Organization profile

Organisation profile


Through close cooperation with leading industry and academic partners we focus on both the practical applications of operations research as well as on strengthening the field’s theoretical basis through method development and testing. The Operations Research group focuses on research in the domains of manufacturing, transportation and defense.

The group’s current research is primarily focused on fully autonomous manufacturing systems using automated guided vehicles (AGVs), mobile robots and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). In this area we develop and implement planning, scheduling and routing algorithms. Due to stochastic elements and unpredicted events in this type of environment, it is necessary to very quickly plan and re-schedule operations for execution. This requires developing methods and tools that enables finding solutions in on-line mode. This is truly a challenging topic that requires novel approaches.

Solving complex industrial problems requires developing different solutions (based on e.g. genetic algorithms, heuristics, meta-heuristics and constraint programming techniques) implemented as prototypes and decision support systems.


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    Bongjun Choi

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    Carsten Hjortshøj

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    Research Output

    A decision support scheme for beta thalassemia and HbE carrier screening

    Das, R., Datta, S., Kaviraj, A., Sanyal, S. N., Nielsen, P., Nielsen, I., Sharma, P., Sanyal, T., Dey, K. & Saha, S., Jul 2020, In : Journal of Advanced Research. 24, p. 183-190 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    Open Access
  • A Large-Scale Customer-Facility Network Model for Customer Service Centre Location Applications

    Chalupa, D., Nielsen, P., Banaszak, Z. & Bocewicz, G., 1 Jan 2020, Information Systems Architecture and Technology: Proceedings of 40th Anniversary International Conference on Information Systems Architecture and Technology – ISAT 2019 - Part I. Borzemski, L., Swiatek, J. & Wilimowska, Z. (eds.). Physica-Verlag, p. 68-77 10 p. (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Vol. 1050).

    Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingArticle in proceedingResearchpeer-review

  • An integrated approach for line balancing and AGV scheduling towards smart assembly systems

    Rahman, H. F., Janardhanan, M. N. & Nielsen, P., 22 Jan 2020, In : Assembly Automation. 40, 2, p. 219-234 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)


    • 1 Journal editor

    Production & Manufacturing Research (Journal)

    Peter Nielsen (Peer reviewer)

    2013 → …

    Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewJournal editorResearch

    Press / Media

    Færgefolk møder forskere

    Niels Gorm Rytter


    1 item of Media coverage

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    CO 2-udslip fra ø-færger skal reduceres

    Niels Gorm Rytter


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Forskere giver droner supersyn - kan nu bruges som nattevagter

    Peter Nielsen


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media