Keynote speaker: Prof Immanuel M. Bomze
University of Vienna, Austria
Immanuel M. Bomze was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1958. He received the degree Magister rerum naturalium in Mathematics at the University of Vienna in 1981. After a postgraduate scholarship at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna from 1981 to 1982, he received the degree Doctor rerum naturalium (Ph.D.) in Mathematics at the University of Vienna. After his Habilitation 1987, he held several visiting research positions at various research institutions across Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia. He also gained some practical Operations Research experience during his work as a research mathematician in the Business & Marketing Research/Operations Research group of the national incumbent telecommunication operator Telekom Austria 2002-2004. Since 2004, he holds a chair (full professor) of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Vienna and since 2009, he serves as the Study Director of the Abraham-Wald-PhD program in Statistics and Operations Research, located at the Faculty of Business, Economics, and Statistics at this university.
Professor Bomze's research interests are in the areas of nonlinear optimization, qualitative theory of dynamical systems, game theory, mathematical modelling and statistics, where he has edited one and published four books, as well as over 100 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals and monographs. The list of his co-authors comprises over seventy scientists from more than a dozen countries in four continents.
Professor Bomze was awarded the EurOpt (Continuous Optimization Working
Group of EURO)
He is an incoming President of the Association of European Operational Research Societies (EURO).