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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

Code Description Percentage
010206 Operations Research 25
010303 Optimisation 50
010399 Numerical and Computational Mathematics not elsewhere classified 25

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Senior Research Fellow University 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For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.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)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Phillips 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 probl... [more]

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.

DOI 10.1016/j.cor.2014.07.012
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2015 Boland 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 simulatio... [more]

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.

DOI 10.1016/j.cor.2014.07.016
Co-authors Natashia Boland
2014 Boland 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.dam.2012.05.027
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Natashia Boland, Thomas Kalinowski
2014 Foster 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]
DOI 10.1109/TPWRS.2013.2287880
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Natashia Boland
2013 Akartunali 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.cor.2012.02.012
Co-authors Natashia Boland
2013 Akartunali 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.cor.2012.03.005
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Natashia Boland
2013 Boland 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]
DOI 10.1007/s10951-012-0284-y
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Thomas Kalinowski, Natashia Boland
2012 Smith OJ, Boland NL, Waterer HA, 'Solving shortest path problems with a weight constraint and replenishment arcs', Computers & Operations Research, 39 964-984 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Natashia Boland
2011 Archer 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]
Citations Scopus - 5
2009 Zink F, Waterer H, Archer R, Schaefer L, 'Geometric optimization of a thermoacoustic regenerator', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THERMAL SCIENCES, 48 2309-2322 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ijthermalsci.2009.05.007
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 9
2007 Waterer H, 'Lot sizing with inventory gains', OPERATIONS RESEARCH LETTERS, 35 759-766 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.orl.2007.01.005
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2002 Waterer 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)
DOI 10.1007/s10107-002-0335-9
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 10
2000 Philpott AB, Craddock M, Waterer H, 'Hydro-electric unit commitment subject to uncertain demand', EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH, 125 410-424 (2000)
DOI 10.1016/S0377-2217(99)00172-1
Citations Scopus - 29Web of Science - 22
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Conference (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Clement 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-authors Natashia Boland
2012 Boland 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-authors Natashia Boland
2011 Boland 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-authors Natashia Boland
2011 Boland 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]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Thomas Kalinowski, Natashia Boland
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Report (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Boland 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-authors Natashia Boland
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 1
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 body Koppers Australia Pty Ltd
Project Team Doctor Hamish Waterer, Dr Andreas Ernst
Scheme Research Consultancy
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500550
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed1
Current1

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD0.1

Current Supervision

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

Past Supervision

Year Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 Mixed-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

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

Office

Room V33
Building Mathematics Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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