Professor and Research Director at the School of Business of Universidad Adolfo Ibañez. Has a PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, a degree in Mathematical Engineering from Universidad de Chile. Specializes in optimisation, natural resource management (mining and forestry), routing and project management problems. Teaches courses related to Operations Management at the undergraduate, masters, MBA, executive MBA and doctoral level at Universidad Adolfo Ibañez. Has been principal investigator of numerous grants, including two Anillo projects (as director and subdirector), one FONDEF, three FONDECYTS, among others. Has published more than twenty articles in journals such as Operations Research, Mathematical Programming, Mathematics of Operations Research, Forest Science, Transportation Science and others. Joined UAI in the year 2006. Has developed a number of software systems for supporting decision making in the mining, forestry and transportation industries.
Jaime Casassus is an Associate Professor and Graduate Studies Director at the Economics Institute of the Universidad Católica de Chile. He is a leading expert in the study of commodity markets with application to valuation, asset allocation and risk management, and his research has been published in Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, and Journal of Banking & Finance. Casassus holds a PhD in Finance from Carnegie Mellon University. He is also a Member of the Financial Committee that advices the Ministry of Finance of Chile on the investment policy for the Sovereign Wealth Funds, Managing Editor for Quantitative Finance and the Journal of Commodity Markets, Deputy Director at FinanceUC, and Director of the Economics Society of Chile.
Xavier Emery is a full professor of the Mining Engineering Department and a main researcher of the Advanced Mining Technology Center at Universidad de Chile. He holds a PhD in geostatistics from Paris School of Mines and works in ore body modeling, mineral resources evaluation and geological uncertainty quantification. He participates in the undergraduate, Master's and PhD programs in mining engineering and geology at Universidad de Chile, as well as the postgraduate diplomas in mine planning and in geostatistical ore body evaluation. In the past ten years, he has led basic and applied research projects funded by government institutions and mining companies, and also co-organized the Eighth International Geostatistics Congress held in Santiago in 2008.
Tito Homem-de-Mello is a Professor in the School of Business at Universidad Adolfo Ibañez, where he has taught courses in Operations Management and Business Analytics at the undergraduate, masters of science and MBA levels. He obtained his Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, M.S. in Applied Mathematics from Georgia Institute of Technology, and a B.S. degree in Computer Science from University of São Paulo, Brazil. Prior to joining Universidad Adolfo Ibañez, he was a faculty member at Ohio State University and later at Northwestern University. His research focuses on optimization of systems under uncertainty. In particular, he studies theory and algorithms for stochastic optimization using sampling methods and applications in risk management, energy, and transportation, having published more than 30 peer-reviewed articles in top international journals. Dr. Homem-de-Mello has been principal investigator of numerous grants, mostly sponsored by the National Science Foundation in the United States and by Conicyt in Chile. He is the recipient of Best Paper Awards from IIE Transactions (2012) and INFORMS Revenue Management and Pricing Section (2007), and the winner of the George Nicholson student paper competition (1998).
Eduardo Moreno is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Engineering and Sciences, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile. He received a co-tutorship Ph.D. in Informatics from Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée and in Mathematical Modeling from Universidad de Chile in 2005. His research focuses on combinatorial optimization, algorithms and computational methods, with applications to network design, telecommunications, transportation and open-pit mining.