Seminars at the Faculty of Informatics

Stochastic Vehicle Routing - From Theory to Practice

You are cordially invited to attend the PhD Dissertation Defense of Dennis WEYLAND on Friday, May 31st 2013 at 10h30 in room 250 (Main building)
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Abstract:
In this talk we discuss practical and theoretical aspects of various stochastic vehicle routing problems. These are combinatorial optimization problems related to the field of transportation and logistics in which input data is (partially) represented in a stochastic way. More in detail, we focus on two-stage stochastic vehicle routing problems and in particular on so-called a priori optimization problems. The results are divided into a theoretical part and a practical part. In fact, the theoretical results provide a strong motivation for the development and the usage of the methods presented in the practical part. We give a high level overview of all the results and present some highlights more in detail.

Dissertation Committee:

  • Prof. Luca Maria Gambardella, Istituto Dalle Molle di Studi sull'Intelligenza Artificiale, Switzerland (Research Advisor)
  • Dr. Roberto Montemanni, Istituto Dalle Molle di Studi sull'Intelligenza Artificiale, Switzerland (Research Co-Advisor)
  • Prof. Evanthia Papadopoulou, UniversitÓ della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland (Internal Member)
  • Prof. Fabian Kuhn, UniversitÓ della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland / University of Freiburg, Germany (Internal Member)
  • Prof. Richard Hartl, University of Vienna, Austria (External Member)
  • Prof. Arne L°kketangen, Molde University College, Norway (External Member)

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