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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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Expertise

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 https://100esperte.it/ and in the book '100 donne contro gli stereotipi per la scienza' (100 women against stereotypes for science), Egea, 2017.

 

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