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Silvano Martello

Emeritus Professor

Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna

Adjunct professor

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Curriculum vitae

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1967: high school diploma (classical studies)
1973: laurea degeree in Electronic Engineering
1974–1980: Teaching and scientific formation study grant, University of Bologna

Academic career
1980–1985: Assistant Professor, University of Bologna
1985–1990: Associate Professor of Operations Research, University of Bologna
1990–1994: Full Professor of Operations Research and Management Science, University of Turin
1994–2018: Full Professor of Operations Research, University of Bologna

2018–2020 : Alma Mater Adjunct Professor, University of Bologna

2020–       : Professor Emeritus, University of Bologna


Scientific activity

1. Authored Books

·         Il Problema dell'Assegnamento: Metodi ed Algoritmi, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Roma, 1984 (with G. Carpaneto and P. Toth)

·         Knapsack Problems: Algorithms and Computer Implementations, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester-New York, 1990 (with P. Toth)·        

·         Assignment Problems, SIAM, Philadelphia, 2009, revised reprint 2012 (with R. Burkard and M. Dell'Amico)

·         Ricerca Operativa per l'Economia e l'Impresa, Esculapio, Bologna, 2021 (with M.G. Speranza)

·         Ricerca Operativa, Esculapio, Bologna, 2021

2. Edited Books

·         Surveys in Combinatorial Optimization, North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1987 (with G. Laporte, M. Minoux and C. Ribeiro)

·         Annotated Bibliographies in Combinatorial Optimization, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester-New York, 1997 (with M. Dell'Amico and F. Maffioli)

·         Meta-Heuristics: Advances and Trends in Local Search Paradigms for Optimization, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, 1999 (with S. Voss, I.H. Osman and C.Roucairol)

·         Surveys in Operations Research, Springer, New York, 2007 ( with D. Bouyssou and F. Plastria)

·         Surveys in Operations Research II, Springer, New York, 2010 (with D. Bouyssou and F. Plastria)

-         Computational Issues in Combinatorial Optimization, Springer, New York, 2013 (with L. Escudero and V. Strusevich)

·         Surveys in Operations Research III, Springer, New York, 2013 (with L. Liberti and T. Marchant)

·         Surveys in Operations Research IV, Springer, New York, 2016 (with L. Liberti and T. Marchant)

·         Seven Surveys in Operations Research, Springer, New York, 2018 (with Y. Crama and M. Grabisch)

·         Surveys in Operations Research VI, Springer, New York, 2022 (with Y. Crama and M. Grabisch)

3. Other publications

. Over 210 publications, mostly appeared on international journals

. Guest Editor of 20 special issues of international journals


Editorial activity

1. Editor-in Chief:

4OR-A Quarterly Journal of Operations Research 2003 -

Ricerca Operativa

2. Editor/Associate Editor/Advisory Editor:

Advances in Operations Research (2008–2017)

Computers and Industrial Engineering

Discrete Applied Mathematics

Discrete Optimization

EURO Journal on Computational Optimization


Investigacion Operativa

Journal of Heuristics

Journal of Operations and Logistics

SIAM Monographs on Discrete Mathematics and Applications

Yugoslaw Journal of Operations Research



IFORS Distinguished Lecturer 2012

EURO Gold Medal 2018

Listed in Top 10 Italian Scientists in Mathematics

Listed in the Ranking of the World's Top 2% Scientists (Stanford University)

Chairman of ECCO (European Chapter on Combinatorial Optimization) 1997–

Senior Fellow of the Center for Management of Operations and Logistics, University of Texas at Austin (1996–1999)

Vice-President of EURO (the Association of European Operational Research Societies) 2014-2018