Steering Committee

Steering Committee Chairs

Dr. Angel A. Juan

Angel A. Juan 
Data Science and Operations Research, 
Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV, Spain)

Dr. Angel A. Juan is a Full Professor (Catedrático de Universidad) of Data Science and Operations Research at the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV, Spain). He has also been a Full Professor in the Dept. of Computer Science at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), as well as an Invited Professor at the University College Dublin (Ireland), Universidade Aberta (Portugal), Euncet Business School, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia (Italy), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.

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 predoctoral internships at Harvard University (USA) and at Universidad de Alicante (Spain), and has been Visiting Researcher at the following institutions: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA), Georgia Institute of Technology (USA), University of Southampton (UK), University of Portsmouth (UK), Technical University of Dortmund (Germany), 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, and Artificial Intelligence in Computational Transportation & Logistics, Production & Manufacturing, Computational Finance & Insurance, and Smart Cities. He has published over 150 articles in JCR-indexed journals and more than 325 documents indexed in Scopus. Dr. Juan is or has been Principal Investigator of several R&D projects, including: four Spanish R&D projects, three European projects, two CYTED international networks, six Spanish networks of excellence, two France-Spain CTP networks, three regional projects, and four Erasmus+ Consortia. In addition, he has contributed as a researcher in many other R&D projects of international and national scope.

Dr. Juan is one of the founders of the Decision Science Alliance. He is a member of the Mathematics / Business Expert Panels of the Flanders Research Foundation (FWO) and the Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento (AAC). He has been a Council member of the INFORMS i-Sim society, as well  as an Executive Council member 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: Internet of Things, J. of Simulation, European J. of Industrial Engineering, Algorithms, Int. J. of Data Analysis Techniques and Strategies, Int. J. of Educational Technology in Higher Education, etc. He has been general co-chair of several international conferences, as well as Proceedings Editor and Track Chair in the prestigious Winter Simulation Conference.

Dr. Juan is the Academic Director of the MBA at UPV-Alcoy. He has been co-founder and Academic Director of the URV-UOC MSc. in Computational Engineering & Mathematics as well as of the UOC MSc. in Bioinformatics & Biostatistics. He has also been the UOC Academic Director of the inter-university Doctoral Program in Bioinformatics (Data Science). He has supervised over 15 PhD theses, 50+ MSc. theses, and 70+ BSc. theses (already finished) in up to 8 different universities in Spain, the UK, Ireland, Portugal, Germany, and the Netherlands.

Dr. Juan has been included in different national and international rankings, such as the ones provided by the DIH Group, and the

Gabriel A. Wainer  
Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada 
Editor-in-Chief of Journal: “Simulation: Transactions of the Society for Computer Simulation International”, SCS

GABRIEL A. WAINER, FSCS, received the M.Sc. (1993) at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and the Ph.D. (1998, with highest honors) at UBA/Université d’Aix-Marseille III, France. In July 2000, he joined the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering at Carleton University (Ottawa, ON, Canada), where he is now Full Professor. He has held visiting positions at the University of Arizona; LSIS (CNRS), Université Paul Cézanne, University of Nice, INRIA Sophia-Antipolis, Université de Bordeaux (France); UCM, UPM, UPC (Spain), University of Buenos Aires, National University of Rosario (Argentina) and others. He is one of the founders of the SCS/ACM/IEEE Symposium on Theory of Modeling and Simulation, SIMUTools and SCS/ACM/IEEE SimAUD. Prof. Wainer was Vice-President Conferences and Vice-President Publications and is a member of the Board of Directors of the SCS, Society for Modeling and Simulation International. He has published over 400 research articles and five books in the field of Modeling and Simulation. Prof. Wainer is Editor in Chief of SIMULATION, member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Simulation (Taylor and Francis) IEEE Computing in Science and Engineering, Wireless Networks (Elsevier), Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation (SCS). He is the head of the Advanced Real-Time Simulation lab, located at Carleton University's Centre for advanced Simulation and Visualization (V-Sim). He helped organizing over 150 conferences including ACM SIGSIM PADS and Winter Simulation Conference (co-sponsored by ACM). He has been the recipient of various awards, including the IBM Eclipse Innovation, SCS Leadership, and various Best Papers. He has been awarded Carleton University's Research Achievement Award (2005, 2014), the SCS Outstanding Professional Award (2011), Carleton University’s Mentorship Award (2013), the SCS Distinguished Professional Award (2013), the SCS Distinguished Service Award (2015), Nepean’s Canada 150th Anniversary Medal (2017), ACM Recognition of Service Award (2018), IEEE Outstanding Engineering Award (Ottawa Section - 2019). He is a Fellow of SCS.

José-Luis Guisado-Lizar 
University of Seville, Seville, Spain

Dr. Jose-Luis Guisado-Lizar is a tenured Associate Professor of the Department of Computer Architecture and Technology at the University of Seville, Spain. He has a Ph.D. with a "European Doctorate" mention in physics and computer science from the University of Seville, Spain. Previously he held positions at the University of Cordoba, and the University of Extremadura, Spain. He held research fellowships at the Niels Bohr Institute (University of Copenhagen, Denmark), the University of Seville, and the Computing Department of the Regional Government of Andalusia, Spain. He also worked in the Computing Department of the University of Seville. He is the author/co-author of numerous papers in refereed international journals, conferences, or international book chapters. His current research interests include the application of modelling and simulation of complex systems and artificial intelligence to practical problems in areas such as green transportation, or laser systems; parallel and distributed computing; and biologically inspired algorithms. He is the Principal Investigator of the Spanish R&D SANEVEC project to optimize the deployment of electric vehicle urban charging stations, and he has participated in a good number of other research projects and contracts. He was the Head of Scientific Infrastructures of the Research Institute of Computer Engineering of the University of Seville (I3US), from 2019 to 2024. He was the General Chair of the SIMUtools 2023 Conference (15th International Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques), and is the General Co-Chair of SIMUtools 2024. He was awarded the “INTEL Microgrant Award for Parallelism in the Classroom” from Intel Corporation, USA, in 2011. He is an IEEE Senior Member.