Maria Battarra



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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 PhD

I am highly interested in supervising new doctoral researchers in the field of Operational Research.

Education/Academic qualification

Operational Research, Doctor of Engineering, Università di Bologna

1 Oct 200730 Mar 2010

Industrial Engineering, Master of Engineering, Università di Bologna

1 Sep 200019 Dec 2005


  • optimisation
  • routing
  • scheduling

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Projects 2016 2017

GCRF - Safe Drugs for Developing Countries

Battarra, M.


Project: Research council

Research Output 2008 2018

2 Citations

Disaster preparedness using risk-assessment methods from earthquake engineering

Battarra, M., Balcik, B. & Xu, H. 1 Sep 2018 In : European Journal of Operational Research. 269, 2, p. 423-435

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Risk Assessment
Risk assessment

Exact solution of the single-machine scheduling problem with periodic maintenances and sequence-dependent setup times

Nesello, V., Subramanian, A., Battarra, M. & Laporte, G. 16 Apr 2018 In : European Journal of Operational Research. 266, 2, p. 498-507 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sequence-dependent Setup Times
Single Machine Scheduling
Scheduling Problem
Exact Solution

Scheduling Twin Robots in a Palletising Problem

Thomasson, O., Battarra, M., Erdoğan, G. & Laporte, G. 2018 In : International Journal of Production Research. 56, 1-2, p. 518-542 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Scheduling algorithms
Dynamic programming
2 Citations

The Block Retrieval Problem

Melo, M., Erdoğan, G., Battarra, M. & Strusevich, V. 16 Mar 2018 In : European Journal of Operational Research. 265, 3, p. 931-950 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Branch and Bound Algorithm

The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Routing and Trajectory Optimisation Problem, a Taxonomic Review

Pereira Coutinho, W., Battarra, M. & Fliege, J. 1 Jun 2018 In : Computers and Industrial Engineering. 120, p. 116-128 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Vehicle routing
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)