Edward Lam

Researcher in Optimisation

Summary

I am a scientist working in prescriptive analytics and artificial intelligence at Monash University and CSIRO’s Data61. I specialise in developing algorithms for automated decision-making in transportation and power systems.

I design algorithms that intelligently examine thousands to millions of scenarios to recommend the best course-of-action that adheres to operational limitations, such as monetary, time, safety and legal constraints. The algorithms are evaluated on difficult decision-making tasks in the transportation and energy sectors, including routing, scheduling, rostering and planning problems.

Formally, my work lies in the fields of operations research and combinatorial optimisation with a focus on mixed integer programming, constraint programming and graph theory. In particular, I study shortest path problems, traveling salesmen problems and vehicle routing problems.

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