Curriculum vitae

Education and training

Dates: 6 December 2021 - Today

Associate Professor on Mathematical methods of economics, finance and actuarial science at the Department of Economics and Business of the University of Catania.

 Dates: 3 January 2018 - 5 December 2021

Researcher on Mathematical methods of economics, finance and actuarial science at the Department of Economics and Business of the University of Catania.

Dates: 1 August 2014 - 31 July 2017

Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Economics and Business of the University of Catania.

Dates: April 2016

Title of qualification awarded: Ph.D. in “Pure and Applied Mathematics” Interest: Theory Decision, Multicriterial Decision Analysis , Robust Ordinal Regression, Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization. Supervisor professor S. Greco.
Name and type of organisation providing education and training: Department of Economics and Business, University of Catania
Level in national or international classification: Ph.D.

Dates: March 2015 and October 2018

Title of qualification awarded: National Scientific Qualification to associate professor for the scientific sector "13/D4 metodi matematici dell'economia e delle scienze attuariali e finanziarie".
Name and type of organisation providing education and training: Ministry of Instruction, University and Research (MIUR)

Dates: February 2013

Title of qualification awarded: Ph.D. in “Applied Mathematics” Interest: Theory Decision, Multicriterial Decision Analysis , Robust Ordinal Regression, Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization. Supervisor professor S. Greco.
Name and type of organisation providing education and training: Department of Economics and Business, University of Catania
Level in national or international classification: Ph.D.

Dates: November 2008
Title of qualification awarded: Graduated in Mathematics, final evaluation: 110/110 with laude
Dissertation: “MCDA(Multiple Criteria Decision Aiding) applications supporting decisions for territorial development ”. The object of the final work was to implement, in C++ language programming, the multi-criteria classification method ELECTRE TRI and to study and solve a mathematical model based on ELECTRE TRI.
Supervisor professors S. Greco and M. Caserta.
Name and type of organization: University of Catania
Level in national or international classification: Master of science, research master

Dates: May- September 2008
Title of qualification awarded: Stage
Name and type of organisation providing education and training: GOT, interdisciplinary research centre on the governance of the territorial development, Zafferana Etnea (CT)

Dates:November 2005
Title of qualification awarded: Graduated in Applied Mathematics, final evaluation: 110/110 with laude
Dissertation: “Application of the dynamical systems on biomathematics models”. The object of the final work was studying the evolution of the populations using dynamical systems.
Supervisor professor G. Mulone
Name and type of organisation providing education and training: University of Catania
Level in national or international classification: National: Laurea Triennale- International: Bachelor Degree.

Invited Speaker
2017 May, 4: Portsmouth Business School, UK. Using Choquet integral as preference model in interactive evolutionary multiobjective optimization.

2017 March, 7: Poznan University of Technology, Poland. A robust ranking method extending ELECTRE III to hierarchy of interacting criteria, imprecise weights and stochastic analysis.

2016 June, 9: Università degli studi dell'Insubria, Varese, Italy. Multiple Criteria Decision Aiding and some recent contributions.

2016 April, 12: Poznan University of Technology, Poland. Robust Ordinal Regression and Stochastic Multiobjective Acceptability Analysis in Multiple Criteria Hierarchy Process for the Choquet integral preference model

2015 December, 18: University Federico II, Naples, Italy: Multiple Criteria Deicision Aiding and the Multiple Criteria Hierarchy Process

Visiting Fellow
2017 May 2-27: Portsmouth Business School, UK, under the Isambard Kingdom Brunel Fellowship Scheme

2017 February 27 - March 11: Poznan University of Technology, Poland

2016 April 5-20: Poznan University of Technology, Poland

2015 April 27-May 10: Poznan University of Technology, Poland

2013 August 22-29: Warwick Business School, UK

 

Teaching Activities
MCDA Spring School. May 26-31, 2014. Perugia (Italy).

 

Editorial Activity

Associate Editor for OMEGA: The International Journal of Management Science (IF: 7.084) https://www.journals.elsevier.com/omega/editorial-board

Guest Editor (together with Yves De Smet, Michael Doumpos, Salvatore Greco e Constantin Zopounidis) of the Special Issue on “Classification, Sorting and Clustering Methods Based on Multiple Criteria: Recent Trends” for Annals of Operations Research (2019 IF: 2.583)

Guest Editor (together with Maria Barbati) of the Special Issue on “Multi-Criteria Decision Making for Sustainable Policies” for International Journal of Multicriteria Decision Making (2019 Cite Score 1.1)

 

Reviewer for the following journals

4OR; Algprothms; Annals of Operations Research (ANOR); Applied Soft Computing; Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research; Computers & Industrial Engineering (CAIE); Computers & Operations Research (COR); Data in Brief (DIB); Decision Support Systems (DSS); Decisions in Economics and Finance (DEF); Electrical Engineering; EURO Journal on Decision Processes (EJDP); European Journal of Operational Research (EJOR); Expert Systems with Applications (ESWA); Foundations of Computing and Decision Sciences; Fuzzy Sets and Systems (FSS); IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation; Information Sciences; International Journal of Approximate Reasoning; International Journal of Decision Support Systems (IJDSS); International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making (IJITDM); International Journal of Multicriteria Decision Making (IJMCDM); International Journal of Uncertainty, Fuzziness and Knowledge-Based Systems; International Transactions in Operational Research (ITOR); Iranian Journal of Science and Technology, Transactions A: Science; Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems (JIFS); Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (JMCDA); Journal of the Operational Research Society (JORS); Knowledge-Based Systems (KNOSYS); Kybernetes; Land Use Policy (LUP); Methods of Information in Medicine; Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy Review; OMEGA; Operational Research: An International Journal (ORIJ); Operations Research Perspectives (ORP); OR Spectrum; RAIRO - Operations Research; Socio-Economic Planning Sciences; Soft Computing; Sustainable Production and Consumption (SPC).

Reviewer for the following conferences

"XLVIII Annual Meeting of AIRO - Italian Operations Research Society." Taormina (Italy), September 10-13, 2018.

"8th International Conference on Evolutionary Muliobjective Optimization." Guimaraes (Portugal), March 29-April 1, 2015.

"First International Symposium New Metropolitan Perspectives." Reggio Calabria, May 6-8, 2014.

"7th International Conference on Evolutionary Muliobjective Optimization." Sheffield (UK), March 19-22, 2013.

Awards

Bernard Roy Award 2020 from the EURO Working Group on Multiple Criteria Decision Aiding

Best Paper Award for the contribution entitled "Robust Ordinal Regression for decision under risk and uncertainty" published in the Journal of Business Economics, Volume 86, Issue 1-2, 2016. Coauthors: Salvatore Greco, Benedetto Matarazzo and Roman Slowinski.

Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019 from European Journal of Operational Research.

Newsletter
Editor of the “EWG-MCDA newsletter”

Staff conferences

"XLVIII Annual Meeting of AIRO - Italian Operations Research Society." Taormina (Italy), September 10-13, 2018.

"40th annual meeting of the "'Associazione per la Matematica Applicata alle Scienze Economiche e Sociali" (AMASES)", September 15-17, 2016.

"28th International conference of the European Chapter on Combinatorial Optimization (ECCO)". Catania (Italy), May 28-30, 2015.

"78th meeting of the european working group on multicriteria decision aiding". Catania (Italy), October 23-26, 2013

"14th International conference on information processing and management on uncertainty in knowledge- based system (IPMU)". Catania (Italy), July 9-13, 2012.

 Program Committee

"8th International Conference on Evolutionary Muliobjective Optimization." Guimaraes (Portugal), 29 March - 1 April, 2015.

"7th International Conference on Evolutionary Muliobjective Optimization." Sheffield (UK), March 19-22, 2013.

Sessions and streams organization

Organizer (with M. Doumpos) of the stream “Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis” at the 31st European Conference on Operational Research, (EURO 2021), July 11-14, 2021, Athens and Online, Greece.

Organizer (with B. Cavallo and M. Brunelli) of the session “Multiple Criteria Decision Making” at the 43rd annual meeting of the “'Associazione per la Matematica Applicata alle Scienze Economiche e Sociali” (AMASES), September 8-11 2019, Perugia, Italy.

Organizer (with J.R. Figueira, S. Greco, M. Kadziński and R. Slowinski) of the stream “Multiple Criteria Decision Aid” at the 30th European Conference on Operational Research, (EURO 2019), June 23-26, 2019, Dublin, Ireland.

Organizer (with M. Kadziński) of the session “Decision Aiding Methods” at the 30th European Conference on Operational Research, (EURO 2019), June 23-26, 2019, Dublin, Ireland.

Organizer (with B. Cavallo and M. Brunelli) of the session “Multiple Criteria Decision Making” at the 42nd annual meeting of the “'Associazione per la Matematica Applicata alle Scienze Economiche e Sociali” (AMASES), September 13-15 2018, Napoli, Italy.

Organizer (with M. Doumpos, J.R. Figueira, M. Kadziński and C. Zopounidis) of the stream “Multiple Criteria Decision Aiding” at the 29th European Conference on Operational Research, (EURO 2018), July 8-11, 2018, Valencia, Spain.

Organizer (with M. Kadziński) of the session “Decision Aiding Methods” at the 29th European Conference on Operational Research, (EURO 2018), July 8-11, 2018, Valencia, Spain.

Organizer and co-chair (with B. Cavallo and M. Brunelli) of the session “Multiple Criteria Decision Making” at the 41st annual meeting of the “'Associazione per la Matematica Applicata alle Scienze Economiche e Sociali” (AMASES), September 14-16 2017, Cagliari, Italy.

Organizer and co-chair (with B. Cavallo and M. Brunelli) of the session “Multiple Criteria Decision Making” at the 40th annual meeting of the “'Associazione per la Matematica Applicata alle Scienze Economiche e Sociali” (AMASES), September 15-17 2016, Catania, Italy.

Organizer (with J.R. Figueira and M. Kadziński) of the stream "Multiple Criteria Decision Aiding" at the 28th European Conference on Operational Research, (EURO 2016), July 3-6, 2016, Poznan, Poland.

Organizer (with J.R. Figueira and M. Kadzinski) of the session "Complex Preference Learning in MCDA" at the 28th European Conference on Operational Research, (EURO 2016), July 3-6, 2016, Poznan, Poland.

Organizer and co-chair (with M. Kadzinski) of the session titled “Complex Preference Learning” at the 27th European Conference on Operational Research, (EURO 2015), July 12-15, 2015, Glasgow, Scotland.

Organizer and co-chair (with M. Kadzinski) of the session titled “Constructive Preference Learning in MCDA” at the 23rd International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making, (MCDM 2015), August, 2-7, 2015, Hamburg, Germany. 

Participation at conferences

Dates: October24-27, 2021
"2021 INFORMS Annual Meeting"
Site: Anhaeim, CA (USA) and online

Dates: September 16-18, 2021
"92nd Meeting of the European Working Group in Multiple Criteria Decision Aiding"
Site: Cracow (Poland) and online

Dates: September 13-18, 2021
"45th annual meeting of the "Associazione per la Matematica Applicata alle Scienze Economiche e Sociali (AMASES)"
Site: Reggio Calabria (Italy) and online

Dates: July 11-14, 2021
"31st European Conference on Operational Research"
Site: Athens (Greece) and online

Dates: June 10-11, 2021
"Second International Workshop on Best-Worst method"
Site: Delft (The Netherlands) and online

Dates: April 29-30, 2021
"91st Meeting of the European Working Group in Multiple Criteria Decision Aiding"
Site: Budapest (Hungary) (online)

Dates: September 9-11, 2019
"43rd annual meeting of the "Associazione per la Matematica Applicata alle Scienze Economiche e Sociali (AMASES)"
Site: Perugia (Italy)

Dates: June 23-26, 2019
"30th European Conference on Operational Research"
Site: Dublin (Ireland)

Dates: April 11-13, 2019
"89th Meeting of the European Working Group in Multiple Criteria Decision Aiding"
Site: Trento (Italy)

Dates: September 27-29, 2018
"88th Meeting of the European Working Group in Multiple Criteria Decision Aiding"
Site: Lisbon (Portugal)

Dates: July 8-11, 2018
"29th European Conference on Operational Research"
Site: Valencia (Spain)

Dates: April 5-7, 2018
"87th Meeting of the European Working Group in Multiple Criteria Decision Aiding"
Site: Delft (Netherlands)

Dates: September 21-23, 2017
"86th Meeting of the European Working Group in Multiple Criteria Decision Aiding"
Site: Paris (France)

Dates: May 11-12, 2017
"PROMETHEE Days 2017"
Site: Portsmouth (UK)

Dates: April 20-22, 2017
"85th Meeting of the European Working Group in Multiple Criteria Decision Aiding"
Site: Padova (Italy)

Dates: September 15 -17, 2016
"40th annual meeting of the "Associazione per la Matematica Applicata alle Scienze Economiche e Sociali (AMASES)"
Site: Catania (Italy)

Dates: July 3 - 6, 2016
"27th European Conference on Operational Research"
Site: Poznan (Poland)

Dates: June 22 - 24, 2016
"Risk and Uncertainty Conference"
Site: Paris (France)

Dates: March 31-April 2, 2016
"83rd Meeting of the European Working Group in Multiple Criteria Decision Aiding"
Site: Barcelona (Spain)

Dates: September 10-12, 2015
"39th Convegno Annuale dell'Associazione per la Matematica Applicata alle Scienze Economiche e Sociali (AMASES) 2015."
Site: Padova (Italy)

Dates: August 2-7, 2015
"23rd International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making."
Site: Hamburg (Germany)

Dates: July 12-15, 2015
"27th European Conference on Operational Research". Glasgow (Scotland).

Dates: March 25-28, 2015
"81th Meeting of the European Working Group in Multiple Criteria Decision Aiding. "
Site: Annecy (France)

Dates: January 12-16, 2015
"Understanding Complexity in Multiobjective Optimization (invitation)"
Site: Dagsthul (Germany)

Dates: May 29-30, 2014
"Analisi multicriteri valutazione processi decisionali"
Site: Torino (Italy)

Dates: October 24-26, 2013
"78th Meeting of the European Working Group in Multiple Criteria Decision Aiding. "
Site: Catania (Italy)

Dates: July 1-4, 2013
"26th European Conference on Operational Research". Rome (Italy).

Dates: June 17-21, 2013
"22nd International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making."
Site: Malaga (Spain)

Dates: April 11-13, 2013
"77th Meeting of the European Working Group in Multiple Criteria Decision Aiding. "
Site: Rouen (France)

Dates: March 19-22, 2013
"7th International Conference on Evolutionary Multi-Criterion Optimization (EMO 2013). "
Site: Sheffield (UK)

Dates: September 12- 15, 2012
"36th Convegno Annuale dell'Associazione per la Matematica Applicata alle Scienze Economiche e Sociali (AMASES) 2012."
Site: Vieste (Italy)

Dates: July 9-13, 2012
"14th International conference on information processing and management on uncertainty in knowledge- based system (IPMU)."
Site: Catania (Italy)

Dates: April 12-14, 2012
"75th Meeting of the European Working Group in Multiple Criteria Decision Aiding. "
Site: Tarragon (Spain)

Dates: January 22-27, 2012
"Learning in Multiobjective Optimization (invitation)"
Site: Dagsthul (Germany)

Dates: June 13-17, 2011
"21th international conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making"
Site: Jyvaskyla (Finland)