Ivan Contreras is an Associate Professor and Research Chair in Transportation and Logistics Network Optimization in the Mechanical, Industrial, and Aerospace Engineering Department at Concordia University, Canada. He is a regular member of the Interuniversity Research Centre on Enterprise Networks, Logistics and Transportation (CIRRELT). He obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Americas, Mexico, and his Ph.D. in Operations Research from the Technical
University of Catalonia, Spain. His research focuses on the development of models and algorithms for large-scale optimization problems arising in transportation and logistics, scheduling and production, and health-care planning. In 2015, he was awarded the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) Chuck ReVelle Rising Star Award for his contributions to network planning.