University of Antwerp and VUB join Beta

Recently, the Operations Research Group of the University of Antwerp joined Beta. The main research topic of the group is the development of optimisation methods to solve a wide range of decision-making problems. Generally, their research is application-driven in the sense that models and algorithms are developed and studied out of a real-life need rather than because of theoretical interest. The group also has considerable expertise in developing (meta)heuristic and other algorithms and investigates how to design and test such methods in a scientifically valid way.

Also, from this year onwards, the Mobility, Logistics and Automotive Technology Research Centre (MOBI) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel joined Beta. MOBI is a leader in defining the state-of-the-art in Electromobility and Socio-Economic Evaluations for sustainable mobility and logistics. The strength of the research centre resides in the combination of socio-economical, environmental & technical competencies, together with tools & assets developed explicitly for the sustainable transport sector. The University of Antwerp and Vrije Universiteit Brussels groups are a valuable addition to Beta and GP-OML. Beta looks forward to shaping these new partnerships.