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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)

An Investigation of an Adaptive Poker player
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Scheduling in sports: An annotated bibliography
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The Limitations of Frequency Analysis for Dendritic Cell Population Modelling
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Universiti Malaysia Pahang examination timetabling problem: scheduling invigilators
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Kahar, M .N. M and Kendall, G The examination timetabling problem at Universiti Malaysia Pahang: Comparison of a constructive heuristic with an existing software solution. European Journal of Operational Research, 207 (2): 557-565, 2010.


Abstract

This paper presents a real-world, capacitated examination timetabling problem from Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP), Malaysia. The problem has constraints which have not been modelled before, these being the distance between examination rooms and splitting exams across several rooms. These constraints provide additional challenges in defining a suitable model and in developing a constructive heuristic. One of the contributions of this paper is to formally define this real-world problem. A further contribution is the constructive heuristic that is able to produce good quality solutions for the problem, which are superior to the solutions that are produced using the university’s current software. Moreover, our method adheres to all hard constraints which the current systems fails to do.


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@ARTICLE{kk2010, author = {M .N. M. Kahar and G. Kendall},
title = {The examination timetabling problem at Universiti Malaysia Pahang: Comparison of a constructive heuristic with an existing software solution},
journal = {European Journal of Operational Research},
year = {2010},
volume = {207},
pages = {557--565},
number = {2},
month = {December 2010},
abstract = {This paper presents a real-world, capacitated examination timetabling problem from Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP), Malaysia. The problem has constraints which have not been modelled before, these being the distance between examination rooms and splitting exams across several rooms. These constraints provide additional challenges in defining a suitable model and in developing a constructive heuristic. One of the contributions of this paper is to formally define this real-world problem. A further contribution is the constructive heuristic that is able to produce good quality solutions for the problem, which are superior to the solutions that are produced using the university’s current software. Moreover, our method adheres to all hard constraints which the current systems fails to do.},
doi = {10.1016/j.ejor.2010.04.011},
issn = {0377-2217},
keywords = {Optimisation, Timetabling, Heuristic, Scheduling},
owner = {gxk},
timestamp = {2010.10.12},
webpdf = {http://www.graham-kendall.com/papers/kk2010.pdf} }