OMDS Research Seminar: 'Location/arc-routing: where to locate the depots and how to define good routes when demand obliges to traverse certain arcs' with Prof Elena Fernandez

This research seminar is hosted by the division of Operations Management and Decision Science at Sheffield University Management School.

Speaker: Prof Elena Fernandez from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona


Location/routing combines two of the most frequent problems arising in distribution logistics. We review potential applications and specific characteristics that appear when service demand is placed at the arcs of a given network. We also discuss multi-depot arc-routing, which emerges as a challenging subproblem.

Speaker bio:

Prof Elena Fernandez is Full Professor of Operations Research at the Department Statistics and Operations Research Department, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain. She was President of the European Association of Operational Research Societies (EURO) in the term 2015‐2016 and General Chair of the IFORS 2014 Conference in Barcelona. Currently she serves at the Spanish ANEP, the governmental agency responsible for research evaluation, as the representative for the area of Statistics and Operations Research in the committee for mathematics. Since 2009 she is the representative of the Spanish Royal Mathematical Society in the Committee for Women in Mathematics of the European Mathematical Society (EMS). Elena’s research interest focuses on discrete optimization, mainly problems in the areas of discrete location, vehicle routing and network design.

Click here for Elena's Google Scholar profile.


1:30pm - Light lunch in the Courtyard Cafe
2-3pm - Seminar in the Hitchcock Boardroom

Event Details

When: June 1, 2017 at 1:30pm—3:00pm

Where: Hitchcock Board Room Conduit Road, Sheffield, S10 1FL

Type: Alumni, Business, Student

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