Andreas Ernst


  • 9 Rainforest Walk, Room 346

    Clayton Campus


Accepting PhD Students

1994 …2020
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Personal profile


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. 

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Supervision interests

For potential PhD research projects see my personal home page.



  • 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.


Project: Research

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

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


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.


Project: Research

Research Output 1994 2018

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

Heuristic algorithms for the single allocation p-hub center problem with routing considerations

Kartal, Z., Krishnamoorthy, M. & Ernst, A. T. 17 Jul 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : OR Spectrum. p. 1-47 47 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

A bi-level optimization model for grouping constrained storage location assignment problems

Xie, J., Mei, Y., Ernst, A., Li, X. & Song, A. 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics. 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Mathematical models for the berth allocation problem in dry bulk terminals

Ernst, A. T., Oğuz, C., Singh, G. & Taherkhani, G. 16 Feb 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Scheduling. 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

New models and algorithms for the container stack rearrangement problem by yard cranes in maritime ports

Dayama, N. R., Ernst, A. T., Krishnamoorthy, M., Narayanan, V. & Rangaraj, N. Dec 2017 In : EURO Journal on Transportation and Logistics. 6, 4, p. 307-348 42 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Activities 2017 2017

  • 2 Contribution to conference

International Symposium on Scheduling 2017

Ernst, A. T. (Keynote/plenary speaker)
23 Jun 2017

Activity: Contribution to conference

AMSI Optimise

Ernst, A. T. (Organiser)
26 Jun 201730 Jun 2017

Activity: Contribution to conference