Ľuboš Buzna is Senior Researcher in the ERA Chair Team at the University Science Park of the University of Zilina and he is affiliate of the Faculty of Management Science and Informatics at the University of Zilina as Associate Professor of Applied Informatics.

He worked as researcher for several academic institutions: University of Barcelona (2014-2015) ETH Zurich (2007-2009) and TU Dresden (2005-2007), where he participated in FP6 project IRRIIS and FP7 project LASAGNE. He attained his PhD degree in 2003 from the University of Zilina in the doctoral study program “Transportation and Communication Technology”.

His research is focused on the development of optimization algorithms and simulation models that are applicable in transportation networks, and more generally, in complex systems.

He coauthored more than 40 publications, among them 15 in peer-reviewed international scientific journals. In 2013, he received award from Literarny fond for the response to his publications.

Selected publications:

Helbing D., Buzna Ľ., Johansson A., Werner T., Self-organized pedestrian crowd dynamics: experiments, simulations, and design solutions: In: Transportation Science – Vol. 39, No. 1, pp. 1-24, 2005.

Janáček, J., Buzna, Ľ.: An acceleration of Erlenkotter-Körkel´s algorithms for the uncapacitated facility location problem. In: Annals of Operations Research, Vol. 164, p. 97-109, 2008.

Carvalho R., Buzna, Ľ., Bono, F., Masera, M., Arrowsmith, D.K., Helbing, D., Resilience of Natural Gas Networks during Conflicts, Crises and Disruptions , In: PLoS ONE, Vol.  9, No. 3, 2014.

Buzna, Ľ., Koháni, M., Janáček, J.,  An Approximation Algorithm for the Facility Location Problem with Lexicographic Minimax Objective, Journal of Applied Mathematics, Focus issue on Fair Optimization and Networks: Models, Algorithms and Applications, Vol. 2014, Article ID 562373, 12 pages, 2014

Carvalho R., Buzna, Ľ., Gibbens, R., Kelly, F. Critical behaviour in charging of electric vehicles, New Journal of Physics, Vol. 17, Focus issue on Networks, Energy and the Economy, 2015.