Eduardo Lalla-Ruiz is an associate professor in Logistics and Operations Research at the Department of High Tech Business and Entrepreneurship (HBE) at the University of Twente (Enschede, Netherlands).  He is also the educational director of the University of Twente's bachelor and master programmes in Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM). Eduardo holds a bachelor degree in industrial engineering, a master degree in industrial automation engineering, and a master of advanced studies in computer science and artificial intelligence from the University of La Laguna (Spain). At that same institution, Eduardo completed his Ph.D. and was awarded extraordinary doctoral distinction. After finishing his Ph.D., Eduardo was hired as a researcher and lecturer at the Institute of Information Systems (University of Hamburg). There, Eduardo became a fellow of the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Eduardo has published several research papers in specialized journals, collaborated in international research projects, served as editor and referee in relevant journals, and participated in the organization of sessions and conferences. His research interests lie in the fields of logistics, operations research, mathematical programming, decision support systems, and artificial intelligence. 


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The drone-assisted vehicle routing problem with robot stationsExpert systems with applications, 238, Article 121741. Morim, A., Campuzano, G., Amorim, P., Mes, M. & Lalla-Ruiz, E. logistics nodes: concept and classificationInternational Journal of Logistics Research and Applications (E-pub ahead of print/First online). Brunetti, M., Mes, M. & Lalla-Ruiz, E.
Resource-constrained multi-project scheduling problem: A surveyEuropean journal of operational research, 309(3), 958-976. Gómez Sánchez, M., Lalla-Ruiz, E., Fernández Gil, A., Castro, C. & Voß, S. Heterogeneous Fleet Risk-Constrained Vehicle Routing Problem in Humanitarian LogisticsIn Computational Logistics: 14th International Conference, ICCL 2023, Berlin, Germany, September 6–8, 2023, Proceedings (pp. 276-291). Springer. van Steenbergen, R. M., Lalla-Ruiz, E., van Heeswijk, W. J. A. & Mes, M. Learning for Promoting Environmental Sustainability in PortsJournal of advanced transportation, 2023(Special issue), Article 2144733. Mansoursamaei, M., Moradi, M., González-Ramírez, R. G. & Lalla-Ruiz, E. optimization and analytics for maritime logisticsFlexible services and manufacturing journal, 35(1), 1-4. Fagerholt, K., Heilig, L., Lalla-Ruiz, E., Meisel, F. & Wang, S. drone-assisted variable speed asymmetric traveling salesman problemComputers & industrial engineering, 176, Article 109003. Campuzano, G., Lalla-Ruiz, E. & Mes, M. cumulative vehicle routing problem with time windows: models and algorithmAnnals of operations research (E-pub ahead of print/First online). Fernández Gil, A., Lalla-Ruiz, E., Gómez Sánchez, M. & Castro, C. Greedy Randomized Adaptive Search With Probabilistic Learning for solving the Uncapacitated Plant Cycle Location ProblemInternational Journal of Interactive Multimedia and Artificial Intelligence, 8(2), 123-133. López-Plata, I., Expósito-Izquierdo, C., Lalla-Ruiz, E., Melián-Batista, B. & Moreno-Vega, J. M.
The Dynamic Drone Scheduling Delivery ProblemIn Computational Logistics - 13th International Conference, ICCL 2022, Proceedings (pp. 260-274). Springer. Campuzano, G., Lalla-Ruiz, E. & Mes, M. Management Approaches for Berth Scheduling in Bulk TerminalsJournal of advanced transportation, 2022, Article 8069796, 1-17. Dávila de León, A., Lalla-Ruiz, E. & Melián-Batista, B. Current Research Versus Industry Practice and Industry 4.0 AdoptionIn Smart Industry - Better Management (pp. 69-104). Emerald. Akkerman, F., Lalla-Ruiz, E., Mes, M. & Spitters, T. routing with cumulative objectives: A state of the art and analysisComputers & industrial engineering, 169, Article 108054. Corona-Gutiérrez, K., Nucamendi-Guillén, S. & Lalla-Ruiz, E. in metaheuristics: a gentle step towards a comparison methodologyNatural Computing, 21, 265-287. de Armas, J., Lalla-Ruiz, E., Tilahun, S. L. & Voß, S. Time Slot Pricing Using Delivery Costs ApproximationsIn Computational Logistics: 13th International Conference, ICCL 2022, Barcelona, Spain, September 21–23, 2022, Proceedings (pp. 214–230). Springer. Akkerman, F., Mes, M. & Lalla-Ruiz, E. Review of Heuristics and Hybrid Methods for Green Vehicle Routing Problems considering EmissionsJournal of advanced transportation, 2022, Article 5714991, 1-38. Fernandez Gil, A., Lalla-Ruiz, E., Gomez Sanchez, M. & Castro, C.
Deployment and retrofit strategy for rubber-tyred gantry cranes considering carbon emissionsComputers & industrial engineering, 161, Article 107645. Ding, Y., Yang, Y., Heilig, L., Lalla-Ruiz, E. & Voss, S. Multi-start VNS Algorithm for the TSP-D with Energy ConstraintsIn Computational Logistics: 12th International Conference, ICCL 2021, Enschede, The Netherlands, September 27–29, 2021, Proceedings (pp. 393-409). Springer. Campuzano, G., Lalla-Ruiz, E. & Mes, M. of Green Pickup and Delivery Operations in Multi-depot Distribution ProblemsIn Computational Logistics: 12th International Conference, ICCL 2021, Enschede, The Netherlands, September 27–29, 2021, Proceedings (pp. 487-501). Springer. Gil, A. F., Lalla-Ruiz, E., Mes, M. & Castro, C. simulation–optimization framework for enhancing robustness in bulk berth schedulingEngineering applications of artificial intelligence, 103, Article 104276. Dávila de León, A., Lalla-Ruiz, E., Melián-Batista, B. & Moreno-Vega, J. M. the capacitated p-cable trench problem with facility costsCentral European journal of operations research, 29(2), 713-735. Schwarze, S., Lalla-Ruiz, E. & Voss, S. formulations and improvements for the multi-depot open vehicle routing problemOptimization Letters, 15(1), 271-286. Lalla-Ruiz, E. & Mes, M. Computational Logistics: 12th International Conference, ICCL 2021, Enschede, The Netherlands, September 27–29, 2021, Proceedings (pp. v-vi). Mes, M., Lalla-Ruiz, E. & Voß, S.
Cumulative VRP with Time Windows: A Trade-Off AnalysisIn Computational Logistics - 11th International Conference, ICCL 2020, Proceedings (pp. 277-291). Springer. Fernández Gil, A., Gómez Sánchez, M., Lalla-Ruiz, E. & Castro, C. of Computational Logistics bookIn Computational Logistics: 11th International Conference, ICCL 2020, Enschede, The Netherlands, September 28–30, 2020, Proceedings (pp. v-vi). Springer. Lalla-Ruiz, E., Mes, M. & Voß, S.

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