Dr. Angel A. Juan is Full Professor (Catedrático) of Operations Research & Industrial Engineering in the Computer Science, Multimedia and Telecommunication Dept. at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Barcelona, Spain). He is currently the Lead Researcher of the DPCS-ICSO group (2017-SGR-111) at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3).
Dr. Juan holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, an M.S. in Information Systems & Technology, and an M.S. and B.Sc. in Mathematics. He completed a predoctoral internship at Harvard University (USA) and has been Visiting Researcher / Professor at: Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Georgia Institute of Technology (USA), University of Southampton and University of Portsmouth (UK), Technical University of Dortmund (Germany), University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin (Ireland) LAAS-CNRS (France), University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (Austria), and University of Bologna (Italy). He is also Honorary Visiting Professor at University of Portsmouth (UK).
His main research interests include applications of Data Analytics & Optimization-Simulation Algorithms (biased randomization / agile-optimization algorithms, simheuristics and learnheuristics) in Computational Transport & Logistics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Finance. He has published 80+ articles in JCR-indexed journals and 195+ documents indexed in Scopus. Dr. Juan is/has been Main Researcher of several R&D projects, including: two CYTED international networks (CYTED2014-P514RT0013, CYTED2010-511RT0419), three Spanish networks of excellence (RED2018-102642-T, TRA2015-71883-REDT, 05/UPR/19), two Spanish R&D projects (TRA2013-48180-C3-3-P, TRA2010-21644-C03-02), two France-Spain CTP networks (2014-CTP-00001, 2009-CTP-00007), and four Erasmus+ Consortiums (2016‐1‐ES01‐KA108‐023465, 2017-1-ES01-KA103-036672, 2018-1-ES01-KA103-049767, 2019-I-ES01-KA103-062602).
Dr. Juan has been member of the Executive Council of the Spanish Society of Statistics and Operations Research (SEIO). He is also Referee of the Spanish State Research Agency (AEI) as well as 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 has been general co-chair of several international conferences (Metaheuristics Int. Conf., Int. Conf. on Risk Analysis, etc.), as well as Proceedings Editor and Chair of tracks and sessions in prestigious international conferences (Winter Simulation Conf., ASIM Conf. on Simulation in Production and Logistics, etc.)
Dr. Juan has been co-founder and Director of the URV-UOC MSc. in Computational Engineering & Mathematics as well as of the UOC MSc. in Bioinformatics & Biostatistics. Currently, he is the UOC Director of the inter-university Doctoral Program in Bioinformatics (Data Analytics). He is / has been Invited Senior Lecturer at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Euncet Business School – UPC, Universidade Aberta (Portugal), University College Dublin (Ireland), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, and Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Dr. Juan has been supervisor of 10 PhD theses, 30+ MSc theses, and 60+ BSc theses (already finished) in up to 6 different universities in Spain, UK, Portugal, and Germany.
Scopus docs = 200+, h-index = 25; Thomson Reuters articles = 170+, h-index = 22; GScholar h-index = 35, i10-index = 95+. Researcher ID: J-7923-2015, Orcid code: 0000-0003-1392-1776, Scopus ID: 56129392700.