Professor / Associate Dean (Industry & Enterprise)

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
  • Operations Research

Research Groups

Recent Publications

  • M. FOUMANI, A Razeghi, K. Smith-Miles. Stochastic optimization of two-machine flow shop robotic cells with controllable inspection times: From theory toward practice. Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, 61, 101822 (20pp), 2020. doi: 10.1016/j.rcim.2019.101822.

  • P Baniasadi, M. FOUMANI, K. Smith-Miles, V Ejov. A transformation technique for the clustered generalized traveling salesman problem with applications to logistics. European Journal of Operational Research, 2020. doi: 10.1016/j.ejor.2020.01.053.

  • 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.

  • Mario A Muñoz, K. Smith-Miles, M. Munoz Acosta. Generating New Space-Filling Test Instances for Continuous Black-Box Optimization.. Evolutionary computation, 1-26, 2019. doi: 10.1162/evco_a_00262.

  • Priyanga Dilini Talagala, Rob J Hyndman, K. Smith-Miles, Sevvandi Kandanaarachchi, Mario A Munoz, MA Muñoz, M. Munoz Acosta. Anomaly Detection in Streaming Nonstationary Temporal Data. Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, 1-21, 2019. doi: 10.1080/10618600.2019.1617160.

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Current Postgraduate Supervision

Name Thesis title

Past Postgraduate Supervision

Name Thesis title
Simon BOWLY "Stress testing mixed integer programming solvers through new test instance generation methods"

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)


  • Associate Dean (Industry and Enterprise)


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