Dinh The Luc is Distinguished Professor, Director of the Laboratory of Mathematics at Avignon University. He is also Research Fellow of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology. He was graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University in 1974 and received his PhD from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 1983. His research interests center on vector optimization, nonsmooth analysis, set-valued analysis and multi-criteria transportation network. His monograph "Theory of Vector Optimization" published by Springer in 1989 is one of the most cited books in this area. He is also co-author with V. Jeyakumar of "Nonsmooth Vector Functions and Continuous Optimization" (Springer 2008).