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Francesca Maggioni is Associate Professor of Operations Research at the Department of Management, Information and Production Engineering (DIGIP) of the University of Bergamo (Italy) and Deputy Director of the Doctorate Program in Applied Economics & Management (Applied Economics curriculum) at the Universities of Bergamo and Pavia. Prior to joining DIGIP, she was first an assistant professor and subsequently a tenured associate professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Bergamo.

She graduated summa con laude in 2003 in Mathematics at the “Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore” of Brescia (Italy) and completed her PhD in Pure and Applied Mathematics at University of Milano Bicocca (Italy), in 2006.

In 2018 she received the Italian scientific qualifications (ASN) as Full Professor in Operations Research (01/A6, MAT/09) and Mathematical Methods for Economics and Finance (13/D4, SECS-S/06).

At the University of Bergamo and “Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore” of Brescia she teaches courses in “Operational Research”, “Optimization”, “Numerical Analysis”, “Methods and Models for Business Analytics” and “Financial and Insurance Risk Modeling” (see Teaching and Consultancies).

Her research interests concern both methodological and applicative aspects for optimization under uncertainty. From a methodological point of view, she has developed different types of bounds and approximation for stochastic, robust and distributionally robust multistage optimization problems. She applies these methods to solve problems in logistics, transportation, energy production and pension funds. Further research activity is aimed at the study of geometric, topological and energetic aspects of knotted filaments in different physical contexts like elastic filaments, ideal magnetohydrodynamics and Euler fluids. On these topics she has published more than 60 scientific articles featured in peer-reviewed operations research journals (e.g., European Journal of Operations Research, Transportation Science, Annals of Operations Research, International Journal of Production Economics, Computational Management Science) and optimization journals (e.g., SIAM Journal on Optimization, Journal of Optimization, Theory and Applications) (see Research).

She received numerous national and international awards for research activity. In particular in October 2021 her research has been supported as principal investigator by a grant from the Italian Ministry of Education for the project “ULTRA OPTYMAL Urban Logistics and sustainable TRAnsportation: OPtimization under uncertainTY and MAchine Learning” (project code 20207C8T9M, score 100/100, grant 532.800 Euros).

She serves the EURO Working Group on Stochastic Optimization as chair in the period 2022-2024, treasurer in the period 2019-2021 and secretary in the period 2016-2018, the AIRO Thematic Section of Stochastic Programming as chair in the period 2018-2022 and the Stochastic Programming Society as secretary in the period 2020-2023 and treasurer in the period 2016-2019.

She is Associate Editor of the journals Computational Management Science (CMS), EURO Journal on Computational Optimization (EJCO), TOP, An Official Journal of the Spanish Society of Statistics and Operations Research and guest editor of several special issues in Operations Research and Applied Mathematics journals.

She has organized several areas, streams, symposia and sessions at international conferences like EURO, ISMP, ICSP, CMS, ODS and ECSO. She has been chair of the “International Winter School in Stochastic Programming with Applications to Energy, Logistics and Finance” (Passo del Tonale, 2017) and member of the scientific committee of numerous international conferences.

She has been visiting fellow at numerous international research centers and universities in Europe, Canada and USA where she has held seminars and courses by invitation. She regularly participates in international scientific conferences as invited speaker.

More information on her Curriculum Vitae page.

She is looking for postdocs and Ph.D. students with mathematical and computational skills. If interested, write to


Department of Management, Information and Production Engineering
Università degli Studi di Bergamo
Via Marconi - 5 24044 Dalmine, (Bg) Italy
tel: (+39) 035-2052649
fax: (+39) 035-2052549
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Francesca Maggioni - Bergamo Italy