Years at SKEMA Business School: 1
 


Davide LA TORRE

Digitalisation
Sophia-Antipolis



CV
Skills & Interests 
Teaching Skills
 Artificial Intelligence for Business, Big Data in E-Marketing, Calculus I, II, III, Operations Management, Operations Research, Supply Chain Modeling. 
Research Skills
Artificial Intelligence, Business Analytics, Machine Learning, Mathematical and Statistical Modeling, 
Economic Dynamics, Economic Growth, Operations Research, Management Science
Languages
Italian (mother), English (fluent), French (basic)
Expertise
Artificial Intelligence, Business Analytics, Machine Learning, Mathematical and Statistical Modeling, Economic Dynamics,Economic Growth, Operations Research, Management Science
International Interests
Australia, Canada, Italy, Spain, United Arab Emirates
Qualification 
Scholarly Academic
Academic Degrees 
Ph.D.  University of Milan, Italy, 2002.
Master  University of Milan, 1997.
Other  ITIS, 1993.
Professional Certifications 
Habilitation as University Professor (Associate) in Mathematical Analysis and Probability (SS 01/A3), 2020, Rome, Italy.
Habilitation as University Professor (Full) in Mathematical Methods for Economics/Finance (SS 13/D4), 2019, Rome, Italy.
Habilitation as University Professor (Full) in Political Economy (SS 13/A2), 2018, Rome, Italy.
Habilitation as University Professor (Full) in Public Economics (SS 13/A3), 2018, Rome, Italy.
Online Professional Certificate in Big Data and Social Physics, Media Lab, 2017, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA.
Online Professional Certificate in Project Management, University of Adelaide, 2017, Adelaide, Australia.
Online Professional Certificate in Supply Chain Analytics, Centre for Transportation and Logistics, 2017, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA.
Work Experience 
Professor, PRISM Research Center, SKEMA Business School and Université Côte d'Azur (2019 - Present), Sophia Antipolis, France.
Adjunct Professor, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo (2015 - Present), Waterloo, Canada.
Adjunct Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Guelph (2007 - Present), Guelph, Canada.
Professor, Dubai Business School, University of Dubai (2018 - 2019), Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Professor and Department Chair, Department of Mathematics, Nazarbayev University (2017 - 2018), Astana, Kazakhstan.
Associate Professor and Associate Department Chair (cross-appointed), Department of Applied Mathematics and Sciences, and Department of Industrial and System Engineering, Khalifa University (2013 - 2016), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Associate Professor (on leave), Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods, University of Milan (2003 - 2013), Milan, Italy.
Assistant Professor, University of Milan (2000 - 2003), Milan, Italy.
Intellectual contributions
Articles in Journals 
Ben Abdelaziz, F., Colapinto, C., LA TORRE, D., & Liuzzi, D. (in press, 2020).  A Stochastic Dynamic Multiobjective Model for Sustainable Decision Making.   Annals of Operations Research.
LA TORRE, D., & Marsiglio, S. (in press, 2020).  A note on optimal debt reduction policies.   Macroeconomic Dynamics.
Ben Abdelaziz, F., LA TORRE, D., & Alaya, H. (in press, 2020).  Dynamic Programming and Optimal Control for Vector-Valued Functions: A State-of-the-art Review.   RAIRO., doi: in press.
Colapinto, C., Jayaraman, R., Ben Abdelaziz, F., & LA TORRE, D. (in press, 2020).  Environmental Sustainability and Multifaceted Development: Multi-Criteria Decision Models with Applications.   Annals of Operations Research.
Sharomi, O., LA TORRE, D., & Malik, T. (2019).  A multiple criteria economic growth model with environmental quality and logistic population behaviour with variable carrying capacity.   INFOR Information Systems and Operational Research, 57 (3), 379-393.
Vie, A., Colapinto, C., LA TORRE, D., & Liuzzi, D. (2019).  The long-run sustainability of the European Union countries: Assessing the Europe 2020 strategy through a fuzzy goal programming model.   Management Decision, 57 (2), 523-542.
LA TORRE, D., Liuzzi, D., & Marsiglio, S. (2019).  Population and geography do matter for sustainable development.   Environment and Development Economics, 24 (2), 201-223.
Cinzia, C., LA TORRE, D., & Aouni, B. (2019).  Goal programming for financial portfolio management: a state-of-the-art review.   Operational Research An International Journal, 19 (3), 717-736.
Bucci, A., LA TORRE, D., Liuzzi, D., & Marsiglio, S. (2019).  Financial contagion and economic development: An epidemiological approach.   Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 162, 211-228.
LA TORRE, D., Liuzzi, D., & Marsiglio, S. (2019).  The optimal population size under pollution and migration externalities: a spatial control approach.   Mathematical Modelling of Natural Phenomena, 14 (1), 15.
LA TORRE, D., Mendivil, F., Marsiglio, S., & Privileggi, F. (2019).  A stochastic economic growth model with health capital and state-dependent probabilities.   Chaos, Solitons, and Fractals, 129, 81-93.
LA TORRE, D., & Mendivil, F. (2018).  Stochastic linear optimization under partial uncertainty and incomplete information using the notion of probability multimeasure.   Journal of Operation Research Society, 69 (10).
LA TORRE, D., Marsiglio, S., Mendivil, F., & Privileggi, F. (2018).  Fractal attractors and singular invariant measures in two-sector growth models with random factor shares.   Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation, 58, 185-201.
LA TORRE, D., Marsiglio, S., & Privileggi, F. (2018).  Fractal attractors in economic growth models with random pollution externalities.   Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science, 28 (5), 855916.
LA TORRE, D., & Marsiglio, S. (2018).  Economic Growth and Abatement Activities in a Stochastic Environment: a Multi-Objective Approach.   Annals of Operations Research, 267 (1-2).
LA TORRE, D., & Mendivil, F. (2018).  Portfolio optimization under partial uncertainty and incomplete information: a probability multimeasure-based approach.   Annals of Operations Research, 267 (1), 267-279.
LA TORRE, D., Liuzzi, D., & Marsiglio, S. (2017).  Pollution Control under Uncertainty and Sustainability Concern.   Environmental and Resource Economics, 67 (4), 885-904.
Anita, S., Capasso, V., Kunze, H., & La Torre, D. (2017).  Optimizing Environmental Taxation on Physical Capital for a Spatially Structured Economic Growth Model Including Pollution Diffusion.   Vietnam Journal of Mathematics, 45, 199-206.
Jayaraman, R., Colapinto, C., La Torre, D., & Malik, T. (2017).  A Weighted Goal Programming model for planning sustainable development applied to Gulf Cooperation Council Countries.   Applied Energy, 185, 1931-1939.
Jayaraman, R., Colapinto, C., LA TORRE, D., & Liuzzi, D. (2017).  Planning sustainable development through a scenario-based stochastic goal programming model.   Operational Research An International Journal, 17 (3), 789-805.
Otero, D., La Torre, D., Michailovich, O., & Vrscay, E. (2017).  On the theory of function-valued mappings and its application to the processing of hyperspectral images.   Signal Processing, 134, 185-196.
Berenguer, M.I., Kunze, H., La Torre, D., & Ruiz Galan, M. (2016).  Galerkin method for constrained variational equations and a collage-based approach to related inverse problems.   Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, 292, 67-75.
LA TORRE, D. (2016).  Multiple criteria optimization and goal programming in science, engineering, and social sciences.   Annals of Operations Research, 251, 1-5.
Mendivil, F., La Torre, D., & Vrscay, E. (2016).  Iterated Function Systems On Functions Of Bounded Variation.   Fractals, 24 (2), 1650019.
Jayaraman, R., Colapinto, C., LA TORRE, D., & Malik, T. (2015).  Multi-criteria model for sustainable development using goal programming applied to the United Arab Emirates.   Energy Policy, 87, 447-454.
LA TORRE, D., Marsiglio, S., Mendivil, F., & Privileggi, F. (2015).  Self-similar measures in multi-sector endogenous growth models.   Chaos, Solitons, and Fractals, 79, 40-56.
LA TORRE, D., Liuzzi, D., & Marsiglio, S. (2015).  Pollution Diffusion and Abatement Activities across Space and over Time.   Mathematical Social Sciences, 78, 48-63.
Jayaraman, R., La Torre, D., Malik, T., & Pearson, Y. (2015).  Optimal work force allocation for energy, economic and environmental sustainability in the United Arab Emirates: A goal programming approach.   Energy Procedia, 75, 2999-3006.
Anita, S., Capasso, V., Kunze, H., & La Torre, D. (2015).  Dynamics and control of an integro-differential system of geographical economics.   Annals of the Academy of Romanian Scientists: Series on Mathematics and its Applications, 7, 8-26.
Anita, S., Capasso, V., Kunze, H., & La Torre, D. (2015).  Dynamics and optimal control in a spatially structured economic growth model with pollution diffusion and environmental taxation.   Applied Mathematics Letters, 42, 36-40.
Levere, K., Kunze, H., & La Torre, D. (2015).  A collage-based approach to solving inverse problems for second-order nonlinear hyperbolic PDEs.   Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation, 29 (1-3), 283-299.
LA TORRE, D., & Mendivil, F. (2015).  The Monge–Kantorovich metric on multimeasures and self–similar multimeasures.   Set-Valued and Variational Aanalysis, 23 (2), 319-331.
Forster, M., LA TORRE, D., & Lambert, P. (2014).  Optimal control of inequality under uncertainty.   Mathematical Social Sciences, 68, 53-59.
Aouni, B., Colapinto, C., & LA TORRE, D. (2014).  Portfolio Management through Goal Programming: State-of-the-art.   European Journal of Operational Research, 234 (2), 536-545.
Pertile, P., Foster, M., & LA TORRE, D. (2014).  Optimal bayesian sequential sampling rules for the economic evaluation of health technologies.   Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A, 177 (2), 419-438.
Anita, S., Capasso, V., Kunze, H., & LA TORRE, D. (2013).  Optimal control and long-run dynamics for a spatial economic growth model with physical capital accumulation and pollution diffusion.   Applied Mathematics Letters, 26 (8), 908-912.
LA TORRE, D., & Mendivil, F. (2013).  A Chaos game algorithm for generalized iterated function systems.   Applied Mathematics & Computations, 224, 238-249.
Aouni, B., Colapinto, C., & LA TORRE, D. (2013).  A cardinality constrained goal programming model with satisfaction function for venture capital investment decision making.   Annals of Operations Research, 205 (1), 77-88.
LA TORRE, D., & Marsiglio, S. (2012).  A note on demographic shocks in a multi-sector growth model.   Economics Bulletin, 32 (3), 2293-2299.
LA TORRE, D., & Marsiglio, S. (2012).  Population growth and utilitarian criteria in the Lucas-Uzawa model.   Economic Modelling, 29 (4), 1197-1204.
Bucci, A., Florio, M., & LA TORRE, D. (2012).  Government spending and growth in second-best economies.   Economic Modelling, 29, 654-663.
LA TORRE, D., Ben Abdelaziz, F., & Aouni, B. (2012).  The stochastic goal programming model: theory and applications.   Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis, 19 (5-6), 185-200.
LA TORRE, D., Popovici, N., & Rocca, M. (2011).  A note on scalar characterization of explicitly quasiconvex set-valued maps.   Journal of Nonlinear and Convex Analysis, 12 (1), 113-118.
Bucci, A., Colapinto, C., Forster, M., & LA TORRE, D. (2011).  Stochastic technology shocks in an extended Uzawa–Lucas model: closed-form solution and long-run dynamics.   Journal of Economics, 103 (1), 83-99.
LA TORRE, D., Popovici, N., & Rocca, M. (2010).  Scalar characterizations of weakly cone-convex and weakly cone-quasiconvex functions.   Nonlinear Analysis, 72 (3-4), 1909-1915.
LA TORRE, D., & Popovici, N. (2010).  Arcwise cone-quasiconvex multicriteria optimization.   Operations Research Letters, 38 (2), 143-146.
LA TORRE, D., & Marsiglio, S. (2010).  Endogenous technological progress in a multi-sector growth model.   Economic Modelling, 27 (5), 1017-1028.
Capasso, V., Engbers, R., & LA TORRE, D. (2010).  On a spatial Solow model with technological diffusion and nonconcave production function.   Nonlinear Analysis: Real World Applications, 11 (5), 3858-3876.
LA TORRE, D., Vrscay, E., Ibrahimi, E., & Barnsley, M. (2009).  Measure-Valued Images, Associated Fractal Transforms, and the Affine Self-Similarity of Images.   SIAM Journal on Imaging Science, 2 (2), 470-507.
Articles in Proceedings 
Repetto, M., La Torre, D., & Liuzzi, D. (2020).  A Robust Goal Programming Model For Transfer Pricing Risk Hedging: Preliminary Results.   2019 8th International Conference on Modeling Simulation and Applied Optimization (ICMSAO), IEEE, 19082326.
LA TORRE, D., Li, D., & Vrscay, E. (2019).  Existence, Uniqueness and Asymptotic Behaviour of Intensity-Based Measures Which Conform to a Generalized Weber's Model of Perception.   International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition, 11662, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including Artificial Intelligence and Bioinformatics): Springer [B], 297-308.
LA TORRE, D., Liuzzi, D., & Marsiglio, S. (2019).  A Note on Stochastic Logistic Shocks and Economic Growth.   2019 8th International Conference on Modeling Simulation and Applied Optimization (ICMSAO), IEEE, 19082276.
Ghisletti, M., La Torre, D., & Colapinto, C. (2019).  Measuring the Internationalization of Italian Universities using a Network Approach based on Co-Authorship: A Preliminary Analysis.   2019 8th International Conference on Modeling Simulation and Applied Optimization (ICMSAO), IEEE, 19082322.
Kunze, H., & La Torre, D. (2018).  An inverse problem for a system of steady-state reaction-diffusion equations on a porous domain using a collage-based approach.   Journal of Physics: Conference Series.
LA TORRE, D., Li, D., & Vrscay, E. (2018).  The Use of Intensity-Based Measures to Produce Image Function Metrics Which Accommodate Weber's Models of Perception.   International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition, 10882, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including Artificial Intelligence and Bioinformatics): Springer [B], 326-335.
Otero, D., LA TORRE, D., Michailovich, O., & Vrscay, E. (2018).  Alternate Direction Method of Multipliers for Unconstrained Structural Similarity-Based Optimization.   International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition, 10882, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including Artificial Intelligence and Bioinformatics): Springer [B], 20-29.
Kunze, H., Mendivil, F., La Torre, D., & Vrscay, E. (2018).  Collage theorem-based approaches for solving inverse problems for differential equations: A review of recent developments.   Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 1047, 012004.
Kunze, H., La Torre, D., & Ruiz Galan, M. (2018).  Using the Collage Method to Solve Inverse Problems for Vector-Valued Variational Problems on a Perforated Domain in Reflexive Banach Spaces.   Recent Advances in Mathematical and Statistical Methods: IV AMMCS International Conference, 259, Springer [B], 105-114.
LA TORRE, D., Liuzzi, D., & Marsiglio, S. (2018).  Population and Pollution Interactions in a Spatial Economic Model.   Recent Advances in Mathematical and Statistical Methods: IV AMMCS International Conference, 259, Springer [B], 543-552.
Kunze, H., & La Torre, D. (2018).  Inverse Problems and Total Variation Minimization for Iterated Function Systems on Maps.   Recent Advances in Mathematical and Statistical Methods: IV AMMCS International Conference, 259, Springer [B], 93-103.
La Torre, D., Maki, E., Mendivil, F., & Vrscay, E. (2018).  Inverse Problems Using Iterated Function Systems with Place-Dependent Probabilities.   Recent Advances in Mathematical and Statistical Methods: IV AMMCS International Conference, 259, Springer [B], 115-125.
LA TORRE, D., Mendivil, F., & Vrscay, E. (2017).  Total variation denoising of probability measures using iterated function systems with probabilities.   ICNPAA 2016 WORLD CONGRESS: 11th International Conference on Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Aerospace and Sciences, 1798, AIP American Institute of Physics, 020091.
Kunze, H., La Torre, D., & Lin, J. (2017).  IFSM fractal image compression with entropy and sparsity constraints: A sequential quadratic programming approach.   ICNPAA 2016 WORLD CONGRESS: 11th International Conference on Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Aerospace and Sciences, 1798, AIP American Institute of Physics, 020090.
Kunze, H., & La Torre, D. (2017).  An inverse problem for a 2-D system of steady-state reaction-diffusion equations on a perforated domain.   ICNPAA 2016 WORLD CONGRESS: 11th International Conference on Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Aerospace and Sciences, 1798, AIP American Institute of Physics, 020089.
LA TORRE, D., Mendivil, F., Michailovich, O., & Vrscay, E. (2017).  Total Variation Minimization for Measure-Valued Images with Diffusion Spectrum Imaging as Motivation.   International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition, 9730, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including Artificial Intelligence and Bioinformatics): Springer [B], 131-137.
Elsokkary, N., Shah Khan, F., LA TORRE, D., Humble, T., & Gottlieb, J. (2017).  Financial Portfolio Management using D-Wave Quantum Optimizer: The Case of Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.   2017 IEEE High Performance Extreme Computing Conference (HPEC '17).
Otero, D., La Torre, D., & Vrscay, E. (2016).  Image Denoising Using Euler-Lagrange Equations for Function-Valued Mappings.   International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition, 9730, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including Artificial Intelligence and Bioinformatics): Springer [B], 110-119.
Otero, D., La Torre, D., & Vrscay, E. (2015).  Structural Similarity-Based Optimization Problems with L1 -Regularization: Smoothing Using Mollifiers.   International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition, 9164, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including Artificial Intelligence and Bioinformatics): Springer [B], 33-42.
Jarayaman, R., La Torre, D., Malik, T., & Pearson, Y. (2015).  A polynomial goal programming model with application to energy consumption and emissions in United Arab Emirates.   International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, IEEE, 15077528.
Bhaskar, H., La Torre, D., & Al-Mualla, M. (2015).  Posed Facial Expression Detection Using Reflection Symmetry and Structural Similarity.   International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition, 9164, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including Artificial Intelligence and Bioinformatics): Springer [B], 218-228.
Chapters, Cases, Readings, Supplements 
Bhaskar, H., La Torre, D., & Al-Mualla, M. (2017). Exaggeration Quantified: An Intensity-Based Analysis of Posed Facial Expressions. Advances in Face Detection and Facial Image Analysis (pp. 101-128). Springer. 
Kunze, H., & La Torre, D. (2017). Computational Aspects of Solving Inverse Problems for Elliptic PDEs on Perforated Domains Using the Collage Method. Mathematical and Computational Approaches in Advancing Modern Science and Engineering (pp. 113-120). Springer. 
Professional Service 
Editor: Academic PRJ
2012 – 2020:  International Journal of Applied Nonlinear Science (International).
Editor: Associate Editor
2013 – 2020:  Journal Mathematical Problems in Engineering (International).
2012 – 2020:  International Journal of Scientific Computing and Mathematics (International).
2009 – 2019:  International Journal of Mathematics and Statistics (International).
2012 – 2018:  Journal of Data Envelopment Analysis and Decision Science (International).
2011 – 2014:  International Journal of Portfolio Analysis and Management (International).
Editor: Guest Editor of Journal
2020:  Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation (International).  Special Issue on Recent Advances in Fractal-Based Analysis and Application to Science and Engineering
2020:  Optimization and Engineering (International).  Special issue on Optimization Methods in Inverse Problems and Application to Science and Engineering 
2020:  Journal of Modelling in Management (International).  Special Issue on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Business and Management
2020:  Annals of Operations Research (International).   Special issue on New Trends in Multiobjective Optimization Techniques and Applications
Member: Committee/Task Force
2020:  The International Conference on Multidimensional Finance, Insurance and Investment (ICMFII 2020) (International).
2019:  ICMSAO (International Conference on Modelling, Simulation And Applied Optimization), Manama, Bahrain (International).
2019:  MOPGP (International Conference on Multi Objective Optimization and Goal Programming), Marrakesh, Morocco (International).
2017:  MOPGP (International Conference on Multi Objective Optimization and Goal Programming), Metz, France (International).
2016:  The International Conference on Multidimensional Finance, Insurance and Investment (ICMFII), Valencia, Spain (International).
2015:  The International Conference on Multiple Objective Programming and Goal Programming, Tlemcen, Algeria (International).
2014:  Workshop on Optimal Decision Making in Economics, Healthcare, and Sustainable Ecosystems, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (International).
2013:  ICMSAO (International Conference on Modelling, Simulation And Applied Optimization), Hammamet, Tunisia (International).
2013:  The International Conference on Multidimensional Finance, Insurance and Investment (ICMFII), -, Bahrain (International).
PhD supervision (students from other institutions)
2020:  University of Guelph, Canada (International).
2020:  University of Dubai, UAE (International).
2020:  Dalhousie University, Canada (International).
2018:  University of Granada, Spain (International).
2015:  University of Waterloo Canada (International).
2015:  University of Milan, Italy (International).
2010:  University of Milan, Italy (International).
Reviewer: Reviewer for a Journal
2002 – 2019:  American Mathematical Society (AMS) (International).