Dr Neil Urquhart is a lecturer within the Institute for Informatics and Digital Innovation and the leader of the Optimisation Theme. His research interests include Evolutionary Algorithms and multi-agent systems applied to the optimisation of scheduling and routing problems, with a particular interest in using environmental impact as an optimisation criterion.
He has a special interest in the challenges involving the optimisation of real-world problems. Application areas of interest include pedestrian tracking and , vehicle routing and scheduling. He is currently co-editing a book on automated scheduling and planning which was published by Springer in August 2013, more details here.
Currently he is engaged in the application of nature-inspired techniques to CO2 reduction through optimisation. Neil is also an experienced software developer, specialising in Java. Examplea of this work may be found at here and vrptwemissions.appspot.com