Research Interests

  • My research interests include Combinatorial Optimization, Metaheuristics, Machine Learning, Vehicle Routing, Scheduling, Logistics, Production and Transportation.

Main Research Projects

  • Red de Excelencia en Transporte, Logística, y Producción Inteligente. Main researcher: Angel A. Juan. Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. TRA2015-71883-REDT. 2016-2017
  • ComputerCOOP: Computer-based decision support for Horizontal Cooperation in Transportation and Logistics. Main researchers: Angel A. Juan & Joan M. Marques. Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. TRA2013-48180-C3-3-P. 2014-2016
  • SmartLogistics@IB: Red Iberoamericana de Logística Inteligente en la Gestión Sostenible del Transporte en Núcleos Urbanos. Main researcher: Javier Faulin. CYTED2014-P514RT0013. 2015-2018

Main publications

  • Christopher Expósito-Izquierdo, Jesica de Armas, Eduardo Lalla-Ruiz, Belén Melián-Batista, J. Marcos Moreno-Vega. A Multi-Stage Approach for the Transshipment of Import Containers at Maritime Container Terminals. IET Intelligent Transport Systems. 2018. Accepted, to appear.  DOI:
  • Aljoscha Gruler, Javier Panadero, Jesica de Armas, Jose A. Moreno Pérez, Angel A. Juan. Combining variable neighborhood search with simulation for the inventory routing problem with stochastic demands and stock-outs. Computers & Industrial Engineering. 123, 278-288. 2018. DOI:
  • Stephanie Alvarez Fernandez, Danielle Ferone, Angel A. Juan, Daniel G. Silva, Jesica de Armas. A Two-Stage Biased-Randomized Iterated Local Search for the Uncapacitated Single-Allocation p-Hub Median Problem. Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies. 2018. Accepted, to appear. DOI:
  • Aljoscha Gruler, Javier Panadero, Jesica de Armas, Jose A. Moreno Pérez, Angel A. Juan. A Variable Neighborhood Search Simheuristic for the Multi-Period Inventory Routing Problem with Stochastic Demands. International Transactions in Operational Research. 2018. Accepted, to appear. DOI:
  • Manuel Chica, Joaquín Bautista, Jesica de Armas. Benefits of robust multiobjective optimization for flexible automotive assembly line balancing. Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal. 2018. Accepted, to appear. DOI:
  • Jesica de Armas, Albert Ferrer, Angel A. Juan, Eduardo Lalla-Ruiz. Modeling and Solving the Non-Smooth Arc Routing Problem with Realistic Soft Constraints. Expert Systems with Applications. 98, 205-220. 2018. DOI:
  • Jesica de Armas, Peter Keenan, Angel A. Juan, Sean McGarraghy. Solving Large-Scale Time Capacitated Arc Routing Problems: from real-time heuristics to metaheuristics. Annals of Operations Research. 2018. DOI:
  • Stephanie Alvarez Fernandez, Angel A. Juan, Jesica de Armas, Daniel Guerreiro e Silva, Daniel Riera Terrén. Metaheuristics in Telecommunication Systems: network design, routing and allocation problems. IEEE Systems Journal, 2018. DOI:
  • Javier Panadero, Jesica de Armas, Xavier Serra, Joan Manuel Marquès. Multi criteria biased randomized method for resource allocation in distributed systems: Application in a volunteer computing system. Future Generation Computer Systems. 82, 29-40, 2018. DOI:
  • Alex Grasas, Angel A. Juan, Javier Faulin, Jesica de Armas, Helena Ramalhinho. Biased Randomization of Heuristics: supporting real-time decision making in transportation, logistics, and production. Computers & Industrial Engineering. 110, 216-228, 2017. DOI:
  • Laura Calvet, Madeleine Lopeman, Jesica de Armas, Guillermo Franco, Angel A. Juan. Statistical and machine learning approaches for the minimization of trigger errors in parametric earthquake catastrophe bonds. SORT-Statistics and Operations Research Transactions, 41 (2), 1-20. 2017. DOI:
  • Laura Calvet, Jesica de Armas, David Masip, Angel A Juan. Learnheuristics: hybridizing metaheuristics with machine learning for optimization problems with dynamic inputs. Open Mathematics. 15(1). pp. 261-280. 2017. DOI:
  • Jesica de Armas, Angel A. Juan, Joan M. Marquès, João Pedro Pedroso. Solving the deterministic and stochastic uncapacitated facility location problem: from a heuristic to a simheuristic. Journal of Operational Research Society. 68(10), 1161-1176. 2017. DOI:
  • Jesica de Armas, Luis Cadarso, Angel A Juan, Javier Faulin. A multi-start randomized heuristic for real-life crew rostering problems in airlines with work-balancing goals. Annals of Operations Research, 258(2), 825-848. 2017. DOI:
  • Angel A. Juan, Carlos A. Mendez, Javier Faulin, Jesica de Armas, Scott E. Grasman. Electric Vehicles in Logistics and Transportation: A Survey on Emerging Environmental, Strategic, and Operational Challenges. Energies, 9, 86, 2016. DOI:
  • Christopher Expósito Izquierdo; Eduardo Lalla Ruiz; Jesica de Armas Adrian; Belén Melián Batista; Marcos Moreno Vega. A Heuristic Algorithm based on an Improvement Strategy to Exploit Idle Time Periods for the Stacking Problem. Computers & Industrial Engineering. 87, pp. 410 – 424. 2015. DOI:
  • Jesica de Armas Adrián; Eduardo Lalla Ruiz; Christopher Expósito Izquierdo; Darío Landa Silva; Belen Melian Batista. A Hybrid GRASP-VNS for Ship Routing and Scheduling Problem with Discretized Time Windows. Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence. 45, pp. 350-360, 2015. DOI:
  • Jesica de Armas Adrian; Belén Melián Batista. Variable Neighborhood Search for a Dynamic Rich Vehicle Routing Problem with Time Windows. Computers & Industrial Engineering. 85, pp. 120 – 131. 2015. DOI:
  • Eduardo Lalla Ruiz; Jesica de Armas Adrian; Christopher Exposito Izquierdo; Belen Melian Batista; Marcos Moreno Vega. Multi-Leader Migrating Birds Optimization. International Journal of Bio-Inspired Computation.  2017. DOI:
  • Jesica de Armas Adrián; Belén Melián Batista; Jose A. Moreno-Pérez; Julio Brito. GVNS for a Real-World Rich Vehicle Routing Problem with Time Windows. Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence. 42, pp. 45 – 56. 2015. DOI:
  • Jesica de Armas; Belén Melian Batista. Constrained Dynamic Vehicle Routing Problems with Time Windows. Soft Computing. 19 – 9, pp. 2481 – 2498. 06/01/2015. DOI:
  • Jesica de Armas; Miranda, Gara; León, Coromoto. Improving the efficiency of a best-first bottom-up approach for the constrained 2D cutting problem. European Journal of Operational Research. 219 – 0, pp. 201 – 213. 2012. DOI:
  • Jésica de Armas, Gara Miranda, Coromoto León, Carlos Segura. Optimisation of a multi-objective two- dimensional strip packing problem based on evolutionary algorithms. International Journal of Production Research. 48 – 7, pp. 2011 – 2028. 2009. DOI: