Kevin Tierney is currently an Assistant Professor of "Decision Support Systems and Operations Research" in the department of Business Information Systems at the University of Paderborn in Paderborn, Germany. He earned his PhD from the IT University of Copenhagen in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2013 for his work on optimizing liner shipping fleet repositioning plans as part of the ENERPLAN project. He holds a Sc.M. in Computer Science from Brown University (2010) and a B.S. in Computer Science from the Rochester Institute of Technology (2008).Kevin Tierney researches the modeling and solution of large scale, real world optimization problems using mixed-integer linear programming, constraint programming and (meta)heuristics. He focuses in particular on problems in the maritime industry, including liner shipping networks and container terminal optimization.