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Jesper Larsen

  • MSc, PhD
  • Professor of Operations Research
  • Technical University of Denmark and COWI A/S
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  • 1110CitationsNumber of citations received by Jesper's publications. Updated daily.

Research interests

healthcarematheuristicsinteger programmingTransportation optimization


Jesper Larsen received his M.Sc. in Computer Science in 1995 from the University of Copenhagen, and his Ph.D. in Operations Research in 1999 from The Technical University of Denmark (DTU). He is currently Professor in Operations Research (OR) at the Department of Management Engineering. Professor Larsen is currently chair of the Nordic section of the Mathematical Programming Society, and member of the Executive Committee of the European Association of OR Societies (EURO). He is responsible for the course in integer programming as also lectures in as industrial applications of advanced methods in OR as well as supervision of a wide range of MSc and PhD projects. He is currently the MSc Director for the Masters Programme in Management Engineering at DTU. Professor Larsen's research interest span optimization problems in Railways and Airlines, production planning and resource planning in healthcare. He is the author of several papers in the area and in used as reviewer for many top-ranking OR journals. He has participated in numerous optimization projects with industry partners withing airline (Copenhagen Airports, British Airways, SAS), Rail (Danish State Railways (DSB) and Deutsche Bahn), Land transportation (Transvision and Logis) and healthcare (Avaleo and Novo Nordisk).

Co-authors (50)

Publications (5)

  • Planning and scheduling operating rooms for elective and emergency surgeries with uncertain duration

    • Kroer L
    • Foverskov K
    • Vilhelmsen C
    • et al.
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  • Solutions to the Solomon Test-sets for the Vehicle Routing Problem with Time Windows

    • Madsen O
    • Larsen J
  • Speeding up column generation in VRPTW

    • Larsen J
    • Nielsen H
  • A note on the pratical performance of the auction algorithm for the shortest path

    • Larsen J
  • A parallel approach to the stable marriage problem

    • Larsen J
    • Carøe C
    • Pisinger D


OR Spectrum

Associate Editor

2014 - Present

Professional experience

Professor of Operations Research

Technical University of Denmark and COWI A/S

November 2012 - Present

M.Sc. Director (Engineering Management)

Technical University of Denmark and COWI A/S

September 2009 - Present


Ph.D. (operations Research)

Technical University of Denmark and COWI A/S

July 1995 - May 1999(4 years)

M.Sc. (Computer Science)

Kobenhavns Universitet - University of Copenhagen

September 1988 - June 1995(7 years)