Professor, Department MOSI - Transport and Logistics, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
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CATHY MACHARIS received her Master of Business Economics and Ph.D. degrees from the Solvay Business School, Free University of Brussels (VUB), Belgium. Currently she is professor at the Free University of Brussels (VUB), Faculty of Economics, Social and Political Sciences and Solvay Business School.
She teaches courses in operations and logistics management, transport and business economics. Her research focuses on establishing linkages between advanced operations research methodologies and practical logistics challenges faced by senior management in ¯rms and public agencies. She has been involved in several national and European research projects dealing with topics such as location selection, intermodal transport optimization, road safety enhancement through telematics applications, public transport and inland navigation.
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