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Personal Notice:
Until recently in this section you could find all personal information concerning myself. A number of phishing attacks convinced me to eliminate them. I can still report that I am Greek, but also Italian, that I live in Italy and in France, that I am married and that I have a son (Sirio). If you really need more precise personal information I will be delighted to provide them. Just write me.


1976 high school degree in Athens.

1983 I graduated civil engineering studies in transportation in Politecnico di Torino on 26/7/1983 with a thesis on "Decision Processes Analysis: the case of the Susa Valley road network".

1989 I got my PhD degree in computer science and systems engineering from Politecnico di Torino defending the thesis "Formalisation and representation of the multi-criteria analysis approach by artificial intelligence techniques".

1997 I got my "Habilitation à diriger la recherche" degree from Université Paris Dauphine discussing the thesis "Sur la généralisation de concepts de concordance et discordance en aide multicritère à la décision". My jury was composed by Philippe Besnard, Ivar Ekeland, Henri Prade, Bernard Roy, Roman Slowinski and Philippe Vincke.

Professional activities

From 1990 to 1992 I hold a two years postdoctoral fellowship from Politecnico di Torino.

In 1993 I was with the ``Service Mathématique de la Gestion'', Université Libre de Bruxelles, working on non conventional preference modelling under an IRSIA research fellowship.

From 1994 to 2004, I was senior researcher and from 1/10/2004 I am research director at CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) within LAMSADE, Université Paris Dauphine. For more details on my research see my Research Interests and my Papers. Until today I published two books, edited several books and special issues, besides publishing more than 70 papers.

I occasionally practice decision aiding for private and public organisations in fields like transportation, quality evaluation, software evaluation, vendor rating and regional planning.


Teaching experience

From 1987 to 2007 I taught Quantitative Methods in the European Business School with Technology of Politecnico di Torino. Under this position I supervised more than 50 industrial placements of students. One of these won the AMMA prize for the best report of the year (1991).

From 1994 to 2013 I taught ``Non classic logics'' (24 hours/year) in the Master ISI, ``Computer Science and Intelligent Systems'', of Université Paris Dauphine

Since 1995 I teach, together with several other colleagues ``Artificial Intelligence and Decision'' (24 hours/year) in the Master MODO, ``Management Science'', of Université Paris Dauphine.

From 2005 to 2011 I also taught ``Evaluation Methods'' at the Faculty of Architecture at Alghero, University of Sassari, in Italy.

In the past I taught ``Multi-criteria Decision Support Methodology'' (48 hours) at the Operations Research Master Course of the Technical University of Crete (Chania), I gave classes for the Master degree in Public Policy Evaluation and in Transportation organised by Politecnico di Torino, the MBA programme of University of Torino and for the ESSEC Executive MBA programme, besides courses in many different Doctoral Training Schools around the world.  Until today I supervised 17 PhD students and presently supervising two more.

Presently I am the coordinator of the Master “Peace Studies” at Université Paris Dauphine.


I have been invited and gave lectures in several places including Université Libre de Bruxelles, Linköping University, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Russian Academy of Science, Technical University of Poznan, Politecnico di Bari, Universidad de Talca, (Chile), University of Cyprus, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Università di Padova, London School of Economics, University of Cape Town, Université de Ouagadougou, Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Université de Bejaia, École Polytechnique de Montréal, UQAM. I was invited professor at the Technical University of Crete in 2000. I had an IRSIA distinguished fellowship at SMG, Université Libre de Bruxeles in 2002. I have been visiting research associate at DIMACS, Rutgers University in 2003, under a NSF grant.

I have been organiser and chairman of invited sections and streams in different international conferences (EURO, MCDM etc.), besides being invited for invited talks and tutorials (last in IJCAI 2009 and RECSYS 2013). I am active member of the International Society on MCDM and of the EURO working group on Multiple Criteria Decision Aid and founder of two other EURO Working Groups: on Decision Support Systems (1990) and on Preference Handling (2006). I am member of ROADEF, AIRO, ORS. Reviewer of different international operational research and MCDM journals. Member of the editorial board of Decision Analysis (An INFORMS Journal) and the EURO Journal on Decision Processes; guest editor of the European Journal of Operational Research, Annals of Operations Research and Mathematical Social Sciences. Until 31/12/99 I was vice-president of ROADEF (the French Society of OR and Decision Aiding). I have been secretary of EURO (the federation of European OR societies within IFORS) for the years 1999-2002. I have been President of EURO, from 1/1/2004 to the 31/12/2006.  Among other  projects  I  particularly  followed the  Africa  project of  EURO and initiate the new "Branding OR Campaign".

I served on several Programme and Organisation Committees of OR and/or Computer Science conferences. I was chairman (together with Patrice Perny) of the XIX EURO Summer Institute on "Decision Analysis and Artificial Intelligence", who took place at Toulouse, 9-22/9/2001. I was chair of the 1st ALGODEC Conference in 2009 as well as of the 2nd International Conference on Algorithmic Decision Theory, DIMACS, Rutgers University, 26-28 October 2011.

I served several administrative positions within the LAMSADE and Université Paris Dauphine. From 2002 to 2005 I was the head of the LAMSADE research team: Decision Aiding. I have been member of the CNRS National Council in the Computer Science section from 2008 to 2012. Presently I am member of the Scientific Board of the Institute of Computer Science (INS2I) of the CNRS as well of the Scientific Board of INERIS. I have been responsible for many research projects and international collaboration programs. From 2007 to 2011 I coordinated the COST Action IC0602 on ``Algorithmic Decision Theory", a European networking activity funded under the FP7.  On the same topic I was co-organiser of the 2010-2013 DIMACS special focus (together with Fred Roberts) and coordinating the GDRI “ALGODEC jointly funded by a number of European Institutions starting in 2011. Starting January 2012 I am the director of the LAMSADE. I am also coordinator of the just established GDR “Policy Analytics”, funded by the CNRS.