Dr John Drake and Professor Edmund Burke
Mathematical Models and Algorithms for Allocating Scarce Airport Resources
The School of Informatics at the University of Leicester invites applications for a fully funded PhD studentship to work on a project funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. OR-MASTER aims to develop new mathematical models and algorithms for solving complex, large-scale airport resource allocation problems. We will seek to combine aspects of airport operations, air traffic flow management, and large-scale, deterministic, stochastic and dynamic optimization to develop and evaluate advanced models and exact, meta and hyper-heuristic solution algorithms. Our ultimate goal is to develop decision support capabilities for airport capacity allocation and management
The Programme represents a strong partnership between academia, the air transport industry and policy makers. Over the six years of the Programme, OR-MASTER will involve close collaboration with a host of international organisations that will support the project, providing real-world data, insights and expertise. Our partners are National Air Traffic Services (NATS) in the UK; Eurocontrol (managing air traffic across Europe); Park Air Systems; KLM Air France; Zurich Airport and Athens International Airport; the research organisations linked to the national air navigation services for Italy and Spain (SICTA and CRIDA); SESAR (Single European Sky research body); the Airport Services Association; Goldair Handling; ACI Europe (Airports Council International); the HALA! SESAR network of leading researchers in Europe working in the area of Air Traffic Management automation; NEXTOR II (National Centre of Excellence for Aviation Operations Research); the MIT International Centre for Air Transport Research (MIT-ICAT) in the USA; and DLR, the German Airspace Research Centre.