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Research interests

My research focuses on developing innovative exact and metaheuristic algorithms for real world applications, including but not limited to vehicle routing problems, scheduling problems, disaster relief management, and maritime logistics.

Willing to supervise doctoral students

I am looking forward to supervise new doctoral researchers in the field of Operational Research. Candidates should have a quantitative background, some computer programming skills and be hard-working. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

Operational Research, Doctor of Engineering, Università di Bologna

1 Oct 200730 Mar 2010

Award Date: 30 Mar 2010

Industrial Engineering, Master of Engineering, Università di Bologna

1 Sep 200019 Dec 2005

Award Date: 19 Dec 2005


  • optimisation
  • routing
  • scheduling


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