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). He is a member of the DPCS & SLP research groups at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3), as well as a frequent Lecturer at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Dr. Juan holds a Ph.D. in Applied Computational Mathematics (UNED), an M.S. in Information Systems & Technology (UOC), and an M.S. in Applied 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) and at LAAS-CNRS (France). He has been invited researcher/speaker at the University of Southampton (UK), at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (Austria), at the University of Portsmouth (UK), and at the Technical University of Dortmund (Germany), where he obtained the Gambrinus Fellowship. 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 (over 35 indexed in ISI JCR and over 90 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, Spanish ‘Plan Nacional’ Projects, a Spanish Network of Excellence, and several CTP networks. 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. 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 Thompson Reuters ranking, and he has been Advisor of PhD/MSc Theses 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.