Prof. Dr. Haris Gavranović
 

IUS professor won First Prize Award at IFORS Conference

On 18th of July, 2014, Mirsad Buljubašić, PhD student in Nimes, France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Prof. Dr. Haris Gavranović (IUS), Prof. Michel Vasquez, Nimes, France, and Prof. Said Hanafi, Valenciennes, France won the EURO/ROADEF/SNCF First Prize Award at IFORS Conference held in Barcelona, Spain. The team showed the best results among more than 40 other scientific teams from all over the world. Together, they won the money prize of total value of 7.000 Euros as their international recognition for wonderful results.

Prof. Dr. Gavranović won the same prize in category Junior in Canada, back in 2001, while in 2012, along with Mirsad Buljubašić, he also have won two (senior and open source) EURO/ROADEF/GOOGLE awards worth 15.000 Euros. It is important to add that Prof. Dr. Haris Gavranović was also awarded with Google Faculty Research Award to continue with his scientific work. Thanks to the success of the previous seven challenges ROADEF'99, ROADEF'2001, ROADEF'2003, ROADEF'2005, ROADEF'2007, ROADEF'2009 and ROADEF'2010, ROADEF'2012 the French Operational Research (OR) and Decision Support Society (ROADEF) organizes jointly with the European Operational Research Society (EURO) the ROADEF/EURO challenge 2014 dedicated to the trains scheduling problem in collaboration with SNCF.

SNCF (Société nationale des chemins de fer français) is French major industrial services group, the world leader in transporting people and goods with the annual revenue of 32 Billion Euros, 250000 employees around the world and 4 million passengers each day. SNCF is transforming the Innovation and Research process to create tomorrow mobility. The aim of this challenge is to find the best way to handle trains between their arrivals and departures in terminal stations.

The International University of Sarajevo (IUS) is proud to have exceptional and hard-working academicians who are constantly working and participating in IUS development through the years. IUS would like to use this opportunity and congratulate Prof. Dr. Gavranović on this award.

More about the challenge could be found at: www.challenge.roadef.org

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