Scheduling, Optimisation and Forecasting

Areas include:

  • Strategic passenger rail policy and strategy;
  • Passenger rail demand forecasting;
  • Passenger rail service design and development;
  • Rail investment appraisal and evaluation;
  • Station design and planning;
  • Rail user market research;
  • Travel demand management in railways;
  • Telecommunications, wireless communications and signal processing
  • Scheduling and optimisation for large scale industrial applications, including high performance combinatorial optimisation algorithms, parallel matheuristics and network optimisation;
  • Mathematical optimisation;
  • Container Logistics;
  • Operations research, using mathematical optimisation;
  • Infrastructure planning;
  • Vehicle scheduling;
  • Some simulation modelling;
  • Heavy rail logistics;
  • Rail policy, business strategy.
  • Single line track scheduling and locomotive scheduling;
  • Algorithms for variants of fixed interval scheduling problems;
  • Algorithms for scheduling with sequence dependent processing times;
  • Optimal content placement for large scale VoD systems;
  • Optimising container terminal operations;
  • Solving variants of hub location models;
  • Multiprocessor task scheduling;
  • Personnel scheduling and rostering;
  • Decomposition algorithms;
  • Focus on Intermodal to synchro-modal;
  • Modelling and software platforms for planning, and
  • Constraints Programming, Hybrid Techniques, Transport Applications.