ajuanpDr. Angel A. Juan is Professor Agregat of Operations Research & Industrial Engineering in the Computer Science, Multimedia and Telecommunication Dept. at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC, Barcelona, Spain). He is accredited as Full Professor (Catedrático) by AQU, and is the coordinator of the Internet Computing & Systems Optimization (ICSO) research group 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 at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA), University of Southampton (UK), LAAS-CNRS (France), University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (Austria), Technical University of Dortmund (Germany), University College Dublin (Ireland), and Georgia Institute of Technology (USA). Also, he has been invited lecturer at University of Portsmouth (UK) and Universidade Aberta (Portugal).  

His main research interests include applied optimization and simulation (metaheuristics and simheuristics) in computational transportation & logistics, Internet computing, and computational finance. He has published 50+ articles in JCR-indexed journals and 130+ documents indexed in Scopus. Dr. Juan is/has been main researcher of several R&D projects, including: a CYTED international network (CYTED2010-511RT0419), two Spanish R&D projects (TRA2013-48180-C3-3-P, TRA2010-21644-C03-02), a Spanish network of excellence (TRA2015-71883-REDT), two France-Spain CTP networks (2014-CTP-00001, 2009-CTP-00007), and an Erasmus+ Consortium (2016‐1‐ES01‐KA108‐023465). 

Dr. Juan is member of the Executive Council of the Spanish Society of Statistics and Operations Research. He is also Referee of the Spanish State Research Agency (ANEP) 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 is the general co-chair of the 2017 Metaheuristics International Conference, and has been chair of several streams and sessions in prestigious international conferences, such as the Winter Simulation Conference or the ASIM Conf. on Simulation in Production and Logistics. 

From 2003 to 2013, Dr. Juan 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). He has been supervisor of 8 PhD theses, 25+ MSc theses, and 50+ BSc theses in up to 6 different universities in Spain, UK, Portugal, and Germany. 

Scopus docs = 135+, h-index = 15; Thomson Reuters articles = 100+, h-index = 12; GScholar h-index = 24, i10-index = 50+. Researcher ID: J-7923-2015, Orcid code: 0000-0003-1392-1776, Scopus ID: 56129392700.