Geert De Maere, Ph.D.

Geert De Maere, High Peak, Hong Kong Island, 2009

Geert De Maere, Ph.D.
Automated Scheduling, optimisAtion And Planning (ASAP)
School of Computer Science
University of Nottingham
Jubilee Campus, Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB, UK

Tel: +44 115 84 66 521
Fax: +44 115 95 14 254
E-mail: gdm [replace by at sign]
Research fellow:
Subject: Air transportation, airline scheduling, airport operations
Research Interests:
  • Airline scheduling, robust airline scheduling
  • Airport operations, including runway sequencing, ground movement, gate assginment
  • Exact and approximate optimisation
  • Optimisation under uncertainty
  • Heuristics, meta heuristics, hybrid methods, math heuristics
Teaching Interests:
  • Application frameworks, distributed computing (JEE, RMI, etc.)
  • Software engineering/development
  • Object oriented programming, mainly Java and C++
  • Operating Systems
  • Databases
  • Enterprise Java Beans (course for industrial partners organised by vion)
  • 05/2007: We have won the best technical innovation award on the operations meeting 2007 of the Airline Group of the International Federation of Operational Research (AGIFORS). Read about the conference and the award in the Informs Aviation Section news letter.
  • 10/2007: Our paper "Multi-objective approaches for robust airline scheduling" has won the second prize in the Anna Valicek competition
  • 01/2010: I have passed my viva on 12/01/2010, subject to typographical errors. My thesis was recommended for consideration for the Operational Research Society's best dissertation award by the examiners.
  • 04/2010: visit our new air transportation website at
  • 09/2011: My Ph.D. thesis was selected by the OR Society as one of the three most distinguised dissertations in Operational Research in the UK in 2010.