Daniele Catanzaro

Short Bio

I am Professor of Discrete Optimization, currently serving as Head of the Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) of the Université Catholique de Louvain.

I graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Computer Science Engineering from the University of Palermo, Italy, in 2003. In 2008, I was awarded a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Université Libre de Bruxelles for my research in discrete optimization, network design, and computational phylogenetics, conducted at the Computer Science Department, the Institute of Biology and Molecular Medicine (IBMM), and the Hospital Erasme of the same university. Before joining the Université Catholique de Louvain in 2014, I was a Chargé de Recherches of the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research (2009-2013), Visiting Scholar at the Tepper School of Business and the Computational Biology Department of Carnegie Mellon University (2010-2012), and Assistant Professor of Discrete Optimization at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (2013-2014). More recently, I have been invited as a Visiting Professor at the Department of Management at the University Ca’ Foscari of Venice, Italy, in 2018 and again in 2024.

I served as an Associate Editor for Soft Computing from 2021 to 2024, as member of the program committee for ISCO 2024, and as panel member for the Canadian NSERC/CRSNG (calls 2022-2025).