Currently, maintenance planning in the railroad domain is predominantly performed manually and involves: Crew scheduling (assigning maintenance tasks to crews dependent on skill set) and job shop scheduling (assign time slots for vehicles to depot workstations). These activities should be synchronised and coordinated with vehicles revenue generating activity (where the vehicles are scheduled to transporting goods or passengers). Due to the substantial fixed costs involved, improved planning is expected to generate significant cost savings.
We are the research partner in Spacemaker's innovation project OptiSite. OptiSite will make Spacemaker a global leader in software tools for building design and site planning. In the project we improve and develop optimisation and AI technology to assist property development.
Next Generation Decision Support Tool
Enabling better collaboration between humans and decision support systems in time-critical complex domains
The goal of the SmartPower project is to demonstrate the usefulness of modern optimisation methods for demand response applications in energy markets. To this end, we develop a prototype for optimised power matching/load balancing in large scale Smart Grids, a highly complex optimisation problem.
SPORTING aims to take sports scheduling from the current fragmented, unsatisfactory and obsolete state to a unified, efficient and user-centric future. It will make Profixio a global leader in the sports scheduling market thanks to an innovative sport scheduling software based on state-of-the-art mathematics optimization and a innovative graphical user interface.
DynamITe competence project
New optimization models and solution algorithms are needed to develop systems and services for intermodal personal journey planning and vehicle routing that handle dynamics effectively and efficiently.
OSASMOD – Modeling of obstructive sleep apnea by fluid-structure interaction in the upper airways
Snoring is in some cases so serious that it can be classified as a health issue. The most severe form, obstructive sleep apnea is responsible for reduced life quality and increased mortality in the modern society. Research scientists at SINTEF Materials and Chemistry are currently developing mathematical models that can aid in improving the treatment options for those affected by such breathing disorders.