Laurent Alfandari is Professor at ESSEC Business School, in the IDS Department. He has published in international journals such as European Journal of Operational Research, Annals of Operations Research, Computers and Operations Research, Transportation Science, Omega. He teaches Operations Research and Decision Analytics. He was Co-Director of the ESSEC-CentraleSupélec Master in Data Sciences and Business Analytics (2019 - 2023) and Coordinator of the Operations & Data Analytics concentration of the ESSEC PhD program (2013 - 2021). He did consulting studies for SNCF, Babcock-Wanson, ESSEC BS, Aid-Impact. He was in the research team ranked #4 for the ROADEF-EURO international Challenge proposed by EDF in 2010 and participated in the 2012 Google Challenge. He was Vice-President of the French Society of Operations Research & Decision-Aid from 2012 to 2015.