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PhD Students

  • Wei Wu - Vehicle Routing with machine learning and optimisation (2021 - )
  • Wenjie Yi - Evolutionary Algorithms for Transport scheduling (2019 - )
  • Weiyao Meng - Transport scheduling (2018 - )
  • Qiyi He - Cyber Security for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (2017 - )
  • Xinao Wang - V2X Communications for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (2019 - )
  • Alfranso Lindsey (part-time) - Dynamic Investment Re-Allocation (2014 - )
  • Mengqi Chen (visiting) - Knowledge based systems (2020 - 2021)
  • Yuchang Zhang (visiting) - Reinforcement learning in hyper-heuristics (2020)
  • Jiahuan Jin (co-supervise) - Logistic Transport Scheduling (2019 - )
  • Xinan Chen (co-supervise) - Supply Chain Transport Scheduling (2018 - )
  • Peng Shi (co-supervise) - Workforce Scheduling (2014 - )

Research Associates

Visiting Scholars

  • Dr Leping Lin (2020 - 2021); academic visiting scholar, Guilin University of Electronic Technology
  • Dr Yuwei Guo (2019 - 2020); academic visiting scholar, Xidian University

Previous PhD Students and Research Associates

    Research Associates
  • Dr Jeremie Clos - Encouraging Lifelong Learning for an Inclusive and Vibrant Europe (ENLIVEN) (2018 - 2019)
    Teaching Assistant, University of Nottingham.
  • Dr Claire Palmer - Encouraging Lifelong Learning for an Inclusive and Vibrant Europe (ENLIVEN) (2016 - 2018)
  • Dr Fang He - Towards Advanced Portfolio Optimisation (2012-2015)
    Lecturer at University of Westmnister, UK
  • Dr Jingpeng Li - Hybrid Meta-heuristics and IP in Nurse Rostering (2007 - 2010)
    Reader in Computer Science & Mathematics, University of Stirling
  • Dr Tim Curtois - Meta-heuristics on Nurse Rostering (2013 - 2015)
    Technical Director at Staff Roster Solutions
    PhD Students
  • Dr Binhui Chen - Real-World Vehicle Routing Problems Using Hybrid Search Algorithms PhD thesis, (2014 - 2018)
    Algorithm Engineer at SF Express, Shen Zhen, China
  • Dr Yan Jin - Advanced Computational Methods in Portfolio Management (2011 - 2016)
  • Dr Khin Lwin - Evolutioanry Algorithms in Portfolio Optimisation PhD thesis (2010-2014)
    Researcher at Anglia Ruskin University, UK
  • Dr Huanlai Xing - Resource Optimization in Network Coding based Multicast PhD thesis (2009 - 2013)
    Professor at Southwest Jiaotong University, China
  • Dr Fang He - Integrations of CP, OR and Local Search in Portfolio Selection and Nurse Rostering PhD thesis (2009 - 2012)
    Lecturer at University of Westminister, UK
  • Dr Nam Pham - Foundamental Study of Hyper-heuristics in Combinatorial Optimisation PhD thesis (2007 - 2011)
  • Dr Amr Soghier - Adaptive Hyper-heuristics on Timetabling Problems PhD thesis (2007 - 2011)
    Senior Software Developer at Amadeus, United Arab Emirates
  • Dr Ying Xu - Meta-heuristics for QoS Based Multicast Network Routing PhD thesis (2007 - 2010)
    Professor at Hunan University, China
  • Dr. Adam Eckersley - Case Based Heuristic Selection PhD thesis (2000 - 2004)
    Research scientist at Newcastle upon Tyne
    Co-supervision / External supervision
  • Dr Jianjun Chen (co-supervise) - Port Scheduling and Optimisation (2012 - 2016)
  • Dr Wasakorn Laesanklang (co-supervise) - Workforce Scheduling and Routing Problem" (2012 - 2016)
  • Dr Geetha Barskaran (external) - Hierarchical Methods in Nurse Rostering (2011-2016)
  • Dr Jose Arturo Castillo (co-supervise) - Workforce Scheduling and Routing (2011-2015)
  • Dr Siti Abdul Rahim (external) - Data Preprocessing in University Timetabling
    Lecturer of Computer Science, UiTM Malaysia
  • Dr Nasser R. Sabar (external) - Metaheuristics in Timetabling and Optimization
    Researcher at RMIT University, Australia

Visiting Scholars

  • Dr Xingxing Hao (2018 - 2019); visiting PhD student, Xidian University
  • Dr Caihong Mu (2017 - 2018); visiting scholar, Xidian University, China
  • Dr Yi Liu (2017 - 2018); visiting scholar, Xidian University, China
  • Dr Jianping Liu (2014 - 2015); visiting scholar, Xian Jiaotong University, China
  • Dr Jufang Li (Mar 2013 - Mar 2014); visiting scholar, Chinese National University of Defense Technology, China
  • Dr Yuqing Li (Sep 2012 - Sep 2013); visiting scholar, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
  • Robert Jurcisin - Production Scheduling (Jan-May 2010); visiting PhD
  • Dr Yi Wang - Supply Chain Network Design (Dec 2009 - Nov 2010); visiting PhD, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China