Professor of Operations Research, École Polytechnique de Montréal
Louis-Martin Rousseau is a full professor of Operations Research in the Department of Mathematics and Industrial Engineering at École Polytechnique de Montréal. Since February 2016 he holds the Canada Research Chair in Healthcare Analytics and Logistics (HANALOG.ca), which studies complex and/or interconnected logistics problems in the field home care services, cancer treatment, and operating room management. Professor Rousseau pursues research in the field of hybridization of classical operational research techniques (OR) and Constraint Programming (CP), rooted in the field Artificial Intelligence (AI). In 2002 he founded the company Planora that, before its acquisition by JDA in 2012, proposed a scheduling SaaS solution to numerous vertical markets. He is also a fellow Element-AI, which aims to bring artificial intelligence solutions to a broad scope of organizations. For more details have a look at http://hanalog.polymtl.ca/person/louis-martin-rousseau/.
Associate professor of Computer Science, Masaryk University
Hana Rudová is an associate professor in Computer Science at Masaryk University, Faculty of Informatics in Czech Republic. She works on various problems broadly related to scheduling such as educational timetabling, scheduling for distributed environments or transport planning. Her work concentrates on approaches which allows to solve practical problems such as course timetabling in UniTime system, computer job scheduling in CERIT national infrastructure or data transfer planning for multimedia transmissions in CoUniverse. She has strong relationship with the PATAT conference and its community as the member of the PATAT steering committee and the co-chair and the organizer of the PATAT 2006 conference in Brno, Czech Republic.
Pascal Van Hentenryck
Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan
Pascal Van Hentenryck is the Seth Bonder Collegiate Professor of Engineering at the University of Michigan. He is a professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering, a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and a core faculty in the Michigan Institute of Data Science. Van Hentenryck's current research is at the intersection of optimization and data science with applications in energy, transportation, resilience, and computational social science.
CEO, Ximes GmbH
Johannes Gärtner is CEO of Ximes GmbH, a company offering software and consulting services regarding workforce/working hours issues for clients in a wide variety of industries. XIMES was founded in 1997 by Johannes Gärtner und Sabine Wahl, and has offices in Vienna and Erlangen.