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CORMSIS Seminar "Optimal budget allocation of food procurement for natural disaster response in West Java, Indonesia" - Duc Cuong Dang Event

17 June 2021
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Event details

This talk introduces a new inventory procurement problem that arises in the context of managing the emergency food supply for delivery to refugees affected by natural disasters in West Java, Indonesia. The main decision is how to allocate a fixed annual budget for procurement of rice into each month, subject to uncertain future demands and prices, and accounting for perishability. We will first describe the deterministic integer formulation of the problem, and also a general procedure to evaluate any decision-making routine designed to address the problem. We then discuss methods to improve the robustness of the solution, and present preliminary results based on real historical data.

Speaker information

Duc Cuong Dang, joined the University of Southampton in August, 2020 as a Research Fellow. He is an Ingénieur diplômé from the Université de Technologie de Compiègne (2008), and received the MSc (2008) and PhD (2011) from the same university. He was previously involved in the ENCKEP COST Action and the mKEP (FCT Portugal) projects on collaborating kidney exchange programmes in Europe, in the SAGE project (FP7 FET-Open) on the speed of adaptation in natural and artificial evolution, and also in the LANCS Initiative (EPSRC) that some of you may be familiar with. This talk is related to his current work with the Relief-OpS project (EPSRC-GCRF) on natural disaster management.

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