Massimiliano FerraraMassimiliano Ferrara received the master’s degree (cum laude) in economics from the University of Messina, the master’s degree (cum laude) from the University of Naples Federico II, the master’s degree (cum laude) from the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, and the Ph.D. degree (cum laude) from the University of Messina. He has been a Research Affiliate with the ICRIOS–Invernizzi Center for Research on Innovation, Organization, Strategy and Entrepreneurship, University Bocconi of Milan, since 2013, the President of Scientific Committee of the MEDAlics Research Center, and the Scientific Director of the DECISIONS Lab. He was a General Counsel of the Fondazione Banco di Napoli, the Vice Rector with the University for foreigners “Dante Alighieri’’ of Reggio Calabria, and the Head of Region Calabria Department for Cultura, Research and Education.

He was a Visiting Professor with Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA, Western Michigan University, USA, Morgan State University, Baltimora, MD, USA, the Northeastern University di Boston, USA, and recently with the Center for Dynamics of Dresden University of Technology, Germany. He is currently a Full Professor of mathematical economics, business analytics & decision theory, applied economics with the Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, where he was also the Chairman of the Department of Law, Economics & Human Sciences, and a Member of the Academic Senate. He is an author of more than 220 research papers published in peer-reviewed Journals edited by Nature, IEEE, Elsevier, Springer, Wiley and etc. He has been Knight Order of Merit of the Italian Republic since 2010 “for international scientific merits”. He also received the “Hepites Award” by Romanian Academy of Science in 2010, the Silver Medal by Universiti PUTRA Malaysia in occasion of Invention, Research and Innovation Exhibition (PRPI) in 2016, and recently he was listed as the 2% top scientists released by Stanford University- Elsevier in 2022.

He serves as Editor, Co-Editor, Associate Editor several Journals. In particular: NATURE-Scientific Reports (Editorial Board Member), Mathematics – MDPI Section Financial Mathematics (Editor in Chief), Applied Sciences (Editor), Soft Computing, Dynamic Games and Applications, Mathematical Problems in Engineerings (Associate Editor). He is actually serving as Referee over 200 international scientific Journal in economics, pure and applied mathematics indexed by SCOPUS, WoS, MathSciNet.