Resource Management


Directors: Héctor Ramírez and Iván Rapaport

Researchers: Jorge Amaya, Alejandro Jofré, Marcos Kiwi, Martín Matamala, Juan PeypouquetJosé SotoMaya Stein
Scientist: Salvador Flores
Engineers: Giancarlo Acevedo, Claudio AracenaArturo MerinoPaula Uribe

This line is devoted to the resolution of critical problems arising from the productive sector and in the creation of public policies, with a special focus on resource optimization and sustainability. Its scope goes from natural resource management to scheduling and logistics. The team is composed by mathematicians and engineers with expertise in areas such as continuous and discrete optimization, algorithms, operations research and networks.

Areas of application

  • Sustainable management of natural resources
  • Operations management
  • Public health policies
  • Resource allocation
  • Routing
  • Logistics
  • Scheduling
  • Pricing
  • Energy efficiency
  • eRetail
  • Algorithmic management

Ongoing projects

  • Robust delivery management: multi-depot and multiple time windows (Fondef)
  • Optimal resource allocation for last-mile delivery logistics in the retail sector (Corfo)
  • Optimal integration of solar energy in the planning and operation of urban rail transportation system (Fondef)
  • Prediction of no-show in hospital services (Service contract with Hospital Dr. Luis Calvo Mackenna, Children’s hospital )
  • Optimization of educational resources (Corfo)
  • Predicting the demand for university courses (Corfo)
  • Analyzing the demand for classrooms and the effective available capacity (School of Engineering, Universidad de Chile)
  • Optimal design of protocols for detection and treatment of sexual diseases in penitentiary populations (Math AmSud)
  • Stability of optimization and variational systems with application to natural resources management (REDES program with Australian centers)
  • Analysis of massive historical data on the use of locations in urban cemeteries and computational tools for market expansion prediction (collaboration with  private company: Los Parques S.A.)