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Maria Grazia Speranza

General information

Maria Grazia Speranza born in Gazzaniga (BG) on 30 March 1957

Degree in Mathematics, specialisation programme, at Milan University.


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In international scientific journals, she has published over 200 articles on models and algorithms for the optimization of transport, logistics and supply chain management.

Positions occupied

  • Since May 2020, she has been a Member of the Board of Directors and a Member of the Committee for Sustainability and the Territory of A2A S.p.A.
  • Since April 2020 committee member, Fondazione Nocivelli
  • Since May 2019 committee member, Fondazione Comunità Bresciana
  • 2009-2010: Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics, London
  • 1994: Full Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business (now the Department of Economics and Management) of Brescia University.
  • 1990-1994; Associate Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business at Brescia University.
  • 1987 - 1999: Associate Professor at the Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences of Udine University.
  • 1983 – 1987: University Researcher at the Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences of Milan University.

Positions held at Brescia University

  • 2016-2020: Prealector.
  • 2002-2008: Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business (since 2005, a member of the Council of the Conference of Deans of Economics Faculties).
  • 2001-2002: Chair of the Council of the Degree Course in Economics and information and communication management.
  • 2000-2002: Prealector.
  • 1998-2000: President of the Research Council.

Scientific associations: positions held

  • Chair, IFORS (International Federation of Operations Research Societies), 2019-2021
  • Chair, TSL (Transportation Science and Logistic) society of INFORMS (The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences), 2014
  • Chair, EURO, the Association of European Operational Research Societies, 2011-2012

Other positions held

  • Chair, committee for the "Robert M. Herman Lifetime Achievement Award", 2011
  • Chair, committee for the "EURO Excellence in Practice Award", 2010
  • President, jury for the “EURO Gold Medal”, 2018
  • Committee member, ERC Consolidation Grants, 2020
  • Committee member, INRIA (France), 2018
  • Committee member, ETH (Zurich), 2021
  • Scientific Advisory Board member, INESC TEC (Porto), 2020

International recognition

  • Honorary degree, University of Fribourg (Switzerland), 2019
  • Member of the Accademia delle Scienze (Academy of Sciences), Bologna, Italy, since 2021
  • Honorary fellowship at the Department of Management Science and Technology, Athens University of Economics and Business, since 2010
  • Inclusion as one of the 100 best researchers in the STEM areas of study at and in the book '100 donne contro gli stereotipi per la scienza' (100 women against stereotypes for science), Egea, 2017.

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