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Merino Maestre, Maria

BCAM UPV/EHU Researcher

Heuristic Optimization

Mazarredo, 14. 48009 Bilbao Basque Country - Spain


My main research interests are in the field of Operations Research and Management Science, particularly in Stochastic Programming and Combinatorial Optimization. On one hand, we are dedicated to designing mathematical models that incorporate uncertainty and include effective strategies to manage risk. On the other hand, we develop exact, metaheuristic and matheuristic algorithms to solve large-scale optimization problems, seeking a balance between quality, efficiency and speedup. We are interested in the following applications, among others, routing optimization for intelligent transport, location and redeployment in emergency healthcare system and humanitarian logistics to support sustainable decision-making.

Eusko Jaurlaritza - Gobierno Vasco ikerbasque - Basque Foundation for Science Bizkaia xede. Bizkaiko Foru Aldundia innobasque - Agencia vasca de la innovación Universidad del País Vasco (UPV/EHU) Ayuntamiento de Bilbao - Bilboko Udala