Dr. John H. Drake
I am a Lecturer in Computer Science and a member of the Operational Research Group. My research interests lie at the interface between Computer Science and Operational Research, focusing on metaheuristic and evolutionary computation methods for real-world problem solving.
I am interested in most metaheuristic or evolutionary methods, with particular experience using Selection Hyper-heuristics, Memetic Algorithms, Genetic Algorithms, Genetic Programming, Grammatical Evolution, Estimation of Distribution Algorithms. I have previous experience of solving Educational Timetabling, Bin Packing, Vehicle Routing, Knapsack, Staff Scheduling, Sport Scheduling and Stock Cutting problems among others.Web links: