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Jos√© Fernando da Costa Oliveira 
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Jos√© Fernando Oliveira is Professor of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto and collaborates with the Business School of the University of Porto. His primary research interests are decision and optimization problems, in particular problems related to the efficient use of raw-materials and other resources (cutting and packing problems) and to decision support systems in industry and services. He regularly publishes the results of his research in the main operations research and management science international scientific journals and keeps a constant activity in consultancy with public and private companies with dozens of successful projects completed. During his more than 25 years long academic career he has mainly taught courses on Statistics, Operations Research and Operations Management and Logistics. He has served as Dean of Studies of The Faculty of Engineering, as main editor of the Portuguese Operational Research scientific journal and is Vice-President elected of the Association of European Operational Research Societies.