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PhD: PhD in Optimization of Vehicle Routing and Scheduling
Where: Dublin, Ireland,
What: Maximizing service levels within stringent time constraints is a common objective in dynamic and competitive environments. The domain of vehicle routing and/or scheduling is no exception, given that vehicle resources may not be ample to optimally serve each customer within narrow time windows. This PhD project aims to address such vehicle routing and/or scheduling problems and develop exact approaches that can tackle sufficiently large real-life instances. The secondary objective of this project is to develop heuristic algorithms to address scenarios where exact approaches prove inadequate. Please be aware that the candidate has the option to select their own subject of study if mutually agreed upon.

Applications are welcome from those with a master’s degree in either operations research, industrial engineering, mathematics, computer science, or similar fields. Candidates with a keen interest in combinatorial and/or multi-objective optimization, branch-price-and-cut algorithm (or its sub-algorithms), decision diagrams and/or dynamic programming are particularly encouraged to apply. Experience with commercial optimization solvers (e.g., Cplex, Gurobi) is also a plus.

This position comes with a waiver for PhD tuition fees. The stipend for this position is €22,000 per annum, with additional funds available for research costs. The expected starting date is September 2024.

Required application documents include a CV, a cover letter and two (preferably academic) reference letters. Interested candidates can submit their application by forwarding the required documents to istenc.tarhan at ucd.ie.

Considerations of applications will continue on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. For further details please contact: Dr. Istenc Tarhan (istenc.tarhan@ucd.ie).

Istenc Tarhan
Ad Astra Fellow and Assistant Professor,
Quinn Business School, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Who: Istenc Tarhan
When: Until 2024-06-29 23:00
Presented at next GECCO?: no

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