Matt Randall

PhD Student, STOR-i

In April I was fortunate enough to get to present a poster at the 4th IMA and OR Society Conference on Mathematics of Operational Research in Birmingham. The poster deals with insertion heuristics for dynamic vehicle routing problems and is work that has gone towards my PhD on attended home delivery. In particular we see […]

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In April I was fortunate enough to get to go to the lake district for an event hosted by STOR-i and the Centre for Research Training in Foundations of Data Science from the Republic of Ireland. At this event I got the opportunity to present a poster, this can be found below. The poster is […]

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Recently, I published blog post introducing the concept of heuristic search, this can be found here. Which was followed up with a discussion linear space search methods, in particular branch and bound, which can be found here. This blog is a continuation of these, in which some selective search methods will be discussed. In order to […]

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Recently, I published blog post introducing the concept of heuristic search, this can be found here. This is a continuation of that post, in which I will discuss linear space search methods, in particular branch and bound. Linear space search methods involve the exploration of a search tree in a systematic exploration of the solution space for […]

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Heuristic search A¬†heuristic¬†in the most common sense is a method involving adapting the approach to a problem based on previous solutions to similar problems. These approaches aim to be easily and quickly applicable to a range of problems, so as to find approximate solutions quickly without using the time and resources to develop and execute […]

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While I was on the internet earlier today, I stumbled across a short but interesting video involving a novel use of statistics. Here, statistical methods have been used in order to determine what makes Beethoven’s string quartets sound distinctively like his compositions. I thought I would share it on here, you may view the video […]

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Recently on the BBC news website I stumbled across an article about the development of robot tanks controlled by a machine learning artificial intelligence. Machine learning is an area of data science which uses statistical models to infer a set of instructions from a set of training data on some past actions. Machine learning algorithms […]

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