Pablo Escalona

August 26, 2015


For more than 10 years, I worked at the Integrated Manufacturing and Automation Center (CIMA UTFSM), leading industrial projects related to the design, operation and improvement of manufacturing systems in several companies in Valparaiso, Chile. Since 2014, I am a full time faculty member of the Department of Industrial Engineering, specifically in Operations Management Study Area, at Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, currently teaching courses on operations management for upper level undergraduates and MS students.

My research focuses on supply chain network design in general, and inventory control and facility location models in particular, while my fields of interest are mathematical and combinatorial optimization, stochastic programming and stochastic process.

I am currently doing a post-doctorate at INOCS, INRIA Lille Nord-Europe, Lille, France, researching the application of Stackelberg Games to avoid fare evasion in transit systems.

Academic Background

  • Ph.D. in Operations Research. Universidad de Chile, Chile (2009-2015). Integration of inventory control decisions with facility location for several demand classes. Research advisor: Fernando Ordóñez.
  • M.Sc. in Quality and Productivity Systems. Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico (2001-2003).
  • Industrial Engineering degree. Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Valparaíso, Chile (1991-1998).

Full CV

Refereed Publications

Selected Proceedings

Research Projects

  • Proyecto de Investigación UTFSM, Nº116282. Location of mobile resources for forest emergencies considering the continuous propagation of fires under uncertain conditions.  Investigador Responsable (2016-2017).
  • Proyecto de Investigación UTFSM, Nº281476.  Integration of inventory control decisions with facility location for several demand classes. Investigador Responsable (2015).
  • Fondef ID14I10378.  Reproducción Robotizada de elementos estructurales y ornamentales de geometría compleja para la restauración y rehabilitación del patrimonio arquitectónico chileno en madera. Co-Investigador (2014-2015). Para conocer más de este proyecto, haz click aquí.

Thesis supervision

Social Research Networks


  • INOCS (Integrated Optimization with Complex Structure)
  • ICHIO (Chilean Institute of Operational Research)
  • INFORMS (Institut for Operations Research and Management Science)