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I am Associate Professor of Transport Optimization at the School of Business and Economics, department of Supply Chain Analytics. I joined the department of Supply Chain Analytics 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.


Project: Sensing Logistics (SensLog), Amount: €600.000 (2018-2020)

Innovative sensors enable capturing large amounts of data about freight flows and are more and more applied in practice. To reap the benefits of sensory data, the project will particularly focus on three topics: to develop models and decision support tools for sensor placement and sensor repositioning strategies, generate predictive models for logistics operations; to improve logistics performance; and finally to develop suitable offline and online algorithms to reschedule/re-route logistics operations.


I am the course coordinator of the following subjects:

  • Business Processes
  • Logistics Analysis

Ancillary activities

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

Ancillary activities are updated daily

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Research Output 2011 2019

  • 10 Article
  • 1 PhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VU

An exact algorithm for a rich vehicle routing problem with private fleet and common carrier

Dabia, S., Lai, D. & Vigo, D., 4 Aug 2019, In : Transportation Science. 53, 4, p. 986-1000 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
common carrier
Vehicle routing

Cover inequalities for a vehicle routing problem with time windows and shifts

Dabia, S., Ropke, S. & Van Woensel, T., Sep 2019, In : Transportation Science. 53, 5, p. 1354-1371 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Improving Distribution Efficiency in Cash Supply Chains

Baller, A. C., 2019, 202 p.

Research output: PhD ThesisPhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VUAcademic

Open Access

The Dynamic-Demand Joint Replenishment Problem with Approximated Transportation Costs

Baller, A. C., Dabia, S., Dullaert, W. E. H. & Vigo, D., 1 Aug 2019, In : European Journal of Operational Research. 276, 3, p. 1013-1033 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Joint replenishment
Dynamic demand

The Vehicle Routing Problem with Partial Outsourcing

Baller, A., Dabia, S., Dullaert, W. & Vigo, D., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Transportation Science.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Vehicle routing
common carrier