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Dr. Ender Özcan

The LANCS Initiative
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School of Computer Science
University of Nottingham
Jubilee Campus
Wollaton Road
Nottingham NG8 1BB

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I am a "Science and Innovation" Lecturer in the School of Computer Science at the University of Nottingham, working in the Automated Scheduling, Optimisation and Planning Research Group (ASAP).
If you are a self-funded student, please see my research interests. I have one remaining post. Please send me an email.
o The ASAP team consisting of Shahriar Asta, Daniel Karapetyan, Ahmed Kheiri, Ender Özcan and Andrew Parkes wins first place in the MISTA 2013 Challenge on "Multi-mode resource-constrained multi-project scheduling". The performance of the proposed approach is significantly better than the other competing approaches, producing the best solution for 17 out of the 20 test instances and performing the best around 90% of the trials across all instances [ASAP news].

o Academic paper produced from the third year project by Warren Jackson (winner of the School Prize as well as Springer Science and Business Media Prize) under my supervision accepted for poster presentation and inclusion in the UKCI 2013 proceedings. [see the news]

o Despite this being our first attempt in high school timetabling, we (The HySST team: Ahmed, myself and Andrew) generated the best new solutions for three given instances in Round 1 and gained the second place in Rounds 2 and 3 at the 3rd International Timetabling Competition with a fairly standard stochastic search method but significantly enhanced by an easy-to-implement hyper-heuristic. [NEWS] [ASAP news]

Previous News
o Our paper with Andrew J. Parkes won the best paper award on the GECCO 2011 Self-* Track:
E. Özcan, and A. J. Parkes, Policy Matrix Evolution for Generation of Heuristics, Proc. of the 13th Annual Conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation (GECCO '11), Natalio Krasnogor (Ed.). ACM, New York, NY, USA, pp. 2011-2018, 2011. [PDF]

o Hyper-heuristics: Dr Ender Ozcan and Prof Graham Kendall are presenting a series of invited talks in Turkey. [NEWS]

o Academic paper produced from third year project under my supervision accepted for poster presentation and inclusion in the PPSN 2010 proceedings. [see the news]
Jonathon Gibbs who has done this work also won the IBM Individual Project Prize [see the news ]
I am a member of the LANCS Initiative

Previous Affiliations

Yeditepe University (TR)
Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
Computer Engineering Department
AR+Ificial Intelligence Laboratory
  Syracuse University (USA)
L.C. College of Engineering and Computer Science
Computer and Information Science Department

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