Alexander Ek

Alexander’s research is focused on enabling high-level modelling and solving of online/dynamic combinatorial optimisation problems, in particular via extending the MiniZinc toolchain.

Online optimisation is where new information is revealed over time (sometimes in real-time) and decisions (sometimes irreversible) have to be made continuously throughout the process. With multiple agents (i.e., stakeholders), fairness and balance also becomes an important issue to be addressed. His research is supervised by OPTIMA CIs Assoc. Professor Guido Tack, Professor Peter J. Stuckey, and Professor Maria Garcia de la Banda from Monash University, and Andreas Schutt from CSIRO Data61. Alexander’s work will lower the required skill-level for novices and increase efficiency for experts.