Dr. Angel A. Juan is Associate Professor of Operations Research & Analytics (accredited as Full Professor) in the Computer Science, Multimedia and Telecommunication Dept. at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC). He is the coordinator of the Internet Computing & Systems Optimization (ICSO) research group at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3). From 2003 to 2013 he was Invited Lecturer at the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), and since 2010 he is Invited Lecturer at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB).
Dr. Juan holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering (UNED), an M.S. in Information Systems & Technology (UOC), and an M.S. and B.Sc. in Mathematics (University of Valencia). He completed predoctoral internships at Harvard University (USA) and at University of Alicante, as well as postdoctoral internships at the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (USA), at the University of Southampton (UK), and at LAAS-CNRS (France). He has been visiting researcher / professor at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (Austria), at the University of Portsmouth (UK), and at the Universidade Aberta (Portugal). He recently obtained two grants to complete teaching / research stays at the Technical University of Dortmund (Germany) and at the University College Dublin (Ireland).
His research interests include applications of Applied Optimization and Simulation (Metaheuristics and Simheuristics) in Transportation & Logistics, Finance, and Internet Computing, as well as Mathematical e-Learning & Analytics. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed papers in international journals, books and proceedings regarding these fields (40+ indexed in ISI JCR and 98+ indexed in Scopus). Dr. Juan is/has been Main Researcher in several R&D projects in the area of Transportation & Logistics, including: a CYTED International Network (CYTED2010-511RT0419), two Spanish R&D Projects (TRA2013-48180-C3-3-P and TRA2010-21644-C03-02), a Spanish Network of Excellence (TRA2015-71883-REDT), and two France-Spain CTP networks (2014-CTP-00001 and 2009-CTP-00007). He is editorial board member of several international journals: the European J. of Industrial Engineering, the Int. J. of Data Analysis Techniques and Strategies, the Int. J. of Information Systems & Social Change, the Int. J. of Educational Technology in Higher Education, and the Int. J. of Risk and Contingency Management. Dr. Juan is the General co-Chair of the 2017 Metaheuristics International Conference, and has been Chair of several sessions and tracks in international conferences such as the Winter Simulation Conference, the ASIM conf. on Simulation in Production and Logistics, the EURO conf., the OR conf., etc. He is also a member of the INFORMS society.
Dr. Juan has been Lecturer in 4 of the top 100-under-50 universities in the Thomson Reuters ranking, and he has been Advisor of 5 PhD Theses and 20+ MSc Theses (already finished) in up to 6 different universities in Spain, UK, Portugal, and Germany. He has been accredited as Full Professor (Catedratico) by the AQU quality assurance agency. Researcher ID: J-7923-2015, Orcid code: 0000-0003-1392-1776, Scopus ID: 56129392700. Scopus h-index = 11; GScholar h-index = 16; GScholar i10-index = 37.