Scheduling and combinational optimisation

Scheduling and combinatorial optimisation is an important area in modern and high-value manufacturing, logistics, and supply chain management.

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We have been carrying out research in the following areas:

  • job-shop scheduling
  • vehicle and arc routing
  • web service composition
  • resource allocation
  • timetabling.

Solving dynamic problems in uncertain environments

This group is particularly interested in hyper-heuristic approaches and solving dynamic problems under uncertain environments. Our work looks at solving problems in:

  • waste collection
  • mobile manufacturing
  • transportation
  • hospital timetabling
  • resource allocation and scheduling for cloud computing
  • logistic and supply chain scheduling.