The University of Antwerp Operations Research Group (ANT/OR) is hiring at least two full-time researchers on the topic of “optimization methods for on-demand planning of public buses”. Both pre-doctoral and post-doctoral researchers can apply. These vacancies are part of a
On 21 February 2018, Kenneth Sörensen gave a plenary lecture at the ROADEF 2018 Conference in Lorient, France. You can watch the entire lecture here.
Most popular benchmark sets for the VRP comprise instances of several hundred customers. To foster research in the area of very large scale vehicle routing we developed an additional set of very large scale and realistic benchmark instances. These instances
For many combinatorial optimization problems, heuristics based on either local search or constructive strategies have been demonstrated to provide the best trade-off between solution quality and computation time. In recent years, it has become apparent that the efficiency of a
Bicycle Sharing Since the turn of the millennium, an explosion of Bicycle Sharing Systems (BSSs) has been observed in cities throughout the world (see Figure 1). These initiatives allow individuals to rent a bike from an automated rental station, use it
Source code of the heuristic analysed in the paper “A critical analysis of the improved Clarke and Wright savings algorithm”
Below, you can find the source code of the heuristic analysed in the paper: K. Sörensen, F. Arnold, and D. Palhazi Cuervo, “A critical analysis of the “improved Clarke and Wright savings algorithm”,” International transactions in operational research, vol. to appear.
At the latest conference of the German OR Society in Hamburg (www.or2016.de), I gave a semi-plenary talk on the history of metaheuristics. This talk is the live-version of a chapter that will soon appear in the Handbook of Heuristics (Springer). This
Optimal designs in the paper “An integrated algorithm for the optimal design of stated choice experiments with partial profiles”
Below, you can find the optimal designs generated for the paper D. Palhazi Cuervo, R. Kessels, P. Goos, and K. Sörensen, “An integrated algorithm for the optimal design of stated choice experiments with partial profiles,” Transportation research part B: methodological, vol.
The number of people affected by natural disasters or displaced by conflict, persecution, violence or human rights violations has been steadily increasing, doubling in a decade and reaching 82 million in 2015. At least 440 000 people lost their lives in only
The coalition versus individual partners. Looking for efficiency in a horizontal logistic co-operation.
Over the last decades, the transportation sector has put an enormous effort into improving the efficiency of its operations. Algorithms developed in the Operations Research community for operational transportation planning problems, most notably vehicle routing problems, have contributed considerably in