Josep Casanovas


Josep Casanovas is a full professors in Operation Research, specializing in Simulation systems. He is one of the founders of the Barcelona School of Informatics (FIB) where he has acted as its Dean for long time. He also was one of the first Directors of the Barcelona Computing School Computing Lab, an institution that has been very active in technology transfer to business. On of his last projects has been the cooperation in the creation of simulation environments for people and vehicle flow in the new airport of Barcelona, for example.

He has led several EU funded projects in the area of simulation and operations research and is a strong advocate of the knowledge and technology transfer function of the university and society. While been the Dean of the Barcelona Computing School he promoted new developments in the relationship between university and the computing profession which led to the creation of a new association (CercleFiber) and new meeting points between alumni and academia.

He is an Industrial Engineer (Technical University of Catalonia) and an Economist (University of Barcelona).

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