Jesper Larsen

Jesper Larsen

Professor/head of division


Building: 358, 136

2800 Kgs. Lyngby


Phone: 45253385Fax: 45932373

 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. He is also head of the Management Science division and head of education for the department.

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.  From 2009 to 2016 he was Head of Studies for the MSc programme on Industrial Engineering and Management 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) and healthcare (Avaleo and Novo Nordisk) and also production planning (GN ReSound and Bavarian Nordic).

Jesper is the 2017 receipient of the Hedorf foundation Prize for excellence in transportation research.



1995 - 1999 Operations Research - Informatics and Mathematical Modelling, Technical University of Denmark
1988 - 1995 Computer Science - Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen

Academic grades

M.Sc., Ph.D.

Professional experience

2008 - 2012 Associate Professor (DTU) - Technical University of Denmark, Management Engineering
2002 - 2008 Associate Professor (DTU) - Technical University of Denmark, Informatics and Mathematical Modelling
1999 - 2002 Assistant Professor (DTU) - Technical University of Denmark, Informatics and Mathematical Modelling


Danish, English, German


Operations Research is an applied science and my focus is at manpower planning and related areas. I have worked with automatics rostering for home care (in cooperation with Zealand Care), disruption management (with British Airways and DSB S-tog) and general manpower planning (with Cimber Air and ATS Data). My other focus area is vehicle routing for the transport sector. Here I have worked with the development of the basic methods for efficient planning of fleets of vehicles (in collaboration with Transvision). Additionally I have assisted Danish companies with knowledge on the potential and possibilities in automatic planning.

International experience

I have been research fellow at the University of Auckland in 1997 (6 months), 2005 (2 months) and 2006 (3 months). Additional I was guest researcher at the University of Linköping in 2003. Jeg have been examinator on Ph.D. theses from Sweden and Australia, and examinator on MSc. theses from New Zealand. Furthermore I have been reviewer for the Chilean Research Council and for the 6th and 7th framework in the EU.

Other information

I am teaching integer programming and industriel applications of advanced methods. I have been or is currently supervisor for more than 20 MSc thesis' and 5 Ph.D. students. Additionally I am member of the advisory board for the MSc in Transport and Traffic at the Technical University of Denmark. Since 2006 I have been member of the executive committee of the European association of OR-societies (EURO). Furthermore I am chair of the Nordic section of the Math. Programming Society. I am editor-in-chief of the Danish OR newsletter as well as I am country editor for International Abstracts of Operational Research, as well as guest-editor of 2 special issues in Computers & Operations Research resp. International Journal of Operations Research. I arranged a Nordic summerschool (2002) and workshops in vehicle routing (2000 and 2003), and I was chair of the organising committee of the 1st Nordic Optimization Symposium in 2006.

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  • Computers & Operations Research

    ISSNs: 0305-0548

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1873-765X

    Pergamon Press, United Kingdom

    BFI (2020): BFI-level 1, Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 4.56 SJR 1.859 SNIP 2.275, Web of Science (2020): Indexed yes, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

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  • European Journal of Operational Research

    ISSNs: 0377-2217

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1872-6860

    Elsevier, Netherlands

    BFI (2020): BFI-level 1, Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 4.98 SJR 2.205 SNIP 2.455, Web of Science (2020): Indexed yes

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  • Journal of the Operational Research Society

    ISSNs: 0160-5682

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1476-9360

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., United Kingdom

    BFI (2020): BFI-level 2, Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 2 SJR 0.819 SNIP 1.071, Web of Science (2020): Indexed yes, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

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