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| Speaker: Dr. Gregorio Tirado Domínguez – Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Title: Multi-criteria Models and Heuristics for the Post-disaster Distribution of Humanitarian Aid
Date and Time: Friday, August 16th, 3.00pm – 4.00pm
Location: Building 8 Level 9 Room 66 (AGR) RMIT City campus
|Abstract: The distribution of humanitarian aid is one of the most important logistic operations to be carried out to assist the affected population after the strike of a disaster. In this context, it is crucial to minimize the response time, as well as taking into account operation costs and designing reliable and safe itineraries that lead to equitable distribution plans. This situation can be modelled in a natural way by using multi-criteria mathematical programming models. In particular, this seminar will focus on the development of a lexicographical goal programming model for the distribution of humanitarian aid, together with the design of appropriate solution methods. Some results regarding their application to several realistic case studies will be presented to illustrate their performance.
Bio: Gregorio Tirado Domínguez is an Associate Professor at the Departament of Actuarial and Financial Economics and Statistics of the Faculty of Economics and Management of the University Complutense of Madrid. He holds a PhD degree in Mathematics from the University Complutense of Madrid since 2009. His main research lines comprise combinatorial optimization, logistics (vehicle routing problems and humanitarian logistics, in particular), mathematical programming and heuristics.