AAJ_TCDDr. Angel A. Juan was born in Castalla (Spain). He is a Full Professor (Catedrático) of Operations Research & Industrial Engineering in the Computer Science, Multimedia and Telecommunication Dept. at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Barcelona, Spain). Since 2015, he is also the Lead Researcher of the DPCS-ICSO consolidated group (2017-SGR-111) of the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3). 

Dr. Juan holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering (Applied Mathematics), an M.S. in Information Systems & Technology, and an M.S. & B.Sc. in Mathematics. He completed a predoctoral internship at Harvard University (USA) and at Universidad de Alicante (Spain), and has been Visiting Researcher / Professor at: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA), Georgia Institute of Technology (USA), University of Southampton (UK), University of Portsmouth (UK), Technical University of Dortmund (Germany), University College Dublin (Ireland), Trinity College Dublin (Ireland), LAAS-CNRS (France), University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (Austria), and University of Bologna (Italy). 

His main research interests include applications of Data Analytics & Optimization-Simulation Algorithms (biased randomization / agile-optimization algorithms, simheuristics, and learnheuristics) in Computational Transportation & Logistics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Finance. He has published 100+ articles in JCR-indexed journals and 240+ documents indexed in Scopus. Dr. Juan is or has been Principal Investigator of several R&D projects, including: three Spanish R&D projects (PID2019-111100RB-C21, TRA2013-48180-C3-3-P, TRA2010-21644-C03-02), one European project (EU-IoF2020), two CYTED international networks (CYTED2014-P514RT0013, CYTED2010-511RT0419), four Spanish networks of excellence (09/UPR/20, RED2018-102642-T, 05/UPR/19, TRA2015-71883-REDT, 05/UPR/19), two France-Spain CTP networks (2014-CTP-00001, 2009-CTP-00007), one regional project (2018 LLAV 00017), 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 is Council member of the prestigious INFORMS i-Sim society, and 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 Track Chair in prestigious international conferences (Winter Simulation Conf., ASIM Conf. on Simulation in Production and Logistics, etc.) .

He 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 Science). Dr. Juan is / has been Visiting Professor at University College Dublin (Ireland), Universidade Aberta (Portugal), Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (Spain), Euncet Business School (Spain), Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain), and Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Spain). He has been supervisor of 10 PhD theses, 30+ MSc theses, and 60+ BSc theses (already finished) in up to 7 different universities in Spain, UK, Portugal, Germany, and Ireland. 

Scopus docs = 240+, h-index = 31; Web of Science articles = 213+, h-index = 28; GScholar h-index = 39, i10-index = 125. Researcher ID: J-7923-2015 N-4201-2019, Orcid code: 0000-0003-1392-1776, Scopus ID: 56129392700.