ajuanpDr. 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, Barcelona, Spain). 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 senior 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 University of Alicante, as well as postdoctoral internships at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA), University of Southampton (UK), LAAS-CNRS (France), Technical University of Dortmund (Germany), and University College Dublin (Ireland). Moreover, he has been invited researcher / lecturer at University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (Austria), University of Portsmouth (UK), and Universidade Aberta (Portugal). During 2017, he will complete a research stay at Georgia Tech (USA). 

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 50+ articles in ISI JCR indexed journals and 120+ documents indexed in Elsevier 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). 

Currently, he is member of the executive council of the Spanish Society of Statistics and Operations Research. He is also a member of the American INFORMS, Bristish Operational Research, and German ASIM societies. Dr. Juan is editorial board member of several international journals: J. of Simulation, European J. of Industrial Engineering, Int. J. of Data Analysis Techniques and Strategies, J. of Computer Science, Int. J. of Information Systems & Social Change, and Int. J. of Educational Technology in Higher Education. He is the general co-chair of the 2017 Metaheuristics International Conference, and has been chair of several streams and sessions in international conferences such as the Winter Simulation Conference, the ASIM Conf. on Simulation in Production and Logistics, the EURO Conf., the OR Society Conf., etc. 

Dr. Juan has been invited lecturer in 5 of the top 100-under-50 universities in the Thomson Reuters ranking (Tech. Univ. Catalonia, Autonomous Univ. Barcelona, Univ. Pompeu Fabra, Univ. Portsmouth, and Tech. Univ. Dortmund). He has been supervisor of 5 PhD theses, 20+ MSc theses, and 50+ BSc 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, and he is referee of the Spanish State Research Agency (ANEP). Researcher ID: J-7923-2015, Orcid code: 0000-0003-1392-1776, Scopus ID: 56129392700. Scopus docs = 120+, h-index = 13; Thomson Reuters articles = 100+, h-index = 10; GScholar h-index = 21, i10-index = 48.