Professor / Australian Laureate Fellow

School of Mathematics and Statistics

  • Room: 113
  • Building: Peter Hall Building
  • Campus: Parkville

Research Interests

  • Combinatorial optimisation
  • Continuous optimisation
  • Multi-objective optimisation
  • Performance evaluation
  • Generation of hard test instances
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Parameter estimation
  • Dimensional reduction
  • Numerical linear algebra
  • Machine Learning

Research Groups

Recent Publications

  • M. FOUMANI, K. Smith-Miles. The impact of various carbon reduction policies on green flowshop scheduling. Applied Energy, 249, 300-315, 2019. doi: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.04.155.

  • R Lewis, K. Smith-Miles, K Phillips. The school bus routing problem: An analysis and algorithm. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 10765 LNCS, 287-298, 2018. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-78825-8_24.

  • Mario A Munoz, Laura Villanova, D. Baatar, K. Smith-Miles, MA Muñoz. Instance spaces for machine learning classification. Machine Learning, 107, 109-147, 2018. doi: 10.1007/s10994-017-5629-5.

  • M Foumani, A. Moeini, M Haythorpe, K. Smith-Miles. A cross-entropy method for optimising robotic automated storage and retrieval systems. International Journal of Production Research, 6450-6472, 2018. doi: 10.1080/00207543.2018.1456692.

  • C Oliveira, A Aleti, L Grunske, K. Smith-Miles. Mapping the Effectiveness of Automated Test Suite Generation Techniques. IEEE Transactions on Reliability, 771-785, 2018. doi: 10.1109/TR.2018.2832072.

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Current Postgraduate Supervision

Name Thesis title
Simon BOWLY "' Generating new test instances for mixed-integer programming'"
Estefania YAP "' Instance Spaces for Multiobjective black box optimisation'"

Recent Grant History

Year(s) Source Type Title
2014 - 2019 ARC ARC Laureate Fellowship Stress-testing algorithms: Generating new test instances to elicit insights
2014 - 2016 ARC Centre Of Excellence ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS)


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