Raluca Necula

Raluca Necula
Member Status: Former
Institution: Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iasi
E-mail: raluca.necula@info.uaic.ro
Address: Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Berthelot 16, 700483 Iasi, Romania

Scientific Interest:

Combinatorial optimization, metaheuristic algorithms, evolutionary computing, ant colony optimization, genetic algorithms, vehicle routing problem, car-pooling problem, clustering algorithms (k-means clustering, fuzzy c-Means clustering)

Profesional activities:

  • PhD student
  • Title of my PhD thesis: “Evolutionary computing approaches for vehicle routing and scheduling problems”
  • Currently I am researching how ant colony algorithms combined with a fuzzy clustering algorithm could be used together in order to yield near optimal solutions to the mTSP (Multiple Traveling Salesman Problem) problem, which is a simplified problem, compared with VRP (Vehicle Routing Problem)