Neil Urquhart

Neil Urquhart

Dr Neil Urquhart



Dr Neil Urquhart is a lecturer within the School of Computing. After studying computing as an undergraduate he worked as a software developer and systems administrator in the printing and packaging sector.

He returned to academia and completed a PhD in 2002 which examined the use of nature inspired techniques and software agents to construct and optimise delivery networks.

Since 2002 he has worked as a lecturer within the School Of Computing at Edinburgh Napier where he is currently the programme leader for Computing Science.

Research Areas




Conference Activity

  • Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO) 2010
  • Neil Urquhart to chair Meta-Heuristics stream at YOR19
  • Meta-heuristics stream chair for YOR17.
  • Two CAVES members have papers accepted at EvoSTAR Conference to be held in Copenhagen in April
  • Co-Chair EvoStim 2011
  • Edinburgh Napier Staff Conference 2013 (member of conference planning group)
  • Dr Neil Urquhart and Kevin Sim are to chair the second edition of EvoINDUSTRY at EvoStar 2014 in Baeza Spain.


Editorial Activity

  • New book on automated scheduling and planning, being published by Springer due for release late 2013.


Media Activity

  • Optimisation@IIDI featured on LogisticsManager.Com


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