A. Montoya’s Ph.D. defense

e-VRO’s Alejandro Montoya is defending his Ph.D. thesis titled “Electric vehicle routing problems: models and solution approaches”on December 9, 2016. The jury is composed by Professors Daniele Vigo (Univ. Bologne) and Dominique Feillet (Mines Saint-Etienne) who reviewed the manuscript and will evaluate the oral presentation; Prof. Emannuel Néron (Polytech Tours) and Dr. Fabien Leuhédé (Mines Nantes) who will evaluate the oral presentation; and e-VRO members Pr. Christelle Guéret (Univ. Angers), Dr. Jorge E. Mendoza (Polytech Tours), and Dr. Juan G. Villegas (Univ. Antioquia) who co-advied Alejandro during the last 3 years. The defense will take place at 10:00 am in room “Amphi E” at ISTIA (62, avenue Notre-Dame du Lac 49000 Angers, France). We wish Alejandro the best of lucks.


e-VRO seminar @ CIRRELT

e-VRO’s Jorge E. Mendoza will give an invited seminar titled “electric vehicle routing problems with non-linear charging functions” at CIRRELT in Montreal on November 9, 2016. The seminar is jointly organised by the Chair in Logistics and Transportation and the Canada Research Chair in Distribution Management. You can find here the abstract and full details on the location and time. If you happen to be in Montreal on the day, do not miss it!

SI @ EURO Journal on Transportation and Logistics

e-VRO’s Christelle Guéret and Jorge E. Mendoza are host editing a special issue (SI) for the EURO Journal on Transportation and Logistics. The SI focuses on heuristics  for vehicle routing and logistics optimization. Particular attention will be given to papers dealing with electric VRPs. You can find the call for papers here. The deadline is October 15, 2016.

e-VRO @ the PGMO seminars

e-VRO’s Alejandro Montoya presented his research on electric vehicle routing optimization at the PGMO seminar on March 17, 2016. His talk, titled contributions to the electric vehicle routing problems, covered optimisation algorithms and state-of-the-art results for two different e-VRP variants. You can find the abstract of the talk here. The slides are available upon request by email to: anr[dot]evro[at]gmail[dot]com.

Research seminar @ Polytech Tours

The second e-VRO research seminar will take place on Fev. 09, 2016 at Polytech Tours. The invited speaker is Justin Goodson from Saint Louis University. Justin will talk about “Offline-Online Approximate Dynamic Programming for Dynamic Vehicle Routing with Stochastic Requests”. Assistance is free and open to everyone. However for administrative purposes please register to the seminar by sending an email to jorge[dot]mendoza[at]univ-tours[dot]fr. An abstract of the talk is available here.

Justin Goodson @ Polytech Tours

Justin Goodson from Saint Louis University joins Polytech Tours as an invited professor from Fev. 1 to Mar. 16, 2016. During his stay Justin will collaborate with Nicholas Kullman and Jorge E. Mendoza conducting research on stochastic e-VRPs. Justin will also share his research with members of the OC research team on two seminars (more information here). Welcome aboard Justin!