17 Jan 24 | News

LISER researcher Philippe Liégeois elected president of the International Microsimulation Association (IMA)

Founded in 2005, the IMA encourages the advancement of microsimulation research and promotes the cooperation among analysts and developers worldwide.

Please join us in congratulating Philippe Liégeois’ recent appointment as president of the International Microsimulation Association (IMA). Since 2013, Philippe had served as the organizer of the IMA World Congress, then from 2015 as IMA Vice-president, helping to make LISER a major actor within the association.  

Recognition of Philippe’s hard work came on January 9th, when the unanimous decision was taken at the 2024 World Congress in Vienna (Austria) during the renewal of the IMA Management Board. Both his presidency as well as the participation of LISER Senior Research Scientist Denisa Sologon on the board, helps reinforce LISER's significant involvement within IMA.

The other fourteen members of the renewed IMA Management Board include: Dr Patryk Bronka (University of Essex, GB), Dr. Karina Doorley (ESRI, IE), As. Prof. Tanja Kirn (University of Liechtenstein, LI), Prof. Jinjing Li (University of Canberra, AU), Prof. Cathal O’Donoghue (University of Galway, IE), also a past president, Dr. Sophie Pennec (INED, FR), Prof. Matteo Richiardi (University of Essex, GB) as Chief Editor of the International Journal of Microsimulation, Prof. Luc Savard (Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, MA), Prof. Deborah Schofield (Macquarie University, AU), Dr. Denisa Sologon (LISER, LU), Dr. Martin Spielauer (WIFO, AU), Prof. Robert Tanton (Communities in Numbers, AU) as immediate past president, As. Prof. Bryan Tysinger (USC, USA) and Dr. Peng Zhan (Zhejiang University, CN).

IMA Board members are nominated until the next World Congress, hence normally for a minimum of two years.

About IMA

The objectives of the association are to encourage the advancement of microsimulation research and to promote the cooperation among analysts, researchers, scholars as well as practitioners from various disciplines using or developing microsimulation models and methodologies. Additional objectives are to publish and maintain the International Journal of Microsimulation and to hold the Association's World Congress on a regular basis. The IMA is a non-profit organisation, headquartered at LISER since 2015.

Practical info: IMA Website: International Journal of Microsimulation (IJM):

Contact persons at LISER: Philippe Liégeois ( and Denisa Sologon (