Jun.-Prof. Dr. Pirmin Fontaine

KU Ingolstadt

Research interest

  • Urban logistics and city logistics
  • Network design
  • Shared mobility
  • Bilevel programming
  • Benders decomposition

Research projects

Publications

Peer-reviewed

  • Albiński, S., Fontaine, P., & Minner, S. (2018). Performance Analysis of a Hybrid Bike Sharing System: A Service-level-based Approach Under Censored Demand Observations, Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 116, 59-69.
  • Fontaine, P., & Minner, S. (2018). Benders Decomposition for the Hazmat Transport Network Design Problem, European Journal of Operational Research, 267(3), 996-1002.
  • Fontaine, P., Crainic, T.G., Jabali, O., & Rei, W. (2017). The Impact of Combining Inbound and Outbound Demand in City Logistics Systems, Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC), 2017 IEEE 41st Annual (Vol. 2, pp. 766-770). IEEE.
  • Fontaine, P., & Minner, S. (2017). A Dynamic Discrete Network Design Problem for Maintenance Planning in Traffic Networks. Annals of Operations Research, 253(2), 757-772.
  • Fontaine, P., & Minner, S. (2014). Benders Decomposition for Discrete-Continuous Linear Bilevel Problems with application to traffic network design. Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, 70, 163-172

Others

  • Fontaine, P. (2018). Methodological Advances and New Formulations for Bilevel Network Design Problems. In Operations Research Proceedings 2017 (pp. 31-36). Springer, Cham.
  • Fontaine, P. (2018). Neue Planungsmethoden zur fairen Risikoverteilung im Gefahrguttransport und zur effizienten Stauminimierung in Verkehrsnetzen, OR News 62
  • Fontaine, P. (2016). Methodological Advances and New Formulations for Bilevel Network Design Problems, Doctoral dissertation, Technische Universität München 

Academic Career and Positions held to date

  • since 10/2017: Akad. Rat a.Z. at the Department of Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Prof. Dr. Minner); TU Munich
  • 03/2018: Research visit at the Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria Politecnico di Milano (Prof. Ola Jabali); Milan, Italy
  • 10/2016 - 09/2017: Post-Doc at the CIRRELT and the École des sciences de la gestion at the Université du Québec à Montréal (Prof. Teodor Gabriel Crainic, Prof. Walter Rei, Prof. Ola Jabali); Montreal; Canada
  • 07/2016 - 09/2016: Post-Doc at the Department of Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Prof. Dr. Minner); TU Munich
  • 06/2012-07/2016: Research assistant at the Department of Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Prof. Dr. Minner); TU Munich
  • 09/2015 - 01/2016: Research visit at CIRRELT (Prof. Teodor Crainic); Montreal; Canada

Academic Education

  • 2016: Ph.D. (Dr. rer. pol.) on the topic "Methodological Advances and New Formulations for Bilevel Network Design Problems" in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, School of Management; TU Munich
  • 2012-2016: Doctoral studies at the Department of Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Prof. Dr. Minner); TU Munich
  • 2012: Graduation as Diplom-Mathematiker (Univ.)
  • 2009-2010: Study of Algorithms Design at Chalmers Tekniska Högskola; Gothenburg (Sweden)
  • 2006-2012: Undergraduate and graduate studies of mathematics with major in discrete optimization at TU Munich

Awards

  • 2018: DAAD travel scholarship for the Odysseus Conference 2018
  • 2017: Dissertation award of the German Society for Operations Research (GOR e.V.)
  • 2016: DAAD travel scholarship for the Tristan Symposium 2016
  • 2015: Full scholarship for the International Workshop on Bilevel Programming
  • 2015: DAAD PhD exchange scholarship for the research stay at CIRRELT
  • 2010: ERASMUS scholarship
  • 2005: „Pierre-de-Coubertin“-price

Ongoing supervision

  • Master theses
    • Data-driven Demand Forecasting
    • A Simulation for City Logistics
    • A Metaheuristics for a new variant of the Vehicle Routing Problem

  • Bachelor theses
    • Simulation of the MVG Rad System
  • Project studies
    • Evaluation and comparison of urban logistics concepts
    • Clustering for Vending Machines

  • Interdisciplinary projects
    • Metaheuristics for Scheduling
    • An interface and heuristics for Vehicle Routing Problems

 

 

Supervised theses

  • Master theses:
    • 2018
      • Material Flow Simulation of Intralogistics Processes operated by Automated Guided Vehicles (in cooperation with valantic Supply Chain Excellence AG)
      • Network Design for Two-Tier City Logistics
      • Model extensions for Two-Tier City Logistics
      • Strategic Network Design
      • The heterogeneous three-dimensional container loading problem
      • Inbound transportation optimization (in cooperation with Porsche Consulting GmbH)
      • Inhouse logistics and line planning (in cooperation with Porsche Consulting GmbH)
    • 2016
      • Capacity Expansion for Network Design Problems
      • Inventory Location and Optimization for Europart (in cooperation with Europart)
    • 2014
      • Methods for a Dynamic Transport Control in the Automotive Industry
      • Defining Cylinder Pool Storage Locations and a Global Utilization Policy of Cylinder at Linde AG (in cooperation with Linde) 
      • Cost Minimization in the Logistics Network of Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies (in cooperation with Faurecia)
    • 2013
      • Transportation Optimization in the Automotive Industry (in cooperation with BMW AG)
  • Bachelor theses:
    • 2016
      • Model Analysis for Bike Sharing Systems
      • Analysis and Comparison of Concepts for Emission Reduction in Cities
      • Comparison of the Environmental Report of the German Federal Transport Infrastructure Plan and Green Logistics
      • A Mixed Integer Linear Program for Multiple Pickup and Delivery Vehicle Routing Problems (Awarded with BVL Thesis Award)
      • Effects of Low Emission Zones in Urban Areas
      • How to Model Low Emissions in Transportation Models
      • Simulation for the Hazmat Transport Network Design Problem
      • The Two-Stage Transportation Problem with Fixed Charges at Depots (Awarded with GOR Thesis Award)
      • The Effects of Emissions in the German Federal Transport Infrastructure Plan
      • Analysis of the Forecast of Transport Interconnectivity 2030 for Passenger Transport
      • Literature Analysis of Bike Sharing Systems
      • Analysis of the Forecast of Transport Interconnectivity 2030 for Freight Transportation
      • Model Analysis for Balancing of Bike Sharing Systems
    • 2015
      • A Model for Time Slot Management
      • Evaluation and Choice of Optimal Transportation Modes for Commodity Distribution in China (in cooperation with Allod GmbH)
      • Flexibility of Time Window Constraints in Vehicle Routing Problems
      • Computing an Upper Bound for the Longest Edge in an Optimal VRP-Solution
      • Numerical Study on a Reformulation of the Vehicle Routing Problem with Time Windows
      • Cost Function Approximations for Vehicle Routing Problems under Time Windows
      • Due Date Quotation in Transportation Logistics
      • The Use of Social Networks for the Evaluation of Public Transportation Services
      • Service Level Agreements in Public Transportation - Theory and Applications
      • Network Design for Munich
      • Comparison and Implementation of Mathematical Modeling Approaches for Toll Setting Problems
      • Comparison of the MILP formulation and the Savings-Method for the Vehicle Routing Problem with Time Windows (Awarded with GOR Thesis Award)
      • A New Mixed-Integer Formulation for the Single-Sink Fixed-Charge Transportation Problem
      • Vehicle Routing Problem with Time Windows: A Comparison of Open-Source and Commercial Solvers
    • 2014
      • Vehicle Routing Problem: Formulation with Time Dependent Waiting Times
      • Simulation of Influences of Arrival Schedules on Waiting Times at the Retail Warehouse
      • The Hazmat Transport Network Design Problem
      • A New Method for data-driven Call Center Staffing
      • Tax Optimized Supply Chains
      • Comparison of Mixed-Integer Formulations for Non-Linear Cost Function Approximations
      • Time Dependent Vehicle Routing Problem
      • Inventory Routing and Frequency Problem for a Just-In-Sequence Plant based on Milk-Run Principle (in cooperation with Faurecia) (Awarded with BVL Thesis Award)
      • Literature Review on Dynamic Network Design Problems
      • Time Dependent Traveling Salesman Problem
    • 2013
      • A Simple Integrated Method for Optimizing Lot Sizes and Setting Safety Stocks
      • Savings Heuristic for the Inventory Routing Problem
      • Comparing Heuristics for Solving Linear Bilevel Problems
      • Vehicle Routing Problem for a data-driven Call Center Modeling Approach
      • Visualization and Analysis of the Central European Spare Part Network at MAN Truck & Bus AG  (in cooperation with MAN Truck & Bus AG)
  • Project studies
    • 2018
      • Green Last Mile Delivery System: Simulating cost-emission trade-off for a heterogeneous vehicle fleet in Zalando’s local delivery network
    • 2016
      • Analysis of Parcel Stations in Munich
      • Bike Network Design for Munich
      • Test Framework for the Capacitated Vehicle Routing Problem
      • Network Design for German Motorways
    • 2015
      • Demand Analysis and Forecasting for Vending Machines
      • Cost Allocation for Vending Machines
    • 2014
      • Optimization of Tender Packages in Automotive Purchasing
      • How to Integrate Exchange Rate Risk in Strategic Network Design
    • 2013
      • Optimization of Truck Processing at Sirl Interaktive Logistik GmbH at the Location Unterschleißheim
  • Interdisciplinary projects
    • 2016
      • Data Collection and Analysis of Bike Sharing Systems
    • 2015
      • Implementation of a Metaheuristic for the Discrete Network Design Problem

Previous teaching

  • Summer 18
    • PhD Workshop on Sharing and Mobility
    • Computation Logistics
    • Advanced Seminar Logistics & Supply Chain Management
  • Winter 17/18
    • Transportation Logistics
    • Master Seminar
  • Summer 16
    • Modeling and Optimization in Operations Management
    • Master Seminar
  • Summer 15
    • Modeling and Optimization in Operations Management
    • Master Seminar
  • Winter 14/15
    • Transportation Logistics
    • Master Seminar
  • Summer 14
    • Modeling and Optimization in Operations Management
    • Master Seminar
  • Winter 13/14
    • Transportation Logistics
    • Master Seminar
  • Summer 13
    • Modeling and Optimization in Operations Management 
  • Winter 12/13
    • Transportation Logistics
    • Master Seminar

Presentations

  • 2018 OR Conference, Brussels, Belgium
    "The Impact of Mass Transport on the Design of Multimodal Two-Tier City Logistics Systems"
  • 2018 International Workshop on Bilevel Programming, Lille, France. 
    „Fair Risk Distribution for the Multi-mode Hazmat Transport Network Design Problem“
  • 2018 Odysseus, Cagliari, Italy,
    "Tactical planning for Two-Tier City Logistics Systems under disturbances"
  • 2018 AdONE (Invited seminar), Munich, Germany,
    "Multi-Modal Scheduled Service Network Design with Inbound and Outbound Flows for Two-Tier City Logistics"
  • 2018 OPAC seminar (Invited seminar), Eindhoven, Netherlands,
    "Multi-Modal Scheduled Service Network Design with Inbound and Outbound Flows for Two-Tier City Logistics"
  • 2017 INFORMS Annual Meeting, Houston, USA.
    „Fair Risk Distribution for the Multi-mode Hazmat Transport Network Design Problem“(session chair)
  • 2017 OR Conference, Berlin, Germany.
    „Methodological Advances and New Formulations for Bilevel Network Design Problems“
  • 2017 TSL Conference, Chicago, USA.
    „Multi-Modal Scheduled Service Network Design for Two-Tier City Logistics System with Resource Management“
  • 2017 CIRRELT Seminar (Invited seminar), Montreal, Canada.
    „Benders Decomposition and Fair Risk Distribution for the Hazmat Transport Network Design Problem“
  • 2016 Triennial Symposium on Transportation Analysis, Oranjestad, Aruba.
    „Population-based Risk Equilibration for the MultiMode Hazmat Transport Network Design Problem“
  • 2016 International Workshop on Bilevel Programming , Monterrey, Mexico.
    „Benders Decomposition for the Hazmat Transport Network Design Problem“(session chair)
  • 2015 VeRoLog, Vienna, Austria.
    „Dynamic Discrete Network Design Problem - Maintenance Planning for Traffic Networks“
  • 2015 Odysseus, Ajaccio, France.
    „Benders Decomposition for the Hazmat Transport Network Design Problem“
  • 2014 INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, USA.
    „Dynamic Discrete Network Design Problem - Application to Road Maintenance Planning“
  • 2014 OSCM Seminar, Munich, Germany.
    „Benders Decomposition for Discrete-Continuous Linear Bilevel Problems with applications in traffic networks“
  • 2013 International Conference on Operations Research, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
    „Benders Decomposition for large-scale Linear Bilevel Problems with binary leader variables“