PhD Program

Analytics for Economics and Business (AEB)

Through the newly established doctoral program on AEB, we aim at training high profile scientists and experts, able to understand and solve complex problems in a variety of fields, including economics, finance, energy, and logistics relying on strong foundations in Mathematics, Statistics and Economics.
Distinctive methodological strengths of our Phd graduates will be in the areas of applied optimization, stochastic methods and statistics. Furthermore the students, thanks to an advanced economic and financial understanding, will be able to adapt and contribute significantly from a professional viewpoint within challenging business environments as well as in research and R&D areas of financial institutions and large corporations.



26 January - Prof. Leandro C. Coelho, Faculty of Administration Sciences, Laval University, Québec, Canada 
"Traffic and the city: how to plan for better distribution?"


20 November - Prof. Demetrio Laganà, Università della Calabria, Italy
"A cyclic inbound inventory routing problem in a lean production system"

3 November - Prof. Kenneth Sörensen, Univerity of Antwerp, Belgium
"Metaphor-based metaheuristics: who's to blame?"

16-19 October - Prof. Stefan Irnich, University of Mainz, Germany
"Social Network Analysis and Community Detection by Decomposing a Graph into Relaxed Cliques"

September 22 - Prof. Stefan Meisel, University of Munich, Germany
“Introduction to stochastic dynamic programming with applications in logistics and energy”

September 21 - Prof. Thibaut Vidal, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
“Linear-time Split algorithm and applications”

April 11 - Prof. Justin Goodson, Saint Louis University, USA
"Offline-Online Approximate Dynamic Programming for Dynamic Vehicle Routing with Stochastic Requests"

February 17 - Elena Ferndàndez, Universitat Politècnica De Catalunya
 On the Collaboration Uncapacitated Arc Routing Problem” - Abstract

February 4 - Maurizio Bruglieri,  Politecnico di Milano
"The Vehicle Relocation Problem for a One-way Electric Car-sharing Service" - Abstract


November 18 - Dominique Feillet, Ecole des Minnes de Saint Etienne
 Vehicle routing in road networks” - Abstract

September 24 - Wlodzimierz Ogryczak,  Warsaw University of Technology
"Operating bike sharing systems: problems and solution methods"
June 23 - Prof. Michael Hewitt, Loyola University of Chicago, USA
“Planning and scheduling models that recognize human learning”

April 16 - Marielle Christiansen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
"Supply Chain Optimization in Maritime Transportation"

April 10 - Michel Bierlaire, Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne (CH)
Demand-based scheduling

February 24 - Guy Desaulniers, École Polytechnique de Montrèal, Canada
The Vehicle Routing Problem with Hard Time Windows and Stochastic Service Time


February-December - Dennis Weyland, PhD Univesity of Lugano, Switzerland
“On-demand public transportation system”

January-July - Xiaolan Chen, PhD University of Hull, UK
“The inventory routing problem”


October  1 - Wlodzimierz Ogryczak, Warsaw University of Technology
 “Stochastic Dominance and Polyhedral Risk Measures”

September 24 - Michal Tzur, Tel Aviv University
"Operating bike sharing systems: problems and solution methods"
May 14 - Jeffrey Ohlmann, University of Iowa (USA)
"Pharmaceutial Sales Routing"

April 16 - Jeffrey Ohlmann, University of Iowa (USA)
“A Rollout Policy Framework with Application to Vehicle Routing”

March 12 - Luca Maria Gambardella, University of Applied Science of Southern Switzerland
“Ant Colony Optimisation for Real World Vehicle Routing Problems: from Theory to Applications.”
January 29 - Silvano Martello, University of Bologna
“Assignment Problems: At the Roots of Combinatorial Optimization”

January 15 - Zsolt Tuza, Rényi Institute, Budapest and University of Pannoia, Veszprém
“The Graph-Bin Packing Problem”


November 22 - Dominique Feillet, Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne, France
"How the ageing of population and the evolution of healthcare organizations raise some new and nice vehicle routing problems"

July 4 - Nicola Secomandi, Carnegie Mellon University
"Relaxations of approximate linear programs for the real option management of commodity Motzkin decompositions of closed convex sets"

May 30 - Martin Savelsbergh, University of Newcastle, Australia
"Incremental network design problems"
May 30 - Natashia Boland, University of Newcastle, Australia
"Challenges in supply chian planning: problems in maintenance schedule optimization"

May 9 - Ola Jabali, Université de Montréal, Canada
"A continuous approximation model for the fleet composition problem"


December 13 - Gerhard Wäscher, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany
"Planning Issues and Solution Approaches in Manual Order Picking Systems"

October 13 - Stefan Irnich, University of Mainz, Germany
"Column generation for inventory routing problems"

August 29 - Snezana Mitrovic-Minic, Simon Fraser University, Surrey, Canada
"Routing and scheduling of a heterogeneous fleet of re-configurable ferries: a model and a matheuristics"

February 23 - José Viegas, MIT, Portugal
"Shared taxis: concept and key optimization and policy questions"

February 2 - Zsolt Tuza, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
"Pickup and delivery problems with split loads"


Noveber 30 - Daniele Vigo, Università di Bologna
"City logistics"

October 24 - Zsolt Tuza, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
"Pickup and delivery problems with split loads"

May 10 - Angel Corberan, University of Valencia
"Arc routing problems with profits"

April 18 - Alain Hertz, Université de Montréal
"The capacitated team orienteering problem with split deliveries"

February 28 - Lap Mui Ann Chan, Istituto di afferenza: USA
"Worst-Case Analysis of the Double Frequency Policy in the Single Link Problem"

February 27 - Michel Gendreau, Université de Montréal
"The split delivery vehicle routing problem with exclusion constraints"

February 27 - Dominique Feillet, Université de Montréal
"The split delivery vehicle routing problem with exclusion constraints"


June 3 - Stefan Irnich, University of Mainz
"Column generation for inventory routing"

May 3 - Gabor Nagy, University of Kent
"The pickup and delivery vehicle routing problem with split deliveries"
April 30 - François Vanderbeck, Université de Bordeaux 1
April 7 - Martin Savelsbergh, Georgia Institute of Technology
"The vehicle routing problem with route balancing"

April 3 - Bjarni Kristiansson, Maximal Software, inc
"Optimization modeling with MPL"
March 1 - Alain Hertz, Université de Montréal
"Routing problems with profits and split deliveries"

February 28 - Sofie Coene, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
"The bi-objective traveling salesman with profits"

Organized Conferences