Jesper Larsen

Jesper Larsen

Professor/Head of Division

DTU Management Engineering

Management Science
Transport DTU

Technical University of Denmark


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Keywords Mathematical modeling | Operations Research | Vehicle Routing | Airline Optimization | Transport Optimization

 Jesper Larsen received his M.Sc. in Computer Science in 1995 from the University of Copenhagen, and his Ph.D. in Operations Research in 1999 from The Technical University of Denmark (DTU). He is currently Professor in Operations Research (OR) at the Department of Management Engineering. He is also head of the Management Science division and head of education for the department.

Professor Larsen is currently chair of the Nordic section of the Mathematical Programming Society,  and member of the Executive Committee of the European Association of OR Societies (EURO).

He is responsible for the course in integer programming as also lectures in as industrial applications of advanced methods in OR as well as supervision of a wide range of MSc and PhD projects.  From 2009 to 2016 he was Head of Studies for the MSc programme on Industrial Engineering and Management at DTU.

Professor Larsen's research interest span optimization problems in Railways and Airlines, production planning and resource planning in healthcare. He is the author of several papers in the area and in used as reviewer for many top-ranking OR journals. He has participated in numerous optimization projects with industry partners withing airline (Copenhagen Airports, British Airways, SAS), Rail (Danish State Railways (DSB) and Deutsche Bahn) and healthcare (Avaleo and Novo Nordisk) and also production planning (GN ReSound and Bavarian Nordic).

Jesper is the 2017 receipient of the Hedorf foundation Prize for excellence in transportation research.