Operations Research

Optimization Methods in Management Science

The Operations Research Group develops mathematical programming models and optimal/heuristic algorithms for discrete optimization problems, i.e., complex decision-making problems in which the best choice among a huge number of alternatives have to be identified.
Discrete Optimization is a cross-domain subject lying between Operations Research, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics and Engineering with applications arising in several domains such as software engineering, manufacturing (production planning and scheduling), transportation and logistics.
The main research topics addressed by the OR group are Integer programming, discrete reformulation, solution of large-scale models by column generation and branch–and–price algorithms, multi-objective programming, simulation-optimization.
The main applications the OR group developed over the years concern packing and cutting problems (Sheet cutting and pattern sequencing), crew scheduling and routing problems in public transport.

Laboratory LORA – Lab of Operations Research Applications ( http://lora.dii.univpm.it )
Contact PersonFabrizio Marinelli

  • Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Sabancı University, Istanbul – Turkey
  • Istituto di Analisi Sistemi ed Informatica (IASI – CNR), Roma
  • Dipartimento di Informatica, Università degli Studi dell’Aquila
  • Dipartimento di Design, Politecnico di Milano
  • Laboratoire d'Informatique de l'École Polytechnique (LIX) – Paris
  • Department of Production and Systems Engineering, Universidade do Minho – Braga (Portugal)
  • Graduate School of Informatics, Nagoya University – Nagoya (Japan)

    • 2018: “Metodi e strumenti innovativi per il REACTive Product Design and Manufacturing (REACT)”, PON FESR FSE Ricerca e Innovazione, Area di specializzazione fabbrica intelligente
    • 2016: “Study of biological Effects of 50 Hz electromagNetic fieldS and develOpment of a personal miniaturized dosimeteR (SENSOR)”, Settore ERC LS7, Università Politecnica delle Marche.
    • 2016: “Scheduling cuts: new optimization models and algorithms for cutting, packing and nesting in manufacturing processes”, PRIN 2015, Settore ERC PE1.
    • 2015: “Novel Optimal Solutions for Security and Reliability in Dispersed and Federated Cloud Storage Systems”, Università Politecnica delle Marche.
    • 2011: “Modelli per problemi di localizzazione/distribuzione/instradamento”, PRIN 2009
    • 2006: “SCOOP, Sheet Cutting and Process Optimization for furniture enterprises”, VI European Framework Programme, Co-operative Research ( www.scoop-project.net ).