Variational Inequalities, Nash Equilibrium Problems and Applications
8-9 March 2018, Reggio Calabria, Italy

Samir Adly, Université de Limoges, FR

Samir Adly received a Master degree in Mathematical Engineering (1992) and a PhD in Applied Mathematics (1995), both from the University of Limoges (France). From 1997 to 2006 he was associate professor and from 2006 till now he is full professor of mathematics at University of Limoges. His research interests focus on theoretical and algorithmic issues related to variational inequalities, complementarity problems, optimization, nonsmooth dynamical systems, variational analysis and its applications. He is actually Director of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department (DMI) of the institute of research XLIM (UMR-CNRS 7252). He is also the Head of the team MOD "Modeling, Optimization, Dynamics" of the department DMI and is Responsable of the Master degree ACSYON. He serves as general chair of numerous conferences and has been invited and keynote speaker in several international conferences. Professor Adly has published more than 60 refereed journal articles and book chapters.

Gianluigi Greco, Università della Calabria, IT

Gianluigi Greco is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at University of Calabria. He was a visiting PhD student at the Vienna University of Technology (2003) and a visiting researcher at the Oxford University Computing Laboratory (2006). He was a research associate at the ICAR institute of the Italian National Research Council (2011 and 2012) and Invited Professor at the LAMSADE Department of the University of Paris-Dauphine (2014). His research is focused on the theoretical foundations of Artificial Intelligence and Game Theory. In these areas, he has co- authored more than 130 publications in leading international conferences and journals. He has served as a program committee member in more than 50 international conferences and workshops. In 2008, his work “Pure Nash Equilibria: Hard and Easy Cases” received the IJCAI-JAIR Best Paper Award. In 2009, he received the Marco Somalvico Award by the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence. In 2014, he received a Kurt Gödel Research Prize Fellowship in the area of Logical Foundations of Artificial Intelligence, which was awarded by the Kurt Gödel Society.

Anna Nagurney, University of Massachusetts Amherst, US

Anna Nagurney is the John F. Smith Memorial Professor in the Department of Operations and Information Management in the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is also the Founding Director of the Virtual Center for Supernetworks and the Supernetworks Laboratory for Computation and Visualization at UMass Amherst. She is an Affiliated Faculty Member of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at UMass Amherst. She received her AB, ScB, ScM, and PhD degrees from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. She devotes her career to education and research that combines operations research / management science, engineering, and economics. Her focus is the applied and theoretical aspects of network systems, particularly in the areas of transportation and logistics, critical infrastructure, and in economics and finance.

She is author or co-author of 12 books and more than 200 papers.

Marcello Pelillo, Università Ca'Foscari Venezia, IT

Marcello Pelillo is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Venice, Italy, where he directs the European Centre for Living Technology and leads the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition group, which he founded in 1995. He held visiting research positions at Yale University (USA), McGill University (Canada), the University of Vienna (Austria), York University (UK), the University College London (UK), and the National ICT Australia (NICTA) (Australia). He serves (or has served) on the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, IET Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition, Brain Informatics, and is on the advisory board of the International Journal of Machine Learning and Cybernetics. He has initiated several conferences series as Program Chair (EMMCVPR, IWCV, SIMBAD) and will serve as a General Chair for ICCV 2017. He is (or has been) scientific coordinator of several research projects, including SIMBAD, a highly successful EU-FP7 project devoted to similarity-based pattern analysis and recognition.

Prof. Pelillo has been elected a Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of the IAPR, and has been appointed IEEE Distinguished Lecturer (2016-2017 term). His Erdös number is 2.