I am an associate lecturer and postdoctoral researcher (research fellow) at the University of Melbourne in Australia, working closely with Professors Peter J. Stuckey, James Bailey, Rao Kotagiri, Christopher Leckie, and Dr Jeffrey Chan. I received my PhD from the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) under the supervision of Priv. Dozent Dr Nysret Musliu.
My primary research interest lies in solving complex real-world problems through combinatorial optimisation and combinatorial machine learning, which combines optimisation and machine learning. My research includes both developing general-purpose algorithms and applications. Examples of such problems are to design algorithms to generate high-quality timetables for high schools based on the curriculum, teacher availability, and pedagogical requirements, or to optimise a production plan using data that is not entirely correct but rather predicted with machine learning.
- Co-chair for the doctoral program of CP’19.
- First place in the MaxSAT Evaluation 2018 in the incomplete weighted 300 seconds track with my LinSBPS solver!
- Visiting Nysret Musliu at the Vienna University of Technology from Dec-Feb.
- On the market from September 2019 – I am looking for positions!