Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics
University of Salerno

Phone:  +39 089 963326
Email:   fcarrabs@unisa.it

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Francesco Carrabs

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I am Assistant Professor of Operational Research in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Salerno (ITALY).

I got my Laurea (cum laude) in Computer Science from the University of Salerno in 2002 and in 2006 I got the Ph.D. in Computer Science.
In 2005 and 2006 I have been a visiting student at the CRT (Centre de recherche sur les transports), University of Montreal doing research with Proff. G. Laporte and J-F. Cordeau. In 2007, I was a post-doc researcher at the HEC (École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Montréal) doing research with J-F. Cordeau. Since December 2008 I am Assistant Professor at the Department of Mathematics of the University of Salerno and I teach Operations Research and Optimization courses. In April 2017 I got the Italian National Scientific Habilitation to associate professor in Operations Research. Since 2018 I am Associate Editor of Soft Computing journal. Since 2020 I am Associate Professor at the Department of Mathematics of the University of Salerno.

The research activity is mainly devoted to the theoretical study, the development and the implementation of exact and heuristic approaches for the resolution of the optimization problems on graphs as: Routing problems, Variants of Spanning Tree Problems, Variants of Traveling Salesman Problem, Labeled Graph problems, Wireless Sensor Networks problems.

My complete curriculum vitae is available here: italian and english.

Publications


  1. A Biased Random-Key Genetic Algorithm for the Set Orienteering Problem
    Francesco Carrabs, European Journal of Operational Research , Vol. 292(3), pp. 830-854, 2021.
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  2. An improved heuristic approach for the interval immune transportation problem
    F. Carrabs, R. Cerulli, C. D’Ambrosioa, F. Della Croce, M. Gentili, Omega , Vol. 104, 2021.
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  3. The Generalized Minimum Branch Vertices Problem: Properties and Polyhedral Analysis
    F. Carrabs, R. Cerulli, C. D'Ambrosio, F. Laureana, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications , Vol. 188, pp. 356–377, 2021.
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  4. A Lagrangian approach for the minimum spanning tree problem with conflicting edge pairs
    F. Carrabs, M. Gaudioso, Networks , Vol. 78(1), pp. 32-45, 2021.
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  5. Minimum spanning tree with conflicting edge pairs: a branch-and-cut approach.
    F. Carrabs, R. Cerulli, R. Pentangelo, A. Raiconi, Annals of Operations Research, Vol. 298, pp. 65–78, 2021.
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  6. A reduction heuristic for the all-colors shortest path problem
    F. Carrabs, R. Cerulli, and A. Raiconi, RAIRO , Vol. 55, pp. 2071-2082, 2021.
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  7. The constrained forward shortest path tour problem: Mathematical modeling and GRASP approximate solutions
    F. Carrabs, C. D’Ambrosioa, D. Ferone, P. Festa, F. Laureana, Networks , Vol. 78(1), pp. 17-31, 2021.
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  8. Optimization of sensor battery charging to maximize lifetime in a wireless sensors network
    F. Carrabs, C. D’Ambrosio, and A. Raiconi, Optimization Letters, Vol.15(5), pp. 1587–1600, 2021.
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  9. An Adaptive Heuristic Approach to Compute Upper and Lower Bounds for The Close-Enough Traveling Salesman Problem
    F. Carrabs, C. Cerrone, R. Cerulli, B. Golden, INFORMS Journal on Computing, Vol. 32(4), pp. 1030–1048, 2020.
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  10. Seismic retrofitting of existing RC buildings: a rational selection procedure based on Genetic Algorithms
    R. Falcone, F. Carrabs, R. Cerulli, C. Lima, E. Martinelli, Structures , Vol. 22, pp. 310-326, 2019.
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  11. A multiethnic genetic approach for the minimum conflict weighted spanning tree problem
    F. Carrabs, C. Cerrone, R. Pentangelo, Networks , Vol. 74(2), pp. 134-147, 2019.
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  12. Exact approaches for the orderly colored longest path problem: performance comparison.
    F. Carrabs, R. Cerulli, G. Felici, G. Singh, Computers & Operations Research, Vol. 101, pp. 275-284, 2019.
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  13. A two-level metaheuristic for the all colors shortest path problem.
    F. Carrabs, R. Cerulli, R. Pentangelo, A. Raiconi, Computational Optimization and Applications, Vol. 71, pp. 525–551, 2018.
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  14. The Set Orienteering Problem.
    C. Archetti, F. Carrabs and R. Cerulli, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 267(1), pp. 264-272, 2018.
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  15. The rainbow spanning forest problem.
    F. Carrabs, C. Cerrone, R. Cerulli, and S. Silvestri, Soft Computing, Vol. 22(8), pp. 2765-2776, 2018.
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  16. On the complexity of rainbow spanning forest problem.
    F. Carrabs, C. Cerrone, R. Cerulli, and S. Silvestri, Optimization Letters, Vol. 12(3), pp. 443-454, 2018.
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  17. Exact and heuristic approaches for the maximum lifetime problem in sensor networks with coverage and connectivity constraints.
    F. Carrabs, R. Cerulli, C. D’Ambrosio, and A. Raiconi, RAIRO - Operations Research, Vol. 51(3), pp. 607-625, 2017.
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  18. An evolutionary approach for the offsetting inventory cycle problem.
    C. Franciosi, F. Carrabs, R. Cerulli, S. Miranda, Cogent Engineering, Vol. 4(1), 2017.
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  19. A Novel Discretization Scheme for the Close Enough Traveling Salesman Problem.
    F. Carrabs, C. Cerrone, R. Cerulli, M. Gaudioso, Computers & Operations Research, Vol. 78, pp. 163–171, 2017.
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  20. An exact approach for the grocery delivery problem in urban areas.
    F. Carrabs, R. Cerulli, A. Sciomachen, Soft Computing, Vol. 21(9), pp. 2439–2450, 2017.
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  21. An exact algorithm to extend lifetime through roles allocation in sensor networks with connectivity constraints.
    F. Carrabs, R. Cerulli, C. D’Ambrosio, A. Raiconi, Optimization Letters, Vol. 11(7), pp. 1341–1356, 2017.
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  22. Extending Lifetime Through Partial Coverage And Roles Allocation in Connectivity-Constrained Sensor Networks.
    F. Carrabs, R. Cerulli, C. D’Ambrosio, A. Raiconi, IFAC-PapersOnLine, Vol. 49(12), pp. 973-978, Troyes, France, 28-30 June 2016.
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  23. A Hybrid Exact Approach for Maximizing Lifetime in Sensor Networks with Complete and Partial Coverage Constraints.
    F. Carrabs, R. Cerulli, C. D’Ambrosio, A. Raiconi, Journal of Networking and Computer Applications. Vol. 58, pp. 12-22, 2015.
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  24. Maximizing Lifetime in Wireless Sensor Networks with Multiple Sensor Families.
    F. Carrabs, R. Cerulli, C. D’Ambrosio, M. Gentili, A. Raiconi, Computers & Operations Research Vol. 60, pp. 121–137, 2015.
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  25. A Memetic Algorithm for the Weighted Feedback Vertex Set Problem.
    F. Carrabs, C. Cerrone, R. Cerulli, Networks. Vol. 64(4), pp. 339–356, 2014.
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  26. Lower and upper bounds for the spanning tree with minimum branch vertices.
    F. Carrabs, R. Cerulli, M. Gaudioso, M. Gentili, Computational Optimization and Applications, Vol. 56(2), pp. 405-438, 2013.
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  27. A Branch-and-Bound Algorithm for the Double TSP with Two Stacks.
    F. Carrabs, R. Cerulli, M. Grazia Speranza, Networks, Vol. 61(1), pp. 58-75, 2013.
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  28. The Labeled Maximum Matching Problem.
    F. Carrabs, R. Cerulli, M. Gentili, Computers & Operations Research, Vol. 36(6), pp. 1859-1871, 2009.
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  29. An Additive Branch-and-Bound Algorithm for the Pickup and Delivery Traveling Salesman Problem with LIFO or FIFO Loading..
    F. Carrabs, R. Cerulli, J.F. Cordeau, INFOR Information Systems and Operational Research, Vol. 45(4), pp. 223-238, 2007.
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  30. Variable Neighborhood Search for the Pickup and Delivery Traveling Salesman Problem with LIFO Loading.,
    F. Carrabs, J.F. Cordeau, G. Laporte, INFORMS Journal On Computing, Vol. 19(4), pp. 618-632, 2007.
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  31. A Linear Time Algorithm for the Minimum Weighted Feedback Vertex Set on Diamonds.
    F. Carrabs, R. Cerulli, M. Gentili, G. Parlato, Information Processing Letters, Vol. 94(1), pp. 29-35, 2005.
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  32. Minimum Weighted Feedback Vertex Set on Diamonds.
    F. Carrabs, R. Cerulli,M. Gentili, G. Parlato, Electronic Notes in Discrete Mathematics , Vol. 17, pp. 87-91, 2004.
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  33. Peer Reviewed Conference Proceeding Articles


  34. Maximizing lifetime for a zone monitoring problem though reduction to target coverage.
    F. Carrabs, R. Cerulli, C. D’Ambrosio, A. Raiconi, In New Trends in Emerging Complex Real Life Problems, pp. 111-119. Springer International Publishing, 2018.
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  35. Column Generation Embedding Carousel Greedy for the Maximum Network Lifetime Problem with Interference Constraints.
    F. Carrabs, C. Cerrone, C. D'Ambrosio and A. Raiconi, Springer Proceedings in Mathematics and Statistics (ODS 2017), Vol. 217, pp. 151-159, 2017.
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  36. On the Forward Shortest Path Tour Problem.
    F. Carrabs, R. Cerulli, P. Festa and F. Laureana, Springer Proceedings in Mathematics and Statistics (ODS 2017), Vol. 217, pp. 529-537, 2017.
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  37. Improved upper and lower bounds for the close enough traveling salesman problem.
    F. Carrabs, C. Cerrone, R. Cerulli, and C. D’Ambrosio, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 10232, pp. 165-177, 2017.
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  38. Prolonging lifetime in wireless sensor networks with interference constraints.
    F. Carrabs, R. Cerulli, C. D’Ambrosio, A. Raiconi, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 10232, pp. 285-297, 2017.
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  39. Environmental Sustainable Fleet Planning in B2C e-Commerce Urban Distribution Networks.
    F. Carrabs, R. Cerulli, A. Sciomachen, Smart City, Progress in IS, pp. 183-192, 2014.
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  40. A Tabu Search Approach for the Circle Packing Problem.
    F. Carrabs, C. Cerrone, R. Cerulli, Network-Based Information Systems (NBiS 2014) pp.165-171, 2014.
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  41. A mathematical programming approach for the maximum labeled clique problem.
    F. Carrabs, R. Cerulli, P. Dell'Olmo, Procedia, Vol. 108, pp. 69–78, 2014.
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  42. A Tabu Search Heuristic based on k-diamonds for the Weighted Feedback Vertex Set Problem.
    F. Carrabs, R. Cerulli, M.Gentili, G. Parlato, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. (INOC 2011), Vol. 6701, pp. 589-602, 2011.
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  43. The maximum labeled clique problem.
    F. Carrabs, R. Cerulli, P. Dell’Olmo, In 10th Cologne-Twente Workshop on Graphs and Combinatorial Optimization (CTW 2011), pp. 145-149, Frascati, Italy, June 14-16, 2011.

  44. Random Neighborhood Selection for the Vehicle Routing Problem with Time Windows.
    F. Carrabs, R. Cerulli, M. Gentili, In Proceedings of the Fifth Triennial Symposium on Transportation Analysis (Tristan V), Freville, A., Gendreau, M., and Semet, F. (Eds.), Guadeloupe, French West Indies, June 13-18, 2004.


  45. Prefaces


  46. Theoretical and algorithmic contributions to network optimization problems.
    F. Carrabs, R. Cerulli, M. Gentili, Networks , 71(4):325, 2018.
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  47. Application-motivated nonlinear programming.
    F. Carrabs, R. Cerulli, M. Gaudioso, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications , 164(3):731–732, 2015.
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