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TRANSP-OR: Nikola Obrenovic

Nikola Obrenovic

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Nikola Obrenovic

International journals

Published

Total: 1

      Papers in conference proceedings

      • Atac, S., Obrenovic, N., and Bierlaire, M. (2020). Vehicle sharing systems: Does demand forecasting yield a better service?. Proceedings of the 20th Swiss Transport Research Conference (STRC) 13-14 May, 2020.
      • Atac, S., Obrenovic, N., and Bierlaire, M. (2019). A holistic decision making framework for a vehicle sharing system. Proceedings of the 23rd European Conference on Advances in Databases and Information Systems (ADBIS) 08-11 September, 2019.
      • Atac, S., Obrenovic, N., and Bierlaire, M. (2019). An optimization framework for light electric vehicle sharing systems. Proceedings of the 19th Swiss Transport Research Conference (STRC) 15-17 May, 2019.
      • Mueller, F., Schmidt, K., Guerster, M., Obrenovic, N., and Bierlaire, M. (2019). Model-based economic analysis of electrification in railway - Understanding the impact of track, operations, and uncertainties. Proceedings of the 19th Swiss Transport Research Conference (STRC 2019) May 15-17, 2019.

      Technical reports

      Seminars

      • Buschor, O., Pacheco, M., Bortolomiol, S., Bierlaire, M., Obrenovic, N., and Hellwig, M., Railway Disruption Management with Viriato and Algorithm Platform. nextRail19 - International Rail and Mobility Conference, ETH Zurich, September 13, 2019, Zurich, Switzerland
      • Atac, S., Obrenovic, N., and Bierlaire, M., A holistic decision making framework for a vehicle sharing system. Modern Approaches in Data Engineering and Information System Design Workshop 2019, University of Maribor, September 08, 2019, Bled, Slovenia
      • Obrenovic, N., Lurkin, V., and Bierlaire, M., Network Design for SBB Cargo. SBB Research Fund Meeting, SBB CFF FSS , October 25, 2018, Zurich, Switzerland
      • Obrenovic, N., Lurkin, V., Bortolomiol, S., and Bierlaire, M., Model of the Swiss Freight Railway Network Design Problem. hEART 2018, 7th Symposium of the European Association for Research in Transportation, National Technical University of Athens, September 06, 2018, Athens, Greece
      • Obrenovic, N., Lurkin, V., and Bierlaire, M., Freight railway network design problem. 16th Swiss Operations Research Days, Universität Bern, June 12, 2018, Bern, Switzerland
      • Obrenovic, N., Lurkin, V., and Bierlaire, M., Capacity-Oriented Marshaling and Shunting Yards Location Problem. Odysseus 2018 - 7th International Workshop on Freight Transportation and Logistics, University of Cagliari, June 05, 2018, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy

      Reviewing

    • Computer Science and Information Systems (1)
    • Miscalleneous reviews (3)
    • Total: 4 reviews for 1 journals (since 2004). Per year: 2019: 2, 2018: 2.

      Research projects

      Network Design for SBB Cargo
      Sponsor: Swiss Federal Railways (SBB)
      Team: Michel Bierlaire (PI), Nikola Obrenovic (PM), Virginie Lurkin (PM)
      Period: September 01, 2017-August 31, 2018
      This project aims at developing an algorithm for the overall design of SBB cargos network of bundling points. SBB Cargo operates a network of 2 marshaling yards, 65 shunting yards and about 350 of small bundling points. The operation as such is costly and the network might contain redundant bundling points. The overall interest of SBB Cargo is to minimize the operating cost of their network and to compare its performance to a better network, completely designed from scratch. The resulting framework is then planned to be used to improve the current network of SBB cargo and its future development. The main research challenge of this project is to incorporate the SBB Cargo needs into one model while taking into account the specifics of the railway network and its operation. The researchers from the Transport and Mobility Laboratory (TRANSP-OR) will develop a heuristic algorithm that gives as an output a complete network design based on the inputs (cargo demand, capacity, types and costs of different bundling points). The algorithm can be further adjusted by entering the already existing bundling points. The effectiveness of the proposed algorithm will be tested thorough comparison with existing solutions. TRANSP-OR, led by prof. Michel Bierlaire, has a track record of successful projects of solving highly complex problems arising in industrial sector. This one-year project is sponsored by SBB-CFF-FFS.
      TRANS-FORM: Smart transfers through unravelling urban form and travel flow dynamics
      Sponsor: The Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC)
      Team: Michel Bierlaire (PI), Shadi Sharif Azadeh (PM), Riccardo Scarinci (PM), Yuki Oyama (PM), Nicholas Molyneaux, Nikola Obrenovic
      Period: March 03, 2016-March 03, 2019
      TRANS-FORM, a cooperation between universities, industrial partners, public authorities and private operators, will develop, implement and test a data driven decision making tool that will support smart planning, and proactive and adaptive operations. The objective of the project is to better understand transferring dynamics in multi-modal public transport systems and develop insights, strategies and methods to support decision makers in transforming public transport usage to a seamless travel experience by using smart data. The tool will integrate new concepts and methods of behavioral modelling, passenger flow forecasting and network state predictions into real-time operations. TRANS-FORM is funded under the European Commission Horizon 2020 ERA-NET program.

      Regular teaching

      Decision-aid methodologies in transportation
      Year: Spring 2019
      Section(s): Civil Engineering
      Lecturers: Nikola Obrenovic, Tim Hillel
      Teaching assistant: Stefano Bortolomiol, Gael Lederrey, Selin Atac
      Webpage: http://transp-or.epfl.ch/courses/decisionAid2019/index.php
      Optimization and Simulation
      Year: Spring 2019
      Section(s): Doctoral program in Civil and Environmental Engineering
      Lecturers: Michel Bierlaire, Yuki Oyama, Nikola Obrenovic
      Webpage: http://transp-or.epfl.ch/courses/OptSim2019/
      Introduction à l'optimisation et à la recherche opérationnelle
      Year: Fall 2018
      Section(s): Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering
      Lecturer: Michel Bierlaire
      Teaching assistant: Nikola Obrenovic, Gael Lederrey, Stefano Bortolomiol, Selin Atac
      Webpage: http://transp-or.epfl.ch/courses/optimization2018/
      Decision-aid methodologies in transportation
      Year: Spring 2018
      Section(s): Civil Engineering
      Lecturers: Virginie Lurkin, Nikola Obrenovic
      Teaching assistant: Stefano Bortolomiol, Gael Lederrey
      Webpage: http://transp-or.epfl.ch/courses/decisionAid2018/index.php
      Optimization and Simulation
      Year: Spring 2018
      Section(s): Doctoral program in Civil and Environmental Engineering
      Lecturers: Michel Bierlaire, Yuki Oyama, Nikola Obrenovic, Riccardo Scarinci
      Teaching assistant: Gael Lederrey, Zhengchao Wang
      Webpage: http://transp-or.epfl.ch/courses/OptSim2018/
      Introduction à l'optimisation et à la recherche opérationnelle
      Year: Fall 2017
      Section(s): Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering
      Lecturer: Michel Bierlaire
      Teaching assistant: Virginie Lurkin, Gael Lederrey, Nikola Obrenovic
      Webpage: http://transp-or.epfl.ch/courses/optimization2017/

      Project supervision

      Masters theses

      Rym Karime
      Section: Civil Engineering
      Warehouse inventory management optimization
      Supervision:Nikola Obrenovic, Selin Atac, Michel Bierlaire
      Expert: Bruno Delaborde
      25/02/2019-23/08/2019
      Nicolas Pradignac
      Section: Computer science
      Heuristic algorithms to find market equilibria in oligopolies
      Supervision:Stefano Bortolomiol, Nikola Obrenovic, Michel Bierlaire
      Expert: Olivier Gallay
      18/02/2019-08/07/2019
      Thibaut Guillaume Marie Richard
      Section: Civil Engineering
      Innovative technologies for improvement of airport accessibility with the applications to Geneva Airport
      Supervision:Nikola Obrenovic, Selin Atac, Michel Bierlaire
      Expert: Philippe Canal, Virginie Marche
      18/09/2018-18/01/2019

      Semester projects

      • Disruption-caused railway timetable rescheduling problem and its solution, Oliver Mathias Buschor, June 21, 2019
      • Dynamic optimization of self-service vehicles, Mohamed Detsouli (GC), January 31, 2019
      • Towards a techno-economic evaluation framework for regional train propulsion architectures, Florian Mueller, January 22, 2019
      • Development of a heuristic algorithm for a hub location problem, Thibaut Guillaume Marie Richard, June 19, 2018
      • A solution approach for the Multicommodity Flow Problem within rail freight transportation, Nicolas Pradignac (IC), June 19, 2018