Dr Alysson M. Costa is an expert in mathematical programming with a focus on mixed-integer programming modelling and decomposition solution algorithms. In 2014, he joined the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Melbourne, where he has held a Senior Lectureship position since 2017. He obtained a BEng and an MEng in Electrical Engineering from the State University of Campinas and a PhD in Business Administration (Quantitative Methods) from HEC - University of Montreal. His PhD thesis received the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematical Society Cecil Graham Award as the Best 2007 Canadian thesis in applied and industrial mathematics. After briefly holding a research fellow position at the Informatics Institute of the Brazilian Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, he moved to the Applied Mathematics Department of the University of São Paulo in 2008. Dr Costa has been a CI in a number of multi-disciplinary projects funded by the three main Brazilian science agencies (CAPES, CNPq and FAPESP), the Spanish Ministry of Education, the European Commission (Marie-Curie Actions) and the Australian Research Council. His research has generated 40 journal publications both on theory and multi-disciplinary applications of optimisation in several applied areas of engineering. Google Scholar/Scopus statistics show that his research has been cited about 1630/860 times, generating an h-index of 24/20. Dr Costa has so far supervised nine PhD students and one post-doc, and is currently the main supervisor of three PhD students and supporting other two PhD theses. Dr Costa has shown extensive experience in multi-disciplinary collaboration, having provided mathematical modelling and algorithmic development input to research on a wide range of application areas, resulting in published outputs with more than 50 co-authors (Scopus).