Alberto Santini

Associate professor at UPF
Research area: Mathematical Modelling / Computer Science

PhD in Automatic Control and Operational Research obtained at University of Bologna (Italy) (2017)


I am a tenure-track assistant professor of Operational Research (O.R.) at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. I also hold a Juan de la Cierva grant from the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities. I obtained my PhD degree from the University of Bologna, and worked as post-doctoral researcher at RWTH Aachen University.

My research is focused on combinatorial optimisation problems. I am interested in both exact and heuristic solution methods. I was recently awarded a grant to optimise the production of food for schools in Barcelona, using Vertical Farming techniques.

I founded AIROYoung, the youth chapter of the Italian O.R. society, and EUROYoung, a network of O.R. researchers from European countries organising training and dissemination events. I am currently serving in the board of directors of the Italian O.R. Society (AIRO).

Research lines

Combinatorial optimisation;

mixed-integer linear programming;


machine learning.

Selected publications