Edward Lam

PhD Student in Optimisation

I am a final-stage doctoral student in computer science and mathematics with three years of previous industry experience in analytics.


I am undertaking my doctorate in prescriptive analytics at the University of Melbourne in conjunction with CSIRO Data61. My research develops decision-making algorithms that intelligently examine thousands to millions of possible 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 challenges in the transportation and logistics sector, including planning, routing, scheduling and rostering tasks.

Formally, my research is in combinatorial optimisation and explores hybridisations of mixed integer programming, constraint programming and metaheuristics for solving graph optimisation problems, including shortest path problems, travelling salesman problems, vehicle routing problems and scheduling problems.



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