Curriculum

Education

2014-2017

Doctor in Engineering Technology (PhD), KU Leuven, Bélgica.

Thesis: Decomposition-based algorithms for optimization problems.
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Greet Vanden Berghe
Co-supervisors: Prof. Dr. Patrick De Causmaecker (Computer Science Department) and Prof. Dr. Frits Spieksma (Faculty of Economics and Business).

2007-2009

Master in Computer Science, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte/MG, Brazil.

Master Thesis: Otimização do fluxo de produtos de uma empresa mineradora.
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Geraldo Robson Mateus.

2003-2006

Bachelor in Computer Science, Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP), Ouro Preto/MG, Brazil.

Granted with a Scientific Initiation Scholarship (from 2004 to 2006)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Marcone Jamilson Freitas Souza.
Featured Student Awards received from UFOP and SBC (Brazilian Computing Society).

Awards

2016 Winner of Superminds 2016, Brussels, Belgium.
The imec SuperMinds is a yearly single-track event where state-of-the-art research and innovation projects are presented in TED-like exhibitions by the researchers. Nine preselected participants presented their research and competed to the Superminds 2016 award. The prize was given to the best presentation, selected in a voting system by the approximately 500 researchers in the audience. The winning presentation is available online in imec’s website, Youtube and Vimeo: https://iiw.kuleuven.be/nieuws/tulio-toffolo
 
2015 Best Presentation Award, Guimarães, Portugal.
Best Presentation Award received with the presentation entitled “Decomposition approaches to 3D container loading problems and strip packing problems”, given during the XI International Workshop on Cutting, Packing and Related Topics, July 2015.
 
2015 ESICUP Cutting and Packing International Competition, Portsmouth, UK.
Second place on the ESICUP Cutting and Packing International Competition 2014/2015 with team CODeS.
 
2014 International Vehicle Routing Competition, Oslo, Norway.
Winner of the VeRoLog Vehicle Routing Competition 2013/2014 with team CODeS.
 
2013 MISTA Challenge – Project Scheduling Competition, Gent, Belgium.
Third place on the MISTA Project Scheduling Competition 2012/2013 with team GOAL.
 
2012 International Timetabling Competition, Son, Norway.
Winner of the International Timetabling Competition 2011/2012 with team GOAL.
 
2006 Brazilian Computer Society Student Award, www.sbc.org.br, Brazil.
Prize given by the organization to the featured students of each region of Brazil.
 
2006 Featured Student Award from Federal University of Ouro Preto, Brazil.
Prize given by the University to the graduating student with highest scores.
 
2005 Honorable mention on the XIII SIC-UFOP, Ouro Preto/MG, Brazil.
Honorable mention on the XIII Scientific Initiation Conference of the Federal University of Ouro Preto for the work entitled “Simulated Annealing and Iterated Local Search Algorithms applied to the Crew Scheduling Problem”.
 
2002 Tourism Website Competition of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte/MG, Brazil.
Second place in Ouro Preto/MG (first place when enterprises are not considered).
 

Publications

Publication list available in section Publications.

For further information, see my CV Lattes.