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).
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.
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.