He received the Mathematics and PhD degrees from the University of Seville, Spain, in 1974 and 1981, respectively. He is Professor at the Applied Mathematics II Department, Higher Technical School of Engineering, University of Seville. His research interests include location analysis, discrete mathematics, transportation planning and combinatorial optimization. He has published about 60 papers in scientific journals. He has been the supervisor of seven PhD theses and is the responsible of several research projects funded by regional, national and European research agencies.