • 2015 : Professeur visitant (Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez Chili)
    • 2014 : Professeur visitant (Université Paris-Dauphine, PSL France)
    • 2013 – 2015 : Member of the doctoral advisory board at ISOR (Université de Vienne Autriche)
    • 2011 – 2012 : Professeur visitant (University of Maryland États-Unis)
Positions académiques principales
    • 2016 – Présent : Professeur (ESSEC Business School France)
    • 2015 – 2016 : Professeur associé (ESSEC Business School France)
    • 2011 – 2015 : Professeur associé (Université de Vienne Autriche)
    • 2007 – 2010 : Post-Doc Researcher & Lecturer, ISOR (Université de Vienne Autriche)

Prix

  • 2022 : Marguerite Frank Award for the best EJCO paper in 2021 for the paper A Survey on Mixed-Integer Programming Techniques in Bilevel Optimization. Jointly with Thomas Kleinert, Martine Labbé, and Martin Schmidt
  • 2021 : The Glover-Klingman Prize for the best Networks paper in 2021
  • 2016 : Ivana Ljubic a reçu le Best Paper Award au congrès : « INFORMS Telecommunications Conference 2016 » pour son article : S. Chen, I. Ljubic, S. Raghavan: The Generalized Regenerator Location Problem, INFORMS Journal on Computing 27(2): 204 – 220, 2015.
  • 2014 : Finaliste du Best Paper Award de l’INFORMS Telecommunication Section (avec L. Gouveia, M. Leitner)
  • 2014 : Gagnante du challenge d’implémentation DIMACS sur les arbres de Steiner (avec M. Fischetti et al.)
  • 2005 : Prix PhD award de l’Austrian Society for Operations Research (Autriche)

Bourses

  • 2017 : Co-applicant Prescriptive Analytics – Operations research, Initiative d’Excellence Paris Seine
  • 2015 : Co-PI Optimization and Analysis of Large-Scale Networks (ICT 2015) WWTF
  • 2014 : Applicant and leader (PI): Network Optimization in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, FWF
  • 2014 : Co-applicant: e4-share: Models for Ecological, Economical, Efficient, Electric Car-Sharing, JPI Urban Europe
  • 2012 : Applicant and leader (PI) of the Austrian team: Multi-Criteria Optimization of FTTx Networks, (DACH programme, cooperation with the TU Wien and ZIB Berlin), FWF & DFG
  • 2011 : Member of the graduate school in Computational Optimization (Initiativkolleg programme), University of Vienna
  • 2011 : Applicant and leader (PI): Network Design Under Uncertainty: Algorithmic Aspects of Stochastic and Robust Optimization (APART programme), OEAW
  • 2011 : APART Fellowship à l’Austrian Academy of Sciences (Autriche)
  • 2010 : Applicant and leader (PI) of the Austrian team: Flow Projection Results in Telecommunication: Models and Algorithms (Acciones Integradas programme, in cooperation with the University of La Laguna, Spain), OEAD (Austrian exchange service)
  • 2007 : Applicant and leader (PI): Algorithmic Solutions for Last-Mile Networks, (Hertha-Firnberg programme), FWF
  • 2007 : Applicant and leader (one of two PIs): Algorithmic Solutions for Optimal Design of Telecommunication Networks, (Bridge programme, cooperation with Telekom Austria AG), FFG
  • 2007 : Hertha-Firnberg Post-Doc Fellowship de l’Austrian Science Fund (Autriche)
  • 2003 : Applicant and leader (PI): Combinatorial and Memetic Algorithms for Selected Network Design Problems (DOC programme). OEAW
  • 2003 : PhD Fellowship de l’Austrian Academy of Sciences (Autriche)
  • 2002 : Doctoral Scholarship Programme of the OEAW (DOC Programme)

Articles

Communications dans une conférence

Invité dans une conférence académique (Keynote speaker)

Chapitres

Actes d’une conférence

Co-directeur de thèse

  • Présent : Alborz Hassanzadeh, ESSEC (avec L. Alfandari) (ESSEC Business School France)
  • Présent : Georg Brandstätter, University of Vienna (avec M. Leitner) (Université de Vienne Autriche)
  • Présent : Ahlam Mouaci, University Paris Dauphine (Université Paris-Dauphine, PSL France)
  • 2019 : Marcos de Melo da Silva, ESSEC (ESSEC Business School France)
  • 2017 : Martin Luipersbeck, University of Vienna (Finalist for the EURO Doctoral Dissertation Award 2018) (avec M. Leitner) (Université de Vienne Autriche)
  • 2015 : Markus Sinnl, University of Vienna (OEGOR Dissertation Award 2016 and INFORMS SOLA Dissertation Award 2016) (avec I. Bomze) (Université de Vienne Autriche)
  • 2014 : Eduardo Álvarez-Miranda, University of Bologna (co-supervisé avec P. Toth) (University of Bologna Italie)
  • 2013 : Stefan Gollowitzer (OEGOR Dissertation Award 2013), University of Vienna (avec I. Bomze) (Université de Vienne Autriche)
  • 2013 : Peter Putz, University of Vienna (avec I. Bomze) (Université de Vienne Autriche)
  • 2013 : Bertram Wassermann, University of Vienna (avec I. Bomze) (Université de Vienne Autriche)
Activités de recherche
  • Membre d’un comité de lecture
    • 2023 – Présent: Associate Editor – Operations Research
    • 2021 – Présent: Comité de lecture – Transportation Science
    • 2020 – Présent: Comité de lecture – Networks: An International Journal
    • 2018 – Présent: Membre du comité de lecture – European Journal of Operational Research
    • 2016 – Présent: Membre du comité de lecture – Computers & Operations Research
  • Co-direction d’une revue – Co-rédacteur en chef
    • 2021 – Présent: Associate Editor – Transportation Science
    • 2019 – Présent: Editeur associée
    • 2017 – Présent: Associate Editor – Journal of Global Optimization
    • 2016 – Présent: Co-Rédacteur en chef – Omega
  • Participation au comité scientifique d’une conférence ou reviewer pour une conférence
    • 2020 – 2020: Program Committee member: International Symposium on Combinatorial Optimisation 2020Program Committee member: International Symposium on Combinatorial Optimisation 2020
    • 2020 – 2020: Program Committee member: INFORMS Telecommunication & Network Analytics Conference 2020
    • 2020 – 2020: Program Committee member: International Symposium on Combinatorial Optimization, ISCO 2020
    • 2019 – 2019: Program Committee member – International Network Optimization Conference, INOC 2019
    • 2019 – 2019: Relecteur pour DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) ( Allemagne)
    • 2018 – 2018: INFORMS Telecommunication Conference 2018
    • 2018 – 2018: International Symposium on Combinatorial Optimization, ISCO 2018
    • 2018 – 2018: International Symposium on Mathematical Programming, ISMP 2018
    • 2018 – 2018: Relecteur pour Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization (IPCO 2018)
    • 2017 – 2017: International Network Optimization Conference, INOC 2017
    • 2017 – 2017: Relecteur pour FONDECYT (Fondo Nacional de Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico) ( Chili)
    • 2016 – 2016: Membre du comité de programme : European Conference on Operational Research, EURO 2016, Poznan ( Pologne)
    • 2016 – 2016: Program Committee member: INFORMS Telecommunication Conference 2016
    • 2015 – 2015: Relecteur pour FONDECYT (Fondo Nacional de Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico) ( Chili)
    • 2015 – 2015: Membre du comité de programme : International Network Optimization Conference, INOC 2015, Varsovie ( Pologne)
    • 2015 – 2015: Program Committee member: 11th Metaheuristics International Conference
    • 2015 – 2015: Program Committee member:
    • 2014 – 2014: Comité de Programme : INFORMS Telecommunication Conference 2014, Lisbonne ( Portugal)
    • 2014 – 2014: Membre du comité de programme : International Symposium on Combinatorial Optimization, ISCO 2014, Lisbonne ( Portugal)
    • 2014 – 2014: Relecteur pour Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization (IPCO 2014)
    • 2013 – 2013: Program Committee member : 10th Metaheuristics International Conference, MIC 2013
    • 2013 – 2013: Program Committee Member: International Network Optimization Conference
    • 2013 – 2013: Relecteur pour International Symposium on Experimental Algorithms (SEA 2013)
    • 2012 – 2012: Program Committee member :
    • 2012 – 2012: Relecteur pour FONDECYT (Fondo Nacional de Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico) ( Chili)
    • 2012 – 2012: Relecteur pour International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming (ICALP 2011)
    • 2011 – 2011: Relecteur pour European Symposia on Algorithms (ESA 2011)
    • 2011 – 2011: International Network Optimization Conference, INOC 2011
    • 2010 – 2010: Program Committee member: Third international workshop on model-based metaheuristics, Matheuristics 2010
    • 2009 – 2009: Relecteur pour International Network Optimization Conference (INOC 2009)
    • 2008 – 2008: Program Committee member:
    • 2005 – 2005: Program Committee member: The Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, GECCO 2005
    • 2002 – 2002: Relecteur pour Graph Drawing (GD 2002)
    • 2002 – 2002: Relecteur pour European Symposia on Algorithms (ESA 2002)
    • 2001 – 2005: Program Committee member: European Conferences on Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimisation EvoCOP
    • 2001 – 2001: Relecteur pour European Symposia on Algorithms (ESA 2001)
  • Organisation d’une conférence ou d’un séminaire
    • 2019 – 2019: Autumn school on advanced BCP tools: VRPSolver and Coluna ( France)
    • 2019 – 2019: EURO 2019 Conference, Stream “Network Analytics and Optimization” ( Irlande)
    • 2019 – 2019: Optimization and Data Science ( France)
    • 2019 – Présent: Member of Editorial Advisory Board – SN Operations Research Forum (SN Operations Research Forum )
    • 2018 – 2018: Optimization, Games and Data Analysis” Workshop (OGDA2018) ( Autriche)
    • 2018 – 2018: “Machine Learning, Networks and Combinatorial Optimization” Workshop ( France)
    • 2018 – 2018: “Cologne-Twente Workshop 2018” (CTW2018) (Conservatoire National des Arts & Métiers (CNAM) France)
    • 2015 – 2015: “Operations Research 2015” conference (Université de Vienne Autriche)
    • 2014 – 2014: INFORMS Telecommunication Conference 2014 ( Portugal)
    • 2014 – 2014: Atelier de travail “Recent Advances in Multi-Objective Optimization” (Université de Vienne Autriche)
    • 2014 – 2014: Atelier de travail “Routing and Networks” (Université de Vienne Autriche)
    • 2014 – 2014: IFORS 2014 ( Espagne)
    • 2013 – 2013: Workshop “Optimization Tools for Next Generation Telecommunication Networks” (Austrian Academy of Sciences Autriche)
  • Fonction dans une association académique
    • 2018 – Présent: Présidente de la division Telecommunication & Network Analytics d’INFORMS
    • 2017 – 2018: Vice-president of the INFORMS Telecommunication Section
    • 2010 – 2016: Member of council and secretary of the INFORMS Telecom Section
    • 2006 – 2008: Membre du conseil d’administration de l’Austrian Society of Operations Research OEGOR
  • Membre d’une association académique
    • 2003 – 2003: Member of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS)
  • Reviewer pour un journal
    • Relecteur pour 4OR: A Quarterly Journal of Operations Research; Annals of Operations Research; Computational Management Science; Computational Optimization and Applications; Computers & Operations Research; Discrete Applied Mathematics; Discrete Optimization; European Journal of Operational Research; European Journal on Computational Optimization; Evolutionary Computation; IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation; IIE Transactions; INFOR; INFORMS Journal on Computing; International Transactions in Operational Research; Journal of Combinatorial Optimization; Journal of Global Optimization; Journal of Heuristics; Management Science; Mathematical Methods of Operations Research; Mathematical Programming; Networks; Omega; Operations Research; Operations Research Letters; Optimization Letters; OR Spektrum; Plos One; SIAM Journal on Optimization; Transportation Science
Activités professionnelles
  • Autre activité professionnelle
    • 2017 – Présent: Orange Labs, France: Optimal Instantiation of Service Chains in Software Defined Networks. CIFRE contract (PhD supervision of Ahlam Mouaci)
    • 2006 – 2010: Telekom Austria AG: Optimal Design of FTTx Telecommunication Networks: (supervision of 2 PhD students)
  • Consulting
    • 2007 – 2010: OptTelNets, projet réalisé avec Telecom Austria A1
Thèses
  • 2014 : ALVAREZ-MIRANDA E. (University of Bologna), Co-directeur de thèse, Eduardo Álvarez-Miranda, University of Bologna (co-supervisé avec P. Toth)
  • – : BRANDSTÄTTER G. (Université de Vienne), Co-directeur de thèse, Georg Brandstätter, University of Vienna (avec M. Leitner)
  • 2013 : BÜSING C. (Université de Vienne), Directeur de thèse, Christina Büsing, Univ. of Vienna (now at RWTH Aachen)
  • 2019 : DE MELO DA SILVA M. (ESSEC Business School), Co-directeur de thèse, Marcos de Melo da Silva, ESSEC
  • 2013 : GOLLOWITZER S. (Université de Vienne), Co-directeur de thèse, Stefan Gollowitzer (OEGOR Dissertation Award 2013), University of Vienna (avec I. Bomze)
  • – : HASSANZADEH A. (ESSEC Business School), Co-directeur de thèse, Alborz Hassanzadeh, ESSEC (avec L. Alfandari)
  • 2015 : LEITNER M. (Université de Vienne), Directeur de thèse, Markus Leitner, Univ. of Vienna (désormais à Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
  • 2017 : LUIPERSBECK M. (Université de Vienne), Co-directeur de thèse, Martin Luipersbeck, University of Vienna (Finalist for the EURO Doctoral Dissertation Award 2018) (avec M. Leitner)
  • – : MOUACI A. (Université Paris-Dauphine, PSL), Co-directeur de thèse, Ahlam Mouaci, University Paris Dauphine
  • 2013 : PUTZ P. (Université de Vienne), Co-directeur de thèse, Peter Putz, University of Vienna (avec I. Bomze)
  • 2015 : SINNL M. (Université de Vienne), Co-directeur de thèse, Markus Sinnl, University of Vienna (OEGOR Dissertation Award 2016 and INFORMS SOLA Dissertation Award 2016) (avec I. Bomze)
  • 2013 : WASSERMANN B. (Université de Vienne), Co-directeur de thèse, Bertram Wassermann, University of Vienna (avec I. Bomze)