José Fernando Oliveira

José Fernando Oliveira is Full Professor and Head of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto. He also teaches at Porto Business School. He is a senior researcher in the Industrial Engineering and Management Center of the research institute INESC TEC. His main area of scientific activity is Operations Research and Management Science. He regularly publishes his research results, originated in projects funded by R&D funding agencies, in highly regarded Operational Research journals and keeps an ongoing consultancy activity with companies and other private and public organizations, with dozens of successfully completed projects.  He has supervised 50+ Ph.D. and MSc thesis, and his teaching activity has run around the areas of Statistics, Operations Research and Operations Management and Logistics.

From his many past academic and service positions, stand out the General Council of the University of Porto, the Vice-Presidency of the Pedagogical Council of FEUP, the Vice-Presidency of the European Association of Operational Research Societies, and the Presidency of the Portuguese Operational Research Society. He is a member of the Industrial Engineering and Management Board of the Portuguese Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education and an evaluator for the Portuguese National Agency for Science and Technology, as well as for similar agencies in other countries. He is currently co-editor-in-chief of the European Journal of Operational Research and a member of the editorial board of several other scientific journals. He is also the President of the Scientific Council for Exact Sciences and Engineering of the Portuguese National Foundation for Science and Technology.

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