Optimisation and logistics

Our Optimisation and Logistics research group applies specialised computing techniques to solve complex and restrained process-optimisation problems, and enhance efficiencies.

optimisation logistics

These methods can be applied in any industry. For example, to: 

  • plan delivery trucks’ daily routes
  • assist with long-term mining decisions
  • design wind turbines and farms
  • customise program code for energy consumption.

Techniques central to the group’s research include: 

  • linear programming
  • ‘branch and bound’ algorithm design
  • genetic algorithms
  • evolution strategies
  • genetic programming
  • ant colony optimisation
  • particle swarm optimisation
  • local search
  • other related approaches.

Higher degrees by research

Whether you intend to work in research or industry, a higher degree by research can give you a competitive edge throughout your career. Find out more about studying a Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy.

Higher degrees by research