Dr. Beatriz Royo

Dr. Beatriz Royo

Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the MIT-Zaragoza Program

Dr. Beatriz Royo is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program. She has a Ph.D. degree of Computer Engineer in the field of Transport Optimization with a focus on long distance transportation by road, Vehicle Routing, Hub Location Allocation Problems and Ant Colony Optimization. MSc. degree based on mechanical systems from the Faculty of Engineering, University of Zaragoza, Spain.

Dr. Royo’s main research areas are network design, supply chain collaboration, digitalization and sustainability. During her career, Dr Royo published several papers in journals as well as on scientific conferences.

Dr. Royo has also been employed in “Aragon Institute of Engineering Research” as a researcher engineer for transport optimization and as a decision support systems developer and in “Technological Institute of Aragon” as an automation software developer.

Research Areas

Sustainable Networks

In order to provide an appropriate service level to customers while keeping operational costs as low as possible, companies have to design smart replenishment systems.

Supply Chain Digitalization

In order to provide an appropriate service level to customers while keeping operational costs as low as possible, companies have to design smart replenishment systems.

Publications

Carbon Footprint Accounting in Freight Transport: Training Needs

Val, S., Royo, B., Ciprés, C. Carbon Footprint Accounting in Freight Transport: Training Needs.Towards User-Centric Transport in Europe, Challenges, Solutions and Collaborations, January 2019. Part III, pp. 223-238

Prior Publications

Route planning for a mixed delivery system in long distance transportation and comparison with pure delivery systems

Royo B., Fraile A., Larrodé E., Muerza V., 2016. Route planning for a mixed delivery system in long distance transportation and comparison with pure delivery systems. Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics 291, pp. 488-496.

An optimization algorithm for solving the rich vehicle routing problem based on Variable Neighborhood Search and Tabu Search metaheuristics

Sicilia J.A., Quemada C., Royo B., Escuin D., 2016. An optimization algorithm for solving the rich vehicle routing problem based on Variable Neighborhood Search and Tabu Search metaheuristics. Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics 291, pp. 468-477.

Solving a Long-Distance Routing Problem using Ant Colony Optimization

Royo B., Sicilia J.A., Oliveros M.J., Larrodé E., 2015 Solving a Long-Distance Routing Problem using Ant Colony Optimization. Applied Mathematics & Information Sciences 9(2), pp. 415-421.

A Decision Support System for a Long-distance Routing Problem based on the Ant Colony Optimization Metaheuristic

Sicilia J.A., Royo B., Larrodé E., Fraile A., 2014. A Decision Support System for a Long-distance Routing Problem based on the Ant Colony Optimization Metaheuristic. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences 111, pp. 1035-1044.

A Web based Application for Urban Transport Infrastructure Planning for Delivering Hydrogen

Gallego J., Royo B., Larrodé E., 2014. A Web based Application for Urban Transport Infrastructure Planning for Delivering Hydrogen. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences 111, pp. 869-879.

A Hybrid Algorithm for Solving the General Vehicle Routing Problem in the Case of the Urban Freight Distribution

Sicilia J.A., Escuin D., Royo B., Larrodé E.,Medrano J., 2014. A Hybrid Algorithm for Solving the General Vehicle Routing Problem in the Case of the Urban Freight Distribution. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing 262, pp. 463-475.

Smart system for freight distribution planning

Juan Antonio Sicilia Montalvo, David Escuín Finol, Beatriz Royo Agustín, Emilio Larrodé Pellicer (2013). Smart system for freight distribution planning. Dyna, ISSN 0012-7361, Vol. 88, 4, 2013,  (414-423).

Sistema Inteligente de Planificación de Rutas para la distribución de mercancías basado en las técnicas metaheurísticas, búsqueda de entorno variable y búsqueda tabú

Juan Antonio Sicilia, Emilio Larrodé, Beatriz Royo, David Escuin  (2013). Sistema Inteligente de Planificación de Rutas para la distribución de mercancías basado en las técnicas metaheurísticas, búsqueda de entorno variable y búsqueda tabú. Dyna (Bilbao), Vol. 88 (3), pp. 414-423.

A hybrid algorithm for solving the general vehicle routing problem in the case of the urban freight distribution

Juan Antonio Sicilia, David Escuín, Beatriz Royo, Emilio Larrodé, Jesús Medrano (2014). A hybrid algorithm for solving the general vehicle routing problem in the case of the urban freight distribution. Computer-based Modelling and Optimization in Transportation, Springer, pp (463-475).

Managerial Publications

Mobility responses to the urban jungle

By Dr. Teresa de la Cruz and Dr. Beatriz Royo

Shared data is key to low carbon logistics

By Dr. Beatriz Royo and Dr. Spyridon Lekkakos

Making intelligent use of supply chain data

By Dr. Spyridon Lekkakos and Dr. Beatriz Royo

Clearing paths for urban freight

By Dr. Beatriz Royo and Dr. Susana Val

Grants & Awards

2018 CEL Award to the best thesis project in Logistics