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.

News

If you are interested in hyper-heuristics, take a look at my publications in this area
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Can ants play chess? Yes they can!
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Publication(s)

On Nash equilibrium and evolutionarily stable states that are not characterised by the folk theorem
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A Game Theoretic Approach for Taxi Scheduling Problem with Street Hailing
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A Heuristic Approach for the Travelling Tournament Problem using Optimal Travelling Salesman Tours
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Evaluating the performance of a EuroDivisia index using artificial intelligence techniques
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Graham Kendall: Details of Requested Publication


Citation

Burke, E.K and Kendall, G Applying Ant Algorithms and the No Fit Polygon to the Nesting Problem. In Proceedings of the 12th Australian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AIí99), pages 453-464, Sydney, Australia, 6-10 December, Lecture Notes in Artifcial Intelligence 1747, 1999.


Abstract

In previous work solutions for the nesting problem are produced using the no fit polygon (NFP), a new evaluation method and three evolutionary algorithms (simulated annealing (SA), tabu search (TS) and genetic algorithms (GA)). Tabu search has been shown to produce the best quality solutions for two problems. In this paper this work is developed. A relatively new type of search algorithm (ant algorithm) is developed and the results from this algorithm are compared against SA, TS and GA We discuss the ideas behind ant algorithms and describe how they have been implemented with regards to the nesting problem. The evaluation method used is described, as is the NFP. Computational results are given.


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@INPROCEEDINGS{bk1999a, author = {E.K. Burke and G. Kendall},
title = {Applying Ant Algorithms and the No Fit Polygon to the Nesting Problem},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 12th Australian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AIí99)},
year = {1999},
editor = {N. Foo},
volume = {1747},
series = {Lecture Notes in Artifcial Intelligence},
pages = {453--464},
address = {Sydney, Australia, 6-10 December},
abstract = {In previous work solutions for the nesting problem are produced using the no fit polygon (NFP), a new evaluation method and three evolutionary algorithms (simulated annealing (SA), tabu search (TS) and genetic algorithms (GA)). Tabu search has been shown to produce the best quality solutions for two problems. In this paper this work is developed. A relatively new type of search algorithm (ant algorithm) is developed and the results from this algorithm are compared against SA, TS and GA We discuss the ideas behind ant algorithms and describe how they have been implemented with regards to the nesting problem. The evaluation method used is described, as is the NFP. Computational results are given.},
comment = {ISBN 1-892512-79-3},
doi = {10.1007/3-540-46695-9_38},
keywords = {packing, nesting, no fit polygon, NFP, ant algorithms, ACO},
timestamp = {2007.03.29},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/3-540-46695-9},
webpdf = {http://www.graham-kendall.com/papers/bk1999a.pdf} }