Edward is a Research Fellow in the Department of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence in the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University, and contributes to the Analytics and Decision Sciences program at CSIRO Data61. His research in combinatorial optimization spans the disciplines of operations research and artificial intelligence. He specializes in branch-and-cut-and-price algorithms for decompositions and hybridizations of mixed integer linear programming and constraint programming. His work is used to advise decision-makers in the healthcare, energy, transportation and logistics industries.
Prior to joining Monash University, Edward completed his PhD studies at the University of Melbourne under the supervision of Pascal Van Hentenryck from the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His thesis proposed novel techniques to hybridize mathematical programming, constraint programming and Boolean satisfiability; winning him the 2019 Doctoral Research Award from the Association for Constraint Programming.