Elections 2017

The International Society on Multiple Criteria Decision Making

Executive committee election for the term 2017-2021

The Executive Committee (EC) of the Society is the body that makes the major decisions of the Society.  The members of the EC are elected for four years and four members are up for election every two years. There are four open positions in the EC and nine candidates have been nominated. The four candidates who receive the most votes will be elected for the EC. The voting period will start on September 8, 2017 and end on September 22, 2017 at midnight EEST (UTC/GMT +3:00). All those who are members of the Society by July 31, 2017 can vote. Each member will receive an E-mail with a link and detailed instructions for voting.  Please make sure your E-mail address in our database is up to date.  If your E-mail has changed, please write to secretary@mcdmsociety.org to update your E-mail address.

The candidates for the EC are:

1.       Carlos Henggeler Antunes (University of Coimbra and INESC Coimbra, Portugal)

Carlos Henggeler Antunes holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering (Optimization and Systems Theory), from the University of Coimbra in 1992. He is currently a Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Coimbra. He is director of the R&D Institute INESC Coimbra and a member of the coordination committee of the Energy for Sustainability Initiative. His areas of interest are multi-objective optimization, optimization using meta-heuristics, multi-criteria analysis, and energy systems and policies, with particular focus on energy efficiency and demand response. He has participated in several R&D projects and specialized consulting for companies. He is author of more than two hundred papers in journals, book chapters and conference proceedings. He is co-author of the book "Multiobjective Linear and Integer Programming", Springer, 2016 (please click here for further information).          

2.       Carlos Coello Coello (CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico)

Dr. Carlos A. Coello Coello received a PhD in Computer Science from Tulane University. He is currently Professor with distinction at the Computer Science Department at CINVESTAV-IPN (in Mexico City, México). He has co-authored more than 430 publications, which currently report over 34,000 citations (his h-index is 74). He is currently in the editorial board of 12 international journals and has received several awards, including Mexico’s National Medal of Science in “exact sciences”, the IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award and the National Research Award from the Mexican Academy of Science. His main research interests are bio inspired metaheuristics for multi-objective optimization (please click here for further information).

3.       José Rui Figueira (Technical  University  of  Lisbon,  Portugal)

José Rui Figueira is Associate Professor with Aggregation at IST (ULisboa) and researcher at CEG-IST. He also taught at Universities of Évora and Coimbra, and the Nancy’s School of Mines (where he got a Full Professor position in 2010). He is a former member of LAMSADE, INESC-Coimbra, and DIMACS research centers. Professor Figueira is the co-editor of the book, "Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis: State of the Art Surveys, Springer, 2016 (2nd Edition). He currently serves as a coordinator of the European Working Group on Multiple Criteria Decision Aiding. He is Associate Editor of JMCDA, the Book Editor Section of the EJOR and belong to the advisory board of other scientific international journals (please click here for further information).

4.       Salvatore Greco (University of Catania, Italy) 

Salvatore Greco has been full professor at Department of Economics and Business of University of Catania since 2001. Since 2013, he has been also affiliated to the Business School of  Portsmouth University. He is the vice-president of the Italian Association for Mathematics applied to Social and Economics Sciences.  He is one of the three coordinators of the EURO Working Group in Multiple Criteria Decision Aiding. His research is mainly focused on Multiple Criteria Decision Aiding and Rough Set Theory. In 2013 he received the Gold Medal of International Society on Multiple Criteria Decision Making (please click here for further information).


5.       Dylan F. Jones (University of Portsmouth, UK) 

Dr. Dylan Jones is a Professor of Operational Research based in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Portsmouth, UK. He is the Director of the University's cross-disciplinary Centre of Operational Research and Logistics (CORL). Prof Jones’s main area of expertise is the theory and application of decision problems with multiple conflicting objectives. He has published over 50 scientific articles and a keynote book on this topic. Prof Jones has worked on the application of multiple criteria methods in various fields of application including healthcare, logistics, sustainability and renewable energy. He has spent a significant portion of the past five years working on three European Union funded grants applying  Operational Research methods to the marine renewable energy sector (please click here for further information).

6.       Kathrin Klamroth (Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany) 

Kathrin Klamroth graduated with a PhD in Mathematics at Braunschweig University, and she attained her Habilitation at Kaiserslautern University, Germany. Before moving to the University of Wuppertal in 2008, she has been appointed at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (2002-2008). She has held visiting positions at Clemson University (USA), the University of Copenhagen (Denmark) and Paris Dauphine University (France). Kathrin has been an executive committee member from 2006-2010 and since 2013. She was a member of the MCDM dissertation award committee 2011 and 2013. She has co-organized the MCDM track at several EURO meetings and she was/is co-organizer of a Dagstuhl seminar on MCDM and EMO in 2015 and 2018 (please click here for further information).

7.      Judith Lienert (EAWAG Aquatic Research, Switzerland) 

Dr. Judit Lienert leads the cluster Decision Analysis at Eawag: Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology. After a first career in nursing, she received her PhD in ecology from the University Zürich in 2001. At Eawag, she started as co-project leader of a large transdisciplinary wastewater engineering project, which sparked her interest in interdisciplinary, real-world decision problems. Since 2007, her research focuses on integrating natural, engineering, and social science aspects in MCDA, and dealing with uncertainty. A specific interest is on behavioural OR, and a scientifically rigorous, but practicable integration of stakeholder and public preferences in environmental decisions (please click here for further information).

8.       Stefan Ruzika (TU Kaiserslautern, Germany) 

Dr. Stefan Ruzika is Full Professor for Economathematics and School Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. He has worked intensively on mathematical modeling, multiple objective combinatorial optimization and network optimization. His fundamental research is often motivated by applications such as evacuation and urban event planning, digital communications or transportation. Besides, Prof. Ruzika has worked actively in matters related to school mathematics such as mathematical modeling activities with high-school students, the transition phase from high-school to university, or advanced teacher trainings (please click here for further information).

9.       Hsu-Shih Shih (Tamkang University, Taiwan) 

Hsu-Shih Shih is Professor at Department of Management Sciences, Tamkang University, Taiwan, R.O.C. He obtained his Ph.D. degree at Industrial Engineering Department of Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, U.S.A. His areas of specialization include decision analysis and support, operations research, soft computing, and environmental management. His publications appear in European Journal of Operational Research, Computers and Operations Research, Journal of Operational Research Society, Group Decision and Negotiation, Fuzzy Sets and Systems, etc. and a book by Springer. He also has been a council member, secretary, and president (2016-17) of Operations Research Society of Taiwan (please click here for further information).


Announcement Date: 
Wednesday, July 26, 2017