Dr. Angel A. Juan was born in Castalla (Alicante, Spain), in 1972. He is an Associate Professor of Applied Optimization, Simulation, and Data Analysis in the Computer Science Department at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC). He is also a Researcher at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3), as well as a frequent Lecturer at the Technical University of Catalonia and at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
Dr. Juan holds a Ph.D. in Applied Computational Mathematics (UNED), an M.S. in Information Systems & Technology (UOC), and an M.S. in Applied Mathematics (University of Valencia). He completed predoctoral internships at Harvard University and at University of Alicante, as well as postdoctoral internships at the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics, at the University of Southampton (UK), at LAAS-CNRS (France), and at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (Austria).
His research interests include Applied Simulation-Optimization (Simheuristics), as well as Educational Data Analysis & Mathematical e-Learning. He has published over 140 peer-reviewed papers in international journals, books and proceedings regarding these fields. Currently, he is the coordinator of the CYTED ICSO-HAROSA Network and editorial board member of both the Int. J. of Data Analysis Techniques and Strategies and the Int. J. of Information Systems & Social Change. He is also a member of the INFORMS society.
Dr. Juan has been Lecturer in 3 of the top 100-under-50 universities in the Thompson Reuters ranking, and he has been accredited as Profesor Titular de Universidad by the ANECA quality assurance agency and also as Professor Agregat by the AQU quality assurance agency.
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“In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is.” Jan L. A. van de Snepscheut
“We use simulation to avoid making Type III errors -working on the wrong model.” David Kelton
“You can have data without information, but you cannot have information without data.”
Daniel K. Moran
“Although this may seem a paradox, all exact science is dominated by the idea of approximation.” Bertrand Russell