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TRANSP-OR: Yousef Maknoon

Yousef Maknoon

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Yousef Maknoon

International journals

Published

Total: 11

      Papers in conference proceedings

      • Binder, S., Maknoon, Y., and Bierlaire, M. (2017). Efficient investigation of multiple dimensions of the railway timetable rescheduling problem. Proceedings of the 17th Swiss Transportation Research Conference May 17-19th, 2017.
      • Wehres, U., Sharif Azadeh, S., Maknoon, Y., and Bierlaire, M. (2016). Modeling Uncertainty for a Catenary-free Electrical Bus. Proceedings of the 16th Swiss Transportation Research Conference (STRC) May 19-20, 2016, 2016.
      • Binder, S., Maknoon, Y., and Bierlaire, M. (2015). Passenger-oriented railway disposition timetables in case of severe disruptions. Proceedings of the 15th Swiss Transportation Research Conference April 15-17th, 2015.
      • Binder, S., Maknoon, Y., Sharif Azadeh, S., and Bierlaire, M. (2015). Generation and evaluation of passenger-oriented railway disposition timetables in case of severe disruptions. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Railway Operations Modelling and Analysis (RailTokyo2015) March 23 26, 2015.
      • Robenek, T., Sharif Azadeh, S., Chen, J., Bierlaire, M., and Maknoon, Y. (2015). The Ideal Train Timetabling Problem. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Railway Operations Modelling and Analysis (RailTokyo2015) March 23 26, 2015.
      • Robenek, T., Maknoon, Y., and Bierlaire, M. (2015). Railway Passenger Service Timetable Design. Proceedings of the 15th Swiss Transportation Research Conference (STRC) 15 -17 April, 2015.

      Technical reports

      Seminars

      Reviewing

    • International Journal of Production Research (4)
    • Computers & Industrial Engineering (2)
    • Expert Systems with Applications (2)
    • Journal of the Operational Research Society (1)
    • Naval Research Logistics (1)
    • Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review (1)
    • Total: 11 reviews for 6 journals (since 2004). Per year: 2017: 2, 2016: 3, 2015: 1, 2014: 5.

      Research projects

      Capacity building program in urban mobility and transportation
      Sponsor: State Secretariat for Economic Affairs
      Team: Michel Bierlaire (PI), Yousef Maknoon (PM), Riccardo Scarinci (PM), Yuki Oyama (PM)
      Period: September 01, 2016-September 01, 2019
      The purpose of this project is to develop graduate curriculum in urban mobility and transportation. The relevant courses of this curriculum will be available in MOOC format. This program is a collaborative project between Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and Urban Transport Systems Laboratory (LUTS) and Transport and Mobility Laboratory (TRANSP-OR) at EPFL.
      myTOSA 2.0 - Enhanced simulation and optimization tool for cost-optimal deployment of TOSA electric buses
      Sponsor: Commission pour la technologie et de l'innovation, Office Fédéral de la formation professionnelle et de la technologie.
      Team: Michel Bierlaire (PI), Riccardo Scarinci (PM), Virginie Lurkin (PM), Shadi Sharif Azadeh, Yousef Maknoon
      Period: September 30, 2015-November 16, 2017
      The TOSA catenary-free electric bus system is the ABB response to the challenge of decreasing the environmental impact of public transportation. The project builds on the previous CTI project - myTOSA - and it aims to introduce new business analytics features and to improve the fidelity of the simulation and (robust) optimization modules used for a cost-optimal deployment of the TOSA charging infrastructure and component sizing.
      Air navigation platform: flights planning by using real-time weather data
      Sponsor: Commission pour la technologie et de l'innovation, Office Fédéral de la formation professionnelle et de la technologie.
      Team: Michel Bierlaire (PI), Yousef Maknoon (PM), Shadi Sharif Azadeh (PM)
      Period: March 02, 2014-September 02, 2015
      Flying safer, cheaper, faster are keywords of this new service. This project aims at integrating an automatic route planning system, tightly coupled with the real-time meteorological data, taking into account energy consumption of the mobile device hosting the application. The route will be computed in real time on mobile devices using the information of weather forecast and respecting to the constraints such as airspace/airport restriction and terrain avoidance, etc. The energy efficient implementation of the routing application is crucial, to provide routing information to the pilot during the entire trip. This becomes challenging, as automatic route planning often requires complex algorithms. In this project, we will target at a three-dimensional flight route-planning problem and design an efficient but robust algorithm to solve the problem. The project will last 18 months. It is conducted by TRANSP-OR in collaboration with the Xample Sàrl, ICARE Institut de recherche and Haute Ecole Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale (HES-SO).
      Modular Logistics Units in Shared Co-modal Networks
      Sponsor: European Commission
      Team: Michel Bierlaire (PI), Shadi Sharif Azadeh (PM), Yousef Maknoon (PM)
      Period: July 01, 2012-June 30, 2015
      The objective is to achieve the first genuine contribution to the development of intercontinental logistics at the European level, in close coordination with North America partners and the international Physical Internet Initiative. The goal of the project is to enable operations with developed iso-modular logistics units of size adequate for real modal and co-modal flows of fast-moving consumer goods, providing a basis for an interconnected logistics system for 2030.

      Regular teaching

      Introduction à l'optimisation et à la recherche opérationnelle
      Year: Fall 2016
      Section(s): Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering
      Lecturer: Michel Bierlaire
      Teaching assistant: Yousef Maknoon
      Webpage: http://transp-or.epfl.ch/courses/optimization2016/
      Decision-aid methodologies in transportation
      Year: Spring 2016
      Section(s): Civil Engineering
      Lecturers: Matthieu de Lapparent, Shadi Sharif Azadeh
      Teaching assistant: Anna Fernandez Antolin, Tomás Robenek, Yousef Maknoon, Evanthia Kazagli
      Webpage: http://transp-or.epfl.ch/courses/decisionAid2016/index.php
      Optimization and Simulation
      Year: Spring 2016
      Section(s): Doctoral program in Civil and Environmental Engineering
      Lecturers: Michel Bierlaire, Riccardo Scarinci, Yousef Maknoon
      Teaching assistant: Iliya Markov, Marija Nikolic
      Webpage: http://transp-or.epfl.ch/courses/OptSim2016/
      Introduction à l'optimisation et à la recherche opérationnelle
      Year: Fall 2015
      Section(s): Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering
      Lecturer: Michel Bierlaire
      Teaching assistant: Shadi Sharif Azadeh, Yousef Maknoon
      Webpage: http://moodle.epfl.ch/course/view.php?id=14491
      Decision-aid methodologies in transportation
      Year: Spring 2015
      Section(s): Civil Engineering
      Lecturers: Matthieu de Lapparent, Shadi Sharif Azadeh
      Teaching assistant: Evanthia Kazagli, Anna Fernandez Antolin, Iliya Markov, Yousef Maknoon
      Webpage: http://transp-or.epfl.ch/courses/decisionAid2015/index.php
      Optimization and Simulation
      Year: Spring 2015
      Section(s): Doctoral program in Civil and Environmental Engineering
      Lecturers: Michel Bierlaire, Riccardo Scarinci, Yousef Maknoon
      Teaching assistant: Tomás Robenek, Marija Nikolic
      Webpage: http://transp-or.epfl.ch/courses/OptSim2015/

      Project supervision

      Masters theses

      Raphaël Lüthi
      Analysis, tuning, hybridization and design of experiments for an adaptive large neighborhood search (ALNS) heuristic for a complex inventory routing problem
      Supervision:Iliya Markov, Yousef Maknoon, Michel Bierlaire
      Expert:
      22/02/2016-24/06/2016
      Guillaume Lopez
      Section: Civil Engineering
      Decision making for human resource training and allocation
      Supervision:Yousef Maknoon, Shadi Sharif Azadeh, Michel Bierlaire
      Expert:
      15/09/2015-01/02/2016
      Ulrich Wehres
      Section: Civil Engineering
      Robust Design of a Single Line Electrical Bus
      Supervision:Shadi Sharif Azadeh, Yousef Maknoon, Michel Bierlaire
      Expert:
      15/09/2015-01/02/2016

      Semester projects

      • Energy consumption of an innovative catenary-free electric bus, Xiaoran Yu, December 23, 2016
      • Generalization and policy analysis for a rich inventory routing problem, Prisca Aeby (IC), December 23, 2016
      • Demand based rolling stock allocation, Salma Derouiche (IC), December 23, 2016
      • Traffic simulation model of an innovative catenary-free electric bus, Romain Meyer (SGC), June 17, 2016
      • Planning tool for the admission of medical graduates into the Otolaryngology training program in the CHUV, Guillaume Lopez, January 15, 2015