Optimisation models and algorithms for non-profit logistics and disaster management problems
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This is a summary of the author’s PhD thesis supervised by Kenneth Sörensen and Peter Goos and defended on 29th May 2012 at the Universiteit Antwerpen. The thesis is written in English and is available from the author upon request at email@example.com. The main topic of the dissertation is the use of operations research models and methods to solve several problems in the non-profit and humanitarian domains. It aims to identify methodological and practical insights that can be used when tackling real-life problems in order to generate a positive social impact. The thesis has been divided in two parts.
In the first part of the thesis, two real-life case studies within two non-profit organisations delivering services in Flanders (Belgium) are addressed. The first addresses the assignment and routing of the teaching assistants of the Koninklijk Instituut Woluwe, an institute that provides assistance to disabled students. The second case study deals with the problem of planning home care...