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Ender Özcan
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exo At cs-nott-ac-uk (replace all - with dot)


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Please attend the meetings regularly. If you can not, or you need to meet me longer, just drop a line to my email: exo At cs-nott-ac-uk (replace all - with dot)

Supervisor: Dr Ender Özcan

2017-2018

  • Alexander Steenson, A Resource Allocation Tool for Project Coordination
  • Abdul Majeed Abdul, Machine Learning Methods to accelerate Hill Climbing for online bin packing
  • Jiacheng He, Windfarm layout optimization based on surrogate models
  • Ruizhe Li, An Intelligent Driver for Grand Theft Auto V
  • Samuel Copping, Simulation of a Self-Driving Car

Previous Third Year Projects

2016-2017

  • Valentinas Salmanovicius, Memetic Algorithms for Windfarm Layout Optimisation
  • Harry Bland, Selection Hyper-heuristics for Online Bin Packing
  • Mark William Attenborough, An Intelligent PacMan Player
2014-2015

  • Craig Duffin, A Poker Game Featuring an Intelligent Agent Opponent
  • Alastair Kerr, Intelligent Agent for Open Face Chinese Poker Web-Application
  • Craig Liddle, Creating an Intelligent Agent for Ms. Pac-Man
  • Ryan Lobo, Data Centre Manager Tool
  • Alexander Dransfield, Online Bin Packing Visualiser and Policy Matrix Generator
2013-2014

  • Konstantinos Yiannatsos, Implementation and Cooperative Analysis of two Frameworks used for Solving High School Timetabling
2013-2014

  • Michael Taylor, Wind Farm Layout Optimisation
2012-2013

We produced an academic paper with Warren Jackson based on his studies which is accepted for presentation at UKCI 2013:
  • W. Jackson, E. Özcan and J. H. Drake, Late Acceptance-based Selection Hyper-heuristics for Cross-domain Heuristic Search, The 13th Annual Workshop on Computational Intelligence (UKCI), pp. 228-235, 2013. [PDF]

Name Project Meeting time
Warren Jackson
psywj1 att nottingham.ac.uk
Late Acceptance based Hyper-heuristics for Cross Domain
Heuristic Search
Tuesday, 13:30
Kenneth Bautista
psykb att nottingham.ac.uk
Selection Hyper-heuristics for Nurse Rostering Monday, 14:30
Alexander Sokolov
pmyas att nottingham.ac.uk
Toolpath Generation Monday, 15:00
Alexander Hutchon
evydah att nottingham.ac.uk
An Intelligent Pac-Man Player Monday, 15:30
Roland Thiolliere
psyrt4 att nottingham.ac.uk
Mixing Heuristics for Cross Domain Heuristic Search Monday, 16:00
2011-2012

Name Project Meeting time
Victor Ogana
psydvco att nottingham.ac.uk
AMORE - A Movie Recommendation Tool Monday, 11:00
Matthew Pendleton
psydmp1 att nottingham.ac.uk
A Pacman Player Monday, 15:00
Krasimir Petrov
psycrkp att nottingham.ac.uk
A Tool for Fitness Landscape Analysis of Hyperheuristics Monday, 16:00
Yifan Zhang
psyyz1 att nottingham.ac.uk
Selection Hyperheuristics for Nurse Rostering Tuesday, 14:00
Chaoqun Feng
psycf att nottingham.ac.uk
Investigating Mechanisms to Enable Crossover in Selection
Hyperheuristics
Tuesday, 14:30
James Gregory Improving a Multi-agent AI System: MS Pac-Man Ghosts -

2010-2011
  • We produced an academic paper with Nikolaos Kililis based on his studies which is accepted for presentation at EuroGP 2013: Drake, J.H., Kililis, N., Özcan, E. Generation of VNS components with grammatical evolution for vehicle routing (2013) Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 7831 LNCS, pp. 25-36. [see the news]
  • The study by Viral Shah is accepted for presentation at PATAT 2012 and it is published as an abstract: E. Özcan, A. Elhag, V. Shah, A study of hyper-heuristics for examination timetabling, extended abstract, pp. 410-414, PATAT 2012.

Name Project Meeting time
Nikolaos Kililis
psydnk1 att nottingham.ac.uk
A Generational Hyper-heuristic for Vehicle Routing Thursday, 10:00
Bulei Chi
psydbc att nottingham.ac.uk
A visualisation tool for Evolutionary Strategies Thursday, 13:00
Shenghui Qiu
psydsq att nottingham.ac.uk
A verifier and a visualiser for 2D strip packing Thursday, 13:15
Viral Rashmi Meghji Shah
payavrms att nottingham.ac.uk
Hyper-heuristics for timetabling Thursday, 13:30
Kai Zhang
kxz09u att Cs.Nott.AC.UK
Efficient implementation of bidirectional best
fit algorithm for orthogonal rectangular strip packing
Thursday, 15:30
Nikolai Batchvarov
nxb07u att Cs.Nott.AC.UK
A genetic algorithm for orthogonal rectangular
strip packing
Thursday, 15:45
Apar Pasricha
axp18u att Cs.Nott.AC.UK
Hyper-heuristics for orthogonal rectangular strip packing Thursday, 16:00
2009-2010

Jonathon Gibbs's study is accepted for poster presentation and inclusion in the PPSN 2010 proceedings. [see the news]

This work also won the IBM Individual Project Prize. [see the news]

  • J. Gibbs, G. Kendall and E. Özcan, Scheduling English Football Fixtures over the Holiday Period Using Hyper-heuristics, 11th International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving From Nature, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 6238, pp. 496-505, 2010. [PDF]

Name Project Meeting time
Michael Philip Rooney
mpr07u att Cs.Nott.AC.UK
An online verifier for the orthogonal rectangular strip packing solvers Wednesday, 15:00
Nikolai Batchvarov
nxb07u att Cs.Nott.AC.UK
A genetic algorithm for orthogonal rectangular
strip packing
Wednesday, 15:15
Kewei (Terry) Zhou
psycrkz att nottingham.ac.uk
Online Abalone Player Wednesday, 15:30
Fengmin (Edwin) Xia
psycrfx att nottingham.ac.uk
Heuristics for orthogonal rectangular strip packing Wednesday, 15:45
Apar Pasricha
axp18u att Cs.Nott.AC.UK
Hyper-heuristics for orthogonal rectangular strip packing Wednesday, 16:00
Jonathon Gibbs
psyajg att nottingham.ac.uk
Hyper-heuristics for solving a football fixture scheduling problem Wednesday, 16:15
Dean Bowler
daeneth att gmail.com
An Alife Simulator Wednesday, 16:30