Prof. Nelson Maculan, co-Editor-in-Chief of RAIRO-RO, celebrates 80th birthday

We are delighted to congratulate Nelson Maculan, co-Editor-in-Chief of RAIRO - Operations Research, on the occasion of his 80th birthday. The celebration will occur on March 29th at the UFRJ Technology Center, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Colleagues and friends will gather “to celebrate a fruitful life devoted to Science, Culture and Education.”

Prof. Maculan works at the Dept. of Systems Engineering and Computer Science, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 2020, he was elected a Fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). In 2022, he received the title of Docteur Honoris Causa of Université Paris Dauphine.

We have had the pleasure of working with Prof. Maculan since he joined RAIRO-OR as “Area Editor” long before being promoted as co-Editor in Chief in 2018 alongside Prof. Ridha Mahjoub, and we are excited to continue our collaboration with him in the future. He is one of the Editors of the forthcoming special issue on "Graphs, Combinatorics, Algorithms and Optimization".

“Prof. Maculan’s role in the continuous development of RAIRO-OR is immeasurable. The successful transition to open access under the Subscribe to Open model, the continuous growth of the journal and increase in the Impact Factor, and other achievements would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of our Editors-in-Chief”, comments Anne Ruimy, Senior Editor, EDP Sciences.

We would like to thank Prof. Maculan for his valuable contributions towards the advancement of the journal and wish him many more years of successful work.