Welcome to the EURO WISDOM Forum. WISDOM stands for Women In Society: Doing Operational Research and Management Science.


The WISDOM Forum aims to provide a platform to support, empower and encourage the participation of all genders in Operational Research within EURO.


Our terms of reference.

Our members:

Organizing Committee:

Paula Carroll - Chair, Annunziata Esposito Amideo - Secretary

Julia Bennell and Claudia Archetti - Advisors from EURO

Research Subcommittee:

Paula Carroll - Chair, Annunziata Esposito Amideo - Secretary

Members: Rosa Figueiredo, Ella Segev, Renata Mansini, Tatiana Tchemisova, Vesna Čančer, Mª Andreina Francisco Rodriguez, Ozgen Karaer, Frances O’Brien, Nicola Morrill, Marion Rauner

Events Subcommittee:

Renata Mansini - Chair, Ana Póvoa - Co-chair

Members: Marion Rauner, Margaretha Gansterer, Dolores Romero Morales, Chara Karakosta, Katerina Papapostolou, Annunziata Esposito Amideo, Paula Carroll, Vesna Čančer, Eva Vallada, Mª Fulgencia Villa Julia, Sibel Salman, Tutku Kılıçaslan, Dilek Günneç, Frances O’Brien.

Public Relations Subcommittee:

Tatiana Tchemisova - Chair, Ozgen Karaer - Co-chair, Eloisa Macedo - Webmaster

Members: Chara Karakosta and Katerina Papapostolou - Newsletter Editors; Susana Relvas; Douglas Alem.

Ordinary members

Felicity McLeister

Interested in participating? Join us on LinkedIn or become an Ordinary Member.


Check WISDOM newsletters: 1; 2.


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The WISDOM Forum is conducting a research to explore the participation in OR (sub-)disciplines by gender, to identify potential challenges to participation, and to create insights into different academic career paths. We wish to understand the career paths of men and women. The responses will contribute not only to our research, but toward shaping Equality, Diversity and Inclusion within the wider EURO community.

First publication by WISDOM

We are happy to announce the first publication by WISDOM, titled "Promoting Gender Equality and Inclusivity in EURO Activities".

WISDOM Initiatives


This initiative aims to introduce to our community emerging young women working in OR, either in academia or in the industry. The WISDOM Forum will promote selected individuals by spotlighting their work through EURO channels and providing networking and mentoring opportunities.


We would like to bring your attention to the 2022 call of the initiative YoungWomen4OR: Candidates are invited to fill out the application form by November 18th, 2022. More information is available here.


In 2021, we received over 20 applications from 13 different countries from both young women early researchers or last year Ph.D. students. We have the pleasure to announce the selected candidates:

      1. Asunción Jiménez-Cordero, University of Malaga, Spain

        Let's meet our first YW4OR2021! Dr. Asunción research interests are focused on Machine Learning, Bilevel Optimization, and Stochastic Optimization.
      2. Carolina Soares de Morais, IST, University of Lisbon, Portugal

        Interested in developing efficient solutions for Smart Waste Collection Routing Problems; let's meet Dr. Carolina!
      3. Cristina Molero-Rio, University of Seville, Spain

        Dr. Cristina's research interests include Machine Learning, Mathematical Optimization, and Optimal Decision Trees.
      4. Georgia Fargetta, University of Catania, Italy

        It is time to meet Dr. Georgia, our next YW4OR! Her research has been focusing on Game theory and Nash equilibrium problems.
      5. Julia Lange, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

        Let's meet Dr. Julia! She is devoting her studies to Scheduling in City Logistics and Manufacturing, Decomposition Methods, Metheuristics.
      6. Layla Martin, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

        Dr. Layla research involves shared mobility studies, but in a broader sense, focused on “all transportation within a city”.
      7. Lorena Silvana Reyes Rubiano, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany

        Dr. Lorena is a Postdoctoral researcher working on OR, namely in areas related to sustainability and freight transport; public transport operations; humanitarian logistics; healthcare logistics; and shared multimodal transport.
      8. M. Remedios Sillero-Denamiel, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

        Dr. Sillero-Denamiel research interests are focused on Machine Learning, Regression and Classification problems.
      9. Marina Leal, Universidad Miguel Hernandez, Spain

        Dr. Leal has been devoting her study to applications of Mixed Integer Linear and Nonlinear Programming.
      10. Martina Cerulli, LIX - CNRS, Ecole Polytechnique, France

        Dr. Cerulli research interests include Bilevel Programming; Semidefinite Programming; Aircraft conflict resolution problem; Optimal power flow; and Energy networks design.
      11. Philine Schiewe, Aalto University in Espoo, Finland

        Dr. Schiewe is our November YW4OR! She has been devoting her studies to integrated optimization problems with applications to public transport and urban planning.
      12. Sandra-Benitez-Pena, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

        Dr. Pena is our last YW4OR2021! She has been focusing her research in Mixed Integer Linear Programming, Supervised Classification, and Machine Learning.

Stay tunned! In each month we will share more information about our YW4OR2021!


In 2020 YoungWomen4OR call, we received over 30 applications from emerging young women working in Operational Research. We are delighted to announce the names of the 12 women selected by the Events subcommittee as the finalists:

      1. Lavina Amorosi, Sapienza University Rome, ITALY
      2. Beatriz Brito Oliveira, INESC-TEC, PORTUGAL
      3. Cátia da Silva, University of Lisbon, PORTUGAL
      4. Annarita De Maio, University of Calabria, ITALY
      5. Alina Dragomir, University of Vienna, AUSTRIA
      6. Martina Fischetti, Vattenfall, System Design Department, DENMARK
      7. Lucy Morgan, Lancaster University, Management Science, UNITED KINGDOM
      8. Bruna Mota, University of Lisbon, PORTUGAL
      9. Meltem Peker Sarhan, Newcastle University, UNITED KINGDOM
      10. Mercedes Pelegrín, Ecole Polytechnique Palaiseau CEDEX, FRANCE
      11. Melanie Reuter-Oppermann, Technical University of Darmstadt, GERMANY
      12. Jessica Rodríguez-Pereira, University of Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, SPAIN.

Dissemination: Women’s contributions to the field of OR

This new book presents research from academia, research, and industry on advances, applications, and challenges in computational intelligence.


Upcoming events


Past events

WISDOM Winter Event 2022 - December 16, 2022


EURO WISDOM City Logistics / Mobility YW4OR Webinar

Watch here.


EURO WISDOM Production and Logistics webinar

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WISDOM prepared interesting meetings and activities, including:

      1. Roundtable on Research Funding
      2. YW4OR Stream (Three sessions)

Check the conference website for details! This year, the 32nd EURO Conference was held from 3 to 6 of July, 2022 in Aalto University, Espoo, Finland.


EURO WISDOM Webinar "Bilevel Optimization"

May 27, 2022

Watch here.


EURO WISDOM Forum YoungWomen4OR Talks: Data Science and Optimization Webinar

On 24th March 2022, 15:00 – 16:30 (Central European Time), we had the Data Science and Optimization Webinar. Our speakers were Dr. Cristina Molero-Rio, Dr. M. Remedios Sillero-Denamiel, Dr. Sandra Benitez-Pena and the panelist was Prof. Ilker Birbil. It was a very interesting exchange of ideas webinar!

Watch here.


WISDOM Winter Event 2021

On 20th December 2021, 15:00 – 16:00 (Central European Time) we had another exciting WISDOM webinar. Take a look on the agenda!

Watch here.


WISDOM WEBINAR: YoungWomen4OR “Sustainable Supply Chains”

November 22, 2021.

Watch here.


WISDOM WEBINAR: YoungWomen4OR “OR in Healthcare and Logistics”

On September 27th, 2021, we had a webinar with various interesting presentations of our invited speakers. More information can be found in our flyer.

Watch here.



WISDOM organised a Roundtable at the EURO2021 Athens Conference, and three sessions of YoungWomen4OR speakers.


WISDOM WEBINAR: YoungWomen4OR in "OR in the Energy and Transportation Sectors"

On May 31st, 2021 we had a EURO WISDOM Forum Lightning Talks. The invited speakers were Dr Martina Fischetti, Dr Meltem Peker Sarhan, Dr Alina Gabriel Dragomir, Dr Annarita De Maio, and Dr Lavinia Amorosi. Professor David Pisinger, from the Technical University of Denmark, had also joined us during the webinar. More information can be found here.

Watch here.


First EURO WISDOM Forum Bite-size Webinar

The EURO WISDOM Forum Bite-size Webinar took place Friday 16th April 2021, 15.00-15.30 Central European Time. This session was devoted to the Facility Location Optimisation. More information can be found here.

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WISDOM Christmas Webinar: 21st December 2020, 16.00 –17.30 CET. During this webinar, speakers shared their experiences and vision on leadership in the world of OR and analytics by reflecting on their definition of leadership, and what they propose leaders in OR and analytics should aspire to achieve. They focused on specific questions on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) challenges for OR/analytics, and discussed how leaders in OR can contribute to tackling EDI challenges. Please see the flyer for more information.

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EURO WISDOM Webinar OR/MS for Healthcare and Gender, July 20, 2020

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WISDOM Webinar: Bias/Fairness and Artificial Intelligence, April 20, 2020

Watch here.


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