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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

R: extensions by packages

A few months ago I published a post in which introduced the R software for statistical and graphical data analysis. One of the main features of R is its ability to import extensions through packages. But what is a package? An R package contains functions and/or data sets that can be loaded and unloaded at any […]

By |Tuesday, June 30 2015|Research, Software|Comments Off on R: extensions by packages

TexStudio: Latex Editor

We have previously spoken of Latex, that allows us to write scientific papers with absolute control on the final result. Most distributions have a basic Latex editor, but there are a lot of  “vitamin” Latex editors  to simplify the wording of such documents. One of the most popular is TexStudio, a fork of Texmaker, which works in […]

By |Wednesday, June 17 2015|Research, Software, Teaching|Comments Off on TexStudio: Latex Editor

The Foundation AENA awards the Doctoral Thesis “Airline route networks: a complex network approach”

In the twentieth edition, the Foundation AENA has just awarded the Luis Azcárraga 2015 award to the research project which constitutes a distinctive contribution in air transport in 2014.

Specifically, the awarded doctoral thesis has been presented by Dr. Oriol Lordan, supervised by Jose M. Sallan and Pep Simo. The doctoral thesis proposes a methodology to assess the robustness of the […]

By |Tuesday, May 12 2015|Research|Comments Off on The Foundation AENA awards the Doctoral Thesis “Airline route networks: a complex network approach”