Department of Economics gets Otto Mønsted Visiting Professorship Grant
CBS Department of Economic has received an Otto Mønsted Visiting Professorship grant of 210,000 Danish kroner. The funds will allow Professor Dolores Romero Morales to invite Professor Emilio Carrizosa, University of Seville, Spain, for a research stay at CBS in summer 2018. The visit of Prof. Carrizosa will help to raise the profile of CBS in the field of Data Science. First, there is a research agenda attached to this visit around the topic of incorporating information that can be extracted from texts into Business Analytics tools. Second, Prof. Carrizosa will help with the organization of the first “Industrial Modeling Week on Data Science” in Denmark. Third, during the visit, Prof. Carrizosa will get involved with the Data Science curriculum delivered at CBS at the PhD level, and thus contributing to the development of doctoral training for data scientists. This is a priority that has been identified by academia and industry in order to meet the huge demand for data scientists in Denmark and elsewhere in Europe.
Prof. Carrizosa has a world-class track record in the field of Mathematical Optimization applied to Data Science. Currently, his work evolves around the design of global optimization algorithms, exact or heuristic, to enhance the performance of Support Vector Machines and Cluster Analysis procedures. Due to his expertise, he is a member of scientific panels of science foundations and research councils across Europe, North America and South America. He has an important role in Horizon 2020, the research instrument of the European Commission, and he has been Vicechair of the EU Marie Sklodowska-Curie Program (Mathematics/Engineering panel) in five consecutive calls. He is currently the President of the Spanish Statistics and Operations Research Society. On top of his academic research, he has been involved in many transfer-of-knowledge activities, as leader in research contracts with industrial and governmental partners in sectors such as renewable energies, medical diagnosis or logistics.