Optimisation Research Centre students

Current PhD students

Kuan-Min Lin

Multiobjective optimisation of intensity modulated arc therapy

Ethan Liu
Optimization over the efficient set of a multiobjective optimization problem

Anh Vu
Cliques and Colourings

Zhaoyu (Joe) Zhong
Applications of optimisation in communication systems

Past PhD students

Pedro Crespo del Granado
Year awarded: 2015
Thesis Title: The value of energy storage from intermittent renewables: an end user perspective in Smart Grids

Saeideh Dehgan Nasiri - OR Society Doctoral Award Runner Up Winner 2014
Year awarded: 2014
Thesis Title: Vehicle Routing on Real Road Networks

Franklin Djeumou Fomenijoint Kingsman Prize 2014 winner
Year awarded: 2014
Thesis Title: The Quadratic Knapsack Problem and Related Problems

Seb Miller
Year awarded: 2013
Thesis Title: Simple Plant Location Problem: Heuristics, Algorithms and Reductions

Andrew Macpherson
Year awarded: 2012
Thesis Title: On the design of policies for the inspection, repair and replacement of 2-phase systems subject to ageing. When can error-prone sensors help?

Jiani Qian
Year awarded: 2012
Thesis Title: Fuel Emission Optimisation in Vehicle Routing Problems with Time-Varying Speeds

Colin Paterson - joint Kingsman Prize 2012 winner
Year awarded: 2012
Thesis Title: Hybrid Lateral Transshipments: Reactive Rebalancing in Supply Networks

Devin Li - OR Society Doctoral Prize runner up winner 2011
Year awarded: 2011
Thesis Title: An approximate Dynamic Programming approach to the scheduling of impatient jobs in a clearing system

Qianxin Mu 
Year awarded: 2010
Thesis Title: Disruption Management in Vehicle Routing and Schedule

Arne Strauss  - Kingsman Prize Award Winner 2010 and OR Society Doctoral Prize Winner 2010
Year awarded - 2010
Thesis title: Optimisation in Choice-Based Network Revenue Management

Konstantinos Kaparis - Kingsman Prize Award Winner 2008 and OR Society Doctoral Prize Winner 2008
Year awarded: 2008
Thesis Title: Knapsack problems: inequalities, separation and heuristics

Dan Grainger
Year awarded: 2008
Thesis Title: Contributions to Quadratic 0-1 Programming

Amar Oukil
Year awarded: 2008
Thesis Title: Exploiting sparsity in vehicle routing algorithms

William Maden
Year awarded: 2006
Thesis title: Models and heuristic algorithms for complex routing and scheduling problems

Nicholas A. Pearson - Kingsman Prize Award Winner
Year awarded: 2005
Thesis title: Minimum cuts, circuits and tours in planar graphs

Wing Cheong Tham
Year awarded: 2005
Thesis title: Depot location-routing models based on a real supply chain network

U. Farouk Aminu
Year awarded: 2003
Thesis title: Investigating constraint programming approaches to arc routing

Michael Wright
Year awarded: 2003
Thesis awarded by publication

Babak Sohrabi
Year awarded: 2000
Thesis title: Solving large-scale distribution problems using heuristic algorithms

Andre R.S. Amaral
Year awarded: 1999
Thesis title: Solution methods for cutting and packing problems

Adam N. Letchford
Year awarded: 1997
Thesis title: Polyhedral results for some constrained arc routing problems

Matthew D. Stevenson
Year awarded: 1997
Thesis title: Skeletal route formation for an express parcel company.

Richard C. Marett
Year awarded: 1995
Thesis title: Neighborhood search techniques for multi-objective combinatorial problems.

Hamayoun Khamooshi
Year awarded: 1994
Thesis title: Heuristic methods for resource scheduling in project networks.

Jose C.S. Brandao
Year awarded: 1994
Thesis title: A decision support system and algorithms for vehicle routing and scheduling.

Leon Y.O. Li
Year awarded: 1992
Thesis title: Vehicle routeing for winter gritting.

Joao M.F. Rosa
Year awarded: 1992
Thesis title: Mathematical programming applied to diet problems in a Brazilian region.

Kazem Shamshiri
Year awarded: 1991
Thesis title: Effective heuristic techniques for tackling resource-constrained scheduling problems.