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Dr Jana Ries

Senior Lecturer, Faculty Degrees Coordinator

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Biography

After completing my Phd at the Department of Mathematics (University of Portsmouth), I have been a post-doctoral researcher on two EU-funded projects under the 7th Framework Programme: LOGMAN (www.logman-footprint.eu) and SEABILLA (www.seabilla.eu). Since 2011, I have been lecturing at the Faculty of Business and Law. My main research interests are in algorithmic design for combinatorial optimisation problems with a particular interest in transport logistics and the use of fuzzy logic to deal with uncertain environments in real-time optimisation. I have worked with industry in the defence and maritime logistics sector.

Research Interests

Design and calibration of approximation algorithms (e.g. heuristics, meta-heuristics, hybrid concepts)

  • Fuzzy logic.
  • Operational efficiency in supply chains: Decision support systems in dynamic and sustainable transport, road and carbon pricing, fleet management, resource scheduling.
  • Applications in maritime logistics and manufacturing, food supply chains, green logistics.

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