That's me!

Andrea Rendl

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Hello everybody!

I'm a senior postdoctoral researcher at the University of Klagenfurt in Austria, and work for Satalia, a company specialized in solutions for optimisation problems in transportation, scheduling and planning. My main research interest lies in combinatorial optimisation, in particular constraint programming, constraint modelling and reformulation, as well as hybrid (heuristic) optimization approaches.

Previously, I was a researcher in NICTA's Optimization Group and adjunct research fellow at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Before that, I held a research position at the Austrian Institute of Technology in Vienna, Austria, where I worked on optimizing real-world applications from transportation and logistics. I received my PhD in Computer Science from the University of St Andrews, UK in 2010 under supervision of Ian Miguel and Ian Gent. Before that, I did my MSc and BSc at Graz, University of Technology, Austria in Telematics and spent some semesters as an exchange student at KTH Stockholm in Sweden.

I was also a teaching assistant for Pascal van Hentenryck's Coursera course on Discrete Optimization, as well as for Peter Stuckey's Coursera course on Modeling Discrete Optimisation.



  • Solving an On-line Capacitated Vehicle Routing Problem with Structured Time Windows
    Philipp Hungerländer, Kerstin Maier, Jörg Pöcher, Andrea Rendl, and Christian Truden.
    Technical report, Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt, Mathematics, Optimization Group, TR-AAUK-M-O-17-02-13, 2017.

  • Solving an On-line Capacitated Vehicle Routing Problem with Structured Time Windows
    Philipp Hungerländer, Kerstin Maier, Jörg Pöcher, Andrea Rendl, and Christian Truden.
    Operations Research Proceedings 2016, accepted, extended abstract, pre-print.

  • MiniSearch: a solver-independent meta-search language for MiniZinc
    Andrea Rendl, Tias Guns, Peter J. Stuckey and Guido Tack.
    CP 2015, pp.376-392, pre-print.

  • Balancing Bike Sharing Systems with Constraint Programming
    Luca di Gaspero, Andrea Rendl and Tommaso Urli
    accepted at the Constraints Journal in February 2015, pre-print.

  • Metaheuristics for the Two-Dimensional Container Pre-Marshalling Problem
    Alan Tus, Andrea Rendl and Günther R. Raidl
    LION 2015, pp.186-201, January 2015, pre-print.
    problem instances hosted by TU Vienna

  • Modelling RTP-based Residential Load Scheduling for Demand Response in Smart Grids
    Shan He, Ariel Liebman, Andrea Rendl, Mark Wallace, Campbell Wilson
    ModRef-2014, pp.36-51, September 2014, pre-print.

  • Stochastic MiniZinc
    Andrea Rendl, Guido Tack and Peter J. Stuckey
    CP 2014, pp.636-645, September 2014, pre-print.

  • Constraint Models for the Container Pre-Marshaling Problem
    Andrea Rendl and Matthias Prandtstetter
    in the Proceedings of ModRef 2013, pp. 44-56.
    problem instances:

  • Constraint-based Approaches for Balancing Bike Sharing Systems
    Luca Di Gaspero, Andrea Rendl, and Tommaso Urli
    in CP 2013, pp. 758-773.

  • Metaheuristics for Solving a Multimodal Home-Healthcare Scheduling Problem
    Gerhard Hiermann, Matthias Prandtstetter, Andrea Rendl, Jakob Puchinger, Günther R. Raidl
    in Central European Journal on Operations Research, accepted (pre-print)

  • A Hybrid ACO+CP for Balancing Bicycle Sharing Systems
    Luca Di Gaspero, Andrea Rendl, and Tommaso Urli
    in Hybrid Metaheuristics 2013, pp. 198-212 (pre-print).

  • Metaheuristics for solving a multimodal home-health care scheduling problem.
    Gerhard Hiermann, Andrea Rendl, Matthias Prandtstetter, Jakob Puchinger, and Günther R. Raidl
    in Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Young Academics' Management Science (YAMS), 2012.

  • The Influence of Accurate Travel Times on a Home Health Care Scheduling Problem
    Matthias Prandtstetter, Andrea Rendl and Jakob Puchinger,
    ODYSSEUS 2012

  • Hybrid Heuristics for Multimodal Homecare Scheduling
    Andrea Rendl, Matthias Prandtstetter, Gerhard Hiermann, Jakob Puchinger and Gunther Raidl,
    CPAIOR 2012, pp. 339-355 .

  • Multimodal Home Healthcare Scheduling using a novel CP–VND–DP Approach
    Andrea Rendl, Matthias Prandtstetter, Jakob Puchinger
    Late Abstract at CPAIOR 2011.

  • Optimising Quantified Expressions in Constraint Models
    Ian Gent, Ian Miguel, Andrea Rendl
    ModRef 2010

  • Effective Compilation of Constraint Models
    Andrea Rendl, PhD Thesis, January 2010

  • The Cost of Flattening with Common Subexpression Elimination
    Andrea Rendl, Ian Miguel and Ian P. Gent
    pp. 117-131 in Proceedings of ModRef 2009.

  • Common Subexpressions in Constraint Models of Planning Problems
    Andrea Rendl, Ian Miguel, Ian P. Gent and Peter Gregory
    pp. 128-135, in SARA 2009, AAAI Press.

  • Enhancing Constraint Model Instances during Tailoring
    Andrea Rendl, Ian Miguel, Ian P. Gent and Chris Jefferson
    pp. 120-127 in SARA 2009, AAAI Press.

  • A Constraint Model for the Settlers Planning Domain
    Peter Gregory and Andrea Rendl
    pp. 41-49 in PLANSIG 2008.

  • Common Subexpression Elimination in Automated Constraint Modelling
    Ian P. Gent, Ian Miguel and Andrea Rendl
    Proceedings of the Workshop on Modeling and Solving Problems with Constraints , pp24-30, 2008.

  • Tailoring Solver-independent Constraint Models: A Case Study with Essence' and Minion
    Ian P. Gent, Ian Miguel, Andrea Rendl
    pp. 184-199 in Proceedings of SARA 2007.

  • Academic Activities


    last modified: May 12, 2017