Lars Relund NielsenLars Relund Nielsen
Department of Economics and Business Economics
Fuglesangs Allé 4
DK-8210 Aarhus V
Office 2621-114
Phone: +45 871 65145/+45 61 300 299 (mobile)

Cand.scient.oecon. (M.Sc.), Ph.D. 2004 in Mathematics and Economics at the University of Aarhus. Professor at Department of Economics and Business Economics, Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University.

MCDM 2013 in Malaga

Conference/meeting, Research 8. August 2013


From 17-22 June 2013 I have been participating in MCDM 2013 in Malaga. The 22nd International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making. The conference was held in a nice atmosphere and the city can be recommended. I coauthored a talk about the Bicriterion Stochastic Knapsack Problem which is a problem we currently are working on.

EURO 2012

Conference/meeting, Research 10. July 2012

This week I am participating in the EURO conference in Vilnius where I have a joint talk “Spare parts sharing with joint optimization of maintenance and inventory policies” with my college Christian Larsen.

VeRoLog 2012

Conference/meeting, Research 20. June 2012

The VeRoLog 2012 conference in Boglogna has just ended. I gave a talk about “Ranking shortest paths in Stochastic time-denpendent networks”. The conference had approximately 160 participants.

First Young Danish OR Conference (YDOR)

Conference/meeting 3. December 2011

The 28. November 2011 I was participating in the first YDOR conference at Aarhus University, Business and Social Sciences. First, a big thank to the organizer Sanne for still considering me as young. Next a thank to all the participants which all presented interesting topics.

It was quite interesting

EURO Lisbon July 2010

Conference/meeting 13. July 2010

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I am currently participating in the EURO conference in Lisbon. I gave a talk about “Optimal replacement policies for dairy cows” yesterday. The conference has approximately 2300 participants and many streams. Læs mere »

EURO Summer Institute 2009 (ESI 2009)

Conference/meeting, Research, Teaching 15. July 2009

Aim of ESI 2009 is to bring together young scientists with academic experts on OR methods besides the development of applications for Agriculture, Forestry and related industries of the primary sector.

Anders Ringgaard Kristensen and I will the first day talk about Markov decision processes (MDPs) for sequential decision problems in agriculture and forestry. First the theory of MDPs will be presented and next I will give an introduction to my new MDP package in R. The files needed for the exercises can be found here.

Kick-off meeting – The Intelligent Farrowing Pen

Conference/meeting, Research 10. November 2008

Today I am participating in a kick-off meeting of the project ‘The intelligent Farrowing Pen’. The four-year project is supported by Højteknologifonden, The Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Skov A/S and Danish Pig Production.

The goal is to develop a system whereby the condition and activity of the animals will be registered. For example, previous studies have shown that the sow is very active in the 24 hours prior to farrowing. She stands up and lies down often and spends time building a nest. This knowledge can be used to predict when she will farrow within a narrow margin.

When the system predicts when the sow is expected to farrow, a message is given to the farmer and to a climate control system that ensures that there is more heat in the pen. Not only does this save piglets. It could perhaps also save heating bills in the farrowing barn, which is usually kept at around 20° C.

Apart from the level of activity, the goal is also to develop sensors that can measure conditions such as where in the pen the sow and her piglets are and how the sow and her piglets are doing. This would provide the farmer with important information about the well-being of the animals and if there are any problems coming on, the farmer can take action before small problems grow big.

The research project will also be investigating whether it is most practical to measure conditions using sensors, chips in the ear or video surveillance.

Dag om anvendelser af OR

Conference/meeting, Research 5. November 2008

Den 25 november 2008 afholder DORS en dag om anvendelser af OR på Handelshøjskolen i Århus, hvor jeg deltager med en præsentation.

Sted: R –Bygningen, ASB – det gamle Musik Konservatorie


9:30 – 10:00 Ankomst, kaffe og rundstykker
10:00 – 10:15 Velkomst ved DORS formand Julie Groth
10:15 – 11:00 Niels Christian Petersen, Institut for Sundhedstjenesteforskning, SDU: “Håndtering af
forskelle i omgivelserne i Data Envelopment Analysis”
11:00 – 11:45 Johan Kjeldgaard‐Pedersen, PA Consulting: “OR IRL”
11:45 – 12:15 Lars Relund, Research Centre Foulum: “En Markov beslutningsproces anvendt til
beregning af optimale udskiftningsstrategier for malkekøer”
12:15 – 13:00 Frokost
13:00 – 14:00 Arne Andersson, Trade Extensions: About OR in Game Theory
14:00 – 14:30 Jørgen Bang‐Jensen, imada, SDU: ”Eksempler på praktiske anvendelser af
kombinatorisk optimering”
14:30 – 15:00 Jakob Skov, B&O: ” Skedulering af et Anodiseringsanlæg”
15:00 – 15:30 Kaffe og kage
15:30 – 16:00 Rune Larsen, imada, SDU: ”Optimaring ad palleflow og pluksekvenser i
forbindelse med vareudtag fra lager”
16:00 – 17:00 Jens Clausen, DTU Management og DSB S‐tog: ”Sæt dog et andet tog ind –
hvor svært kan det være ?”

En pdf version af programmet er også tilgængeligt med detaljer om tilmelding.

Universitetspædagogisk og didaktisk grundkursus

Administration, Conference/meeting, Teaching 22. October 2008

Den 20-22 oktober deltog jeg i DJFs universitetspædagogisk og didaktisk grundkursus der er et kursus ud af tre for at forbedre DJFs forskere I deres nye undervisningsforpligtelse. Kursuset omhandler organisering af undervisning, undervisningsformer samt eksamen og evaluering.

OR50 conference

Conference/meeting, Research 19. September 2008

The 9.-11. September I have been participating in OR50 – The UK OR Society’s 50’th conference in York.  The conference was held at the University of York’s beautiful lakeside campus. I gave a talk in the agricultural stream about ‘Optimal replacement policies for dairy cows based on daily yield measurements’.

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