Graham Kendall
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Professor Graham Kendall

Professor Graham Kendall is the Provost and CEO of The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC). He is also a Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Nottingham.

He is a Director of MyResearch Sdn Bhd, Crops for the Future Sdn Bhd. and Nottingham Green Technologies Sdn Bhd. He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS) and a Fellow of the Operational Research Society (FORS).

He has published over 230 peer reviewed papers. He is an Associate Editor of 10 journals and the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions of Computational Intelligence and AI in Games.

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Publication(s)

A Tabu Search Hyper-heuristic Approach to the Examination Timetabling Problem at the MARA University of Technology
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Optimising risk reduction: An expected utility approach for marginal risk reduction during regulatory decision making
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Heuristic, meta-heuristic and hyper-heuristic approaches for fresh produce inventory control and shelf space allocation
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Evolving Bin Packing Heuristics with Genetic Programming
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Graham Kendall: Details of Requested Publication


Citation

Burke, E.K; Curtois, T; Hyde, M; Kendall, G; Ochoa, G; Petrovic, S; Vázquez-Rodríguez, J.A and Gendreau, M Iterated Local Search vs. Hyper-heuristics: Towards General-Purpose Search Algorithms. In Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC 2010), pages 3073-3080, 2010.


Abstract

An important challenge within hyper-heuristic research is to design search methodologies that work well, not only across different instances of the same problem, but also across different problem domains. This article conducts an empirical study involving three different domains in combinatorial optimisation: bin packing, permutation flow shop and personnel scheduling. Using a common software interface (HyFlex), the same algorithms (high-level strategies or hyper-heuristics) can be readily run on all of them. The study is intended as a proof of concept of the proposed interface and domain modules, as a benchmark for testing the generalisation abilities of heuristic search algorithms. Several algorithms and variants from the literature were implemented and tested. From them, the implementation of iterated local search produced the best overall performance. Interestingly, this is one of the most conceptually simple competing algorithms, its advantage as a robust algorithm is probably due to two factors: (i) the simple yet powerful exploration/exploitation balance achieved by systematically combining a perturbation followed by local search; and (ii) its parameter-less nature. We believe that the challenge is still open for the design of robust algorithms that can learn and adapt to the available low-level heuristics, and thus select and apply them accordingly.


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@INPROCEEDINGS{bchkopvg2010, author = {E.K. Burke and T. Curtois and M. Hyde and G. Kendall and G. Ochoa and S. Petrovic and J.A. V\'{a}zquez-Rodr\'{i}guez and M. Gendreau},
title = {Iterated Local Search vs. Hyper-heuristics: Towards General-Purpose Search Algorithms},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC 2010)},
year = {2010},
pages = {3073--3080},
month = {July 18-23 2010},
organization = {Barcelona, Spain},
abstract = {An important challenge within hyper-heuristic research is to design search methodologies that work well, not only across different instances of the same problem, but also across different problem domains. This article conducts an empirical study involving three different domains in combinatorial optimisation: bin packing, permutation flow shop and personnel scheduling. Using a common software interface (HyFlex), the same algorithms (high-level strategies or hyper-heuristics) can be readily run on all of them. The study is intended as a proof of concept of the proposed interface and domain modules, as a benchmark for testing the generalisation abilities of heuristic search algorithms. Several algorithms and variants from the literature were implemented and tested. From them, the implementation of iterated local search produced the best overall performance. Interestingly, this is one of the most conceptually simple competing algorithms, its advantage as a robust algorithm is probably due to two factors: (i) the simple yet powerful exploration/exploitation balance achieved by systematically combining a perturbation followed by local search; and (ii) its parameter-less nature. We believe that the challenge is still open for the design of robust algorithms that can learn and adapt to the available low-level heuristics, and thus select and apply them accordingly.},
doi = {10.1109/CEC.2010.5586064},
keywords = {packing, bin packing, combinatorial mathematics, flow shop scheduling, heuristic programming, optimisation, personnel, search problems, HyFlex software interface, combinatorial optimisation, domain module, exploration-exploitation balance, general-purpose search algorithm, heuristic search algorithm, hyper-heuristic, interface module, iterated local search, low-level heuristics, permutation flow shop, personnel scheduling},
owner = {gxk},
timestamp = {2010.12.10},
webpdf = {http://www.graham-kendall.com/papers/bchkopvg2010.pdf} }