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Operational Research / Evolutionary Computation/ Optimisation for Energy Supply Chain

Faculty of Engineering & Technology

Prof Trung Thanh Nguyen , Dr Ben Matellini Thursday, March 18, 2021 Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
Liverpool United Kingdom Data Analysis Machine Learning Operational Research

About the Project

Candidates are invited to apply for a full PhD scholarship in the area of Operational Research / Evolutionary Computation/ Optimisation for Energy Supply Chain. The PhD scholarship is co-funded by a global leading company in energy supply chain. The candidate will benefit from working with both an academic and industry environment on a day-to-day basis, will have the opportunity to apply their research to a challenging real-world problem, and will have potential career opportunity afterwards either in academia or industry.

Candidates should have excellent programming skills in C++ or a similar object-oriented programming language, and strong expertise in optimisation using meta-heuristic/heuristic algorithms. Previous experience in strong publications will be advantageous.

The candidate will join the Operational Research (OR) group within the Liverpool Logistics, Offshore and Marine Research Institute at Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Liverpool John Moores University. The OR group is actively carrying out research on optimisation/simulation, operational research, data analytics, machine learning with focuses on active travel, maritime, transport (rail and road), logistics, IoT and smart cities problems.

Please have a look at this link for some example of our current/past projects on air quality and green transportation . Other projects that we have been/ are running include:

-         Evolutionary computation or meta-heuristics or heuristics

-         OR/optimisation/simulation/data analytics applications in rail, in partnership with Merseyrail, Network Rail, and Rail Delivery Group

-         OR applications/data analytics in maritime, in partnership with UK, EU and overseas ports

-         OR applications/data analytics in sustainable transportation, e.g. bicycle, e-bikes, walking, buses, emission/congestion reduction etc., in partnership with local authorities and transport authorities (e.g. the ones in Liverpool and Manchester)

-         OR applications in logistics (e.g. bin packing, vehicle routing etc.) in partnership with logistics companies, especially those in airports, ports, and manufacturing plants (especially those in Liverpool).

-         OR applications in manufacturing, in partnership with car manufacturers e.g. Vauxhall and Jaguar Land Rover.

-         IoT and intelligent sensors for active travel. We have developed a number of applications on this and already have a network of IoT sensors across Liverpool City Region.

Informal enquiries can be made to Prof. Trung Thanh Nguyen and Dr. Ben Matellini .

Applications should be submitted online via the following link: please quote reference FET/PHD/TTNGUYEN/BMATELLINI on your application.

Funding Notes

This is a fully funded PhD studentship, subject to external funding confirmation.

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