Mariano Luque

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  • Mariano Luque Gallego

    Full Professor

    Phone: +34 952131173    E-mail:

    Office room: 1112  Faculty of Economics and Business Administration



He is a Full Professor in the Department of Applied Economics (Mathematics), University of Málaga, Spain. He holds a degree in Mathematics (1995), and a PhD in Economy and Business Administration (2000). His research is focused on multicriteria techniques, especially interactive methods, reference point based methods and evolutionary algorithms. He is also working on applications in the fields of education, workers’ satisfaction, electricity generation and sustainability issues, human development index, etc. He has published nearly forty papers JCR in journals such as European Journal of Operational Research, Computers and Operations Research, Omega, Management Science, Expert Systems with Applications, Renewable Energy, etc.



Mathematics for Bachelor's in Business Administration and Management.

Decision techniques for Master's in International Cooperation and Development Policies,



Main research lines:

  • Optimization with multiple objectives: methodology, computational implementation and real models.
  • Optimal allocation of resources from the education policy perspective.
  • Analysis of optimal matching in the labor market of women and men-workers.
  • Optimization in transport.
  • Development of synthetic indexes of inequality, competitiveness, etc.


Last research projects:

Optimal Decision Making in Education Policy Based on Real Data Analysis. Funded by the National Goverment Programme. 2015-2018.

Interactive Multiobjective Programming based on reference point techniques and its application to sustainability and climate change in Spain. 2011-2014.




  1. Saborido, R., Ruiz, A.B., Luque, M. (2017). Global WASF-GA: An Evolutionary Algorithm in Multiobjective Optimization to approximate the whole Pareto Optimal Front, Evolutionary Computation, Vol. 25 (2), pp. 309-349.

  2. Luque, M., Perez-Moreno, S., Robles, J.A., Rodriguez, B. (2017). Measuring Child and Maternal Health in Developing Countries: A Proposal of New Hybrid MDG Composite Indices, Applied Research in Quality of Life, Vol. 12 (3), pp. 737–758.

  3. Allmendinger, R., Ehrgott, M., Gandibleux, X., Geiger, M.J., Klamroth, K., Luque, M. (2016). Navigation in Multiobjective Optimization Methods, Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis, Vol. 24 (1-2), pp. 57-70 (SCOPUS pero no JCR)

  4. Saborido, R., Ruiz, A.B., Vercher, E., Bermudez, J., Luque, M. (2016). Evolutionary Multi-objective Optimization Algorithms for Fuzzy Portfolio Selection, Applied Soft Computing, Vol. 39, pp. 48-63.

  5. Luque, M., Perez-Moreno, S., Rodríguez, B. (2016). Measuring Human Development: A Multi-criteria Approach, Social Indicators Research, Vol. 125, pp. 713-733.

  6. Marcenaro, O.D., Luque, M., Lopez-Agudo, L.A. (2015). Balancing teachers' math satisfaction and other indicators of the education system's performance, Social Indicators Research, Vol. 129 (3), pp. 1319-1348.

  7. Perez-Moreno, S. Luque, M., Rodríguez, B. (2015). Assessing global competitiveness under multi-criteria approach, Economic Modelling, Vol. 53 (1), pp. 398-408.

  8. Luque, M., Ruiz, A.B., Saborido, R., Marcenaro, O.D. (2015). On the use of the Lp distance in reference point-based approaches for multiobjective optimization, Annals of Operations Research, Vol. 235 (1), pp. 559-579.

  9. Ruiz, A.B., Luque, M., Ruiz, F., Saborido, R. (2015). A Combined Interactive Procedure using Preference-based Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization. Application to the Efficiency Improvement of the Auxiliary Services of Power Plants Expert Systems With Applications, Expert Systems with Applications, Vol. 42 (21), pp. 7466-7482.

  10. Ruiz, A.B., Sindhya, K., Miettinen, K., Ruiz, F., Luque, M. (2015). E-NAUTILUS: A decision support system for complex multiobjective optimization problems based on the NAUTILUS method, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 246 (1), pp. 218-231.

  11. Miettinen, K., Podkopaev, D., Ruiz, F., Luque, M. (2015). A New Preference Handling Technique for Interactive Multiobjective Optimization without Trading-Off, Journal of Global Optimization, Vol. 63 (4), pp. 633-652.
  12. Luque, M., Lopez-Agudo, L.A., Marcenaro, O.D. (2015). Equivalent reference points in multiobjective programming, Expert Systems with Applications, Vol. 42 (4), pp. 2205-2212.

  13. Luque, M., Marcenaro, O.D., Lopez-Agudo, L.A. (2015). On the potential balance among compulsory education outcomes through econometric and multiobjective programming analysis, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 241 (2), pp. 527-540.

  14. Luque, M. (2015). Modified Interactive Chebyshev Algorithm (MICA) for non-convex Multiobjective Programming, Optimization Letters, Vol. 9 (1), pp 173-187.

  15. Ruiz, A.B., Saborido, R., Luque, M. (2015) A preference-based evolutionary algorithm for multiobjective optimization: the weighting achievement scalarizing function genetic algorithm, Journal of Global Optimization, Vol. 62 (1), pp. 101-129.

  16. Cabello, J.M., Luque, M., Miguel, F., Ruiz, A.B., Ruiz, F. (2014). A Multiobjective Interactive Approach to Determine the Optimal Electricity Mix in Andalucía (Spain), TOP, Vol. 22 (1), pp. 109-127.

  17. Luque, M., Miettinen, K., Ruiz, A.B., Ruiz, F., (2012). A Two-Slope Achievement Scalarizing Function for Interactive Multiobjective Optimization, Computers & Operations Research, Vol. 39 (7), pp.1673-1681.

  18. Luque, M., Ruiz, F., Cabello, J.M., (2012). A synchronous Reference Point based interactive method for Stochastic Multiobjective Programming, OR-Spectrum, Vol. 34 (4), pp. 763-784.

  19. Deb, K., Ruiz, F., Luque, M., Tewari, R., Cabello, J.M., Cejudo, J.M. (2012). On the Sizing of a Solar Thermal Electricity Plant for Multiple Objectives Using Evolutionary Optimization. AppliedSoft Computing, Vol. 12 (10), pp. 3300-3311.

  20. Navarro, E., Tejada, M., Almeida, F., Cabello, J.M., Cortés, R., Delgado, J., Fernández, F., Gutiérrez, G., Luque, M., Málvarez, G., Marcenaro, O., Navas, F., Ruiz, F., Ruiz, J., Solís, F. (2012). Carrying capacity assessment for tourist destinations. Methodology for the creation of synthetic indicators applied in a coastal area. Tourism Management, 33: 1337-1346.

  21. Cabello, J.M, Cejudo, J.M., Luque, M., Ruiz, F., Deb, K., Tewari, R. (2011). Optimization of the Size of a Solar Thermal Electricity Plant by Means of Genetic Algorithms. RenewableEnergy, Vol. 36 (11), pp. 3146-3153.

  22. Ruiz, F., Luque, M., Miettinen, K. (2012). Improving the Computational Efficiency in a Global Formulation (GLIDE) for Interactive Multiobjective Optimization, Annals of Operations Research, Vol. 197 (1), pp. 47-70.

  23. Rodríguez, R., Luque, M., González, M. (2011). Portfolio selection in the Spanish stock market by interactive multiobjective programming, TOP, Vol. 19 (1), pp. 213-231.

  24. Luque, M., Ruiz, F., Miettinen, K. (2011). Global Formulation for Interactive Multiobjective Optimization, OR-Spectrum, Vol. 33 (1), pp. 27-48.

  25. Ruiz, F., Luque, M., Cabello, J.M. (2011). An application of reference point techniques to the calculation of synthetic sustainability indicators, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol. 62 (1), pp. 189-197.

  26. Miettinen, K. Eskelinen, P. Ruiz, F., Luque, M. (2010). NAUTILUS Method: an Interactive Technique in Multiobjective Optimization based on the Nadir Point, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 206 (2), pp. 426-434.

  27. Luque, M., Ruiz, F., Steuer, R.E. (2010). Modified Interactive Chebyshev Algorithm (MICA) for Convex Multiobjective Programming, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 204 (3), pp. 557-564.

  28. Marcenaro, O.D., Luque, M., Ruiz, F. (2010). An application of Multiobjective Programming to the study of Workers' Satisfaction in the Spanish Labour Market, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 203 (2), pp. 430-443.

  29. Muñoz, M. M., Luque, M., Ruiz, F. (2010). INTEREST: A Reference-Point-based Interactive Procedure for Stochastic Multiobjective Programming Problems, OR-Spectrum, Vol. 32 (1), pp. 195-210.

  30. Miguel, F., Gómez, T., Luque, M., Ruiz, F., Caballero, R. (2009). A Decomposition-Coordination Method for Complex Multi-Objective Systems. Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 26 (6), pp. 1-22.

  31. Luque, M., Yang, J.B., Wong, B.Y.H. (2009) PROJECT method for multiobjective optimization based on the gradient projection and reference point, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics - Part A: Systems and Humans, Vol. 39 (4), pp. 864-879.

  32. Ruiz, F., Luque, M., Cabello, J.M. (2009). A Classification of the Weighting Schemes in Reference Point Procedures for Multiobjective Programming, Journal of Operational Research Society, Vol. 60 (4), pp. 544-553.

  33. Luque, M., Miettinen, K., Eskelinen, P., Ruiz, F. (2009). Incorporating Preference Information in Interactive Reference Point Methods for Multiobjective Optmization, OMEGA - International Journal of Management Science, Vol. 37 (2), pp. 450-462.

  34. Wong, B.Y.H., Luque, M., Yang, J.B. (2009). Using interactive multiobjective methods to solve DEA problems with value judgements, Computers & Operations Research, Vol. 36 (2), pp. 623-636.

  35. Ruiz, F., Luque, M., Miguel, F., Muñoz, M. M. (2008). An Additive Achievement Scalarizing Function for Multiobjective Programming Problems, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 188 (3), pp.683-694.

  36. Luque, M., Caballero, R., Molina, J., Ruiz, F. (2007). Equivalent Information for Multiobjective Interactive Procedures, Management Science, Vol. 53, nº 1, pp. 125-134.

  37. Caballero, R., Luque, M., Molina, J., Ruiz, F. (2005). MOPEN: A computational package for Linear Multiobjective and Goal Programming problems, Decision Support Systems, Vol. 41 (1), pp.160-175.

  38. Caballero, R., Gómez, T., Luque, M., Miguel, F., Ruiz, F. (2002). Hierarchical generation of Pareto optimal solutions in large-scale multiobjective systems, Computers & Operations Research, Vol. 29 (11), pp.1537-1558.

  39. Caballero, R., Luque, M., Molina, J., Ruiz, F. (2002). PROMOIN: an Interactive System for Multiobjective Programming, International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making, Vol. 1 (4), pp.635-656.

  40. Gómez, T., González, M., Luque, M., Miguel, F., Ruiz, F. (2001). Multiple objectives decomposition–coordination methods for hierarchical organizations, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 133 (2), pp.323-341.
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