Francesca Maggioni is an Assistant Professor in Operations Research (s.s.d. MAT/09) at the Department of Management, Economics and Quantitative Methods at University of Bergamo (ITALY). Since March 2017 she is habilitated as Associate Professor in Operations Research and in Mathematical Methods for Economics and Finance. She has held research visiting fellowships at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Cambridge, Lancaster University Management School, Molde University College in Norway, University of Newcastle, University of Maryland, University of Vienna and ”Centre Interuniversitaire de Recherche sur les Reseaux d’Entreprise, la Logistique et le Transport (CIRRELT) Montreal where she has delivered invited seminars.
She obtained a Ph.D. in Pure and Applied Mathematics from the University of Milano-Bicocca (2006) and Master degree in Mathematics at University Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Brescia (2003).
Her research interests center on optimization of sequential decision problems under uncertainty using different methodologies like Stochastic Programming, Robust and Distributionally Robust Optimization. The applications considered are mainly in logistics, energy and biology areas. Former research interests are on geometric, topological and energetic aspects of knotted filaments. On these topics, she has published more than 40 research papers, which include 31 articles published in refereed Scopus/ISI international journals. The paper “On the groundstate energy spectrum of magnetic knots and links” has been selected by the editorial board of the Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical as one of the best research works of 2014, including a special mention in the JPA 2014 Highlights compilation.
She has been organizer of several invited sessions at AIRO, EURO, APMOD, CMS, ECSO and ICSP Conferences, the stream “Stochastic Models for Service Operations” at IFORS Conference in 2014 and the stream “Stochastic and Robust Optimization” at EURO Conference in 2018. She has been the co-chair of the Organizing Commettee of the “International Winter School in Stochastic Programming with Applications to Energy, Logistics and Finance”, January 15-21 2017, Passo del Tonale (Italy).
In 2016 she has become an elected member of the Managerial Board of the “European Working Group on Stochastic Optimization” (EWGSP) and treasurer of the Managerial Board of the “Committee on Stochastic Programming” (COSP). She is Associate Editor of the Journal Computational Management Science (CMS), Guest Editor of the special issues “CMS 2016” in CMS and “Stochastic Optimization: Theory and Applications, in memory of Marida Bertocchi” in Annals of Operations Research. She is referee for numerous international scientific journals and in December 2017 received the “Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing Award” for the Journal “Computers and Operations Research”.
Since 2009 she is a member of the Research Council of the Department of Management, Economics and Quantitative Methods, University of Bergamo. She is the referent for the University of Bergamo of the “Sportello Matematico per l’Industria Italiana”. She regularly supervises numerous undergraduate, master and doctorate students.