Postdoctoral Research post at the University of Nottingham

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Date: Wed Mar 28 2001 - 09:33:50 MET DST

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                         Postdoctoral Research Associate

           A Case Based Approach to Heuristic Selection for Timetabling

                School of Computer Science & Information Technology
                               University of Nottingham

    A postdoctoral EPSRC-funded post is available within the Automated
    Scheduling, Optimisation and Planning (ASAP) research group within the
    School of Computer Science and IT at the University of Nottingham. The
    group currently has four permanent members of staff, four Research
    Assistants and 14 full-time PhD students.

    The project will involve work at the cutting edge of heuristic research
    in timetabling problems and Case Based Reasoning approaches will be
    investigated for finding the method for solving the problem (instead of
    simply finding a solution).

    The Research Assistant will develop and investigate a range of novel
    heuristics for timetabling using techniques such as Genetic Algorithms,
    Ant Colony Optimisation, Local Search etc, and then explore Case Based
    Reasoning approaches to pick a high quality method in a given situation.

    Salary will be within the range 16,775 - 25,213 per annum, depending
    on qualifications and experience. This post will be offered on a
    fixed-term contract for a period of two years.

    Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr S Petrovic, Email:

    Candidates should send a detailed CV, together with the names and
    addresses of two referees, to Ms A Payne, School of Computer Science and
    IT, The University of Nottingham, Jubilee Campus, Wollaton Road,
    Nottingham, NG8 1BB. Email: Closing date:
    9 April 2001.

    Prof Edmund K.Burke Professor of Computer Science
                                  Automated Scheduling, Optimisation and
                                            Planning Research Group
    e-mail: School of Computer Science
                                            and Information Technology
    Tel: +44 (0)115 951 4206 University of Nottingham
    Fax: +44 (0)115 951 4249 NOTTINGHAM NG8 1BB, UK.

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