Erik Pitzer in Riga
Riga Technical University is a long-term scientific partner of our group. So far, two PhD students from Latvia have visited us in Hagenberg: Tatjana Lagzdina in 2008 and Vitaly Bolshakov in the summer of 2011.
During his stay in Austria, Vitaly and Erik Pitzer indentified a common research interests in the area of fitness landscape analysis, which led to a joint publication on vehicle scheduling problems. Due to the positive and fruitful collaboration, Erik is currently staying in Riga for a reciprocal visit. This time, they will tackle the vehicle routing problem and perform a rigorous fitness landscape analysis on representative problem instances. We will keep you updated about the results on our homepage, as usual.