Professor Natashia BOLAND

Professorial Fellow (Associate)

School of Mathematics and Statistics

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Research Interests

  • Operations Research
  • Logistics and Scheduling
  • Polyhedral combinatorics
  • Column generation
  • Constraint programming
  • Dual methods in integer programming
  • Integer programming

Research Groups

Recent Publications

  • N. Boland, Hadi Charkhgard, Martin Savelsbergh. A new method for optimizing a linear function over the efficient set of a multiobjective integer program. European Journal of Operational Research, 260, 904-919, 2017. doi: 10.1016/j.ejor.2016.02.037.

  • N. Boland, Hadi Charkhgard, Martin Savelsbergh. The Quadrant Shrinking Method: A simple and efficient algorithm for solving tri-objective integer programs. European Journal of Operational Research, 260, 873-885, 2017. doi: 10.1016/j.ejor.2016.03.035.

  • N. Boland, Thomas Kalinowski, Fabian Rigterink. A polynomially solvable case of the pooling problem. Journal of Global Optimization, 67, 621-630, 2017. doi: 10.1007/s10898-016-0432-6.

  • N. Boland, Santanu S Dey, Thomas Kalinowski, Marco Molinaro, Fabian Rigterink. Bounding the gap between the McCormick relaxation and the convex hull for bilinear functions. Mathematical Programming, 162, 523-535, 2017. doi: 10.1007/s10107-016-1031-5.

  • Sebastian Ruther, N. Boland, Faramroze G Engineer, Ian Evans. Integrated Aircraft Routing, Crew Pairing, and Tail Assignment: Branch-and-Price with Many Pricing Problems. Transportation Science, 51, 177-195, 2017. doi: 10.1287/trsc.2015.0664.

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Extra Information

Dr Boland is currently involved in teaching a first-year maths class, a third-year class in operations research, and an Honours level class in integer and combinatorial optimisation. She has a number of active research projects in both theoretical and applied operations research, and is currently supervising five PhD projects, one Honours project, and a third-year individual study project. Dr Boland regularly provides consulting services to industry in a number of areas, particularly in airline planning, transportation logistics and scheduling.

Past Postgraduate Supervision

Name Thesis title
Sophie DICKSON "Robust Aairline scheduling and disruption management"
Emily DUANE "Improving crane scheduling and container handling operations at seaport container terminals"
Christopher FRICKE "Applications of integer programming in open pit mining"
Liam MERLOT "Techniques for academic timetabling"
Olivia SMITH "Robust and integrated transport scheduling optimisation"

Past MSc Students

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Recent Grant History

Year(s) Source Type Title
2006 - 2009 ARC Linkage From Tactical Planning to Operational Control - Bridging the Chasm