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    Australia

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1994 …2020
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Personal profile

Biography

Prof Andreas Ernst has over 20 years experience in the development of optimisation and simulation models to assist businesses with strategic and operational decision making. He is the director of MAXIMA, the Monash Academy for Cross and Interdisciplinary Mathematical Applications. His research interests focus on scheduling and optimisation for large scale industrial applications, including high performance combinatorial optimisation algorithms, parallel matheuristics and network optimisation. Past projects have included optimisation of coal supply chains, scheduling of recreational vehicles (motorhomes), train scheduling, rostering and research into hub location algorithms.

Research interests

Andreas Ernst's research is primarily in the area of optimisation and operations research. His interest is in methods for solving large scale integer programs including decomposition methods and matheuristics. These methods are important for dealing with real world applications. Andreas Ernst has a long track record of applying these methods in practice in a variety of areas including the mining industry, transport & logistics and energy. 

Lists of his publications can also be found at:

Supervision interests

For potential PhD research projects see my personal home page.

 

Keywords

  • Operations Research
  • Optimization
  • Integer Programming

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Projects 2016 2020

Hybrid methods with decomposition for large scale optimization

Li, X., Ernst, A. T. & Kalyanmoy, D.

16/04/1831/12/20

Project: Research

Connectivity – From Sea to Rail, Sea to Road, Road to Rail

Ernst, A. T., Wallace, M., Widyastuti, H. & Krishnamoorthy, M.

1/07/1631/12/18

Project: Research

Development of Software System for Group Work Scheduling

Wallace, M., Krishnamoorthy, M., Ernst, A. T., Belov, G., de Koninck, L., Sletten, T., Howard, M. E., Wilson Rajaratnam, S. M. & Lockley, S.

1/05/1630/06/18

Project: Research

Research Output 1994 2019

A benchmark dataset for the multiple depot vehicle scheduling problem

Kulkarni, S., Krishnamoorthy, M., Ranade, A., Ernst, A. T. & Patil, R., 1 Feb 2019, In : Data in Brief. 22, p. 484-487 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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Scheduling medical residents’ training at university hospitals

Brech, C. H., Ernst, A. & Kolisch, R., 1 Apr 2019, In : European Journal of Operational Research. 274, 1, p. 253-266 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

A merge search algorithm and its application to the constrained pit problem in mining

Kenny, A., Li, X. & Ernst, A. T., 2 Jul 2018, GECCO 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference: 2018 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, GECCO 2018; Kyoto; Japan; 15 July 2018 through 19 July 2018. Aguirre, H. (ed.). New York NY USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), p. 316-323 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

A new formulation and a column generation-based heuristic for the multiple depot vehicle scheduling problem

Kulkarni, S., Krishnamoorthy, M., Ranade, A., Ernst, A. T. & Patil, R., 1 Dec 2018, In : Transportation Research Part B. 118, p. 457-487 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

A new two-stage heuristic for the recreational vehicle scheduling problem

Kulkarni, S., Patil, R., Krishnamoorthy, M., Ernst, A. & Ranade, A., 1 Mar 2018, In : Computers and Operations Research. 91, p. 59-78 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Activities 2017 2017

  • 2 Contribution to conference

AMSI Optimise

Andreas Ernst (Organiser)
26 Jun 201730 Jun 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

International Symposium on Scheduling 2017

Andreas Ernst (Keynote/plenary speaker)
23 Jun 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference