Last update: 02/03/2019

Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers





Bistra Dilkina

WiSE Gabilan Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Computer Science
University of Southern California
Title: Artificial Intelligence for Wildlife Conservation





Rafael Epstein

Associate Professor, Industrial Engineering Department
Universidad de Chile
Title: Optimization of Forest Industry Operations  




Mark A. Finney 

Research Forester 
U.S. Forest Service
Rocky Mountain Research Station
Title: Good News and Bad News for Wildfire Operations Research




Robert G. Haight

Research Forester 
U.S. Forest Service
Northern Research Station
Title: Invasive Species: Operations Research for Prevention, Surveillance and Control 



Jordi García-Gonzalo

Centre Tecnològic Forestal de Catalunya

Title: International Research on Models and decision support tools for Forest Planning under risk and Uncertainty.

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Weikko "Stephen" Jaross

Director of Forest Informatics and Client Services

Landvest Inc. Olympia, WA USA 

Title: Applied Operation Research in North American Forestry - A Practitioner's Perspective

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Taraneh Sowlati

Department of Wood Science, Forest Sciences Centre
The University of British Columbia
Title: Forest-based biomass: opportunities, challenges and supply chain modeling

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