Personal profile

Personal information

I joined the Logistics group of the department of Economics and Business Administration at VU Amsterdam as an Assistant Professor in 2014. In 2012, I received my PhD in Operations Research from the School of Industrial Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). I have a Master degree in Industrial Engineering and Bachelor degree in Mathematics and Physics. Prior to joining VU Amsterdam, I was postdoctoral researcher at TU/e from 2012 to 2014.


My research focuses on modeling and solving real-life problems arising in transportation. In particular, I am interested in developing exact methods for variant transportation problems inspired from practice. I also have several years of experience as a consultant and algorithms expert. My research results have been successfully implemented and tested in several projects with industry, and published in leading academic journals: Transportation Science, European Journal of Operational Research, Computers and Operations Research and the International Journal of Production Economics.


I am the course coordinator of the following subjects:

  • Business Processes
  • Service Logistics

Ancillary activities

  • Eyefreight BV | Bunnik | Algorithms Expert | 2014-10-01

Last update Ancillary Activities: Amsterdam (2018-01-23)

Research Output 2011 2018

The Time-Dependent Capacitated Profitable Tour Problem with Time Windows and Precedence Constraints

Sun, P., Veelenturf, L. P., Dabia, S. & van Woensel, T. 2018 In : European Journal of Operational Research. 264, 3, p. 1058-1073

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

Open Access

An Exact Approach for a Variant of the Pollution-Routing Problem

Dabia, S., Demir, E. & van Woensel, T. 2017 In : Transportation Science. 51, 2, p. 607-628

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

Open Access

The Time Window Assignment Vehicle Routing Problem with Time-Dependent Travel Times

Spliet, R., Dabia, S. & van Woensel, T. 21 Mar 2017 In : Transportation Science. p. 1-16

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

Open Access

Approximating multi-objective scheduling problems

Dabia, S., Talbi, E. G. & van Woensel, T. 2013 In : Computers and Operations Research. 40, 5, p. 1165-1175

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

Branch and Price for the Time-Dependent Vehicle Routing Problem with Time Windows

Dabia, S., Ropke, S. & van Woensel, T. 2013 In : Transportation Science. 47, 3, p. 380-396

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle