Dr Roberto Rossi

BEng, MEng, PhD, FHEA

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Reader in Management Science

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Profile

Roles and responsibilities

  • Non-Professorial Representative to the Senatus
  • Chair of Board of Examiners (PG)
  • Research Champion for Management Science and Business Economics

Background

Dr. Roberto Rossi holds a B.Eng. and a M.Eng. from the University of Bologna (Italy), and a Ph.D. from the University College Cork (Ireland). He is currently a Reader in Management Science at the University of Edinburgh (UK) and Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. 

He actively collaborates with universities and research centers in Ireland (4C), Turkey (Hacettepe University and Izmir University of Economics), Spain (University of Malaga), the Netherlands (WUR) and the US (San Francisco university). He has also collaborated and/or co-authored papers with researchers from well established industrial research laboratories such as the Bell Labs and the IBM Research.

He has taken part to a number of European research projects on topics such as logistics modeling in meat production, microbiological risk assessment in global food chains and value chain research in telecommunications.

Research interest terms

  • Inventory management
  • Optimization
  • Production planning & scheduling
  • Statistics
  • Stochastic constraint programming
  • Stochastic modelling
  • Stochastic routing and scheduling
  • Business analytics

Research interests

He has expertise in a variety of fields such as decision-making under uncertainty, risk management, stochastic constraint programming, hybrid metaheuristics, inventory control, supply chain management, production planning and scheduling.

His research has appeared in international journals, such as Artificial Intelligence, the European Journal of Operational Research, Constraints, the INFORMS Journal on Computing, the International Journal on Production Economics, and others. He also regularly reviews articles for these journals and presents peer reviewed works at leading international conferences. He has over fifty peer-reviewed intellectual contributions.

Group membership

PhD Supervision

Roberto is supervising 1 PhD student

Website

https://gwr3n.github.io


Publications

Confidence-based representation in decision making

Rossi. (2017).
Other contribution: Other contribution

La Nova Scientia: Rewriting the History of Operational Research

Rossi. (2017).
Other contribution: Other contribution

Mps, una crisi venuta da lontano

Mare and Rossi. (2016).
Other contribution: Other contribution

Nonstationary Z-score measures

Mare, Moreira and Rossi. (2016) European Journal of Operational Research 260 (1). 348-358.
Contribution to journal: Article

ReCCEL Final Feasibility Report

Rossi, Tomasella, Martin-Barragan, Embley and Walsh. (2016).
Book/Report: Commissioned report

Constraint problem specification as compression

Prestwich, Tarim and Rossi. (2016). 280-292.
Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding: Conference contribution
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A simple heuristic for perishable inventory control under nonstationary stochastic demand

Rossi, Alcoba, Hendrix and Martin-Barragan. (2016).
Contribution to conference: Abstract

The ReCCEL toolbox: A response to carbon reduction challenges in the UK construction industry

Tomasella, Rossi and Martin-Barragan. (2016).
Contribution to conference: Abstract

An MILP model for computing (s, S) policies with stochastic demand

Rossi and Martin-Barragan. (2016).
Contribution to conference: Abstract

Policy learning for lot-sizing stochastic inventory control problem: A neuro-evolutionary approach

Manna, Prestwich, Rossi and Tarim. (2016).
Contribution to conference: Abstract

A simple heuristic for perishable inventory control under nonstationary stochastic demand

Gutierrez-Alcoba, Rossi, Martin-Barragan and Hendrix. (2016) International Journal of Production Research 55 (7). 1885-1897.
Contribution to journal: Article

Application of stochastic programming to reduce uncertainties in quality-based supply planning of slaughterhouses

Rijpkema, W .A., Hendrix, E .M .T., Rossi, R. and van der Vorst, J .G .A .J. (2016) Annals of Operations Research 239 (2). 613-624.
Contribution to journal: Article
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Non-parametric confidence-based cost estimation

Rossi. (2016).
Other contribution: Other contribution
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A sample-based method for perishable good inventory control with a service level constraint

Hendrix, Pauls-Worm, Rossi, Alcoba and Haijema. (2015). 526-540.
Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding: Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Randomness as a constraint

Prestwich, Rossi and Tarim. (2015). 351-366.
Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding: Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Hybrid Metaheuristics for Stochastic Constraint Programming

Prestwich, S .D., Tarim, S .A., Rossi, R. and Hnich, B. (2015) Constraints 20 (1). 57-76.
Contribution to journal: Article
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Piecewise linearisation of the first order loss function for families of arbitrarily distributed random variables

Alcoba, Hendrix and Rossi. (2015).
Contribution to conference: Abstract

Piecewise linear approximations for the static-dynamic uncertainty strategy in stochastic lot-sizing

Rossi, Kilic and Tarim. (2015) Omega 50 (1). 126-140.
Contribution to journal: Article
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A comparison of lot-sizing methods for non-stationary stochastic demand

Dural-Selcuk, Kilic, Tarim and Rossi. (2015).
Contribution to conference: Abstract

Neural Policies for Stochastic Dynamic Lot-sizing

Manna, Rossi, Tarim and Prestwich. (2015).
Contribution to conference: Abstract

Confidence-based reasoning in stochastic constraint programming

Rossi, Hnich, Tarim and Prestwich. (2015) Artificial Intelligence 228. 129-152.
Contribution to journal: Article
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A computational study for the inventory routing problem

Malli, Laumanns, Prestwich, Rossi and Tarim. (2015).
Contribution to conference: Abstract

A mixed integer linear programming heuristic for computing nonstationary (s,S) policy parameters

Rossi, Kilic and Tarim. (2015).
Contribution to conference: Abstract

Bi-criterion procedures to support logistics decision making: cost and uncertainty

Rijpkema, Hendrix and Rossi. (2015) Journal of the Operational Research Society.
Contribution to journal: Article
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Forecasting Intermittent Demand by Hyperbolic-Exponential Smoothing

Prestwich, SD., Tarim, SA., Rossi, R. and Hnich, B. (2014) International Journal of Forecasting 30 (4). 928-933.
Contribution to journal: Article
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Piecewise linear approximations of the standard normal first order loss function

Rossi, Tarim, Prestwich and Hnich. (2014) Applied Mathematics and Computation 231. 489-502.
Contribution to journal: Article
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Piecewise linearisation of the first order loss function for families of arbitrarily distributed random variables

Rossi and Hendrix. (2014).
Contribution to conference: Paper
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Statistical Constraints

Rossi, Prestwich and Tarim. (2014) 263. 777-782.
Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding: Chapter (peer-reviewed)
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A unified modeling approach for the static-dynamic uncertainty strategy in stochastic lot-sizing

Rossi, Kilic and Tarim. (2014).
Contribution to conference: Abstract

Confidence-based optimization for the Newsvendor problem

Rossi, Prestwich, Tarim and Hnich. (2014) European Journal of Operational Research 239 (3). 674-684.
Contribution to journal: Article
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A mixed integer linear programming heuristics for computing nonstationary (s,S) policy parameters

Rossi, Kilic and Tarim. (2014).
Contribution to conference: Paper
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Effective sourcing strategies for perishable product supply chains

A .Rijpkema, Rossi and GAJ .van der Vorst. (2014) International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management 44 (6). 494-510.
Contribution to journal: Article
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Mean-Based Forecasting Error Measures for Intermittent Demand

Prestwich, Rossi, Armagan Tarim, S. and Hnich. (2014) International Journal of Production Research 52 (22). 6782-6791.
Contribution to journal: Article
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Multi-location stochastic inventory control with service level constraints and routing decisions

Tomasella, Rossi and Tarim. (2013).
Contribution to conference: Abstract

Periodic review for a perishable item under non stationary stochastic demand

Rossi. (2013). 2021-2026.
Contribution to conference: Paper
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On Service Level Measures in Stochastic Inventory Control

Rossi. (2013). 1991-1996.
Contribution to conference: Paper
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The Newsvendor problem: analysis of the cost structure under normally distributed demand

Rossi. (2013).
Other contribution: Other contribution
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Logistics management strategies to improve food safety of fresh fruits at retail outlets: the case of year-round sourcing of strawberries

Rijpkema, Rossi and van der Vorst. (2013).
Contribution to conference: Abstract

Dual sourcing strategies for fresh food products: the case of egyptian strawberries

Rijpkema, Rossi and van der Vorst. (2012).
Contribution to conference: Abstract

Filtering algorithms for global chance constraints

Hnich, Rossi, Tarim and Prestwich. (2012) Artificial Intelligence 189 (n/a). 69-94.
Contribution to journal: Article
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Production planning of a perishable product with non-stationary demand and long lead time

Pauls-Worm, Haijema, Hendrix, Rossi and van der Vorst. (2012).
Contribution to conference: Abstract

Constraint programming for stochastic inventory systems under shortage cost

Rossi, Tarim, Hnich and Prestwich. (2012) Annals of Operations Research 195 (1). 49-71.
Contribution to journal: Article
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Computing Optimal (s,S) Policy Parameters Under Service Level Constraints

Zghidi, Hnich, Rossi, Tarim and Prestwich. (2012).
Contribution to conference: Abstract

On solving a stochastic programming model for perishable inventory control

Hendrix, Haijema, Rossi and Pauls-Worm. (2012) 7335. 45-56.
Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding: Chapter (peer-reviewed)

The impact of dual sourcing on food supply chain networks: the case of Egyptian strawberries

Rossi and van der Vorst. (2012).
Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding: Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Estimating binomial proportions

Rossi. (2012).
Other contribution: Other contribution
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A Neuroevolutionary Approach to Stochastic Inventory Control in Multi-Echelon Systems

Prestwich, SD., Tarim, SA., Rossi, R. and Hnich, B. (2012) International Journal of Production Research 50 (8). 2150-2160.
Contribution to journal: Article
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Confidence-based optimization for the Newsvendor Problem

Rossi, Tarim, Hnich and Prestwich. (2012).
Contribution to conference: Abstract

Partial Symmetry Breaking by Local Search in the Group

Prestwich, Hnich, Simonis, Rossi and Tarim. (2012) Constraints 17 (2). 148-171.
Contribution to journal: Article
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Constraint-Based Local Search for Inventory Control Under Stochastic Demand and Lead Time

Rossi, Tarim and Bollapragada. (2012) INFORMS Journal on Computing 24 (1). 66-80.
Contribution to journal: Article
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Process redesign for effective use of product quality information in meat chains

Rijpkema, Rossi and van der Vorst. (2012) International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications 15 (6). 389-403.
Contribution to journal: Article
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An efficient computational method for a stochastic dynamic lot-sizing problem under service-level constraints

Tarim, Dogˇru, Özen and Rossi. (2011) European Journal of Operational Research 215 (3). 563-571.
Contribution to journal: Article
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A state space augmentation algorithm for the replenishment cycle inventory policy

Rossi, Tarim, Hnich and Prestwich. (2011) International Journal of Production Economics 133 (1). 377-384.
Contribution to journal: Special issue
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A note on Tempelmeier's β-service measure under non-stationary stochastic demand

Rossi, Tarim and Kilic. (2011).
Working paper: Discussion paper
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Solving the news vendor problem under partial demand information

Rossi, Tarim, S .A., Hnich, B. and Prestwich, S. (2011).
Contribution to conference: Abstract

A Survey on CP-AI-OR Hybrids for Decision Making under Uncertainty

Hnich, Rossi, Tarim and Prestwich. (2011) 45. 227-270.
Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding: Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Effective use of product quality information in meat processing

Rijpkema, W., Rossi and Van der Vorst, J. (2011).
Contribution to conference: Paper
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Computing the non-stationary replenishment cycle inventory policy under stochastic supplier lead-times

Rossi, Tarim, Hnich and Prestwich. (2010) International Journal of Production Economics 127 (1). 180-189.
Contribution to journal: Article
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Stochastic constraint programming by neuroevolution with filtering

Prestwich, Tarim, Rossi and Hnich. (2010) 6140 LNCS. 282-286.
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Scheduling Internal Audit Activities: A Stochastic Combinatorial Optimization Problem

Rossi, Tarim, Hnich, Prestwich and Karacaer. (2010) Journal of Combinatorial Optimization 19 (3). 325-346.
Contribution to journal: Special issue
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Computing Replenishment Cycle Policy Parameters for a Perishable Item

Rossi, Tarim, Hnich and Prestwich. (2010). 241-247.
Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding: Conference contribution

On a CP approach to solve a MINLP inventory model

Rossi, Tarim, Hnich, Prestwich and Hendrix. (2010).
Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding: Conference contribution

Use of livestock quality estimates for improved allocation planning of meat processors

Rijpkema, W., Rossi and Van der Vorst, J. (2010).
Contribution to conference: Paper
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An Efficient Computational Method for Non-Stationary (R,S) Inventory Policy with Service Level Constraints

Dogru, M., Tarim, S .A., Ozen, U. and Rossi. (2010).
Contribution to conference: Abstract

Livestock transportation: a model for ex-ante policy analysis

Baltussen, W., Rossi, Doorneweert, B., Vrolijk, H., Oudendag, D. and de Smet, A. (2010).
Contribution to conference: Paper
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Using postponement strategies to reduce planning uncertainty in meat supply chains

Rijpkema, W., van der Vorst and Rossi. (2010).
Contribution to conference: Paper
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A Note on Liu-Iwamura's Dependent-Chance Programming

Rossi, Armagan Tarim, S., Hnich, Prestwich and Guran. (2009) European Journal of Operational Research 198 (3). 983-986.
Contribution to journal: Article
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Neuroevolutionary inventory control in multi-echelon systems

Prestwich, Tarim, Rossi and Hnich. (2009) 5783 LNAI. 402-413.
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Finding reliable solutions: event-driven probabilistic constraint programming

Tarim, Hnich, Prestwich and Rossi. (2009) Annals of Operations Research 171 (1). 77-99.
Contribution to journal: Special issue
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Evolving parameterised policies for stochastic constraint programming

Prestwich, Tarim, Rossi and Hnich. (2009) 5732 LNCS. 684-691.
Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding: Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Synthesizing Filtering Algorithms for Global Chance-Constraints

Hnich, Rossi, Tarim and Prestwich. (2009) 5732 LNCS. 439-453.
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Cost-Based Filtering Techniques for Stochastic Inventory Control Under Service Level Constraints

Tarim, Hnich, Rossi and Prestwich. (2009) Constraints 14 (2). 137-176.
Contribution to journal: Article
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An Efficient Hybrid Approach for Computing (Rn,Sn) Policy Parameters

Tarim, S .A., Ozen, U., Dogru, M .K. and Rossi. (2009).
Contribution to conference: Abstract

Boosting Partial Symmetry Breaking by Local Search

Prestwich, Hnich, Simonis, Rossi and Tarim. (2009).
Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding: Conference contribution
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A Global Chance-Constraint for Stochastic Inventory Systems Under Service Level Constraints

Rossi, Tarim, Hnich and Prestwich. (2008) Constraints 13 (4). 490-517.
Contribution to journal: Article
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A cultural algorithm for pomdps from stochastic inventory control

Prestwich, S .D., Tarim, S .A., Rossi, R. and Hnich, B. (2008) 5296 LNCS. 16-28.
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Cost-based domain filtering for stochastic constraint programming

Rossi, Tarim, Hnich and Prestwich. (2008) 5202 LNCS. 235-250.
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A steady-state genetic algorithm with resampling for noisy inventory control

Prestwich, Tarim, Rossi and Hnich. (2008) 5199 LNCS. 559-568.
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Symmetry Breaking by Metaheuristic Search

Prestwich, Hnich, Rossi and Tarim. (2008).
Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding: Conference contribution
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Generalizing backdoors

Rossi, Prestwich, Tarim and Hnich. (2008).
Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding: Conference contribution
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Symmetry Breaking by Nonstationary Optimisation

Prestwich, Hnich, Rossi and Tarim. (2008). 153-162.
Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding: Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Scheduling Internal Audit Activities: A Stochastic Combinatorial Optimization Problem

Tarim, S .A., Karacaer, S., Rossi, Hnich, B. and Prestwich, S. (2008).
Contribution to conference: Abstract

Dynamic Programming for computing (Rn,Sn) policy parameters

Rossi, Tarim, S .A., Hnich, B. and Prestwich, S. (2008).
Contribution to conference: Abstract

A Decision Support System for Computing Optimal (R,S) Policy Parameters

Tarim, Hnich, Rossi and Prestwich. (2008). 301-302.
Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding: Conference contribution
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Cost-based filtering for stochastic inventory control

Tarim, Hnich, Rossi and Prestwich. (2007) 4651 LNAI. 169-183.
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Replenishment planning for stochastic inventory systems with shortage cost

Rossi, Tarim, Hnich and Prestwich. (2007) 4510 LNCS. 229-243.
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Cost-based Filtering for Stochastic Inventory Systems with Shortage Cost

Rossi, Tarim, S .A., Hnich, B. and Prestwich, S. (2007).
Contribution to conference: Paper