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).

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A novel approach to independent taxi scheduling problem based on stable matching
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Investigating the impact of alternative evolutionary selection strategies on multi-method global optimization
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Optimising risk reduction: An expected utility approach for marginal risk reduction during regulatory decision making
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A Tabu Search Hyper-heuristic Approach to the Examination Timetabling Problem at the MARA University of Technology
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Burke, E.K; Hyde, M.R and Kendall, G A Squeaky Wheel Optimisation Methodology for Two Dimensional Strip Packing. Computers & Operations Research, 38 (7): 1035-1044, 2011.


Abstract

The two-dimensional strip packing problem occurs in industries such as metal, wood, glass, paper, and textiles. The problem involves cutting shapes from a larger stock sheet or roll of material, while minimising waste. This is a well studied problem for which many heuristic methodologies are available in the literature, ranging from the basic one-pass best-fit heuristic, to the state of the art Reactive GRASP and SVC(SubKP) iterative procedures. The contribution of this paper is to present a much simpler but equally competitive iterative packing methodology based on squeaky wheel optimisation. After each complete packing (iteration), a penalty is applied to pieces that directly decreased the solution quality. These penalties inform the packing in the next iteration, so that the offending pieces are packed earlier. This methodology is deterministic and very easy to implement, and can obtain some best results on benchmark instances from the literature.


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@ARTICLE{bhk2011, author = {E.K. Burke and M.R. Hyde and G. Kendall},
title = {A Squeaky Wheel Optimisation Methodology for Two Dimensional Strip Packing},
journal = {Computers \& Operations Research},
year = {2011},
volume = {38},
pages = {1035--1044},
number = {7},
month = {July},
abstract = {The two-dimensional strip packing problem occurs in industries such as metal, wood, glass, paper, and textiles. The problem involves cutting shapes from a larger stock sheet or roll of material, while minimising waste. This is a well studied problem for which many heuristic methodologies are available in the literature, ranging from the basic one-pass best-fit heuristic, to the state of the art Reactive GRASP and SVC(SubKP) iterative procedures. The contribution of this paper is to present a much simpler but equally competitive iterative packing methodology based on squeaky wheel optimisation. After each complete packing (iteration), a penalty is applied to pieces that directly decreased the solution quality. These penalties inform the packing in the next iteration, so that the offending pieces are packed earlier. This methodology is deterministic and very easy to implement, and can obtain some best results on benchmark instances from the literature.},
doi = {10.1016/j.cor.2010.10.005},
keywords = {cutting, packing, two-dimensional, strip packing, Cutting stock, Heuristics, Local search, Artificial intelligence},
owner = {gxk},
timestamp = {2010.12.03},
webpdf = {http://www.graham-kendall.com/papers/bhk2011.pdf} }