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Matteo Salani

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Matteo Salani

International journals

Published

Total: 14

    Book chapters

    • Atasoy, B., Salani, M., and Bierlaire, M. (2012). Integrated schedule planning with supply-demand interactions for a new generation of aircrafts. In D. Klatte et al. (ed) <em>Operations Research Proceedings 2011</em> pp.495-500. Springer.
    • Liberatore, F., Righini, G., and Salani, M. (2009). A pricing algorithm for the vehicle routing problem with soft time windows. In L. Bertazzi, M.G. Speranza, J. Nunen (ed) <em>Innovations in Distribution Logistics</em> (ISBN: 978-3-540-92943-7) pp.251-266. Springer.
    • Ceselli, A., , ., Righini, G., and Salani, M. (2008). Ottimizzazione nella distribuzione di merci. In G. Felici, A. Sciomachen (ed) <em>Scienza delle Decisioni in Italia: Applicazioni della Ricerca Operativa a Problemi Aziendali</em> (ISBN: 9788875441500) pp.309-319. ECIG.
    • Loiseau, I., Maculan, N., Ceselli, A., and Salani, M. (2005). Génération de colonnes en programmation linéaire en nombres entiers. In Paschos, V. Th. (ed) <em> Optimisation combinatoire 1 : concepts fondamentaux</em> (ISBN: 978-2746210387) pp.237-262. Hermes Science publications - Lavoisier.

    Papers in conference proceedings

    • Atasoy, B., Salani, M., and Bierlaire, M. (2011). Integrated schedule planning with supply-demand interactions for a new generation of aircrafts. Proceedings of the International Conference on Operations Research (OR) August 30 - September 2, 2011.
    • Atasoy, B., Salani, M., and Bierlaire, M. (2011). Integrated schedule planning with supply-demand interactions. Proceedings of the 11th Swiss Transport Research Conference (STRC) May 11-13, 2011.
    • Vacca, I., Salani, M., and Bierlaire, M. (2010). Optimization of operations in container terminals: hierarchical vs integrated approaches. Proceedings of the 10th Swiss Transport Research Conference (STRC) September 1-3, 2010.
    • Giallombardo, G., Moccia, L., Salani, M., and Vacca, I. (2009). Models and Heuristics for the Tactical Berth Allocation Problem with Quay-Crane Assignment and Transshipment Costs. Proceedings of the European Transport Conference (ETC) October 5-7, 2009.
    • Vacca, I., and Salani, M. (2009). The Vehicle Routing Problem with Discrete Split Delivery and Time Windows. Proceedings of the 9th Swiss Transport Research Conference (STRC) September 9-11, 2009.
    • Giallombardo, G., Moccia, L., Salani, M., and Vacca, I. (2008). The Tactical Berth Allocation Problem (TBAP) with quay crane assignment and transshipment-related quadratic yard costs. Proceedings of the European Transport Conference (ETC) October 6-8, 2008.
    • Eggenberg, N., Salani, M., and Bierlaire, M. (2008). Optimization of Uncertainty Features for Transportation Problems. Proceedings of the Swiss Transportation Research Conference (STRC) October 15-17, 2008.
    • Vacca, I., Salani, M., and Bierlaire, M. (2008). Two-stage column generation and applications in container terminal management. Proceedings of the 8th Swiss Transport Research Conference (STRC) October 15-17, 2008.
    • Cordone, R., Milesi, M., and Salani, M. (2007). A decision support tool to plan shifts in a home for the aged. Proceedings of the International Conference on Service Operations and Logistics, and Informatics (SOLI) August 27-29, 2007.
    • Eggenberg, N., Salani, M., and Bierlaire, M. (2007). Robust Optimization with Recovery: Application to Shortest Paths and Airline Scheduling. Proceedings of the Swiss Transport Research Conference (STRC) September 12-14, 2007.
    • Vacca, I., Bierlaire, M., and Salani, M. (2007). Optimization at Container Terminals: Status, Trends and Perspectives. Proceedings of the Swiss Transport Research Conference (STRC) September 12-14, 2007.
    • Bierlaire, M., Eggenberg, N., and Salani, M. (2007). Column generation methods for disrupted airline schedules. Proceedings of the Proceedings of the Sixth Triennial Symposium on Transportation Analysis (TRISTAN) June 10-15, 2007.
    • Ceselli, A., Righini, G., and Salani, M. (2007). Column generation for a real world vehicle routing problem. Proceedings of the Sixth Triennial Symposium on Transportation Analysis (TRISTAN) June 10-15, 2007.

    Technical reports

    Seminars

    Awards

    Reviewing

  • Computational Optimization and Applications (1)
  • Computers & Operations Research (1)
  • INFORMS Journal of Computing (1)
  • Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies (1)
  • Total: 4 reviews for 4 journals (since 2004). Per year: 2009: 4.

    Research projects

    CLIP-AIR concept: Integrated schedule planning for a new generation of aircrafts
    Sponsor: EPFL Middle East
    Team: Michel Bierlaire (PI), Bilge Atasoy (PM), Matteo Salani (PM)
    Period: November 01, 2010-December 31, 2013
    Sustainability has become a key topic in transportation in the last decades where the aim is to reduce the impact of transportation on the environment. One of the most important paths toward sustainability in this sector is to optimize transportation operations required in several dimensions to fulfill a given transport demand. To achieve this goal in the context of multimodal transport, there is a clear need for flexibility in capacity. This flexibility is adequately provided by a new concept developed at EPFL, named Clip-Air, for air transport. Clip-Air is a modular innovative aircraft with detachable load units which enable to adjust at best capacity according to demand. The decoupling of the load (capsules) and carrying units (wings) allows for simplified fleet management and maintenance operations for airlines and is expected to improve the ground operations for airports. Clip-Air also provides effective possibility of combining commercial freight and passengers on the same flight without any compromise in comfort. Besides, Clip-Air is designed to operate in a multi-modal context and is expected to improve the multi-modality concept by allowing a better integration between air transport and other transport modes. The objective of this research is to assess the actual impact of Clip-Airs modularity on demand satisfaction, operational costs and environmental issues at the system level. The contributions will consist of models and algorithms designed to perform comparative analysis of operations of airlines and airports in various scenarios.
    Models and methods for large scale optimization problems and applications in container terminals
    Sponsor: Swiss National Science Foundation
    Team: Michel Bierlaire (PI), Ilaria Vacca (PM), Matteo Salani (PM)
    Period: December 01, 2009-November 30, 2012
    We develop new strategies to tackle large scale problems and their optimization. We focus in particular applications arising in the optimization of container terminal operations.
    Simulation-based optimization of a railroad yard
    Sponsor: Vale
    Team: Michel Bierlaire (PI), Matteo Salani (PM), Anne Curchod (PM)
    Period: July 01, 2008-February 28, 2009
    Simulation-based optimization of the operations of Vale's railroad yards.
    Optimization of container terminal operations
    Sponsor: Transport and Mobility Laboratory, EPFL
    Team: Michel Bierlaire (PI), Ilaria Vacca (PM), Matteo Salani (PM)
    Period: February 01, 2007-November 30, 2009
    Design and development of models and algorithms for the optimization of operations in seaport container terminals.
    Schedule disruption recovery for airlines
    Sponsor: Commission pour la technologie et de l'innovation, Office Fédéral de la formation professionnelle et de la technologie.
    Team: Michel Bierlaire (PI), Matteo Salani (PM), Niklaus Eggenberg
    Period: June 01, 2006-May 31, 2008
    Development of a software product dedicated to airlines and providing solutions to recover from schedule disruptions with minimum cost.

    Regular teaching

    Méthodologies d'aide à la décision dans le domaine des transports
    Year: Spring 2009
    Section(s): Civil Engineering
    Lecturers: Michel Bierlaire, Matteo Salani, Jean-Pierre Leyvraz, Gunnar Flötteröd
    Webpage: http://moodle.epfl.ch/course/view.php?id=2361
    Number of students: 15
    Mathematical models and algorithms for decision-making support
    Year: Spring 2008
    Section(s): Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering
    Lecturers: Michel Bierlaire, Matteo Salani
    Webpage: NULL
    Méthodologies d'aide à la décision dans le domaine des transports
    Year: Spring 2008
    Section(s): Civil Engineering
    Lecturers: Michel Bierlaire, Matteo Salani, Jean-Pierre Leyvraz, Zachary Patterson
    Number of students: 15
    Recherche opérationnelle
    Year: Spring 2007
    Section(s): Civil Engineering, Environmental Sciences and Engineering
    Lecturer: Michel Bierlaire
    Teaching assistant: Matteo Salani

    Miscellaneous lectures

    Airline scheduling optimization
    Program: TransportNET course on Transport Systems, March 02, 2009
    School: EPFL
    Lecturer: Matteo Salani

    Project supervision

    Masters theses

    Alexandre de Tenorio
    Section: Communication Systems
    Comparative Study of CLIP-AIR's Multimodal Performance
    Supervision:Michel Bierlaire, Matteo Salani, Claudio Leonardi
    Expert: François Bouteiller, Baboo
    16/02/2009-19/06/2009
    Atoosa Kasirzadeh
    Simulation and optimization in container terminals
    Supervision:Michel Bierlaire, Matteo Salani, Ilaria Vacca
    Expert: -
    19/01/2009-15/06/2009
    Student from KTH, Stockholm, Sweden
    Arnaud Vandaele
    Measures of congestion in container terminals
    Supervision:Michel Bierlaire, Matteo Salani, Ilaria Vacca
    Expert:
    18/02/2008-20/06/2008
    Student from the Faculté Polytechnique de Mons, Belgium

    Semester projects

    • Multi-modal transportation modeling for a new generation of aircraft: Clip-Air, Jonathan Blaiberg (SGC), January 13, 2012
    • Integrating demand functions inside optimization model, Nancy Moret (SMA), January 05, 2011
    • Game theory applied to ambush avoidance, Peter Goodings Swartz (SGC), January 15, 2010
    • Minimizing risk of ambush for vehicle routes, Gaëtan Duyckaerts, Peter Goodings Swartz (SGC), June 19, 2009
    • Minimizing risk of vehicle routes in valuables collection from banks, Fabrice Piat (SGC), January 11, 2009

    Past activities (1)