Research course

Automated Scheduling, Optimisation and Planning Group

Institution
University of Nottingham · School of Computer Science
Qualifications
PhDMPhilMRes

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in computer science or other relevant area.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

Postgraduate study for the degree of PhD is offered within the Automated Scheduling, Optimisation and Planning (ASAP) research group in Computer Science. The degrees of MPhil and MRes are also available. ASAP carries out multi-disciplinary research into mathematical models and algorithms for a variety of real world optimisation problems. A PhD or MPhil in the ASAP group requires research into models, heuristics and algorithms for automatically producing high-quality solutions to a variety of real-world scheduling and optimisation problems. ASAP research work aims to set the following research directions on the international agenda:

Modelling the complexity and uncertainty inherent in complex, real-world problems across a wide range of application areas including airport optimization, cutting and packing, educational timetabling, healthcare, network routing, personnel scheduling, portfolio optimization, production scheduling/rescheduling, public transport optimization, space allocation, transportation logistics optimization and vehicle routing.
Developing intelligent systems that can automatically aid the design and implementation of more efficient, effective, reusable, easier-to-implement/deploy/use general computational search methods that are applicable to a range of real-world problems.
Developing rigorous mathematical theories for a more profound understanding of real world problems and effective design of intelligent decision support systems.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the School of Computer Science web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months

MPhil

full time
24 months

MRes

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
enquiries@cs.nott.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)115 951 4251