Fabio Furini received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Engineering and Industrial Management , and his Ph.D in Automation and Operations Research at the University of Bologna in 2004, 2007 and 2011 respectively. He has since conducted periods of research at prestigious universities in Europe and the United States, including the University of Colorado and Imperial College London. He currently holds a position as assistant professor at Paris Dauphine University. His work is a combination of the disciplines of Mathematics, Economics, Information Technology, and Operations Research. He has used advanced analytical techniques to arrive at solutions of optimal or near-optimal standard to intricate decision-making problems. The focus of his research has been on achieving operational efficiencies, aiming to develop general software, generalizable insights and applications. In particular, his work has dealt with techniques and algorithms for Mixed Integer Linear and Non-Linear Programming problems, and the study of challenging applications such as Aircraft Routing and Sequencing, and Train Timetabling. He has published articles on these subjects in many leading international journals in the field of optimization.