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Research Interests

  • Operations Research, Logistics, Metaheuristics, Iterated Local Search, Combinatorial Optimization, Scheduling, Supply Chain Management

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Business Analytics Research Group (BARG)

Business Analytics is the discipline of applying data-driven analytical methods and fact-based decision making to help making better decisions in business. Business Analytics focuses on developing new insights and understanding of business performance based on broad set of analytical methodologies including Statistical and Operations Research Methods. The BAR Group at UPF draws faculty from different areas at UPF and other associated universities.

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Research Centers


  • Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS)
  • The Association of European Operational Research Societies (EURO)
  • Portuguese Association of Operations Research (ApdiON-LINE)