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Riccardo Cambini

Full Professor in Mathematical Optimization and Computational Methods for Economics and Management

Biographical Notes

  • Born on March 15, 1968.

  • Graduated in Computer Sciences at the University of Pisa on June 14, 1991, discussing a research thesis on Hypergraph Flows.

  • PhD degree in Mathematics Applied to Economics achieved at the University of Trieste on October 27, 1995, discussing a research thesis on Scalar and Vector Generalized Convexity.

Curriculum Vitae

  • Since December 16, 2002, works as a full professor in Mathematics Applied to Economics at the University of Pisa, Faculty of Economics.

  • From November 1, 1998, to December 15, 2002 worked as an associate professor in Mathematics Applied to Economics at the University of Pisa, Faculty of Economics.

  • From April 1, 1993, to October 31, 1998 worked as a researcher in Mathematics Applied to Economics at the University of Pisa, Faculty of Economics.

  • Since September 19, 2012, is a member of the Department of Economics and Management, University of Pisa.

  • From April 1, 1993, to September 18, 2012, is a member of the Department of Statistics and Applied Mathematics, Faculty of Economics, University of Pisa.

Research Activities

Main data

  • Author/coauthor of 51 contributions published on international Journals or volumes and 9 papers published on local editions. Regarding to these 60 contributions, 47 are online available by means of a DOI, 31 are listed and 34 are indexed in the Web of Science, 37 are listed in Scopus, 46 in zbMATH and 51 in MathSciNet.

  • Attended 24 International Conferences and 35 national ones, presenting some of his research papers.

  • Member of the International Scientific Committee (1997-2000, 2000-2004, 2004-2006, 2006-2009, 2009-2012, 2012-2015, 2015-2018, 2018-2021) of the Working Group on Generalized Convexity.

  • Main research fields: Scalar and Vector Generalized Concavity/Convexity, Scalar and Vector Optimization, Scalar and vector Duality, Nonlinear Programming, Quadratic Programming, Fractional Programming, Network Flows, Linear Economic Models, Mathematical Models for Logistics and Energy Markets, Data Envelopment Analysis.

Editorships

  • Associate Editor of the Journal of Statistics and Management Systems since 2018, ISSN: 0972-0510 (Print) 2169-0014 (Online).

  • Associate Editor of the Journal of Information and Optimization Sciences from 2005 to 2017, ISSN: 0252-2667 (Print) 2169-0103 (Online).

  • Editor with P. Gupta and S.S. Appadoo of the Special Issue “Recent advances in optimization theory and applications (RAOTA-2016)” in the journal Annals of Operations Research, vol.269, n.1–2, pp.1-2, October 2018, ISSN: 0254-5330 (Print) 1572-9338 (Online). DOI: 10.1007/s10479-018-2984-y. Web of Science Accession Number: WOS:000442991200001. Scopus Identifier: 2-s2.0-85050561942. Mathematical Reviews Number: MR3848469.

  • Editor with P. Gupta and N. Hadjisavvas of the Special Issue "OPTIMA-2012" in the Journal of Global Optimization, Volume 60, Issue 4, December 2014, ISSN: 0925-5001 (Print) 1573-2916 (Online).

Research Fellowships

  • Visiting Professor at the "A. Gary Anderson School of Management", University of California Riverside, May 12-15, 2008, where some lessons on "Linear Fractional Programming and its use in Data Envelopment Analysis" have been taken.

  • From July 16 to August 21, 1997, is a visiting research fellow at the “Drake Centre - Department of Management Science” of the “University of Manitoba”, Winnipeg (Manitoba, Canada). Some studies on vector invex and B-vex functions, and their applications to optimization, have been carried on with Prof. Bector.

Invited talks and lessons

  • International Conference on Optimization Modelling and Applications (OPTIMA-2012), Delhi (India), November 29 - December 1, 2012, organized by the "Operational Research Society of India", where the talk "On the minimization of a class of generalized linear functions on a flow polytope" has been taken.

  • Training Programme on Optimization and Its Applications, Delhi (India), November 26 - December 1, 2012, organized by the "Operational Research Society of India", where some lessons on "Vector Optimization and Duality" have been taken.

  • 40th Annual Convention of Operational Research Society of India, Delhi (India), December 4-6, 2007, where the talk "A parametric approach in global optimization: the optimal level solutions method" has been taken.

  • ORSI Workshop on Optimization and Its Applications, Delhi (India), November 29 - December 3, 2007, where some lessons on "Vector Optimization" have been taken.

  • INTAS Summer school: Nonlinear analysis with applications in Economics, Energy and Transportation, Bergamo (Italy), June 5-9, 2006, where some lessons on "Multiobjective Problems with Set Constraints: from Necessary Optimality Conditions to Duality Results" have been taken.

Research grants

  • Unit scientific coordinator of the PRIN 2006 research programme "Generalized monotonicity: models and applications".

  • Project coordinator of the research "Optimization Methods for Economics, Finance and Industry", supported by CNR (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche) among the "Progetto GIOVANI - AGENZIA2000".

Further research activities

  • Member of the "scientific advisory committee" of:

    • International Conference on Optimization Modelling and Applications (OPTIMA-2012), Delhi (India), November 29 - December 1, 2012.

    • Training Programme on Optimization and Its Applications, Delhi (India), November 26 - December 1, 2012.

    • 40th Annual Convention of Operational Research Society of India, Delhi (India), December 4-6, 2007.

    • ORSI Workshop on Optimization and Its Applications, Delhi (India), November 29 - December 3, 2007.

    • INTAS Summer school: Nonlinear analysis with applications in Economics, Energy and Transportation, Bergamo (Italy), June 5-9, 2006.

  • Member of the "Organizing Committee" of:

    • XLIV Convegno A.M.A.S.E.S., Padova (Italy), remote mode, September 18, 2020.

    • XXXV Convegno A.M.A.S.E.S., Pisa (Italy), September 15-17, 2011.

    • Workshop di Finanza Matematica, Pisa (Italy), February 1-2, 2001.

    • 6th International Symphosium on Generalized Convexity/Monotonicity, Karlovassi-Samos (Greece), August 30 - September 3, 1999.

  • Acted as a referee for various international scientific journals (“Optimization”, “Journal of Optimization Theory and Application”, “Journal of Information & Optimization Sciences”, “Journal of Global Optimization”, “Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications”, “Mathematical Methods of Operations Research”, “SIAM Journal of Optimization”).

  • Reviewer of the Mathematical Reviews (ISSN 0025-5629) since March 2005.

  • Member of Associazione per la Matematica Applicata alle Scienze Economiche e Sociali (since 1993), Mathematical Optimization Society (since 1997, up to 2010 its name was "Mathematical Programming Society (MPS)"), European Mathematical Society (since 2018), Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (from 1998 to 2000).

PhD Theses and Post-Doc Grants Coordinator

  • Coordinator of the Post Doc grant "Mathematical optimization models for logistics" obtained by Dr. Rossana Riccardi from August 2007 up to September 2010.

  • Coordinator, with Dr. Rossana Riccardi, of the PhD thesis "Data envelopment analysis: uncertainty, undesirable outputs and an application to world cement industry" defended by Dr. Roberta Toninelli on June 8, 2011.

  • Coordinator of the PhD thesis "Branch-and-Bound and Branch-and-Reduce approaches for a class of D.C. Programs" defended by Dr. Francesca Salvi on May 31, 2010.

  • Coordinator of the PhD thesis "Optimal fleet size and scheduling: some theoretical results and a real application" defended by Dr. Rossana Riccardi on December 15, 2006.

Main Institutional Activities

Current activities

Main Past activities

  • Since December 2016 to November 2019 is member of the scientific committee of Consorzio Interuniversitario AlmaLaurea.

  • Since November 2016 to July 2018 is member of the national ASN committee for the research field 13/D4 "Mathematical Methods for Economics, Finance and Actuarial Sciences".

  • Since September 2012 to October 2016 is the Chair of the "IT Services Department" of the University of Pisa.

  • Since November 2006 to October 2014 is the Chair of the Degree Program in "Economics and Commerce" of the University of Pisa.

  • Since November 2007 to October 2011 is the Chair of the PhD Program in "Mathematics for Economic Decisions" of the University of Pisa.

Teaching Duties

Practice courses as a researcher (1993/1998)

  • From 1992/1993 to 1997/1998 gives a practice course of "Calculus" at the Faculty of Economics.

  • From 1992/1993 to 1995/1996 collaborates on the course of "Operations Research" at the Faculty of Economics.

  • In 1996/1997 gives a practice course of "Mathematics Applied to Economics" at the Faculty of Economics.

  • In 1996/1997 and 1997/1998 gives a practice course of "Operations Research and Mathematics for Economics", with the use of computers as a practicing tool, at the Faculty of Economics.

Courses as an associate professor (1998/2002)

  • In 1998/1999 gives a course of "Calculus" and a course of "Mathematics Applied to Economics" at the Faculty of Economics.

  • In 1999/2000 gives a course of "Calculus", a course of "Mathematics Applied to Economics" and a course of "Decision Theory" at the Faculty of Economics.

  • In 2000/2001 and 2001/2002 gives a course of "Calculus", a course of "Decision Theory" and a course of "Matrix Analysis" at the Faculty of Economics.

Courses as a full professor (since 2002)

  • From 2002/2003 to 2006/2007 gives a course of "Calculus", a course of "Decision Theory", a course of "Computational Methods for Economics" and a course of "Matrix Analysis" at the Faculty of Economics.

  • From 2007/2008 to 2009/2010 gives a course of "Calculus", a course of "Decision Theory" and a course of "Computational Methods for Economics and Finance"

  • Since 2010/2011 gives a course of "Calculus" and a course of "Computational Methods for Finance"

PhD Programs Activities

  • From 2000/2001 to 2007/2008 is member of the PhD program in Economics, University of Pisa.

  • From 1999/2000 to 2008/2009 is member of the PhD program in Mathematics for Economic Decisions, University of Pisa.

  • From 2009/2010 to 2011/2012 is member of the PhD program in Management Science, Economics and Mathematics for Economics, University of Pisa.