Ivana LJUBIC

Professor
department: Information Systems, Decision Sciences and Statistics
Campus de Cergy
+33 (0)1 34 43 97 26
Operations Research – Scheduling, Queueing and Location Optimization – Supply Chain Management – Decision Sciences
Biography

 

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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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Diplomas

  • 2013: Habilitation in Operations Research (Université de Vienne Austria)
  • 2004: Ph.D. in Computer Science (TU Wien Austria)
  • 2000: Master of Science degree (MSc), Department for Optimization and Numerical Analysis, Faculty of Mathematics (University of Belgrade Serbia)
Career
Other appointments
    • 2018 – 2019 : Member of the “Task Force: future directions, strategy, evaluation” (ESSEC Business School France)
    • 2012 : Visiting Researcher (APART Fellowship), Faculty of CS (TU Dortmund Universität Germany)
    • 2012 – 2013 : Visiting Researcher (APART Fellowship), COGA (Technische Universität Berlin Germany)
    • 2000 – 2004 : Research and Teaching Assistant (PhD candidate) (TU Wien Austria)
Other Academic Appointments
    • 2017 – 2021 : Academic Director of the ESSEC & Mannheim EMBA program (ESSEC Business School France)
    • 2016 – 2018 : Member of the Scientific Committee (ESSEC Business School France)
    • 2015 : Visiting Professor (Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez Chile)
    • 2014 : Visiting Professor (Université Paris-Dauphine, PSL France)
    • 2013 – 2015 : Member of the doctoral advisory board at ISOR (Université de Vienne Austria)
    • 2011 – 2012 : Visiting Professor (University of Maryland United States of America)
Full-time academic appointments
    • 2016 – Now : Professor (ESSEC Business School France)
    • 2015 – 2016 : Associate Professor (ESSEC Business School France)
    • 2011 – 2015 : Ass./Assoc. Professor. ISOR, Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics, University of Vienna (Université de Vienne Austria)
    • 2007 – 2010 : Post-Doc Researcher & Lecturer, ISOR (Université de Vienne Austria)

Awards

  • 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 The Glover-Klingman Prize for the best Networks paper in 2021 for the article Ivana Ljubić: Solving Steiner trees: Recent advances, challenges, and perspectives, Networks 77 (2): 177-204, 2021
  • 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 : 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 of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Austria)
  • 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

Book chapters

Conference Proceedings

Presentations at an Academic or Professional conference

Invited speaker at an academic conference

Thesis co-director

  • Now : Alborz Hassanzadeh, ESSEC (avec L. Alfandari) (ESSEC Business School France)
  • Now : Georg Brandstätter, University of Vienna (avec M. Leitner) (Université de Vienne Austria)
  • Now : 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 Austria)
  • 2015 : Markus Sinnl, University of Vienna (OEGOR Dissertation Award 2016 and INFORMS SOLA Dissertation Award 2016) (avec I. Bomze) (Université de Vienne Austria)
  • 2014 : Eduardo Álvarez-Miranda, University of Bologna (co-supervisé avec P. Toth) (University of Bologna Italy)
  • 2013 : Stefan Gollowitzer (OEGOR Dissertation Award 2013), University of Vienna (avec I. Bomze) (Université de Vienne Austria)
  • 2013 : Peter Putz, University of Vienna (avec I. Bomze) (Université de Vienne Austria)
  • 2013 : Bertram Wassermann, University of Vienna (avec I. Bomze) (Université de Vienne Austria)
Research activities
  • Editorial Board Membership
    • 2023 – Now: Associate Editor – Operations Research
    • 2021 – Now: Editorial board membership – Transportation Science
    • 2020 – Now: Editorial board member – Networks: An International Journal
    • 2018 – Now: Editorial board membership – European Journal of Operational Research
    • 2016 – Now: Editorial board membership – Computers & Operations Research
  • Senior or Associate Editor
    • 2021 – Now: Associate Editor – Transportation Science
    • 2019 – Now: Associate Editor – Networks
    • 2017 – Now: Associate Editor – Journal of Global Optimization
    • 2016 – Now: Associate editor – Omega
  • Participation in scientific commissions or reviewer for a conference
    • 2020 – 2020: Program 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: Reviewer for DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) ( Germany)
    • 2018 – 2018: Program Committee Member : INFORMS Telecommunication Conference 2018
    • 2018 – 2018: International Symposium on Combinatorial Optimization, ISCO 2018
    • 2018 – 2018: International Symposium on Mathematical Programming, ISMP 2018
    • 2018 – 2018: Reviewer for Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization (IPCO 2018)
    • 2017 – 2017: International Network Optimization Conference, INOC 2017
    • 2017 – 2017: Reviewer for FONDECYT (Fondo Nacional de Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico) ( Chile)
    • 2016 – 2016: Program committee member : European Conference on Operational Research, EURO 2016, Poznan ( Poland)
    • 2016 – 2016: Program Committee member: INFORMS Telecommunication Conference 2016
    • 2015 – 2015: Reviewer for FONDECYT (Fondo Nacional de Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico) ( Chile)
    • 2015 – 2015: Program committee member : International Network Optimization Conference, INOC 2015, Warsaw ( Poland)
    • 2015 – 2015: Program Committee member: 11th Metaheuristics International Conference, MIC 2015
    • 2015 – 2015: Program Committee member: International Network Optimization Conference, INOC 2015
    • 2014 – 2014: Program Committee : INFORMS Telecommunication Conference 2014, Lisbon ( Portugal)
    • 2014 – 2014: Program committee member : International Symposium on Combinatorial Optimization, ISCO 2014, Lisbon ( Portugal)
    • 2014 – 2014: Reviewer for 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, INOC 2013
    • 2013 – 2013: Reviewer for International Symposium on Experimental Algorithms (SEA 2013)
    • 2012 – 2012: Program Committee member : INFORMS Telecommunication Conference 2012
    • 2012 – 2012: Reviewer for FONDECYT (Fondo Nacional de Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico) ( Chile)
    • 2012 – 2012: Reviewer for International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming (ICALP 2011)
    • 2011 – 2011: Reviewer for European Symposia on Algorithms (ESA 2011)
    • 2011 – 2011: Program Committee member: International Network Optimization Conference, INOC 2011
    • 2010 – 2010: Program Committee member: Third international workshop on model-based metaheuristics, Matheuristics 2010
    • 2009 – 2009: Reviewer for International Network Optimization Conference (INOC 2009)
    • 2008 – 2008: Program Committee member: Workshop on Heuristic Methods for the Design, Deployment, and Reliability of Networks and Network Applications, HEUNET 2008
    • 2005 – 2005: Program Committee member: The Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, GECCO 2005
    • 2002 – 2002: Reviewer for Graph Drawing (GD 2002)
    • 2002 – 2002: Reviewer for European Symposia on Algorithms (ESA 2002)
    • 2001 – 2005: Program Committee member: European Conferences on Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimisation EvoCOP
    • 2001 – 2001: Reviewer for European Symposia on Algorithms (ESA 2001)
  • Organization of a conference or a seminar
    • 2019 – 2019: Autumn school on advanced BCP tools: VRPSolver and ColunaAutumn school on advanced BCP tools: VRPSolver and Coluna ( France)
    • 2019 – 2019: EURO 2019 Conference, Stream “Network Analytics and Optimization” ( Ireland)
    • 2019 – 2019: Optimization and Data Science ( France)
    • 2019 – Now: Member of Editorial Advisory Board – SN Operations Research Forum (SN Operations Research Forum )
    • 2018 – 2018: Optimization, Games and Data Analysis” Workshop (OGDA2018) ( Austria)
    • 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 Austria)
    • 2014 – 2014: INFORMS Telecommunication Conference 2014 ( Portugal)
    • 2014 – 2014: Workshop “Recent Advances in Multi-Objective Optimization” (Université de Vienne Austria)
    • 2014 – 2014: Workshop “Routing and Networks” (Université de Vienne Austria)
    • 2014 – 2014: IFORS 2014 ( Spain)
    • 2013 – 2013: Workshop “Optimization Tools for Next Generation Telecommunication Networks” (Austrian Academy of Sciences Austria)
  • Function in an academic association
    • 2018 – Now: INFORMS Telecommunication & Network Analytics Section, Chair
    • 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 – 2003: Member of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS)
  • 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
Professional activities
  • Other professional activity
    • 2017 – Now: 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, project with Telecom Austria A1
Theses
  • 2014 : ALVAREZ-MIRANDA E. (University of Bologna), Thesis co-director, Eduardo Álvarez-Miranda, University of Bologna (co-supervised with P. Toth)
  • – : BRANDSTÄTTER G. (Université de Vienne), Thesis co-director, Georg Brandstätter, University of Vienna (with M. Leitner)
  • 2013 : BÜSING C. (Université de Vienne), Thesis director, Christina Büsing, Univ. of Vienna (now at RWTH Aachen)
  • 2019 : DE MELO DA SILVA M. (ESSEC Business School), Thesis co-director, Marcos de Melo da Silva, ESSEC
  • 2013 : GOLLOWITZER S. (Université de Vienne), Thesis co-director, Stefan Gollowitzer (OEGOR Dissertation Award 2013), University of Vienna (with I. Bomze)
  • – : HASSANZADEH A. (ESSEC Business School), Thesis co-director, Alborz Hassanzadeh, ESSEC (with L. Alfandari)
  • 2015 : LEITNER M. (Université de Vienne), Thesis director, Markus Leitner, Univ. of Vienna (now at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
  • 2017 : LUIPERSBECK M. (Université de Vienne), Thesis co-director, Martin Luipersbeck, University of Vienna (Finalist for the EURO Doctoral Dissertation Award 2018) (with M. Leitner)
  • – : MOUACI A. (Université Paris-Dauphine, PSL), Thesis co-director, Ahlam Mouaci, University Paris Dauphine
  • 2013 : PUTZ P. (Université de Vienne), Thesis co-director, Peter Putz, University of Vienna (with I. Bomze)
  • 2015 : SINNL M. (Université de Vienne), Thesis co-director, Markus Sinnl, University of Vienna (OEGOR Dissertation Award 2016 and INFORMS SOLA Dissertation Award 2016) (with I. Bomze)
  • 2013 : WASSERMANN B. (Université de Vienne), Thesis co-director, Bertram Wassermann, University of Vienna (with I. Bomze)