Sonia Cafieri

Sonia Cafieri


ENAC -  École Nationale de l'Aviation Civile
The French University of Civil Aviation

Département de Sciences et Ingénierie de la Navigation Aérienne
Dept. of Air Navigation Engineering and Sciences

Laboratoire MAIAA
 (Mathématiques Appliquées, Informatique et Automatique pour l'Aérien)
Lab. of Applied Maths., Computer Science and Automatics for Aeronautics

Université de Toulouse


Address:  ENAC   7, Avenue Edouard Belin, F-31055 Toulouse, France

Office:  Z 151

Tel.:  +33 (0)5 62 25 95 11

Email:  sonia.cafieri[at] ,   sonia[at]

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Curriculum vitae
  • July 2013: Professor at École Nationale de l'Aviation Civile, Toulouse, France.
  • Dec 2012: HDR - Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse
  • Dec 2009 - : Enseignant- Chercheur (Assistant Professor) at École Nationale de l'Aviation Civile, Toulouse, France.
  • 2008 - 2009: Post-doctoral researcher at Laboratoire d'Informatique de l'École Polytechnique (LIX), Paris, France.
  • 2007 - 2008: Post-doctoral researcher at University of Foggia, Italy.
  • 2006 - 2007: Post-doctoral researcher at Second University of Naples, Italy.
  • 2001 - 2006: Ph.D. student at University of Naples "Federico II", Italy.
  • 2001: Laurea in Mathematics, Second University of Naples, Italy.
Full CV and list of publications: cv_in english, cv_en français. (update February 2017)

Research interests

Optimization & Operations Research
  • Global optimization and Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Programming.
    Applications to air traffic management, to the design of electrical machines and to bioinformatics.
  • Reformulation techniques in mathematical programming.
  • Combinatorial optimization: Network clustering.
  • Interior Point algorithms for Nonlinear Programming.
  • Numerical linear algebra in constrained optimization: iterative solution of KKT systems, preconditioners.



  • July 2014: I am in the Managing Board of EUROPT - The Continuous Optimization Working Group of EURO

  • 10 December 2012: my Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches -- HDR -- (French Accreditation to Supervise Research)
    From Local to Global and back: A closed walk in Mathematical Programming and its Applications
    Université Paul Sabatier de Toulouse
    Jury: E. Carrizosa, Ph. Mahey, P. Pardalos, J-B. Hiriart-Urruty, B. Jouve, F. Messine, M. Mongeau

  • My project  ATOMIC - Air Traffic Optimization via Mixed-Integer Computation -  has been selected to be funded by ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche - French National Agency for Research) in the program ANR Jeunes Chercheuses Jeunes Chercheurs 2012.
    Web-page of the project

  • September 2011 : I am on the Editorial Board of ITOR (International Transactions in Operational Research)
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Last update: October 2015   (Publications: last update September 2015)