The Stochastic Pseudo-Star Degree Centrality Problem

We introduce the stochastic pseudo-star degree centrality problem, which focuses on a novel probabilistic group-based centrality metric. The goal is to identify a feasible induced pseudo-star, which is defined as a collection of nodes forming a star network with a certain probability, such that it maximizes the sum of the individual probabilities of unique assignments … Read more

The Star Degree Centrality Problem: A Decomposition Approach

We consider the problem of identifying the induced star with the largest cardinality open neighborhood in a graph. This problem, also known as the star degree centrality (SDC) problem, has been shown to be 𝒩𝒫-complete. In this work, we first propose a new integer programming (IP) formulation, which has a fewer number of constraints and … Read more

A Column Generation Algorithm for Vehicle Scheduling and Routing Problems

During natural or anthropogenic disasters, humanitarian organizations (HO) are faced with the time sensitive task of sending critical resources from multiple depots to the affected areas that can be scattered across a region. This responsibility includes the quick acquisition of vehicles from the local market and the preparation of pickup and delivery schedules and vehicle … Read more