Dr. Alexandre Dolgui is an IISE Fellow, Distinguished Professor and the Head of Automation, Production and Computer Sciences Department at the IMT Atlantique, France. His research focuses on decision-aid for manufacturing line design, production planning and supply chain optimization. His main results are based on the exact mathematical programming methods and their intelligent coupling with heuristics and metaheuristics algorithms. He is the co-author of 5 books, the co-editor of 20 books or conference proceedings, the author of 256 refereed journal papers, 4 prefaces of books, 30 editorials and 37 book chapters as well as over 400 papers in conference proceedings. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Production Research, an Area Editor of Computers & Industrial Engineering, past AE of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics and Omega, Member of the Board of the IFPR, former Chair of IFAC TC 5.2 Manufacturing Modelling for Management and Control, etc.