Alessandro AGNETIS was born in Rome in 1963, and graduated in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rome "La Sapienza" in 1987. He got his PhD in Systems Engineering from the same University in 1992, where he has been Assistant Professor of Industrial Automation from 1994 to 1998. In 1998 he became Associate Professor of Operations Research at the University of Siena, Department of Information Engineering, where he is Full Professor since 2001. He has been (2005-2010) the head of the PhD program in Information Engineering. He is currently teaching Operations Research and Optimization Methods courses for mathematics and engineering degrees at the University of Siena.
The scientific activity of Alessandro Agnetis is mainly focused on optimization models for planning and scheduling problems, with special reference to flow management problems in flexible manufacturing systems, flow shop/robotic cell scheduling, multi-agent scheduling, resource allocation in healthcare facilities, and other sequencing and location problems. His seminal work on multiagent scheduling (in 2004, 240 citations) opened a new research area within scheduling theory, thoroughly reviewed in a recent book (“Multiagent scheduling - models and algorithms”) on the topic. Since 2011, his research activity addressed models for operational healthcare management problems. The collaboration with several hospitals has led to various publications concerning operating room planning as well as patient transportation logistics.
Alessandro Agnetis published more than 60 papers on international scientific journals, including Mathematical Programming, Operations Research, Management Science, Discrete Applied Mathematics, European Journal of Operational Research, IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, Naval Research Logistics, Operations Research Letters, Computers and Operations Research, Operations Research in Health Care, Health Care Management Science.
According to Scopus statistics (November 2017), Alessandro Agnetis has had 76 coauthors, his papers received total 1249 citations, and his h-index is 17.
He has been national coordinator of the MIUR co-funded project on ''Models and Algorithms for Operation Planning in Distributed Systems'' (2002).
He has been local coordinator of the MIUR co-funded programs ''Analysis, optimization and coordination in logistics and production systems'' (2005-07) and ''Decision models for the design and management of logistic networks characterized by high interoperability and information integration''.
He has been a member of the Siena local unit in the European project ADDRESS, (“Active Distribution networks with full integration of Demand and distributed energy RESourceS”, 2010-2013).
He has been (2011-2013) the head of the research program on ''Critical Resource Management in Hospital Structures'', funded by Tuscany region, in collaboration with various hospitals in Tuscany.
He currently teaches Operations Research, Optimization Methods and Network Optimization for the Engineering Degrees at the University of Siena. He is the Head of the 2nd-level Master Program in Lean Healthcare Management at the University of Siena. He currently teaches in various Post-graduate programs at the University of Siena and University of Roma Tor Vergata.
Editorial and organizational activities
Since 2008 he serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Scheduling (Springer).
Since 2002 he serves as Associate Editor of 4OR (the journal of Italian, French and Belgian Operations Research societies, Springer).
Since 1997 he is member of the editorial board of IIE Transactions, now IISE Transactions (Taylor and Francis).
He has been the Local Chairman of the 7th MAPSP conference (Models and Algorithms for Planning and Scheduling Problems), June 6-10, 2005. He has been the Scientific Chairman of the 40th AIRO Conference (Siena, September 8-11, 2009).