Vehicle Routing

From 2007 to 2011 I joined the Department of Information Systems and Operations Research (Seminar für Wirtschaftsinformatik und Operations Research, WINFORS) at the University of Cologne as a Research Assistant. Together with my adviser Prof. Ulrich Derigs I worked on algorithms for solving rich vehicle routing problems and how they can be incorporated into software systems to provide decision support.

These activities resulted in a number of publications: A series of articles mainly focuses on metaheuristics for specific vehicle routing problems, while my Ph.D thesis proposes a flexible framework to facilitate and accelerate the development of custom metaheuristics for the solution of a broad range of rich VRPs.

Allthough I am not active in this specific research area any more, I still appreciate feedback and discussions!