We just released the 0.1 version of our electric vehicle energy consumption calculator. The application builds the energy consumption matrix for electric vehicle routing problems using actual road-network information (distances, speeds, slopes, etc.). The calculator was developed by Timothy Nibeaudeau, Théo Menard, Théo Gilbert, and Mathieu Archat (computer science students at Polytech Tours). You can download the project from our git.
Laura Catalina Echeverri joins e-VRO as a Ph.D. Student. Laura holds an undergraduate degree in Mathematical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Economics from Universidad EAFIT (Medellín, Colombia). Laura’s dissertation will focus on multiperiod electric vehicle routing problems. She will work under the supervision of e-VRO’s Emmanuel Néron and Jorge E. Mendoza. Welcome aboard Laura!
Aurélien Froger joints e-VRO as a post-doctoral fellow. Aurélien recently finished his Ph.D. at the Institute of Applied Mathematics (Angers, France) and CIRRELT (Montréal, Canada). His dissertation topic focused on a maintenance scheduling problem raising in the onshore wind industry. Now in e-VRO he will continue working on operations research applications for sustainable development. Aurélien will be looking into electric vehicle routing problems with capacitated charging stations and charging station scheduling problems.
A new version of Alejandro Montoya’s et al. paper on the electric vehicle routing problem with nonlinear charging function is available here.
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’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!
e-VRO’s Christelle Guéret and our friends Jakob Puchinger and Sandra Ulrich-Ngueveu are putting together a special session on e-mobility at the 2017 French OR Conference (ROADEF). Do not hesitate to submit your contributions on electric vehicle routing to their session. Check the conference’s website for information about submission format and deadlines.