Main research activities of the Laboratory concern the development of models, methods and algorithms for solving optimization problems, especially in the area of Combinatorial Optimization.
The main research fields are:
- Resource allocation and scheduling in production systems.
- Models and algorithms for multi-agent scheduling problems.
- Resource management in telecommunications systems.
- Critical resource management in healthcare.
The Decision Method Laboratory, named "LaMeD", is equipped with both Personal Computers and powerful Workstations with general and specialized software, such as Cplex and SnOPT (solvers for linear, nonlinear and integer programming problems), OPL studio (development environment for optimization problems), Arena (simulation environment).