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LJUBIC Ivana

Department : Information Systems, Decision Sciences and Statistics
Professor
Campus de Cergy

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Biography

Ivana Ljubic is Academic Director of the ESSEC & Mannheim EMBA program. 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.

She 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 50 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 Omega and Journal of Global Optimization. She also served as guest-editor of journals: European Journal of Operational Research and Annals of Operations Research.

She currently serves as 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 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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Diplomas

  • 2013 : Habilitation in Operations Research (University of Vienna, Austria )
  • 2004 : Ph.D. in Computer Science (Vienna University of Technology, Austria )
  • 2000 : Master of Science degree (MSc), Department for Optimization and Numerical Analysis, Faculty of Mathematics (with the best possible GPA of 10.00) (University of Belgrade, Serbia )
  • 1996 : Bachelor of Science degree (BSc) (with GPA of 9.43/10.00). (University of Belgrade, Serbia )

Career

    Full-time academic appointments

    • 2015 - Present : Associate Professor (ESSEC Business School, France)
    • 2011 - 2015 : Ass./Assoc. Professor. ISOR, Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics, University of Vienna (University of Vienna, Austria)
    • 2015 : Visiting Professor (University Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile)
    • 2014 : Visiting Professor at LAMSADE (Université Paris Dauphine, France)
    • 2011 - 2012 : Visiting Assistant Professor (APART Fellowship), Robert H. Smith School of Business (University of Maryland, United States of America)
    • 2007 - 2010 : Post-Doc Researcher & Lecturer, ISOR (University of Vienna, Austria)
    • 2000 - 2004 : Research and Teaching Assistant (PhD candidate) (TU Vienna, Austria)

    Other Academic Appointments

      • 2017 - Present : Academic Director of the ESSEC & Mannheim EMBA program (ESSEC Business School, France)
      • 2017 - 2019 : Academic Director of ESSEC Executive MBA Program (ESSEC Business School, France)
      • 2018 - 2019 : Member of the “Task Force: future directions, strategy, evaluation” (ESSEC Business School, France)
      • 2016 - 2018 : Member of the Scientific Committee (ESSEC Business School, France)
      • 2013 - 2015 : Member of the doctoral advisory board at ISOR (University of Vienna, Austria)
      • 2012 - 2013 : Visiting Researcher (APART Fellowship), COGA (TU Berlin, Germany)
      • 2012 : Visiting Researcher (APART Fellowship), Faculty of CS (TU Dortdmond, Germany)

Awards

  • 2016 : Best Paper Award, INFORMS Telecommunications Conference 2016, for the paper "The Generalized Regenerator Location Problem, INFORMS Journal on Computing 27(2): 204 - 220, 2015, (coauthored with S. Chen, I. Ljubic, S. Raghavan)
  • 2014 : Finalist for the best paper award of the INFORMS Telecommunication Section (with L. Gouveia, M. Leitner)
  • 2014 : Winner of the DIMACS implementation challenge on Steiner trees (with M. Fischetti et al.)
  • 2005 : PhD award of Austrian Society for Operations Research (Austria)

Grants

  • 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 : APART Fellowship of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Austria)
  • 2011 : Applicant and leader (PI): Network Design Under Uncertainty: Algorithmic Aspects of Stochastic and Robust Optimization (APART programme), OEAW
  • 2011 : Member of the graduate school in Computational Optimization (Initiativkolleg programme), University of Vienna
  • 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), FWFApplicant 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 of the Austrian Science Fund (Austria)
  • 2003 : Applicant and leader (PI): Combinatorial and Memetic Algorithms for Selected Network Design Problems (DOC programme). OEAW
  • 2003 : PhD Fellowship of Austrian Academy of Sciences (Austria)
  • 2002 : Doctoral Scholarship Programme of the OEAW (DOC Programme)

Journal articles

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Book chapters

Guest editor of a journal special issue

Conference Proceedings

Presentations at an Academic or Professional conference

Invited speaker at an academic conference

Prefaces of a journal

Working Papers

Professional activities

    Consulting

  • 2007 - 2010 : OptTelNets, project with Telecom Austria A1

Research activities

    Senior or Associate Editor

  • 2017 - Present : Journal of Global Optimization
  • 2019 - Present : Networks
  • 2016 - Present : Omega
  • Editorial Board Membership

  • 2016 - Present : Computers & Operations Research
  • 2018 - Present : European Journal of Operational Research
  • Reviewer for a journal

  • Reviewer for 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
  • Organization of a conference or a seminar

  • 2019 - Present : Member of Editorial Advisory Board - SN Operations Research Forum, SN Operations Research Forum
  • 2019 Autumn school on advanced BCP tools: VRPSolver and ColunaAutumn school on advanced BCP tools: VRPSolver and Coluna, France
  • 2019 EURO 2019 Conference, Stream “Network Analytics and Optimization”, Irlande
  • 2019 Optimization and Data Science, France
  • 2018 Optimization, Games and Data Analysis” Workshop (OGDA2018), Autriche
  • 2018 “Cologne-Twente Workshop 2018” (CTW2018), CNAM, France
  • 2018 “Machine Learning, Networks and Combinatorial Optimization” Workshop, France
  • 2015 “Operations Research 2015” conference, University of Vienna, Autriche
  • 2014 IFORS 2014, Espagne
  • 2014 INFORMS Telecommunication Conference 2014, Portugal
  • 2014 Workshop “Recent Advances in Multi-Objective Optimization”, University of Vienna, Autriche
  • 2014 Workshop “Routing and Networks”, University of Vienna, Autriche
  • 2013 Workshop “Optimization Tools for Next Generation Telecommunication Networks”, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Autriche
  • Function in an academic association

  • 2018 - Present : INFORMS Telecommunication & Network Analytics Section, President
  • 2017 - 2018 : Vice-president of the INFORMS Telecommunication Section
  • 2010 - 2016 : Member of council and secretary of the INFORMS Telecom Section
  • 2006 - 2008 : Member of the executive board of the Austrian Society of Operations Research OEGOR
  • Member of an academic association

  • 2003 Member of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS)
  • Participation in scientific commissions or reviewer for a conference

  • 2020 Program Committee member: INFORMS Telecommunication & Network Analytics Conference 2020
  • 2020 Program Committee member: International Symposium on Combinatorial Optimisation 2020
  • 2020 Program Committee member: International Symposium on Combinatorial Optimization, ISCO 2020
  • 2019 Program Committee member : International Network Optimization Conference, INOC 2019
  • 2019 Reviewer for DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft), Allemagne
  • 2018 International Symposium on Combinatorial Optimization, ISCO 2018
  • 2018 International Symposium on Mathematical Programming, ISMP 2018
  • 2018 Program Committee Member : INFORMS Telecommunication Conference 2018
  • 2018 Reviewer for Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization (IPCO 2018)
  • 2017 International Network Optimization Conference, INOC 2017
  • 2017 Reviewer for FONDECYT (Fondo Nacional de Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico), Chili
  • 2016 Program Committee member: INFORMS Telecommunication Conference 2016
  • 2016 Program committee member : European Conference on Operational Research, EURO 2016, Poznan, Pologne
  • 2015 Program Committee member: 11th Metaheuristics International Conference, MIC 2015
  • 2015 Program Committee member: International Network Optimization Conference, INOC 2015
  • 2015 Program committee member : International Network Optimization Conference, INOC 2015, Warsaw, Pologne
  • 2015 Reviewer for FONDECYT (Fondo Nacional de Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico), Chili
  • 2014 Program Committee : INFORMS Telecommunication Conference 2014, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2014 Program committee member : International Symposium on Combinatorial Optimization, ISCO 2014, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2014 Reviewer for Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization (IPCO 2014)
  • 2013 Program Committee Member: International Network Optimization Conference, INOC 2013
  • 2013 Program Committee member : 10th Metaheuristics International Conference, MIC 2013
  • 2013 Reviewer for International Symposium on Experimental Algorithms (SEA 2013)
  • 2012 Program Committee member : INFORMS Telecommunication Conference 2012
  • 2012 Reviewer for FONDECYT (Fondo Nacional de Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico), Chili
  • 2012 Reviewer for International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming (ICALP 2011)
  • 2011 Program Committee member: International Network Optimization Conference, INOC 2011
  • 2011 Reviewer for European Symposia on Algorithms (ESA 2011)
  • 2010 Program Committee member: Third international workshop on model-based metaheuristics, Matheuristics 2010
  • 2009 Reviewer for International Network Optimization Conference (INOC 2009)
  • 2008 Program Committee member: Workshop on Heuristic Methods for the Design, Deployment, and Reliability of Networks and Network Applications, HEUNET 2008
  • 2001 - 2005 : Program Committee member: European Conferences on Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimisation EvoCOP
  • 2005 Program Committee member: The Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, GECCO 2005
  • 2002 Reviewer for European Symposia on Algorithms (ESA 2002)
  • 2002 Reviewer for Graph Drawing (GD 2002)
  • 2001 Reviewer for European Symposia on Algorithms (ESA 2001)