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

I have published some papers on timetabling.
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I have wriiten a number of articles for TheConversation
http://bit.ly/1yWlOkE

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Publication(s)

An Evolutionary Approach for the Tuning of a Chess Evaluation Function using Population Dynamics
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Hyperion - A recursive hyperheuristic framework
http://bit.ly/e00KUy
An Investigation, using Co-Evolution, to Evolve an Awari Player
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A Hyper-Heuristic Approach to Strip Packing Problems
http://bit.ly/fkNqJz

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Kendall, G and Li, J Combining Examinations to Accelerate Timetable Construction. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on the Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling (PATAT 2008), 18-22 August 2008, Montreal, Canada, 2008.


Abstract

In this paper we propose a novel approach that combines compatible examinations in order to accelerate both the initial timetable construction, as well as a later search. The conditions for combining exams are described, and we show that we are able to offer some guarantees as to the quality of solutions that remain in the reduced search space. The approach is applied to one of the standard benchmarks in this area; the St. Andrews83 instance. The results verify the effectiveness of this approach in simplifying examination timetabling problems, speeding up initial timetable construction and assisting any subsequent search.


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@INPROCEEDINGS{kl2008, author = {G. Kendall and J. Li},
title = {Combining Examinations to Accelerate Timetable Construction},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on the Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling (PATAT 2008)},
year = {2008},
editor = {E.K. Burke and M. Gendreau},
address = {18-22 August 2008, Montreal, Canada},
abstract = {In this paper we propose a novel approach that combines compatible examinations in order to accelerate both the initial timetable construction, as well as a later search. The conditions for combining exams are described, and we show that we are able to offer some guarantees as to the quality of solutions that remain in the reduced search space. The approach is applied to one of the standard benchmarks in this area; the St. Andrews83 instance. The results verify the effectiveness of this approach in simplifying examination timetabling problems, speeding up initial timetable construction and assisting any subsequent search.},
keywords = {exam timetabling, examination timetabling, Carter, heuristics},
owner = {rxj},
timestamp = {2008.09.12},
webpdf = {http://www.graham-kendall.com/papers/kl2008.pdf} }