MAO group - Models and Algorithms for Optimization

Dept. of Information Engineering                                                                      University of Brescia


Dip. di Ingegneria dell'Informazione
Universita' degli Studi di Brescia
via Branze, 38
25123, Brescia

+39 030 371 5448
+39 030 371 5935
+39 030 371 5757

Since 2007, MAO is the Operational Reserch group working at the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Brescia, Italy. It is part of the inter-departmental group OR@BRESCIA (University of Brescia, Italy).
Renata Mansini

Prof. Renata Mansini

Full Professor of Operations Research

Dept. of Information Engineering, University of Brescia

via Branze, 38 - 25123 Brescia - Italy
Phone: +39 030 371 5448

Web OR group at DII
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Research interests

Combinatorial Optimization; Mixed Integer Linear Programming models; Exact Algorithms and Polyhedral Analysis; Matheuristics; Metaheuristics; Transportation problems (Vehicle Routing Problems, Arc Routing Problems); Scheduling problems; Knapsack problems; Portfolio Selection problems.


Author of more than 130 publications, of which more than 60 are articles in international journals (Annals of Operations Research, Computational Optimization and Applications, Computers and Operations Research, Control and Cybernetics, Discrete Applied Mathematics, European Journal of Operational Research, IIE Transactions, IMA Journal of Management Mathematics, INFORMS Journal on Computing, Informatica, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Computer and System Sciences, OMEGA The International Journal of Management Science, Transportation Science, Transportation Research Part C). The other publications are book chapters and contributions in conference proceedings.
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Short Bio

Renata Mansini is a Full Professor in Operations Research, at the Department of Information Engineering (DII) of the University of Brescia, Italy. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Bergamo and has been Ph.D. Exchange Visitor Program P/1/153 at the Olin Business School, Washington University, St. Louis Missouri. Her research focus is on Combinatorial Optimization models and algorithms. Her primary research interests lie in Mixed-Integer Linear Programming models, and in the development of exact algorithms (branch-and-bound, branch-and-cut, branch-and-price), heuristic methods (local search methods, meta-heuristics, matheuristics), and approximation algorithms (computational complexity, worst-case analysis). She has published in different application areas working at distribution logistics problems, vehicle and arc routing problems, procurement problems, financial risk and safety measures, linear programming-based portfolio optimization problems, knapsack problems, scheduling problems, personnel rostering problems. She is the director of an Inter-University Research Center in applied mathematics and the scientific coordinator of the research area ''Optimization Models and Algorithms'' at the University of Brescia. She has founded and coordinates the group and the Laboratory of Operations Research at DII, University of Brescia ( She is an editor of the International Journal of Portfolio Analysis & Management and has been a member of the editorial board of Journal of Mathematics and ISRN Applied Mathematics. She is a member of the EURO Working Group on Combinatorial Optimization, the EURO Working Group on Vehicle Routing and Logistics, and the EURO Working Group on Commodities and Financial Modelling. She is chair of the events sub-committee of the EURO WISDOM Forum.