M. (Mette) Wagenvoort

Mette Wagenvoort
Erasmus School of Economics (ESE)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
ERIM PhD Candidate
Field: Logistics & Information Systems
Affiliated since 2020

PhD Track Optimal planning of dispersed operations in urban coastal environments

Consider a coastal mega-city with millions of inhabitants in the midst of a threat such as a climate disaster (hurricane, earthquake or flooding) or conflict (organized paramilitary troops, terrorist threats, conventional threats). The army needs to organize a sea-to-land operation to protect such a territory, where marines are landed on the shore of such contested or degraded environment to provide stability and/or humanitarian aid. 

The aim of this project is to provide determine decisions in such a situation in an optimal way. This will be done by developing operations research techniques for solving this problem in a real-time setting, taking into account changes in the situation represented by the data. The PhD candidate will collaborate here with experts from TNO and The Netherlands Defence Academy.

Operations research; optimization; coastal; transport; military; robust
Time frame
2020 -


  • Academic (1)
    • Wagenvoort, M., Ee, M. V., Bouman, P., & Malone, K. M. (2023). Simple Policies for Capacitated Resupply Problems. In D. Frigioni, & P. Schiewe (Eds.), 23rd Symposium on Algorithmic Approaches for Transportation Modelling, Optimization, and Systems, ATMOS 2023 Article 18 Schloss Dagstuhl- Leibniz-Zentrum fur Informatik GmbH, Dagstuhl Publishing. https://doi.org/10.4230/OASIcs.ATMOS.2023.18

  • Academic (1)
    • Wagenvoort, M., Bouman, P., van Ee, M., Lamballais Tessensohn, T., & Postek, K. (2022). An Exact and Heuristic Approach for the Ship-to-Shore Problem. Econometric Institute, EUR. Econometric Institute Research Papers No. EI 2022-05



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