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Markdown: Editing documents

In a previous post, we introduced Latex and discussed the advantages and disadvantages of this editing system. Today, I’m going to introduce Markdown, another editing system WYSIWYG (similar to Latex), where user enters the contents in a structured way according their semantic value, rather than in their final form. The main advantage of these text editors is that […]

By |Wednesday, December 9 2015|Software|Comments Off on Markdown: Editing documents

Innovations in Scholarly Research

Last week, I read a very interesting post in the blog ‘The Impact Blog’ of LSE. This post presents the work of Jeroen Bosman and Bianca Kramer, who conducted a global survey to investigate the tools that researchers have incorporated during the last years and why. In order to achieve this goal, the post […]

By |Tuesday, November 24 2015|Research, Software|Comments Off on Innovations in Scholarly Research

What is Research?

Today I’m going to explain what I teach to my PhD students in their first class, whose goal is to explain the meaning of researching, and the two types of researches in the world.

After talking with several researchers and reading many books about this issue, I believe that the best definition of research is: […]

By |Friday, October 16 2015|Research|Comments Off on What is Research?

What do I need of a task manager?

In previous posts, I talked about the importance of time management. We have seen the principles of GTD (Getting Things Done) method and the pomodoro method. These methods and others that we will see later, are very interesting and useful, but without a real system (a task manager) do little. So today I decided […]

By |Wednesday, September 30 2015|Software|Comments Off on What do I need of a task manager?

Book: Modeling and solving linear programming with R

Hi everyone,

I have just published a new book about linear programming and its resolution with R. I attach the reference and the link to the book.
Linear programming is one of the most extensively used techniques in the toolbox of quantitative methods of optimization. One of the reasons of the popularity of linear programming is that […]

By |Thursday, September 24 2015|Teaching|Comments Off on Book: Modeling and solving linear programming with R

Summer School in Beijing

This summer I participated in the first edition of the Summer School of SINO-EU Doctoral School for Logistics, Information, Management, and Service Science held at the Beijing Jiaotong University (China).

The summer school was held from 21 to 30 August 2015 with the participation of about 40 PhD students from various countries (mainly Chinese) and […]

By |Tuesday, September 15 2015|Research, Teaching|Comments Off on Summer School in Beijing

PhD Dissertation: Comportamiento innovador y compromiso de los empleados en las empresas del sector servicios

Begins the most prolific time of readings of PhD dissertations. Last week I was in Madrid as part of a PhD thesis committee and today Carolina Guzman (one of my PhD candidate) has presented and defended her PhD Dissertation at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – BarcelonaTech. Presentation and defense have been excellent and her speech […]

By |Thursday, July 30 2015|Research|Comments Off on PhD Dissertation: Comportamiento innovador y compromiso de los empleados en las empresas del sector servicios

LISS 2015: Conference in Barcelona

Hello everyone,

On 27 and 28 July we celebrated the fifth edition of the International Conference on Logistics, Service Science and Informatics (LISS 2015) in Barcelona. On this occasion, we have been responsible for organizing the event and I think it was a success. The quality of the interventions of the guests, as well as […]

By |Wednesday, July 29 2015|Research|Comments Off on LISS 2015: Conference in Barcelona

PhD Dissertation: Evaluation of configurations of supply networks supported by it systems

Today, I have been as a member of a doctoral thesis tribunal at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. The thesis proposes new dimensions in the evaluation of  organizational proposals and IT tools. In my opinion, both the PhD candidate and the director have done an excellent research, and I’m sure the results will eventually published […]

By |Thursday, July 23 2015|Research|Comments Off on PhD Dissertation: Evaluation of configurations of supply networks supported by it systems

ECSM 2015 – Effects of Social Media on Organizational Behavior in Non-Democracies Countries

We have attended  to the European Conference on Social Media (ECSM 2015), in its second edition held in Porto (Portugal). There we have presented a paper about Social Media in companies without democracy tradition.
Makvand, A.F.; Fernandez, V. (2015). Effects of Social Media on Organizational Behavior in Non-Democracies Countries. 2nd European Conference on Social Media (ECSM 2015). Polytechnic Institute […]

By |Thursday, July 16 2015|Research|Comments Off on ECSM 2015 – Effects of Social Media on Organizational Behavior in Non-Democracies Countries