People contributed to constraint research at University of Essex

Staff (in chronological order):

Professor Edward Tsang (Academic Staff, Computer Science Department, edward @essex.ac.uk)
principal grant holder in the GENET, ACS, CACP; and GLS Projects; coordinator of Centre for Computational Finance
Professor Chris Voudouris (Visiting Professor, Ex-PhD student 1994 - 1997, chrisv@info.bt.co.uk)
constraint optimisation, Guided Local Search (Ex-Senior Research Officer in the GENET Project);
now working in British Telecom Research Laboratories, Martlesham, UK
Dr Chang Wang (Ex-academic Staff, Computer Science Department, chwang@lehman.com)
grant holder in the GENET Project
currently working in Lehman Brothers, USA
current interest: financial application of Artificial Intelligence
Professor Jim Doran (Ex-Academic Staff, Computer Science Department, doraj@essex.ac.uk)
grant holder in the GENET and ACS projects
Dr John Ford (Academic Staff, Computer Science Department, fordj@essex.ac.uk)
grant holder in the CACP Project
Dr Paul Scott (Academic Staff, Computer Science Department, scotp@essex.ac.uk)
grant holder in the CACP Project
Dr Abdellah Salhi (Academic Staff, Mathematics Department, as@essex.ac.uk)
research interest: operations research, combinatorial optimisation, evolutionary computation
Dr Qingfu Zhang (Academic Staff, Computer Science Department, qzhang@essex.ac.uk)
research interest: evolutionary computation, neural networks, optimisation algorithms, computational finance and signal processing

Non-staff Researchers (in alphabetical order):

Nathan Barnes (Ex-PhD student, Sponsored by British Telecom)
applying Guided Local Search to vehicle routing and job-shop scheduling
Dr James Borrett (Ex-Senior Research Officer and PhD student March 1994-98, james@gol.co.uk)
adaptive constraint satisfaction, problem formulation (the ACS Project and CACP Project)
Director of Global Optimum Limited and author of Yudoku, a Sudoku puzzle solver and generator.
Richard Bradwell (Ex-Senior Research Officer, CACP Project)
scheduling, heuristic search
James Butler (Ex-PhD Student, james.butler@reuters.com)
applying Genetic Programming to horse-racing and financial forecasting, computational finance
Dr Andrew Davenport (Ex-PhD student 1992-1997, davenport@us.ibm.com)
constraint satisfaction by iterative repair (the GENET Project);
after his PhD, he worked for Mark Fox's Enterprise Integration Laboratory, University of Toronto and then IBM
Peter Fuelling (Ex-MSc Student, pfuell@essex.ac.uk)
project Paradigm: a simulator for British Telecom's workforce allocation system (WMS)
Tim Gosling (PhD Student, October 2001 - , tdbgos@essex.ac.uk)
Distributed scheduling, computer-based negotiation (Sponsored by British Telecom)
Nicholas Hewes (ex-PhD student)
Optimisation (the GLS Project)
Nanlin Jin (PhD student, October 2002 - October 2006)
Bargaining in computational finance
Dr Zeynep Kitziltan (Visiting Scholar, August to September 2000)
Algorithms for the Satisfiability problem
Dr Alvin Kwan (Ex-PhD Student 1992-97, akwan@minddynamic.com.hk)
mapping CSPs to algorithms & heuristics (the ACS Project)
Mathias Kern (Ex-PhD Student, June 2000 - 2005, mkern@essex.ac.uk)
Dynamic scheduling, stochastic search (Sponsored by British Telecom)
Dr Tung Leng Lau (ex-PhD Student 1995-99, tllau@essex.ac.uk)
Genetic Algorithms for constraint optimisation
Dr Jin Li (PhD Student 1996-2000, jlilchen@yahoo.com)
Constraints in Genetic Programming (for computational finance)
Wudong Liu (PhD Student 2005-)
Market-based distributed scheduling (Sponsored by British Telecom)
Andy Lunness (Ex-MSc by Research Student)
applying Genetic Algorithms to constraint optimisation
Patrick Mills (Senior Research Officer and PhD Student, April 1997-2002, millph@essex.ac.uk)
Algorithms for non-binary constraint satisfaction problems, (the CACP Project)
Hassan Rashidi (PhD Student, October 2002 - April 2006, Visiting Academic, April 2006 - hrashi@essex.ac.uk)
Transportation Problems and computational finance
Hanyu Shang (Senior ex-MSc Student, Constraint Satisfaction)
Supply Chain Management
Jianyong Sun (Senior Research Officer, EDA Project)
Evolutionary compuation
Natasha Walsh (Ex-PhD Student 1993-97)
adaptive constraint satisfaction (the ACS Project)
Dr Terry Warwick (Ex-PhD Student 1991-95, warwt@essex.ac.uk)
Genetic Algoithms applied to constraint satisfaction;
now working as a consultant
Richard Williams (Ex-Senior Research Officer, CACP Project, rjw@essex.ac.uk)
Software engineering, machine discovery
Aimin Zhou (PhD student, Multi-objective Optimization Project)
optimization, Estimation of Distribution Algorithms, heuristic search
Dr Kangmin Zhu (Ex-Visiting Scholar, GENET Project)

Last update: 22 March 2002

Created by: Chris Voudouris, e-mail chrisv@info.bt.co.uk
Maintained by: Edward Tsang, e-mail edward @essex.ac.uk
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