Silvino Fernandez Alzueta

Silvino Fernandez Alzueta

Senior Scientist - Mathematical Optimization

ArcelorMittal Global R&D


Silvino Fernandez Alzueta is a Senior Scientist at the Mathematical Optimization team of the Global R&D Asturias Centre at ArcelorMittal (world’s leading integrated steel and mining company). He has developed his activity in the ArcelorMittal R&D Centre of Asturias (Spain)for almost 20 years. He has a Master Science degree in Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Engineering Project Management, both obtained at University of Oviedo in Spain. His main research interests are in Evolutionary Computation, Metaheuristics and Swarm Intelligence, and he has broad experience in using these techniques in industrial environment to optimize production processes. His paper “Scheduling a Galvanizing Line by Ant Colony Optimization” obtained the best paper award in the ANTS conference in 2014.


  • Industrial Applications of Metaheuristics
  • Combinatorial Optimization
  • Evolutionary Computation
  • Industrial Applications of Metaheuristics
  • Applied R&D
  • Multi-objective Optimization
  • Machine Learning