Having a strong synergy between people that want to improve their businesses and people able to formulate the best model to attain the desired result is, for sure, the most successful setting for an innovative problem-solving view.

— Valentina Morandi

I am a mathematician with a strong interest in applied mathematics. In fact, my interest for applied mathematics dates back to my undergraduate studies at the University of Verona and at Cattolica university of Milan where I had the opportunity to learn subjects as numerical calculus, programming languages and to grow my intense interest for decision sciences such as operations research. Hence, at the end of the master in 2013, I applied for a PhD in Operations Research. I obtained the PhD, at the University of Brescia jointly with Bergamo, in 2017 and I am currently an Assistant Professor at the Free University of Bolzano. Among operations research topics, during my PhD I discovered a special interest for logistic and traffic assignment problems which are currently my research area. In particular, my research field is optimization models for transportation. Even if my interested is in transportation, I will be glad also to explore other fields in which optimization can have an impact. This is one of the reasons why having a bridge between industry/practitioners and academics, such as Mathesia, is so important to me and to people of academic community.

Having a strong synergy between people that want to improve their businesses and people able to formulate the best model to attain the desired result is, for sure, the most successful setting for an innovative problem-solving view.