Reader in Operations Management
Previously (1991 – 2016) I was a Lecturer at the Athens University of Economics & Business (Greece), Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor and Professor at the Department of Industrial Management & Technology at the University of Piraeus (Greece) where I taught Operational Research, Operations Management and Quantitative Methods at both the undergraduate and postgraduate programs of the department. I have extensive experience of teaching in-class and online to undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as supervising Dissertations and Theses. I have been research active throughout my academic career. I have published more than 50 research papers in scientific journals and conferences attracting more than 500 citations.
Teaching and supervision
I am Programme Leader for MSc in Operations and Logistics Management.
I am also involved in the teaching of modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate level:
Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Business Modelling for Decision Making
Research interests for potential research students
I have published more than 50 papers in scientific journals and conferences with more than 500 citations. My published work focuses on the solution of combinatorial optimization problems in the fields of telecommunications and design and analysis of production systems.
My current research interests also include the development of heuristic algorithms, the application of Data Envelopment Analysis technique in industrial problems, energy production systems and cellular manufacturing.
I am a reviewer to several scientific journals and conferences including the International Journal of Production Research, the European Journal of Operational Research, the International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, the IEEE Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management.
Matthopoulos, P-P and Sofianopoulou, Stella (2019) A Firefly Algorithm for the Heterogeneous Fixed Fleet VRP. International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering. ISSN 1748-5037
Sofianopoulou, Stella and Mitsopoulos, Ioannis (2018) A review and classification of heuristic algorithms for the inventory routing problem. International Journal of Operational Research. ISSN 1745-7653 (In Press)
Perlegkas, Paraskevas, Sofianopoulou, Stella and Psychoyios, Dimitris (2014) Financial and environmental efficiency evaluation of the Greek banking sector. International Journal of Process Management and Benchmarking, 4 (4). pp. 424-436. ISSN 1460-6739
Sofianopoulou, Stella (2014) A heuristic approach for an inventory routing problem with backorder decisions. Lecture Notes in Management Science, 6. pp. 49-57. ISSN 2008-0050
Sofianopoulou, Stella (2012) Efficiency evaluation of Greek commercial banks using DEA. Journal of Applied Operational Research, 4 (4). pp. 183-193. ISSN 1735-8523
Sofianopoulou, Stella (2010) Efficiency evaluation of hydroelectric power plants using data envelopment analysis. Journal of Applied Operational Research, 2 (2). pp. 94-99. ISSN 1735-8523
Sofianopoulou, Stella (2010) Formation of manufacturing cells in group technology using a genetic algorithm approach. International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 5 (2). p. 212. ISSN 1748-5037
Spiliopoulos, K. and Sofianopoulou, Stella (2008) An efficient ant colony optimization system for the manufacturing cells formation problem. The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 36 (5-6). pp. 589-597. ISSN 0268-3768
Spiliopoulos, K. and Sofianopoulou, Stella (2007) Calculating distances for dissimilar strings: The shortest path formulation revisited. European Journal of Operational Research, 177 (1). pp. 525-539. ISSN 03772217
Spiliopoulos, K. and Sofianopoulou, Stella (2007) Manufacturing cell design with alternative routings in generalized group technology: reducing the complexity of the solution space. International Journal of Production Research, 45 (6). pp. 1355-1367. ISSN 0020-7543
Canellidis, V., Dedoussis, V., Mantzouratos, N. and Sofianopoulou, Stella (2006) Pre-processing methodology for optimizing stereolithography apparatus build performance. Computers in Industry, 57 (5). pp. 424-436. ISSN 0166-3615
Sofianopoulou, Stella (2006) Manufacturing cells efficiency evaluation using data envelopment analysis. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 17 (2). pp. 224-238. ISSN 1741-038X
Spiliopoulos, K. and Sofianopoulou, Stella (2003) Designing manufacturing cells: A staged approach and a tabu search algorithm. International Journal of Production Research, 41 (11). pp. 2531-2546. ISSN 0020-7543
Sofianopoulou, Stella (1999) Manufacturing cells design with alternative process plans and/or replicate machines. International Journal of Production Research, 37 (3). pp. 707-720. ISSN 0020-7543
Spiliopoulos, K. and Sofianopoulou, Stella (1998) An optimal tree search method for the manufacturing systems cell formation problem. European Journal of Operational Research, 105 (3). pp. 537-551. ISSN 03772217
Sofianopoulou, Stella (1998) Response to Srinivasan's note. International Journal of Production Research, 36 (5). pp. 1449-1451. ISSN 0020-7543
Sofianopoulou, Stella (1997) Application of simulated annealing to a linear model forthe formulation of machine cells ingroup technology. International Journal of Production Research, 35 (2). pp. 501-511. ISSN 0020-7543
Sofianopoulou, Stella (1996) ASSIGNMENT OF DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING SOFTWARE: A COMPARATIVE STUDY. Yugoslav Journal of Operations Research, 7 (2). pp. 247-255. ISSN 0354-0243
Sofianopoulou, Stella (1995) PART AND MACHINE PARTITIONING PROBLEM IN CELLULAR MANUFACTURING: MULTIPLE MACHINE ENVIRONMENT. Yugoslav Journal of Operations Research, 6 (2). pp. 183-191. ISSN 0354-0243
Sofianopoulou, Stella (1992) Simulated annealing applied to the process allocation problem. European Journal of Operational Research, 60 (3). pp. 327-334. ISSN 03772217
Sofianopoulou, Stella (1992) The Process Allocation Problem: a Survey of the Application of Graph-Theoretic and Integer Programming Approaches. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 43 (S5). pp. 407-413. ISSN 0160-5682
Sofianopoulou, Stella (1992) A Queueing Network Application to a Telecommunications Distributed System. RAIRO-Operations Research, 26 (4). pp. 409-420.
Sofianopoulou, Stella (1990) Optimum Allocation of Processes in a Distributed Environment: A Process-to-Process Approach. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 41 (4). pp. 329-337. ISSN 0160-5682
Sofianopoulou, Stella (2011) Genetic Algorithm Approach for the Inventory Routing Problem with Backlogging. In: Lecture Notes in Management Science. Tadbir Operational Research Group, Ltd, Vancouver, Canada, pp. 499-508. ISBN 2008-0050
Sofianopoulou, Stella (2009) DESIGN OF A MULTI-RETAILER SINGLE PRODUCT DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM. In: Marketing in Transition: Scarcity, Globalism, & Sustainability. Springer, Cham, pp. 340-345. ISBN 978-3-319-18686-3
Sofianopoulou, Stella (2005) Application of Simulated Annealing in Improving the Performance of Stereolithography. In: Virtual Modelling and Rapid Manufacturing. CRC Press, London, pp. 501-508. ISBN 0 415 39062 1
Conference or Workshop Item
Sofianopoulou, Stella (2017) A performance framework for European museums. In: 21st Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS 2017), 17-21 July 2017, Québec City, Canada.
Sofianopoulou, Stella (2010) Ranking Alternative Production Scenarios Using Super-Efficiency Analysis. In: IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering & Engineering Management (IEEM 2010), 7-9 Dec. 2010, Macau.
Sofianopoulou, Stella (2009) Efficiency Evaluation of Natural Gas Power Plants Using Data Envelopment Analysis. In: IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering & Engineering Management (IEEM 2009), 8-11 Dec 2009, Hong Kong.
- Operations Management
- Production Planning and Control
- Operational Research
- Logistics and Supply Chain Management
- Optimal Design of Production Systems
- Discrete Optimization Methods
- Discrete-Event Simulation
- Referee in several scientific journals
- Member of scientific/program committees of conferences