Graham Kendall
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Professor Graham Kendall

University of Nottingham, UK

I am a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Nottingham (UK). I am currently the Vice-Provost (Research and Knowledge Transfer) at our campus in Malaysia. I am a member of the Automated Scheduling, Optimisation and Planning (ASAP) Research Group. My interests include Operational Research, Evolutionary Computing, Scheduling (particularly sports scheduling), Cutting and Packing, Timetabling and Games (both games in the usual sense of the word as well as mathematical games such as the Iterated Prisoners Dilemma).

Latest Blog Post

The Christmas Present Problem: It’s Hard – NP-Hard

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MISTA Conference: Proceeedings

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If you are interested in hyper-heuristics, take a look at my publications in this area
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Publication

A Genetic Programming Hyper-Heuristic Approach for Evolving 2-D Strip Packing Heuristics
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Publication

The evolution of blackjack strategies
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Publication

A Classification of Hyper-heuristic Approaches
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Publication

An Investigation of a Tabu Search Based Hyper-Heuristic for Examination Timetabling
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Graham Kendall: Home Page

Welcome to my home page. Below is my brief biography. I have written it in the third person, so feel free to use it.

Professor Graham Kendall is the Vice-Provost (2011-present) at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC). He has been in Malaysia since August 2011 and is responsible for developing and delivering the strategic aims of the University in the areas of Research and Knowledge Exchange. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of MyResearch Sdn Bhd. This company has MIDA R&D status, enabling companies to invest in Research and Development in a tax efficient way.

He was awarded a BSc (Hons) First Class in Computation from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), UK in 1997 and received his PhD from The University of Nottingham (School of Computer Science) in 2000.

Professor Kendall is a Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS) and a Fellow of the Operational Research Society (FORS).

He has published over 70 refereed journal papers (the vast majority in ISI ranked journals) and over 200 peer reviewed papers in total. He has edited 11 books and authored almost 20 book chapters.

He is currently an Associate Editor of ten journals.

As a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Nottingham he is a member of the Automated Scheduling, Planning and Optimisation Group (ASAP) in the School of Computer Science.

His research interests include Operations Research, Scheduling, Logistics, Vehicle Routing, Meta- and Hyper-heuristics, Evolutionary Computation and Games.

Before becoming an academic Graham worked in the IT industry for almost 20 years. He worked for two companies. Between 1977 and 1988 he worked for the Co-operative Wholesale Society (CWS), firstly in Goldalming (Surrey), then in Woolwich (South London) and finally at their Head Office in Manchester. During that time, he held a number of positions; starting as a computer operator and eventually holding a variety of managerial positions including Production Manager, Service Manager and Technical Support Manager.

Between 1988 and 1994 he worked for Provincial Insurance (which is now part of AXA) in Kendal (Cumbria, in the Lake District). In the time he held the position of Operations Support Manager.