I received my Ph.D. from the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne

I am full professor at the Ecole Centrale de Lille and deputy director of CRIStAL.

My main research activities are in the field of combinatorial optimization, mostly in the area of vehicle routing and location.

I have been involved in a variety of projects for distribution companies.

 I have authored or co-authored more than 50 scientific papers or book chapters.

I am  associate editor or editorial board member of Advances in Operations Research,  Computers & Operations Research and INFOR.

I  received the President Medal (United Kingdom) in 1999.