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Short bio

Maria João Alves received a degree in Computers Engineering from the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra in 1989 and a PhD in Management (speciality Operational Research) from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra (FEUC). She is Assistant Professor at FEUC and co-coordinator of the Doctoral Programme in Management – Decision Aiding Science. She is also a researcher at the INESC Coimbra and CeBER R&D institutes. Her research activities are mainly developed in multiobjective optimization, in particular multiobjective linear, mixed-integer, fractional and bilevel programming. Her interests include exact methods and metaheuristics (evolutionary algorithms and particle swarm optimization), applications and decision support systems. She is co-author of scientific papers published in several international journals (such as, European Journal of Operational Research, Computers & Operations Research, Journal of Heuristics, Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis, Optimization, Journal of Global Optimization, Applied Mathematics and Computation, among others), an article in the Encyclopaedia of Optimization, one book in Portuguese (2003) and a book of the series “Euro Advanced Tutorials on Operational Research”, entitled Multiobjective Linear and Integer Programming, Springer, 2016.

Projects

Supervision of PhD Students

(ongoing) Resource optimization concerning demand for road transport in organizations
Management – Decision Aiding Science
(2018) An inquiry into the validity of technical analysis in financial markets with the use of evolutionary techniques
Management – Decision Aiding Science
(2017) Population-based metaheuristics for multiobjective and bi-level optimization models
Management – Decision Aiding Science

Publications

(2016) Multiobjective Linear and Integer Programming. Springer International Publishing.
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(2015) A PSO Approach to Semivectorial Bilevel Programming. 599-606.
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(2015) A Bi-level Multiobjective PSO Algorithm. (pp 263-276).
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(2016) A Hybrid Genetic Algorithm for the Interaction of Electricity Retailers with Demand Response. 459-474.
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(2016) An illustration of different concepts of solutions in semivectorial bilevel programming.
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(2016) Single and multiple objective optimization models for opportunistic preventive maintenance. 107-114.
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(2017) An illustration of different concepts of solutions in semivectorial bilevel programming.
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(2018) A Differential Evolution Algorithm to Semivectorial Bilevel Problems. 172-185.
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(2018) A Mixed-integer Linear Programming Model for Optimal Management of Residential Electrical Loads under Dynamic Tariffs. 1-6.
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(2019) A bi-level hybrid PSO. 33-34.
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(2020) Discussion of Mixed Integer Linear Programming Models of Thermostatic Loads in Demand Response. 105-122.
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(2019) Fleet management: A vehicle and driver assignment model. European Journal of Operational Research, 278, 64-75.
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(2020) A Comparative Study of Technical Trading Strategies Using a Genetic Algorithm. Computational Economics, 55, 349-381.
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(2018) A semivectorial bilevel programming approach to optimize electricity dynamic time-of-use retail pricing. Computers & Operations Research, 92, 130-144.
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(2017) Mean-semivariance portfolio optimization with multiobjective evolutionary algorithms and technical analysis rules. Expert Systems with Applications, 79, 33-43.
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(2017) Bi-level particle swarm optimization and evolutionary algorithm approaches for residential demand response with different user profiles. Information Sciences, 418-419, 405-420.
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(2015) Interactive MOLP explorer-A graphical-based computational tool for teaching and decision support in multi-objective linear programming models. Computer Applications in Engineering Education, 23, 314-326.
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(2016) Graphical exploration of the weight space in three-objective mixed integer linear programs. European Journal of Operational Research, 248, 72-83.
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(2015) A Multiobjective Electromagnetism-Like Algorithm with Improved Local Search. (pp 123-144).
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(2019) Multiobjective Bilevel Programming: concepts and perspectives of development. New Perspectives in Multicriteria Decision Analysis, (pp 267- 293). Cham:
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Contacts

Address

Faculdade de Economia
Universidade de Coimbra
Av. Dias da Silva, 165
3004-512
Portugal

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Phone
+351 239 851 040

Web and Email

Email
mjalves@fe.uc.pt