Presentation on theme: "1 Investing the LANCS Resources Edmund Burke Nottingham / Stirling Sanja Petrovic LANCS Initiative Scientific and Industrial Advisory Board November 28-29."— Presentation transcript:
1 Investing the LANCS Resources Edmund Burke Nottingham / Stirling Sanja Petrovic LANCS Initiative Scientific and Industrial Advisory Board November 28-29 2011, Cumberland Lodge Automated Scheduling, Optimisation and Planning Group (ASAP) School of Computer Science University of Nottingham
2 ASAP Group 7 members of academic staff 8 research fellows 1 industrial research associate 38 PhD students 1 MRes student 1 member of administrative support staff
3 LANCS Members 4 Lecturers 1 Transitional Fellow To be appointed: 1 Professor
4 Collaboration with Stirling Apply together for research funding in relevant research areas. Common supervision of PhD students and post-doctoral research students.
5 EPSRC Programme Grant Application A joint application for £6.7M between UCL, Stirling/Nottingham, Birmingham and York Successfully through to the final stage; interview in February Will address the challenge of adaptivity in search based software engineering by exploring hyper-heuristic methods Close synergy with LANCS 'Systems to Build Systems' cluster Strong support from partner universities Stirling and Nottingham plan to work closely together - joint supervisions - potential funding for both institutions Collaboration with Stirling (cont)
6 Sustainability of Research Capacity How to ensure the sustainability of research capacity beyond the grant support ? MSc course on Operational Research Unique feature: offered by the School of Computer Science Syllabus would reflect our expertise in Operational Research, and Computer Science/Artificial Intelligence
7 Optimisation Healthcare Heuristic Understanding Systems to Build Systems Transport and Logistics Stochastic Modelling + Southampton & Lancaster Understanding heuristics for communication of optimisation and simulation with application to A&E staffing + Cardiff, Staff Rosters Solutions Better understanding of heuristics for nurse rostering + Southampton, NATS and EUROCONTROL Improvement of airport operations + Southampton have joined SINTEF in a consortium Work on the real airport problems at Heathrow +Optrak Real world vehicle routing problems + Southampton & Portsmouth cooperative search + Turkish university (hyper-)heuristics in dynamic environments Landscape analysis of heuristics for stochastic optimisation problems Formulation and understanding the landscape and heuristics for timetabling problems Computer-based search methodologies available at reasonable cost to small organisations Research Between/Within Clusters +City Hospital Nottingham Radiotherapy planning and scheduling