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Research Interests

Operations Research, Intelligent Optimization, Business Analytics, Logistics, Metaheuristics, Iterated Local Search, Combinatorial Optimization, Scheduling, Supply Chain Management

logo 2Business 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 from areas like Operations Research, Artificial Intelligence, Statistics, etc.

Actual Research Projects

  • (2020-2023) Mobility Optimization for Social Care Services. Industrial PhD. Funding: Barcelona City Council (Institut Municipal Persones amb Discapacitat) and AGAUR, Generalitat de Catalunya. (Industrial PhD UPF – Institut Municipal de Persones amb Discapacitat, referència DI 2020 008) IP: Helena Ramalhinho; PhD student: Laura Portell. 
  • (2020-2022) The social urgency of a growing elderly population: Building sustainable home care services. SR0225 La Caixa Social Research 2019. IP: Jesica de Armas.
  • (2019-2021) Logistics Optimization for the Home Health and Social Care Services. Competitive Research Project: RTI2018-095197-B-I00, Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades, Plan Estatal De Investigación Científica y Técnica y de Innovación 2017-2020, Programa Estatal De I+D+I Orientada a los Retos de la Sociedad, Spain. Research director (IP): Helena Ramalhinho Lourenço and Jésica de Armas.

  • Mathematical Models and Algorithm to solve Logistics Optimization Problems in SEAT-Volkswagen. Funding: Seat (Spain) and AutoUni Volkswagen (Germany). Industrial PhD Funding: SEAT. IP: Helena Ramalhinho. PhD student: Marcelus Fabri.
  • Cost Action “European Network of Collaboration on Kidney Exchange Programmes”, (ENCKEP) CA15210. COST (EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020). IP: Prof. Joris van de Klundert and Prof. David Malone. Spanish MC coordinators:  Helena Ramalhinho & Flip Klijn

Relevant recent publications

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