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Dr. Christos D. Tarantilis is Professor and Head of the Department of Management Science & Technology of the Athens University of Economics and Business. He received his 4-year Undergraduate Degree in Mathematics from the University of Patras - Greece (first in graduation) and his M.Sc. in Operational Research from London School of Economics - UK. He was also a Graduate Research Assistant at the National Technical University of Athens - Greece, where he received his Ph.D. in Operations Research and Logistics.
Prof. Tarantilis research interests lie in the area of optimization and decision making techniques for
- Operations Research (combinatorial optimization and integer programming, evolutionary algorithms and computational Intelligence, heuristics, exact algorithms, matheuristics)
- Transportation Analysis (vehicle routing and scheduling, pickup and delivery systems, dial-a-ride and health care transportation systems, intermodal transportation)
- Logistics and Operations Management (production planning and inventory control, production scheduling, location and layout models, packing logistics, warehouse logistics, city logistics)
- Green Supply Chain Management (recycling and waste operations management, environmental footprint and supply chains, fuel-efficient transportation systems)
He mainly works on the design, development and application of mathematical models, operations research techniques and computationally efficient algorithms to enable the use of Decision Support Systems.
He has more than 120 scientific papers in international academic journals (INFORMS, Willey, IEEE, Elsevier), books and conferences, including more than 50 journal papers in Web of Science-indexed journals. Some of his work is used as instruction material in academic programs of N. America and Europe, while his algorithms for the solution of large-scale problems in transportation and logistics have been internationally acclaimed.
Prof. Tarantilis has served as chairman, member of scientific and organizing committees in international and national scientific conferences as well as guest editor in well-known academic journals. He is also on the review and editorial board of several academic journals. Furthermore, Prof. Tarantilis has been acting as leader and senior researcher in a number of national and EU projects related to transportation planning, supply chain management, green logistics and waste management.
Prof. Tarantilis has been sixteen (16) times the recipient of the "Best Teaching Faculty Award" of his undergraduate and postgraduate/MBA courses.