Crainic Teodor Gabriel

Data inizio – Data fine: 20 Febbraio 2018 - 19 Giugno 2018
Ente di provenienza: CIRRELT and ESG- UQAM, Montreal
Dipartimento di destinazione: DAUIN - Dipartimento di Automatica e Informatica
Coordinatore al Politecnico: GUIDO PERBOLI

Teodor Gabriel Crainic is Professar of  Operations Research , Transportation , and Logistics , School of Management , Université du Québec à Montréal. He is also Adjunct Professar with the Department of Computer Science and Operations Research of the Université de Montréal, and senior scientist at CIRRELT, the lnteruniversity Research Center  for Enterprise Networks, Logistics and Transportation , where he is Director of the lntelligent Transportation Systems Laboratory . He is a member of the Steering Committee (Comitato Guida) of the ICT for City Logistics and Enterprises Lab, Politecnico di Torino , ltaly.


Professar  Crainic  is Associate  Editor  for  Transportation  Science  and  serves  on  severa l other  editoria!  boards. He co-founded the TRISTAN (TRienial  Symposium  on  Transportation  Analysis)  and  Odysseus  (lnternational Workshop on Freight Transportation and Logistics) series of international meetings. He was President of the Transportation Science Section and, more recently , of the Transportation Science and  Logistics  Society  of INFORMS,  received  the  2006  Merit  Award  of  the  Canadian  Operational  Research  Society ,  and  is  a  member of  the  Royal  Society  of  Canada  - The  Academies  of Arts ,  Humanities  and  Sciences  of  Canada .


The research program of Professar Crainic is at the confluence of methodological  and applied research , advancing science while addressing relevant and important issues from the economie and societal points of view . He made significant contributions to network design , bin packing, location , and vehicle routing problem classes . for which he studied several multi-attr ibute variants and proposed efficient exact and meta-heuristic solution methods ; Several of these are stili state-of-the-art to this day , e.g., the unified solution method that holds the best-known results for some forty classes of vehicle routing problems . His latest contributions target stochastic settings of these combinatoria! optimization problems , e.g., state-of-the-art exact (Benders Decomposition ) and matheuristic methods for stochastic network design . Professar Crainic is also a pioneer in parallel optimization for combinatoria! optimization . He contributed significantly to the development of cooperative search , proposing recently the Integrative Cooperative Search method for complex multi­ attribute problem settings.


Professar Crainic 's contributions to applications to the planning  and  management  of complex  transportation and logistics systems is equally impressive . He is co-author of a method and software for national/regional planning of multimodal  multicommodity  transportation  systems  commercially  distributed  is several  countries. He is one  of the top scientists addressing serv ice network design issues for modal and intermodal consolidation-based carriers  (e.g. ,  rail,  less-than-truckload  motor-carriers ,  navigation  liners, etc.) , for  which he proposed the currently most comprehensive  modelling  framework  for  tactical  planning  of  activities. Currenr contributions expand this framework to account for the management  of  resources ,  revenue­ management strategies , and uncertainty. Professar Crainic is also a leading scientist in intelligenUsmart transportation and logistics systems , in particular at the city level. He is a main proposer and developer of the multi-tier hyperconnected City Logistics systems for medium to large urban areas . He proposed the currently most comprehensive planning  methodology  for  medium-to-short  term  activities.  He pioneered the  integration of severa! demand types and  flows and proposed state-of-the-art algorithms for the routing of vehicles with synchronization .


Professor Crainic published over 160 scientific papers, has a h-index of 38 and 4963 citations. He supervised over 130 graduate students and postoctoral fellows .