Operations Research Methods for Scheduling and Resource Allocation Problems
Operations research methods can be used to find solutions to decision problems of a quantitative nature. Many problems within scheduling and resource allocation, as for example planning of transports, timetabling and staff scheduling, can be formulated as discrete optimisation problems and solved by methods designed for such problems.
The scope of this research project is to develop mathematical models and solutions algorithms for discrete optimisation problems arising from scheduling and resource allocation applications. One of the two main projects is a continuation of a project in design, analysis and scheduling of electronic systems in aircraft, in collaboration with Saab. The other project is new and will start in January 2021. It is about scheduling of railway crew in collaboration with SJ and the German company IVU.