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Minimization of incompletely specified mixed polarity Reed Muller functions using genetic algorithm.

Conference Proceeding
Al-Jassani, B. A., Urquhart, N. B., & Almaini, A. E. A. (2009)
Minimization of incompletely specified mixed polarity Reed Muller functions using genetic algorithm. https://doi.org/10.1109/12.67320
A New and efficient Genetic Algorithm (GA) based approach is presented to minimise the number of terms of Mixed Polarity Reed Muller (MPRM) single and multi output incompletel...

Manipulation and optimization techniques for Boolean logic

Journal Article
Al-Jassani, B. A., Urquhart, N. B., & Almaini, A. E. A. (2010)
Manipulation and optimization techniques for Boolean logic. IET computers & digital techniques / IET, 4, 227-239. https://doi.org/10.1049/iet-cdt.2009.0007
In this study, new techniques and algorithms are presented for the derivation and optimisation of mixed polarity Reed Muller (MPRM) and mixed polarity dual Reed Muller (MPDRM)...

Multi-Modal employee routing with time windows in an urban environment.

Conference Proceeding
Urquhart, N. B., Hart, E., & Judson, A. (2015)
Multi-Modal employee routing with time windows in an urban environment. In Proceedings of the 2015 Genetic and Evolutionary Algorithms Conference, (1503-1504). https://doi.org/10.1145/2739482.2764649
An urban environment provides a number of challenges and opportunities for organisations faced with the task of scheduling a mobile workforce. Given a mixed set of public and ...

Evolving solution choice and decision support for a real-world optimisation problem

Conference Proceeding
Urquhart, N., & Fonzone, A. (2017)
Evolving solution choice and decision support for a real-world optimisation problem. In Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference 2017, (1264-1271). https://doi.org/10.1145/3071178.3071207
Agencies who provide social care services typically have to optimise staff allocations and the travel whilst attempting to satisfy conflicting objectives. In such cases it i...

AGADE-TRAFFIC: Multi-Agent Simulations in Geographical Networks

Conference Proceeding
Rotärmel, S., Farrenkopf, T., Guckert, M., & Urquhart, N. (2017)
AGADE-TRAFFIC: Multi-Agent Simulations in Geographical Networks. In Y. Demazeau, P. Davidsson, J. Bajo, & Z. Vale (Eds.), Advances in Practical Applications of Cyber-Physical Multi-Agent Systems: The PAAMS Collection, (355-358). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-59930-4_37
AGADE-TRAFFIC is a tool for simulating traffic flow in networks. Traffic participants are modelled as NetLogo agents and are visualised in a graphical user interface. Geograph...

Techniques for Auditing the ICT Carbon Footprint of an Organisation

Journal Article
Mouchet, C., Urquhart, N., & Kemmer, R. (2014)
Techniques for Auditing the ICT Carbon Footprint of an Organisation. International Journal of Green Computing, 5(1), 44-61. https://doi.org/10.4018/ijgc.2014010104
This article has presents an extensive survey of the state of the art in Green IT/S. The findings of the survey suggest that there is scope for a reliable carbon footprint aud...

Optimising the scheduling and planning of urban milk deliveries.

Conference Proceeding
Urquhart, N. B. (2015)
Optimising the scheduling and planning of urban milk deliveries. In A. M. Mora, & G. Squillero (Eds.), Applications of Evolutionary Computation, (604-615). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16549-3_49
This paper investigates the optimisation of the delivery of dairy products to households in three urban areas. The requirement for the optimisation to be part of the existing ...

A Unifying Software Framework for Vehicle Routing and Logistics

Conference Proceeding
Enenkel, J., Geyer, J., Keiner, J., Nguyen, J., Steuler, J. L., & Urquhart, N. (in press)
A Unifying Software Framework for Vehicle Routing and Logistics. In Conference proceedings
A wide range of open source tools and real world data are available to support those working on vehicle routing and logistics optimisation. Despite such tools being available ...

Combining parallel coordinates with multi-objective evolutionary algorithms in a real-world optimisation problem

Conference Proceeding
Urquhart, N. (2017)
Combining parallel coordinates with multi-objective evolutionary algorithms in a real-world optimisation problem. In GECCO ’17 Companion, B, (1335-1340). https://doi.org/10.1145/3067695.3082485
Optimisation problems based upon real-world instances often contain many objectives. Many existing Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithm techniques return a set of solutions ...

Creating optimised employee travel plans

Conference Proceeding
Urquhart, N., & Hart, E. (2019)
Creating optimised employee travel plans. In Advances in Evolutionary and Deterministic Methods for Design, Optimization and Control in Engineering and Sciences, (489-502). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-89988-6_29
The routing of employees who provide services such as home health or social care is a complex problem. When sending an employee between two addresses , there may exist more th...
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The Extractive Components of UK Hardwood

2016 - 2017
Use the ITED system to search literature based observations about the chemical extractive components of both broadleaf and conifer tree species commonly grown in the UK. Chemically, wood structure ma...
Funder: Forestry Commission Scotland | Value: £28,492

DataLab_LarderLoad

2016 - 2016
Analysis of transactional data provided by real time cloud based ordering systems linked within the food supply chain which targets Foodservice sector
Funder: Data Lab | Value: £19,807

Caddie Charger

2014 - 2014
Focusing on the IT aspects of sound recognition and analysis. The product will be used to monitor the players  playing golf shots using a mixture of location, wi-fi and sounds technologies. Through us...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,950

AvantGuarde

2014 - 2014
Workshop style sessions were held with Avant Garde, their work so far was reviewed and issues relating to performance were examined. We were able to make specific  suggestions to address a number of i...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Esave Feasibility Study

2012 - 2012
This project undertook the following tasks: 1) An analysis of the existing work flow within the energy audit process used by esave on behalf of their clients. 2) The specification and design of a...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Food Services Analytics

2015 - 2015
I-POS produce an Intelligent Point of Sale application which runs on Apple iPad hardware for use in bars and restaurants. The application generates transaction based sales data and re-ordering data fr...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Netmedia: Innovation Voucher for Artificial Intelligence/Optimisation

2018 - 2018
The project will examine the manner in which a scheduling/timetabling system can be enhanced by having classifying users into types and then using problem templates matched to type to guide the user.
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Bus Passenger Analytics

2020 - 2020
Passengers using the Lothian Buses network may use a smart card (Ridacard) to pay for their journey, swiping the card on boarding a vehicle. Smart card journeys account for about 1/3rd of journeys mad...
Funder: Data Lab | Value: £26,170

Optimum order of deliveries within milk rounds

2013 - 2014
This project is being undertaken in collaboration  with McQueens Dairies. The principle aim is investigate the optimisation of drop-off points within milk rounds. The project will establish a suitable...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Tick2Ride Proof of Concept

2007 - 2008
The project looked at using optimisation techniques to plan business travel (i.e. journey sharing) and reduce its environmental impact. Both soft constraints (personal preferences) and hard const...
Funder: Scottish Enterprise | Value: £102,836