Multistage Stochastic Facility Location under Facility Disruption Uncertainty

We consider a multistage variant of the classical stochastic capacitated facility location problem under facility disruption uncertainty. Two solution algorithms for this problem class are presented: (1) stochastic dual dynamic integer programming (SDDiP), the state-of-the-art algorithm for solving multistage stochastic integer programs, and (2) shadow price approximation (SPA), an algorithm utilizing trained parameters of the … Read more

Optimizing Vaccine Distribution in Developing Countries under Natural Disaster Risk

For many developing countries, COVID-19 vaccination roll-out programs are not only slow but vaccination centers are also exposed to the risk of natural disaster, like flooding, which may slow down vaccination progress even further. Policy-makers in developing countries therefore seek to implement strategies that hedge against distribution risk in order for vaccination campaigns to run … Read more