M.Grazia Speranza President 2019-2021

M.Grazia Speranza is Professor of Operations Research at the University of Brescia and currently serves as Vice Rector. She was Vice-President of IFORS in 2008-2009, President of EURO in 2011-2012 and President of TSL (Transportation Science and Logistics) society of INFORMS in 2014. Her main scientific interests are: mixed integer programming, transportation and logistics, portfolio optimization. She is author of more than 150 papers published in international journals. She has been plenary speaker at several international conferences and editor of scientific journals. She is currently co-editor of the series ‘EURO Advanced Tutorials in Operational Research’.

Michael Trick Past President 2019-2021

Mike Trick is faculty member at Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business in Pittsburgh, where he also serves as Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research. His involvement with OR societies began when he became founding editor of INFORMS Online in 1995. After this, he served as President of INFORMS in 2002. He then served as NORAM Vice President from 2004-2009, generally taking a role in helping select conference locations and aiding local organizers in putting together the IFORS Triennial conferences. Notably, it was during these years that IFORS reached out and held its Triennial conferences in South Africa and in Australia. You can also follow him on twitter @miketrick and his blog at

“David” Chang Won Lee, Vice President

‘David’ Chang Won Lee is a professor of Operations and Service Management area and chair of Healthcare MBA program, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, and a director of Center for Tech Entrepreneurial Studies. He earned Masters of Mgmt Sci and PhD in OR and Healthcare from Saint Louis University, Missouri, USA. His studies appeared in Corp Soc Resp Env Ma, European J. of Operational Research(EJOR), Info & Mgmt, Intl J. of Info. Mgmt(IJIM), J. of Oper Res Soc(JORS), Supply Chain Mgmt: An Intl J.(SCM:IJ), Sustainability, Technol. Forecast. Soc. Change (TFSC) among others. He currently serves as presidents including INFORMS Korea, vice presidents, editors, associate editors, editorial board members, paper reviewers and other various acting roles in academic societies and journals. He had served as KORMS VP in International Activities, APORS Secretary and VP, APORS 2018 Kathmandu Meeting Program Chair (PC), IFORS 2020 Seoul Meeting Organizing Committee (OC) and IFORS VP representing APORS. He is a listee of Who’s Who in World (2018-2019) and a recipient of 2018 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.

Richard Hartl, Treasurer

Richard Hartl has been full professor of production and operations management at the University of Vienna where he was also head of the Department of Business Administration. A Senior Extramural Fellow of the Center for Economic Research (CentER), University of Tilburg, he is associate editor of several top journals and has regularly received teaching awards while obtaining research grants for both theoretical and applied research. He was Austrian Society for OR (OEGOR) President. His main research areas involve the application of OR methods inproduction, logistics, and transportation.

Stefan Nickel, VP representing EURO

Stefan Nickel is a full professor at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology – KIT (Germany) and one of the directors of the Institute of Operations Research. Since 2011 he additionally holds the positions of one of the directors of the Karlsruhe Service Research Institute (KSRI) and of the Research Center for Computer Science (FZI). From 2006-2015 he was editor-in-chief of Computers & Operations Research. He is editor-in-chief of Operations Research for Health Care since 2016. Stefan Nickel has authored or co-authored 5 books as well as more than 120 scientific articles in his research areas Locational Analysis, Supply Chain Management, Health Care Logistics, and Online Optimization. In addition, he conducted several industry projects with well-known companies.

Karla Hoffman, VP representing NORAM

Karla Hoffman is professor in the Department of Systems Engineering and Operations Research in the Volgenau Engineering School, George Mason University where she served as its Chair. She has received multiple research and teaching awards. Her primary research areas are combinatorial optimization, auction theory, and real-time scheduling and routing. She currently consults to the federal government on auctions and to the military and telecommunications industries on scheduling, manpower-planning and capital budgeting. Her research focuses on the development of new algorithms for solving large complex problems arising in industry and government. She served as INFORMS President and IFORS NORAM VP.

Rosiane de Freitas VP representing ALIO

Rosiane de Freitas is a Brazilian computer scientist, associate professor at Institute of Computing of the Federal University of Amazonas (IComp/UFAM), with a Ph.D. in Computer Science and System Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), and UNICAMP. As Vice-President ALIO in the term 2016-2018 (member of the ALIO steering committee since 2014) and as Brazil’s representative in CLEI (the Latin American Center for Computer Studies), she coordinates efforts across OR and CS societies within Brazil and Latin American. Her research interests include Combinatorial Optimization, Complexity, Scheduling, and Graph Theory, with several articles in the main international journals related to these areas, important applications in logistics, planning/production and forest dynamics, and.being an OR/CS consultant for different public and private organizations in Brazil and Latin American. She also acts strongly in advancing the careers and goals of women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).

Sunity Shrestha Hada, VP representing APORS

Sunity is professor of Management Science in the Central Department of Management of Tribhuvan University (TU) at Nepal where she also served as Assistant Dean for a decade. She had her Master of Science degree in Statistics from TU and MBA degree from Oklahoma City University (OCU), USA under Fulbright Scholarship. She also went to Indian Institute of Management at Ahmedabad, India (IIMA) for Faculty Development Program and earned her PH D degree in Finance from Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) of University of Delhi, India. She is the founder President of Operational Research Society of Nepal at 2007. She served as Chief-Editor and remained in the editorial board of International Journal of Operations Research of Nepal (IJORN) Sunity is also involved in the Network for Quality, Productivity and Competitiveness-Nepal (NQPCN). She is the member of Technical Committee in Quality Assurance and Accreditation Board (QAAB), and the member in ‘Management Cluster Research Division’ of University Grants Commission of Nepal. She is the founder Chairperson of Tribhuvan University Alumni Association of Nepal (TUAAN)


Mary Magrogan, IFORS Secretary

Mary Magrogan has served as the Secretariat on the Administrative Committee of the International Federation of the Operational Research Society (IFORS) since 2002. She is also the Director of Recognition and Development for the Institute of Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). Her past experience includes 30 years of association management and scientific publishing.