New working paper

The paper “K shortest paths in stochastic time-dependent networks” has been published as a working paper at the Department of Accounting, Finance and Logistics, Aarhus School of Business (see under publications).

Paper published

The paper “Finding the K shortest hyperpaths” has been published in Computers and Operations Research (see under publications).

New position

Back as a project scientist at the Biometry Research Unit, Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Research Centre Foulum. My employment is from 1. October to 31. Marts.

Conference participation

I have participated in European Workshop for Decision Problems in Agriculture and Natural Resources (EWDA04), Silsoe, 27-28 Sep. 2004 where I gave a talk: Risk aversion in Markov decision processes – Modelling MDPs using directed hypergraphs. A conference proceeding is avaiable under publications.

Paper preparation

Daniele Pretolani had the opportunity to come to Denmark for a month to visit my former supervisor Kim Allan Andersen and me. We are using the opportunity to write three companion papers from my thesis. One concerning finding the K shortest hyperpaths using reoptimization, one concerning finding the K best strategies in a stochastic time-dependent network and finally, a paper on bicriterion problems in stochastic time-dependent networks. The papers will be available under publication as soon as possible.

New position

During my work at the Biometry Research Unit I had so discussions with Anders Ringgaard Kristensen about possible applications where directed hypergraphs can be used to model Markov decision processes. As a result he offered me a position as a assistent professor at the Department of Large Animal Sciences, Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University from 19. July to 30. September on a project concerning risk-aversion in forestry.

Research project news

I am currently working on a project concerning optimal replacement strategies for sows with Erik Jørgensen. The problem is modelled using a multi-level hierarchic Markov decision process. The original model was developed by Anders Ringgaard Kristensen (KVL) whom I have had fruitful discussions with. I have realized that directed hypergraphs actually can be used to model finite-horizon Markov decision processes. They provide us with an efficient way of storing the process and by finding the shortest hyperpath we actually can fnd the optimal policy. Moreover, it should be possible the find the K best policies.

Study group

Togeather with 10 people we have started a study group on Bayesian Networks. We are going to read the book: Bayesian Networks and Decision Graphs, Finn V. Jensen, Springer.

Course participation

I will participate in the course “Generalized linear modelling and survival analysis” which will run from 2. February to 30. Marts every Monday and Tuesday.