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Dr Hamish Waterer

Senior Research Fellow

School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (Mathematics)

Career Summary

Biography

Research Expertise

Operational Research / Operations Research

Optimisation / Optimization

Mixed Integer Programming

Mathematical Programming

Business Analytics


Qualifications

  • PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology

Keywords

  • Mathematics
  • Mixed Integer Programming
  • Operations Research
  • Optimization

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
010206Operations Research25
010303Optimisation50
010399Numerical and Computational Mathematics not elsewhere classified25

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2015 - 31/12/2015Senior Research FellowUniversity of Newcastle
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (13 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Phillips AE, Waterer H, Ehrgott M, Ryan DM, 'Integer programming methods for large-scale practical classroom assignment problems', Computers and Operations Research, 53 42-53 (2015)

In this paper we present an integer programming method for solving the Classroom Assignment Problem in University Course Timetabling. We introduce a novel formulation of the problem which generalises existing models and maintains tractability even for large instances. The model is validated through computational results based on our experiences at the University of Auckland, and on instances from the 2007 International Timetabling Competition. We also expand upon existing results into the computational difficulty of room assignment problems. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.

DOI10.1016/j.cor.2014.07.012
2015Boland N, Savelsbergh M, Waterer H, 'A decision support tool for generating shipping data for the Hunter Valley coal chain', Computers and Operations Research, 53 54-67 (2015)

Strategic capacity planning is a core activity for the Hunter Valley Coal Chain Coordinator as demand for coal is expected to double in the next decade. Optimization and simulation models are used to suggest and evaluate infrastructure expansions and operating policy changes. These models require input data in the form of shipping stems, which are arrival streams of ships at the port, together with their cargo types and composition. Creating shipping stems that accurately represent future demand scenarios has been a time-consuming and daunting challenge. We describe an optimization-based decision support tool that facilitates and enhances this process, and which has become an integral part of the company's work flow. The tool embeds sampling to enable the generation of multiple shipping stems for a single demand scenario, employs targets, and desirable and permissable ranges to specify and control the characteristics of the shipping stems, and uses integer programming in a hierarchical fashion to generate shipping stems that best meet the set goals. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.

DOI10.1016/j.cor.2014.07.016
Co-authorsNatashia Boland
2014Boland N, Kalinowski T, Waterer H, Zheng L, 'Scheduling arc maintenance jobs in a network to maximize total flow over time', DISCRETE APPLIED MATHEMATICS, 163 34-52 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.dam.2012.05.027Author URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 1
Co-authorsNatashia Boland, Thomas Kalinowski
2014Foster JD, Berry AM, Boland N, Waterer H, 'Comparison of mixed-integer programming and genetic algorithm methods for distributed generation planning', IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 29 833-843 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1109/TPWRS.2013.2287880
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsNatashia Boland
2013Akartunali K, Boland N, Evans I, Wallace M, Waterer H, 'Airline planning benchmark problems-Part I: Characterising networks and demand using limited data', COMPUTERS & OPERATIONS RESEARCH, 40 775-792 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.cor.2012.02.012Author URL
Co-authorsNatashia Boland
2013Akartunali K, Boland N, Evans I, Wallace M, Waterer H, 'Airline planning benchmark problems-Part II: Passenger groups, utility and demand allocation', COMPUTERS & OPERATIONS RESEARCH, 40 793-804 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.cor.2012.03.005Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsNatashia Boland
2013Boland N, Kalinowski T, Waterer H, Zheng L, 'Mixed integer programming based maintenance scheduling for the Hunter Valley coal chain', JOURNAL OF SCHEDULING, 16 649-659 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1007/s10951-012-0284-yAuthor URL
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsThomas Kalinowski, Natashia Boland
2012Smith OJ, Boland NL, Waterer HA, 'Solving shortest path problems with a weight constraint and replenishment arcs', Computers & Operations Research, 39 964-984 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 10Web of Science - 7
Co-authorsNatashia Boland
2011Archer R, Nates G, Donovan S, Waterer HA, 'Wind turbine interference in a wind farm layout optimization mixed integer linear programming model', Wind Engineering, 35 165-175 (2011) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 4
2009Zink F, Waterer H, Archer R, Schaefer L, 'Geometric optimization of a thermoacoustic regenerator', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THERMAL SCIENCES, 48 2309-2322 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.ijthermalsci.2009.05.007Author URL
CitationsScopus - 14Web of Science - 9
2007Waterer H, 'Lot sizing with inventory gains', OPERATIONS RESEARCH LETTERS, 35 759-766 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.orl.2007.01.005Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2002Waterer H, Johnson EL, Nobili P, Savelsbergh MWP, 'The relation of time indexed formulations of single machine scheduling problems to the node packing problem', MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING, 93 477-494 (2002)
DOI10.1007/s10107-002-0335-9Author URL
CitationsScopus - 10Web of Science - 10
2000Philpott AB, Craddock M, Waterer H, 'Hydro-electric unit commitment subject to uncertain demand', EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH, 125 410-424 (2000)
DOI10.1016/S0377-2217(99)00172-1Author URL
CitationsScopus - 29Web of Science - 22
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Conference (4 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Clement R, Boland NL, Waterer H, 'A Variable Sized Bucket Indexed Formulation for Nonpreemptive Single Machine Scheduling Problems', MODSIM2013, Proceedings of the 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Adelaide, SA (2013) [E1]
Co-authorsNatashia Boland
2012Boland NL, Evans I, Mears C, Niven T, Pattison M, Wallace M, Waterer HA, 'Rail disruption: Passenger focused recovery', Computers in Railways XIII, New Forest, UK (2012) [E1]
Co-authorsNatashia Boland
2011Boland NL, Engineer F, Reisi Ardali M, Savelsbergh M, Waterer HA, 'Data generation in the Hunter Valley Coal Chain: A case study in capacity assessment', Proceedings of the 35th Application of Computers and Operations Research in the Minerals Industry Symposium, Wollongong, NSW (2011) [E1]
Co-authorsNatashia Boland
2011Boland NL, Kalinowski T, Waterer H, Zheng L, 'An optimisation approach to maintenance scheduling for capacity alignment in the Hunter Valley coal chain', Proceedings of the 35th Application of Computers and Operations Research in the Minerals Industry Symposium, Wollongong, NSW (2011) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsThomas Kalinowski, Natashia Boland
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Report (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Boland NL, Waterer H, Clement R, 'A big bucket time indexed formulation for non-preemptive single machine scheduling problems', Centre for Optimal Planning and Operations Report Series, 1 (2013) [R1]
Co-authorsNatashia Boland
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants1
Total funding$12,000

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20151 grants / $12,000

Automated Planning of Maritime Inventory Routing for Koppers$12,000

Funding body: Koppers Australia Pty Ltd

Funding bodyKoppers Australia Pty Ltd
Project TeamDoctor Hamish Waterer, Dr Andreas Ernst
SchemeResearch Consultancy
RoleLead
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2015
GNoG1500550
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2009Mixed Integer Linear Programming Models for Machine Scheduling
Mathematics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014Mixed-Integer Quadratically-Constrained Programming, Piecewise-Linear Approximation and Error Analysis with Applications in Power Flow
Mathematics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
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Dr Hamish Waterer

Position

Senior Research Fellow
Centre for Optimal Planning and Operations (C-OPT)
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Focus area

Mathematics

Contact Details

Emailhamish.waterer@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4921 5951
Fax(02) 4921 6898

Office

RoomV33
BuildingMathematics Building
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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