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Ana Viana holds a PhD in Electrical and Computers Engineering (University of Porto, 2004).

She is Head of the Centre for Industrial Engineering and Management of INESC TEC and Coordinator Professor at the Polytechnic of Porto, School of Engineering.

Her research interests focus on Combinatorial Optimisation, both on the development of exact and (meta-)heuristics approaches.

She led several research projects with public funding and publishes regularly in reference scientific journals of her area of activity.

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2021

Modelling and optimisation in European Kidney Exchange Programmes

Authors
Biro, P; van de Klundert, J; Manlove, D; Pettersson, W; Andersson, T; Burnapp, L; Chromy, P; Delgado, P; Dworczak, P; Haase, B; Hemke, A; Johnson, R; Klimentova, X; Kuypers, D; Costa, AN; Smeulders, B; Spieksma, F; Valentin, MO; Viana, A;

Publication
European Journal of Operational Research

Abstract
The complex multi-criteria optimisation problems arising in Kidney Exchange Programmes have received considerable attention both in practice and in the scientific literature. Whereas theoretical advancements are well reviewed and synthesised, this is not the case for practice. We present a synthesis of models and methods applied in present European Kidney Exchange Programmes, which is based on detailed descriptions we created for this purpose. Most descriptions address national programmes, yet we also present findings on emerging cross-national programmes. The synthesis provides a systematic and detailed description of the models and methods the programmes use, revealing important commonalities as well as considerable variation among them. Rather than distilling a single best practice from these results, we find that the variation in models and methods arises because of variation in country characteristics, policies, and ethics. The synthesised state of the art may benefit future national and cross-national initiatives and direct future theoretical contributions within and across the boundaries of the Operations Research discipline. © 2019

2019

Maximizing the expected number of transplants in kidney exchange programs with branch-and-price

Authors
Alvelos, F; Klimentova, X; Viana, A;

Publication
Annals of Operations Research

Abstract
In this paper, we propose a branch-and-price approach for solving the problem of maximizing the expected number of transplants in Kidney Exchange Programs (KEPs). In these programs, the decision on which transplants will be conducted is usually made with the support of optimization models with the assumption that all operations will take place. However, after a plan of transplants is defined, a pair may leave the KEP or a more accurate compatibility evaluation exam may invalidate a transplant. To model these possible events we consider probabilities of failure of vertices and of arcs and the objective of maximizing the expected number of transplants. The proposed approach is based on the so-called cycle formulation, where decision variables are associated with cycles. Built on the concept of type of cycle a branch-and-price algorithm is conceived. One subproblem is defined for each type of cycle. We present computational results of the proposed branch-and-price algorithm and compare them with solving directly the cycle formulation (with a general purpose mixed integer programming solver—CPLEX) showing that the proposed approach is the only one suitable for larger instances. © 2017 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC

2018

Observability of power systems with optimal PMU placement

Authors
Carvalho, M; Klimentova, X; Viana, A;

Publication
Computers & Operations Research

Abstract

2018

Special issue on "Improving Healthcare: New challenges, new approaches"

Authors
Dias, JM; Rocha, H; Viana, A;

Publication
International Transactions in Operational Research

Abstract

2018

Stochastic last-mile delivery with crowdshipping

Authors
Gdowska, K; Viana, A; Pedroso, JP;

Publication
Transportation Research Procedia

Abstract
For the predicted growth of e-commerce, supply chains need to adapt to new conditions, so that delivery can be fast, cheap and reliable. The key to success is the last-mile product delivery (LMD) - the last stage of the supply chain, where the ordered product is delivered to the final consumer's location. One innovative proposal puts foundations in a new delivery model where a professional delivery fleet (PF) is supplemented partially or fully with crowdshipping. The main idea of crowdshipping is to involve ordinary people - in our case in-store shoppers - in the delivery of packages to other customers. In return, occasional couriers (OC) are offered a small compensation. In hitherto formulated problems it was assumed that OCs always accept delivery tasks assigned to them. In this paper we consider OCs as independent agents, which are free to reject assignments. The main contribution of the paper is an original bi-level methodology for matching and routing problem in LMD with OCs and the PF. The goal is to use crowdshipping to reduce the total delivery cost in a same-day last-mile delivery system with respect to occasional couriers' freedom to accept or reject the assigned delivery. We introduce probability to represent each OC's willingness to perform the delivery to a given final customer. We study the OCs' willingness to accept or reject delivery tasks assigned to them and the influence of their decision on the total delivery cost associated to both the OCs' compensation fees and the delivery cost generated by the PF used for the delivery of remaining parcels. © 2018 The Author(s).

Supervised
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2019

A data-driven compensation scheme for last-mile delivery with crowdsourcing

Author
Miguel Moreira da Silva Lima Barbosa

Institution
UP-FCUP

2018

ANÁLISE DA REDE LOGÍSTICA E POLÍTICAS DE APROVISIONAMENTO NUMA EMPRESA DE DISTRIBUIÇÃO DE CONTADORES ELÉTRICOS

Author
VÍTOR NETO MAGALHÃES

Institution
IPP-ISEP

2017

Otimização do posicionamento de PMUs numa rede elétrica

Author
TIAGO RAFAEL PINTO MONTEIRO

Institution
IPP-ISEP

2015

Desenvolvimento de Sequenciador para um Problema de Roteamento de Veículos

Author
HÉLDER FILIPE DE CASTRO PINHEIRO

Institution
IPP-ISEP

2015

Escalonamento de máquinas de cogeração utilizando programação inteira mista

Author
FÁBIO ONOFRE DA SILVA OLIVEIRA

Institution
IPP-ISEP