Kim Allan Andersen

Staff portrait: Kim Allan Andersen

Kim Allan Andersen is professor at the Department.

How long have you been employed at the Department of Economics and Business Economics?
I started at the former business school in August 2003. Before that, I was employed for several years at Department of Mathematics.

What is your background?
I have a Master’s degree in Mathematics-Economics (1984) and a PhD in Operations Research (1990). Between my Master’s degree and my PhD, I worked fulltime in an IT company for a couple of years (including part-time employment I worked for the company for six years).

What are your main areas of research?
Operations Research. I have worked with several topics in operations research and logistics throughout the years, in particular logical inference, integer programming, location theory and multicriteria optimization.

What research projects are you working on at the moment?
I am working on the following research projects:

  • Developing exact methods for multicriteria optimization. In particular, I am working on developing a parallel branch and bound algorithm.
  • Bicriteria stochastic knapsack problems.
  • Supply chain network design for biomass.

What are you involved in teaching-wise at the moment?
Teaching in the Master programme in logistics and supply chain management, and supervising (mostly master theses).

Are you planning to take part in any conferences or the like abroad in the near future?
In June I am attending a workshop on Multicriteria Optimization in Nantes, France. In July I will attend the ISMP 2015 (International Symposium on Mathematical Programming) in Pittsburgh, PA.

Are you expecting any visiting researchers from abroad in the near future (or have you had any visitors from abroad recently)?
I expect no visitors in the near future. 

Are you cooperating with researchers from other departments at AU at the moment?
I am cooperating with two colleagues at Department of Mathematics.

What do you do when you are not at work?
I do physical training at least five times each week, mostly running (these days quite slowly, I am afraid), but also fitness and walking. I go fishing (seatrout/salmon), and I like to read novels.

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