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Marco Caserta


Marco Caserta


Professor of Quantitative Methods


Master in International Relations


Research Faculty



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Ph.D. in Operations Research from the University of Illinois, Chicago, USA; M.S. Management Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Marco Caserta received his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of Illinois (USA), after earning a MSc in Management Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano (Italy). Prior to joining IE, Marco has held faculty positions at Hamburg University, Germany, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico, and the University of Illinois, USA. He teaches statistics at IE University and optimization related courses at IE Business School.

His main research interest is focused on the design and development of metaheuristic-based algorithms for very large scale real-world optimization problems, with a special focus on data mining, logistics, telecommunication, and transportation related problems. He has published a number of papers in international journals in the area of operations research/management science.


  • Quantitative Methods