Peter Wang

PhD Candidates

Project: Time series subsequence comparison and representation methods for patient-ventilator asynchrony detection.

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Hritika Gupta

PhD Candidates

Hritika is a PhD student at the University of Melbourne. She is supervised by OPTIMA CIs Prof Peter Taylor and Dr Mark Fackrell. Her research interests are in applied probability and stochastic modelling. Her PhD project is based on Call Centres as an application of queueing theory.

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Winton Nathan-Roberts

PhD Candidates

Winton’s current research project is to develop innovative multi-fidelity surrogate models for Bayesian optimisation, which utilise data of varying cost and accuracy to estimate the black-box objective function and constraints by exploiting the correlation between datasets. In doing so, the overall cost to collect the data can be greatly reduced without sacrificing the quality of the solution. He is supervised by Optima CI Prof. Uwe Aickelin, OPTIMA AI Dr Yuan Sun and Dr Ling Luo. His research interests are diverse, spanning machine learning, operations research, stochastic processes and blockchain.

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Mary Kolyaei

PhD Candidates

Mary’s research is titled “A data-driven optimisation with an application of omni-channel logistics”. She is based at The University of Melbourne. She supervised by OPTIMA CIs Assoc. Professor Hamideh Anjomshoa and Dr Lele (Joyce) Zhang.

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Xia Zhou

PhD Candidates

Xia Zhou’s PhD project consists of system optimization (static optimization) and user optimization (dynamic optimization) regarding improving traffic jams using incentives. He is undertaking this research at Monash University, supervised by OPTIMA CI Mark Wallace.

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Ashley Hanson

PhD Candidates

Ashley’s Masters’ project investigates the optimal bed utilisation target that can be set for a system of multiple interacting intensive care units. He is undertaking this research at The University of Melbourne, supervised by OPTIMA CIs Prof. Peter Taylor and Assoc. Prof. Mark Fackrell.

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Shiraz (Yi) Zhen

PhD Candidates

Shiraz is undertaking an OPTIMA Industry PhD Project with Melbourne Water. She is undertaking this research at The University of Melbourne, supervised by OPTIMA CI Prof. Kate Smith-Miles, and The University of Melbourne Professors, Tim Fletcher and Matthew Burns. She will commence in OPTIMA in November 2021.

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Emely Pierau

PhD Candidates

Emely is undertaking an OPTIMA Industry PhD Project with FFT. She is undertaking this research at Monash University, supervised by OPTIMA CI Prof. Peter Stuckey and Dr Hamid Rezatofighi.

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Vincent Barbosa Vaz

PhD Candidates

Vincent is undertaking an OPTIMA Industry PhD Project with SE Water. His main research interests lie in machine learning and optimisation. His project area explores the interplay between these two fields and how they can be more tightly integrated since they have traditionally been performed independently. The overall aim is to investigate the deep integration of constrained optimisation and machine learning, and to provide more effective tools for society to tackle the challenging decision-making problems it is facing. The focus of his applied work is on adapting such a framework to the water sector to make more informed decisions.

He is supervised by OPTIMA CI Prof. Peter Stuckey, and Prof. James Bailey and Prof. Christopher Leckie at the University of Melbourne.

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Zahra Namazian

PhD Candidates

Zahra’s project title is “Optimising multi-item retail inventories using Artificial Intelligence”.

She is based at our Monash University node, working with our industry partner MECCA Industries. OPTIMA Deputy Director Prof. Peter Stuckey supervises her, alongside Monash supervisor Prof. John Betts.

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