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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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Scheduling English Football Fixtures over the Holiday Period Using Hyper-heuristics
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Tabu assisted guided local search approaches for freight service network design
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Citation

Burke, E. K; Hyde, M; Kendall, G and Woodward, J A Genetic Programming Hyper-Heuristic Approach for Evolving 2-D Strip Packing Heuristics. IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, 14 (6): 942-958, 2010.


Abstract

We present a genetic programming (GP) system to evolve reusable heuristics for the 2-D strip packing problem. The evolved heuristics are constructive, and decide both which piece to pack next and where to place that piece, given the current partial solution. This paper contributes to a growing research area that represents a paradigm shift in search methodologies. Instead of using evolutionary computation to search a space of solutions, we employ it to search a space of heuristics for the problem. A key motivation is to investigate methods to automate the heuristic design process. It has been stated in the literature that humans are very good at identifying good building blocks for solution methods. However, the task of intelligently searching through all of the potential combinations of these components is better suited to a computer. With such tools at their disposal, heuristic designers are then free to commit more of their time to the creative process of determining good components, while the computer takes on some of the design process by intelligently combining these components. This paper shows that a GP hyper-heuristic can be employed to automatically generate human competitive heuristics in a very-well studied problem domain.


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Bibtex

@ARTICLE{bhkw2010b, author = {E. K. Burke and M. Hyde and G. Kendall and J. Woodward},
title = {A Genetic Programming Hyper-Heuristic Approach for Evolving 2-D Strip Packing Heuristics},
journal = {IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation},
year = {2010},
volume = {14},
pages = {942--958},
number = {6},
month = {December 2010},
abstract = {We present a genetic programming (GP) system to evolve reusable heuristics for the 2-D strip packing problem. The evolved heuristics are constructive, and decide both which piece to pack next and where to place that piece, given the current partial solution. This paper contributes to a growing research area that represents a paradigm shift in search methodologies. Instead of using evolutionary computation to search a space of solutions, we employ it to search a space of heuristics for the problem. A key motivation is to investigate methods to automate the heuristic design process. It has been stated in the literature that humans are very good at identifying good building blocks for solution methods. However, the task of intelligently searching through all of the potential combinations of these components is better suited to a computer. With such tools at their disposal, heuristic designers are then free to commit more of their time to the creative process of determining good components, while the computer takes on some of the design process by intelligently combining these components. This paper shows that a GP hyper-heuristic can be employed to automatically generate human competitive heuristics in a very-well studied problem domain.},
doi = {10.1109/TEVC.2010.2041061},
issn = {1089-778X},
keywords = {Genetic Programming, Hyper-heuristics, Cutting, Packing, hyperheuristics},
owner = {gxk},
timestamp = {2010.10.12},
webpdf = {http://www.graham-kendall.com/papers/bhkw2010b.pdf} }