Andres Medaglia is Professor and Chair of the Industrial Engineering and the director of the Centro para la Optimización y Probabilidad Aplicada (COPA) at Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia). He earned his Ph.D. (2001) from North Carolina State University. His current research interests include the development and application of optimization techniques to problems in transportation and logistics. He has over 40 peer-reviewed publications, including articles in leading journals in the field like Transportation Science. He has served as Secretary and Vicepresident of the Latin-Ibero American Association of OR; as Vicepresident of Central/South America for the Institute of Industrial Engineers; and as the Vicepresident of the Colombian Operational Research Society (ASOCIO). In INFORMS, he has served in the Transportation Science & Logistics Society (TSL) as the Liason for the Americas and in the Best Paper Award Committee. He has been the (co-)recipient of several prizes, for instance, the first prize in the 2011 INFORMS Railway Application Section Problem Solving Competition and the EURO Award for the Best EJOR (Review) Paper in 2015.