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PhD student in Industrial Engineering at University of Porto, master in Production Engineering at Federal University of Santa Maria (2014), specialist in Business Management at Fundação Getúlio Vargas and Mechanical Engineer graduated from the Federal University of Santa Maria. I have experience in the Production Systems, Strategic Organizational Management, Operational Research and Cutting and Packing Problems.

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2019

Data mining based framework to assess solution quality for the rectangular 2D strip-packing problem

Authors
Júnior, AN; Silva, E; Gomes, AM; Soares, C; Oliveira, JF;

Publication
Expert Syst. Appl.

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2019

Data mining based framework to assess solution quality for the rectangular 2D strip-packing problem

Authors
Neuenfeldt Junior, A; Silva, E; Gomes, M; Soares, C; Oliveira, JF;

Publication
Expert Systems with Applications

Abstract
In this paper, we explore the use of reference values (predictors) for the optimal objective function value of hard combinatorial optimization problems, instead of bounds, obtained by data mining techniques, and that may be used to assess the quality of heuristic solutions for the problem. With this purpose, we resort to the rectangular two-dimensional strip-packing problem (2D-SPP), which can be found in many industrial contexts. Mostly this problem is solved by heuristic methods, which provide good solutions. However, heuristic approaches do not guarantee optimality, and lower bounds are generally used to give information on the solution quality, in particular, the area lower bound. But this bound has a severe accuracy problem. Therefore, we propose a data mining-based framework capable of assessing the quality of heuristic solutions for the 2D-SPP. A regression model was fitted by comparing the strip height solutions obtained with the bottom-left-fill heuristic and 19 predictors provided by problem characteristics. Random forest was selected as the data mining technique with the best level of generalisation for the problem, and 30,000 problem instances were generated to represent different 2D-SPP variations found in real-world applications. Height predictions for new problem instances can be found in the regression model fitted. In the computational experimentation, we demonstrate that the data mining-based framework proposed is consistent, opening the doors for its application to finding predictions for other combinatorial optimisation problems, in particular, other cutting and packing problems. However, how to use a reference value instead of a bound, has still a large room for discussion and innovative ideas. Some directions for the use of reference values as a stopping criterion in search algorithms are also provided. © 2018 Elsevier Ltd

2018

The two-dimensional strip packing problem: What matters?

Authors
Neuenfeldt Junior, A; Silva, E; Miguel Gomes, AM; Oliveira, JF;

Publication
Springer Proceedings in Mathematics and Statistics

Abstract
This paper presents an exploratory approach to study and identify the main characteristics of the two-dimensional strip packing problem (2D-SPP). A large number of variables was defined to represent the main problem characteristics, aggregated in six groups, established through qualitative knowledge about the context of the problem. Coefficient correlation are used as a quantitative measure to validate the assignment of variables to groups. A principal component analysis (PCA) is used to reduce the dimensions of each group, taking advantage of the relations between variables from the same group. Our analysis indicates that the problem can be reduced to 19 characteristics, retaining most part of the total variance. These characteristics can be used to fit regression models to estimate the strip height necessary to position all items inside the strip. © Springer International Publishing AG 2018.

2017

A performance measurement decision support system method applied for technology-based firms' suppliers

Authors
Mairesse Siluk, JCM; Kipper, LM; Benitez Nara, EOB; Neuenfeldt Junior, AL; Dal Forno, AJ; Soliman, M; da Silva Chaves, DMD;

Publication
JOURNAL OF DECISION SYSTEMS

Abstract
The present article proposes a mathematical decision support system model to measure the performance of incubated technology-based firms (TBFs) suppliers. The research was conducted based on three steps: (1) a literature review, in order to parameterise the research in relation to the theme; (2) the construction of a measuring system, based on the presumptions permeated by the analytic hierarchy process (AHP); and (3) the application of the system at three companies. The findings demonstrated the mathematical modelling developed is capable of providing satisfactory results to the reality of the sector studied, presenting the situation of the suppliers evaluated, independent of the nature of the indicated critical success factors (CSFs). Also, this tool supports companies by providing a strong foundation to organise the information regarding the service level delivered by each supplier, according to previous research on the theme.

2017

Avaliação da eficiência técnica dos Cursos de Administração no Brasil.

Authors
Soliman, M; Siluk, JCM; Neuenfeldt Júnior, AL; Casado, FL;

Publication
Revista de Administração da UFSM

Abstract
Este trabalho teve por objetivo avaliar a eficiência técnica dos cursos de Administração no Brasil, por meio da Análise Envoltória de Dados (DEA), uma técnica não paramétrica introduzida por Charnes, Cooper e Rhodes (1978). Foram utilizados como variáveis do modelo os oito indicadores que compõem o Conceito Preliminar de Cursos (CPC). A amostra foi composta de 1229 cursos de Administração, com base nos resultados do Exame Nacional de Desempenho dos Estudantes (ENADE) de 2009. Como resultado, constatou-se que apenas 1,2% destes cursos podem ser considerados eficientes. Após esta aferição, uma etapa de recomendações foi realizada a fim de propor algumas metas reparatórias aos cursos ineficientes, trazendo-se assim à tona a possibilidade de alcançarem melhores resultados, dados os insumos já disponíveis pelos cursos de Administração.