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Andréa Cynthia Santos
Andréa Cynthia Santos
Associate Professor at the UTT, ICD-LOSI
HDR (Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches) in 2016
Computer science (27ème Section)
Computer engineering, Automation and Signal processing (61ème Section)

Research areas: Operations research, combinatorial optimization, robust optimization and algorithms.

Recent research applications: Smart cities, post-disaster relief, urban transportation.


  • 2017 European Prize of Innovation "Le Monde Smart City" on the urban mobility category. Project under my responsability, with the following partners   Ville de Troyes and  Clermont-Auvergne University (LIMOS).
  • 2012  Team prize in the challenge of the "French Association of  Mathematical Games (FFJM)" and of the "French Mathematics Association SA: "Choice of the best itinerary for a drive".


Research projects*

*only those I am (was) responsible of or co-responsible



1. TRIDE project (2018-2020)

    Topic: Riche vehicle routing problems for cleaning a large urban area after major disasters.

    Financial support: CD10 and FEDER

 2. INNOV'ACTION project AGIR (2016-2018)

   Topic: Support decision system to manage disruptions on road networks.

    Financial support: Champagne-Ardenne Region, Troyes



3. ODS project  (2015-2018)

    Topic: Models and applications to manage urban network infrastructures   

    Financial support: Beijing YuanZhi Tiancheng Technology Co, Chine

4. OLIC Project (2014-2016)  

    Topic: Methods for network rehabilation, work troops scheduling problem and last-mile distribution after major earthquakes.

    Financial support: CSFRS, Conseil Supérieur de la Formation et de la Recherche Stratégique

5. OR-DES project (2014-2015)

    Topic: Robust optimization : challenges and new scientific perspectives

     Financial support : Champagne-Ardenne Region, Troyes

6. Essaimage Project METHODI (2012-2015): co-responsible

    Topic: Robust optimization approaches for Vehicles Routing Problems with uncertain travelling time and demands

     Financial support: Champagne-Ardenne Region, Troyes

7. Incentive project TOAST (2013-2014)

    Topic: Tactical optimization strategies to adapt urban transportation networks

     Financial support: DRRT, Délégations Régionales à la Recherche et à la Technologie

8. Exploratory project UMR STMR (2011) : co-responsible

    Topic: Generalized Vehicle Routing problems in case of disasters

    Financial support: Exploratory project STMR


International Collaboration**

**only those involved in collaborative projects, student under joint-supervision, or joint publications :

PhD and postdoctoral training under my supervision:

  • Elyn L. Solano Charris ( PhD concluded in 15/10/2015 )
  • Amadeu Almeida Coco ( PhD, concluded in 06/10/2017 )
  • Yipeng Huang ( PhD, concluded in 28/05/2018)
  • Ernando Gomes de Sousa ( PhD, thesis to be defended in 2019 )
  • Guilherme Castro Pena ( PhD, thesis to be defended in 2021)
  • Celso Satoshi Sakuraba ( Postdoctoral researcher, 2014-2015 )
  • Puca Huachi ( Postdoctoral researcher, 2014-2015 )
  • Alexandre Xavier Martins ( Postdoctoral researcher, 2016-2017 )

Softwares (réalisations informatiques)

  • ODS (Optimal trafic deviation system)
  • VISUC (Visualisation et analyse de solutions pour des problèmes d'optimisation combinatoire)
  • SGUMP (Système de gestion des unités mobiles d'extraction de pétrole)
  • BioNotes (Mise en place du module d'annotations de bio-séquences ADN)
  • SAM (Système d'Information du Master du département d'informatique de l'UFRN)


  • 2017-2019:  Responsible of the UTT energy transition operational program
  • 2017...: Head of the ISI international program
  • 2015-2020: Appointed member of the UTT foundation
  • 2015...     : Member of the LOSI laboratory board
  • 2014-2018: Elected member of the UTT administrative board (Conseil d'Administration de l'UTT, Conselho Universitário da UTT)
  • 2014-2018: Appointed Member of the UTT disciplinary sections  
  • 2014-2018: Elected member of the pedagogical Computer Science and Information Systems (ISI) board.
  • 2012-2014: Head of the ISI International program, UTT.
  • 2010-2011: Elected member of the ISI board, UTT. 

In terms of research, I am involved in different levels of responsibilities such as  head of several scientific projects (OLIC, ODS, RATIO, etc), peer review national and international projects and articles, conference program member, etc.

Peer review for international journals:

  •  International Transactions in Operational Research
  •  Journal of Heuristics
  •  IEEE wireless sensor networks: theory and pratice
  •  RAIRO. Operations Research
  •  Networks (New York, N.Y. Print)
  •  Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence
  •  Journal of Global Optimization
  •  European Journal of Operational Research
  •  Computer Networks
  •  Mathematical Problems in Engineering
  •  Computers & Operations Research
  •  Annals of Operations Research
  •  Information Sciences
  •  IET Intelligent Transport System
  •  Applied Soft Computing

 Professional experience

  • 2010...      : Associate Professor at the UTT, ICD-LOSI, Troyes, France
  • 2009-2010: ATER (Assistant professor) at the UBP, LIMOS, Clermont-Ferrand, France
  • 2007-2009: Postdoctoral position at the UBP, CNRS, LIMOS, Clermont-Ferrand, France
  • 2006-2007: Postdoctoral position at the UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


  • 2016: HDR (Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches), Topic: Optimisation en millieu urbain: modèles, méthodes et défis.
  • 2002-2006: PhD program in Computer Science at the PUC-Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.    
  • 2004:  Foreign doctoral studies at the Université d'Avignon, LIA, Avignon, France.  
  • 2001-2002:  Master (Graduated) in Computer Science at the UFRN, Natal, Brazil.
  • 1999: Undergraduated in Computer Science at the UFRN, Natal, Brazil.


At the UTT, I mainly teach in the Computer Science and Information Systems program (ISI). But, I also give some classes in the  Big Data Master program (EBAM) and in the Industrial Systems (SI) program.

  • Smart mobility (2018), ISI
  • Information retrieval (2016), EBAM
  • Graph, Advanced algorithms and Algorithm complexity, (NF20, responsible 2011...), ISI
  • Algorithms (NF04, since 2010...)
  • Database (NF16, since 2010...), ISI
  • Dynamic systems : Markov chain, Queueing systems, etc (SY04 -2010)
  • Transportation distribution and logistic (CL03 - 2011), SI
  • Scientific initiation (IR30 - 2011), SI
  • Project management (CS03 -2012), SI

At the Blaise Pascal University (UBP), Clermont-Ferrand, France:

  • Mathematical modeling and CPLEX (2007-2010)
  • Graph theory (2009-2010)
  • Optimization and evaluation of systems under uncertain data (2009-2010)
  • C (2009-2010)
  • C++ (2009-2010)

At the Petrobras University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil:

  • Web technologies (2003-2004)

 At the UFRN, Natal, Brazil:

  • In-Service training (formation continue) (1997-1999)


Updated on october 2018