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Tânia Rodrigues Pereira Ramos

Associate Professor

Instituto Superior Técnico


Tânia Ramos is an Associate Professor at the Engineering and Management Department at IST – University of Lisbon, and President of CEGIST. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Management from ISCTE-IUL, her Master’s degree in Operations Research and Systems Engineering from IST and her PhD in Engineering and Management from IST. Tânia’s research focuses mainly on modelling and solving real-world problems related with logistics systems planning, routing, sustainability, reverse logistics and waste management systems. She has several papers published in international journals. She is also the co-author of books in the field of logistics. She has coordinated several national projects on the fields of logistics and waste management.


International Transactions in Operational Research | 2023

Inês Grassi

Maria Gomes

Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part L: Journal of Materials: Design and Applications | 2023

M. Sardinha

Fátima Vaz

L. Reis

Research Groups


WSmart Route - Waste Collection Based on a Real Time Route Planning System

The WSmart Route project explores a new paradigm based on smart waste management, where real-time information plays a central role in changing the way operations are managed today. Recent advances in ICT make it possible to access information in real time through the use of sensors located inside the containers. However, access to the information collected by these sensors is not sufficient to increase efficiency in the waste collection operation by itself, making it essential to optimize the collection routes according to that information.

Mobile-Pro-U: Mobile Processing Unit to Recover Packaging Glass

The present project refers to the development of an integrated system to process waste streams targeting the maximum glass cullet recovery centred in Mobile Processing Units (MPU). The solution proposed in the project relies in the project of an innovative Mobile Processing Unit (MPU), incorporating a whole flowsheet able to process streams containing packaging glass, such as the heavy reject of MBT plants and the bottom ash of the incinerators fed with undifferentiated urban waste, that produces a glass product with added value.

WSmart Route+ : Towards a Smart Waste Collection Route Planning System

The WSmart Route+ project studies a new paradigm on smart waste management. Data analytics combined with route optimization will be explored to improve waste collection operation supporting the adoption of a smart waste collection based on dynamic routes as opposed to the traditional blind collection that is based on static routes. Everyday thousands of kilometres are travelled to collect tonnes of waste with high uncertainty on the amount of waste in each bin, a fact that can lead to inefficient collection operations where resources are used to collect often a small amount of waste.