Academic

Research Interests

  • Dynamic vehicle routing problems
  • Manpower planning optimization
  • Decision support systems
  • Software design and architecture
  • Linear programming
  • Constraint programming

Highlighted Publications

Convergent Plans for Large-Scale Evacuations
C. Even, V. Pillac, P. Van Hentenryck, Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-15), Austin, Texas, January 2015.

NICTA Evacuation Planner: Actionable Evacuation Plans with Contraflows
C. Even, V. Pillac, P. Van Hentenryck, Proceedings of the Prestigious Applications of Artificial Intelligence 2014 (PAIS2014), Prague, Czech Republic, August 2014, Best paper award.

A review of dynamic vehicle routing problems
V. Pillac, M. Gendreau, C. Guéret, A. L. Medaglia, European Journal of Operational Research, 2013, 225(1), 1-11, doi:10.1016/j.ejor.2012.08.015, Best EJOR Review Paper

Dynamic vehicle routing: solution methods and computational tools
V. Pillac, Ph. D. Thesis, Ecole des Mines de Nantes, France, Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia, 2012.

An event-driven optimization framework for dynamic vehicle routing
V. Pillac, C. Guéret, A. L. Medaglia, Decision Support Systems, 2012, 54(1), 414-423, doi:10.1016/j.dss.2012.06.007

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Teaching

VRP2013: European Spring School on Vehicle Routing

First semester 2011
Ecole des Mines de Nantes, Nantes, France

  • Programation lineaire I
    Undergraduate course on linear programming
    20 students practical course using GLPK

First and second semester 2010
Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia

  • Principios de Optimizacion
    Undergraduate course on optimization, mainly focused on linear programming theory
    50 students lecture in spanish, 3hrs/week
  • Computational Integer Programming (Prof. Ted Ralphs)
    Graduate course on optimization, focused on computational aspects of integer programming (course website).
    Teaching assistant (12hrs course), coordinated the final assignment based on Dippy (CoinOR) and Python

Second semester 2009
Ecole des Mines de Nantes, Nantes, France

  • Programation lineaire II
    Undergraduate course on linear programming
    20 students practical course using GLPK
  • Modèles et Alorithmes de Graphes
    Undergraduate course on graph theory and optimization
    20 students practical course
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