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Rong Qu, PhD, BSc

Rong Qu

School of Computer Science
University of Nottingham
Nottingham, NG8 1BB, UK
tel: +44 115 8466503
rong.qu AT nottingham.ac.uk
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Associate Professor

Real world applications:
  • Transport Logistic Scheduling, Vehicle Routing
  • Cyber Security for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs)
  • Traffic Data Analysis for Urban Road Networks
  • Personnel Scheduling, Portfolio Optimization, Multicast Network Routing (Network Coding), Timetabling
    Algorithms / techniques:
  • Hyper-heuristics; Evolutionary Algorithms; Meta-heuristics
  • Constraint Programming; Integer Programming, Case Based Reasoning

  • Quick links:
  • MSc Students Information Page
  • N. Pillay, R. Qu, Hyper-Heuristics: Theory and Applications, Springer ISBN 978-3-319-96514-7, Book web site, 2018.
  • N. Pillay, R. Qu, D. Srinivasan, B. Hammer, K. Sorensen, (guest eds.) Automated Design of Machine Learning and Search Algorithms. IEEE Comp. Int. Mag. 13(2), June, 2018.
  • Top Cited Article at EJOR 2007-2011 Award; Top 0.1% cited paper in Mathematics by ISI
    R. Qu (leading author), E.K. Burke, B. McCollum, A. Meisels, S. Petrovic. "A Graph-Based Hyper-Heuristic for Educational Timetabling Problems". EJOR, 176: 177-192, 2007. doi: 10.1016/j.ejor.2005.08.012, .pdf
  • "Outstanding" Award from Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) for "Routing and Rostering in Healthcare Workforce Management" (KTP 8992)
  • Task Committee on Intelligent Systems Applications at IEEE Computational Intelligence Society.
  • Benchmark Datasets of Combinatorial Optimisation Problems
     - Optimisation at Maritime
     - nurse rostering
     - exam timetabling
     - multicast network routing