Dr. Laguna has done extensive research in the interface between computer science, artificial intelligence and operations research to develop solutions for problems in areas such as logistics and supply chain, routing and network design in telecommunications, combinatorial optimization on graphs, and optimization of simulations. His research has appeared in numerous academic journal articles and books. He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Heuristics and sits on the international advisory board of the Journal of the Operational Research Society.
Dr. Laguna is Professor of Operations Management in the Leeds School of Business of the University of Colorado at Boulder. He received master’s and doctoral degrees in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.