Quantitative methods for decision aid
Two main research fields are developed and integrated to deal with decision problems in complex systems, with a multiplicity of involved stakeholders, and in contexts of organizational change.
In the first field, the research is focused on hard optimization problems by means of exact, heuristic and approximation approaches. The considered approaches aim at helping on one hand decision makers in real world applications and at tackling theoretical issues on the other hand. The research spans over various fields such as Telecommunication, Automation, Logistics with emphasis on Personnel Timetabling, Routing and Packing issues, Production Planning and Scheduling. Both exact, approximation and heuristic techniques are applied.
In the second, research aims to develop and apply new tools of decision aid that integrate Problem Structuring Methods with Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis in a context of knowledge acquisition, representation and management. Specific contexts, in which these integrated tools are used, are the processes of innovation design and management and technological and organizational change, in public sectors and in the “frontier” between enterprise and public administration. Recent applications were developed to aid individual and collaborative decision in problems such as requirement identification for a new technology and profiling of the potential users, monitoring and control in the implementation processes, evaluation and selection of projects, multi-criteria evaluation of the enterprise performances in different sectors (public services, automotive, social innovation).
Selected funded research projects
SMAT – Sistemi di monitoraggio avanzato del territorio
Identification of the potential users and their requirements | UAV | Cognitive mapping | Actor network | Multi-criteria clustering
Alenia - Selex Galileo
NEXT MIRS – Produzione integrata di pneumatici per alte prestazioni
FVI – Modelli matematici ed algoritmi decisionali
Energy distribution optimization algorithms
Microlux - Tubosider
Monitoring and multi-criteria evaluation of startup businesses | Social innovation
Comune di Torino - Osservatorio dell’economia civile della Camera di Commercio di Torino
Optimization tools for swarm applications
Energy scheduling | Smart metering | Car pooling
- Operations Research
- Combinatorial Optimization
- Graph Theory
- Multi-criteria analysis: evaluation and decision aid methods
- Problem structuring methods