Mr. Venkatesh Pandiri, Ph.D Scholar at School of Computer and Information Sciences (SCIS), University of Hyderabad (UoH) will be joining a postdoctoral position at the French Institute of Science and Technology for the Transportation, Planning and Networks (IFSTTAR), Lille, France. Recently, he submitted his Ph.D thesis entitled “Heuristics for Variants of Traveling Salesman Problem” in SCIS under the supervision of Prof. Alok Singh. Prior to this, Venkatesh obtained his M.Tech. degree in Computer Science in 2013 also from SCIS.
Mr. Venkatesh’s post-doctoral research at IFSTTAR will focus on hybrid optimization in logistics which is a first strategic objective of the ELSAT project (Ecomobility, Logistics, Safety and Adaptability in Transport) funded by the European Union with European Regional Development Fund, French government and the State of Hauts-de-France. He will join from 1st June, 2019.
The IFSTTAR was created in 2011 by merging the French National Institute for Transport and Safety Research (INRETS) and the French Central Laboratory of Roads and Bridges (LCPC). IFSTTAR is a public research institute under the joint supervision of the Ministry for an Ecological and Solidary Transition, and, the Ministry of Education, Higher Education, Research and Innovation of the French Government. Situated in six sites in France, IFSTTAR plays a major role in European Research in the areas of urban engineering, civil engineering, natural hazards, the transportation of persons and goods, systems and means of transport and their safety, infrastructure, and their uses and impacts from the technical, economic, social, health, energy, environmental and human points of view.