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Conjoint Professor Natashia Boland

Conjoint Professor

School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (Mathematics)

Career Summary

Biography

Research Expertise

  • Operations Research
  • Optimisation
  • Applied Discrete Mathematics

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Western Australia

Keywords

  • Applied Discrete Mathematics
  • Operations Research
  • Optimisation
  • Scheduling
  • airline planning
  • branch-and-cut
  • branch-and-price
  • combinatorial optimisation
  • combinatorial optimization
  • constrained shortest paths
  • constraint programming
  • dynamic work design
  • facility location
  • hub location
  • integer programming
  • logistics
  • maintenance scheduling
  • mine planning
  • network design
  • open-pit mining
  • operations research
  • optimisation
  • optimization
  • polyhedral analysis
  • production scheduling
  • shortest path problems
  • stochastic programming
  • supply chain management
  • transportation

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
010199 Pure Mathematics not elsewhere classified 15
010206 Operations Research 65
080202 Applied Discrete Mathematics 20

Professional Experience

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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 Boland NL, Savelsbergh MWP, 'Optimizing the Hunter Valley Coal Chain', Supply Chain Disruptions: Theory and Practice of Managing Risk, Springer, London 275-302 (2012) [B1]
DOI 10.1007/978-0-85729-778-5_10
Citations Scopus - 5
2003 Merlot LTG, Boland N, Hughes BD, Stuckey PJ, 'A hybrid algorithm for the examination timetabling problem', , SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN 207-231 (2003) [B1]
Citations Web of Science - 64

Journal article (51 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Boland NL, Eberhard AC, 'On the augmented Lagrangian dual for integer programming', Mathematical Programming, 150 491-509 (2015)

We consider the augmented Lagrangian dual for integer programming, and provide a primal characterization of the resulting bound. As a corollary, we obtain proof that the augmented... [more]

We consider the augmented Lagrangian dual for integer programming, and provide a primal characterization of the resulting bound. As a corollary, we obtain proof that the augmented Lagrangian is a strong dual for integer programming. We are able to show that the penalty parameter applied to the augmented Lagrangian term may be placed at a fixed, large value and still obtain strong duality for pure integer programs.

DOI 10.1007/s10107-014-0763-3
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 Hamish Waterer
2015 Boland N, Kalinowski T, Kaur S, 'Scheduling arc shut downs in a network to maximize flow over time with a bounded number of jobs per time period', Journal of Combinatorial Optimization, (2015)
DOI 10.1007/s10878-015-9910-x
Co-authors Thomas Kalinowski
2015 Boland N, Kalinowski T, Kaur S, 'Scheduling arc shut downs in a network to maximize flow over time with a bounded number of jobs per time period', Journal of Combinatorial Optimization, (2015)

We study the problem of scheduling maintenance on arcs of a capacitated network so as to maximize the total flow from a source node to a sink node over a set of time periods. Main... [more]

We study the problem of scheduling maintenance on arcs of a capacitated network so as to maximize the total flow from a source node to a sink node over a set of time periods. Maintenance on an arc shuts down the arc for the duration of the period in which its maintenance is scheduled, making its capacity zero for that period. A set of arcs is designated to have maintenance during the planning period, which will require each to be shut down for exactly one time period. In general this problem is known to be NP-hard, and several special instance classes have been studied. Here we propose an additional constraint which limits the number of maintenance jobs per time period, and we study the impact of this on the complexity.

DOI 10.1007/s10878-015-9910-x
Co-authors Thomas Kalinowski
2015 Boland N, Kalinowski T, Kaur S, 'Scheduling network maintenance jobs with release dates and deadlines to maximize total flow over time: Bounds and solution strategies', Computers & Operations Research, 64 113-129 (2015)
DOI 10.1016/j.cor.2015.05.011
Co-authors Thomas Kalinowski
2014 Boland N, Eberhard AC, Tsoukalas A, 'A Trust Region Method for the Solution of the Surrogate Dual in Integer Programming', Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, (2014)

We propose an algorithm for solving the surrogate dual of a mixed integer program. The algorithm uses a trust region method based on a piecewise affine model of the dual surrogate... [more]

We propose an algorithm for solving the surrogate dual of a mixed integer program. The algorithm uses a trust region method based on a piecewise affine model of the dual surrogate value function. A new and much more flexible way of updating bounds on the surrogate dual¿s value is proposed, in which numerical experiments prove to be advantageous. A proof of convergence is given and numerical tests show that the method performance is better than a state of the art subgradient solver. Incorporation of the surrogate dual value as a cut added to the integer program is shown to greatly reduce solution times of a standard commercial solver on a specific class of problems.

DOI 10.1007/s10957-014-0681-9
2014 Boland N, Kapoor R, Kaur S, Kalinowski T, 'Scheduling Unit Time Arc Shutdowns to Maximize Network Flow Over Time: Complexity Results', NETWORKS, 63 196-202 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/net.21536
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Thomas Kalinowski
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 Hamish Waterer, Thomas Kalinowski
2014 Boland N, Charkhgard H, Savelsbergh M, 'The triangle splitting method for biobjective mixed integer programming', Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 8494 LNCS 162-173 (2014)

We present the first criterion space search algorithm, the triangle splitting method, for finding the efficient frontier of a biobjective mixed integer program. The algorithm is r... [more]

We present the first criterion space search algorithm, the triangle splitting method, for finding the efficient frontier of a biobjective mixed integer program. The algorithm is relatively easy to implement and converges quickly to the complete set of nondominated points. A computational study demonstrates the efficacy of the triangle splitting method. © 2014 Springer International Publishing Switzerland.

DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-07557-0-14
2014 Talebian M, Boland N, Savelsbergh M, 'Pricing to accelerate demand learning in dynamic assortment planning for perishable products', European Journal of Operational Research, (2014) [C1]

Retailers, from fashion stores to grocery stores, have to decide what range of products to offer, i.e., their product assortment. Frequent introduction of new products, a recent b... [more]

Retailers, from fashion stores to grocery stores, have to decide what range of products to offer, i.e., their product assortment. Frequent introduction of new products, a recent business trend, makes predicting demand more difficult, which in turn complicates assortment planning. We propose and study a stochastic dynamic programming model for simultaneously making assortment and pricing decisions which incorporates demand learning using Bayesian updates. We show analytically that it is profitable for the retailer to use price reductions early in the sales season to accelerate demand learning. A computational study demonstrates the benefits of such a policy and provides managerial insights that may help improve a retailer's profitability. © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

DOI 10.1016/j.ejor.2014.01.045
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Masoud Talebian
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 Hamish Waterer
2013 Wallace M, Boland N, Burke E, 'Transport scheduling: Meeting the challenges of scale, complexity and uncertainty', COMPUTERS & OPERATIONS RESEARCH, 40 655-656 (2013) [C3]
DOI 10.1016/j.cor.2012.10.011
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 Hamish Waterer
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 Hamish Waterer
2013 Mendes A, Boland N, Guiney P, Riveros C, 'Switch and Tap-Changer Reconfiguration of Distribution Networks Using Evolutionary Algorithms', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS, 28 85-92 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/TPWRS.2012.2194516
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Alexandre Mendes
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 Hamish Waterer, Thomas Kalinowski
2012 Boland NL, Bley A, Fricke C, Froyland G, Sotirov R, 'Clique-based facets for the precedence constrained knapsack problem', Mathematical Programming, 133 481-511 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
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 Hamish Waterer
2012 Boland NL, Eberhard AC, Engineer F, Tsoukalas A, 'A new approach to the feasibility pump in mixed integer programming', SIAM Journal on Optimization, 22 831-861 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1137/110823596
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
2012 Boland NL, Gulczynski DJ, Savelsbergh MW, 'A stockyard planning problem', EURO Journal on Transportation and Logistics, 1 197-236 (2012) [C1]
2011 Baatar D, Boland NL, Brand S, Stuckey PJ, 'CP and IP approaches to cancer radiotherapy delivery optimization', Constraints, 16 173-194 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 2
2010 Bley A, Boland NL, Fricke C, Froyland G, 'A strengthened formulation and cutting planes for the open pit mine production scheduling problem', Computers and Operations Research, 37 1641-1647 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.cor.2009.12.008
Citations Scopus - 25Web of Science - 14
2009 Muhandiramge R, Boland NL, 'Simultaneous solution of Lagrangean dual problems interleaved with preprocessing for the Weight Constrained Shortest Path Problem', Networks, 53 358-381 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/net.20292
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 7
2009 Wake GMGH, Boland N, Jennings LS, 'Mixed integer programming approaches to exact minimization of total treatment time in cancer radiotherapy using multileaf collimators', Computers and Operations Research, 36 795-810 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.cor.2007.10.027
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 14
2009 Boland N, Dumitrescu I, Froyland G, Gleixner AM, 'LP-based disaggregation approaches to solving the open pit mining production scheduling problem with block processing selectivity', Computers and Operations Research, 36 1064-1089 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.cor.2007.12.006
Citations Scopus - 43Web of Science - 24
2009 Muhandiramge R, Boland N, Wang S, 'CONVERGENT NETWORK APPROXIMATION FOR THE CONTINUOUS EUCLIDEAN LENGTH CONSTRAINED MINIMUM COST PATH PROBLEM', SIAM JOURNAL ON OPTIMIZATION, 20 54-77 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1137/070695356
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2009 Baatar D, Boland N, Johnston R, Hamacher HW, 'A New Sequential Extraction Heuristic for Optimizing the Delivery of Cancer Radiation Treatment Using Multileaf Collimators', INFORMS JOURNAL ON COMPUTING, 21 224-241 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1287/ijoc.1080.0288
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
2008 Boland NL, Hughes BD, Merlot LTG, 'New integer linear programming approaches for course timetabling', Computers and Operations Research, 35 2209-2233 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.cor.2006.10.016
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 9
2007 Baatar D, Boland N, Brand S, Stuckey PJ, 'Minimum cardinality matrix decomposition into consecutive-ones matrices: CP and IP approaches', INTEGRATION OF AI AND OR TECHNIQUES IN CONSTRAINT PROGRAMMING FOR COMBINATORIAL OPTIMIZATION PROBLEMS, PROCEEDINGS, 4510 1-15 (2007) [C1]
Citations Web of Science - 18
2007 Kallehauge B, Boland N, Madsen OBG, 'Path inequalities for the vehicle routing problem with time windows', NETWORKS, 49 273-293 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/net.20178
Citations Web of Science - 8
2007 Mak V, Boland N, 'Polyhedral results and exact algorithms for the asymmetric travelling salesman problem with replenishment arcs', DISCRETE APPLIED MATHEMATICS, 155 2093-2110 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.dam.2007.05.014
Citations Web of Science - 2
2006 Boland N, Dethridge J, Dumitrescu I, 'Accelerated label setting algorithms for the elementary resource constrained shortest path problem', OPERATIONS RESEARCH LETTERS, 34 58-68 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.orl.2004.11.011
Citations Web of Science - 39
2006 Boland N, Dominguez-Marin P, Nickel S, Puerto J, 'Exact procedures for solving the discrete ordered median problem', COMPUTERS & OPERATIONS RESEARCH, 33 3270-3300 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.cor.2005.03.025
Citations Web of Science - 14
2006 Taylor S, Wanless I, Boland NL, 'Distance domination and amplifier placement problems', Australasian Journal of Combinatorics, 34 117-136 (2006) [C1]
2006 Mak V, Boland N, 'Facets of the polytope of the Asymmetric Travelling Salesman Problem with Replenishment Arcs', DISCRETE OPTIMIZATION, 3 33-49 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.disopt.2005.10.003
Citations Web of Science - 1
2004 Boland N, Hamacher HW, Lenzen F, 'Minimizing beam-on time in cancer radiation treatment using multileaf collimators', NETWORKS, 43 226-240 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/net.20007
Citations Web of Science - 54
2004 Boland N, Krishnamoorthy M, Ernst AT, Ebery J, 'Preprocessing and cutting for multiple allocation hub location problems', EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH, 155 638-653 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/S0377-2217(03)00072-9
Citations Scopus - 57Web of Science - 50
2004 Tran AV, Tucker RS, Boland NL, 'Amplifier placement methods for metropolitan WDM ring networks', JOURNAL OF LIGHTWAVE TECHNOLOGY, 22 2509-2522 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/JLT.2004.836744
Citations Web of Science - 6
2003 Dumitrescu I, Boland N, 'Improved preprocessing, labeling and scaling algorithms for the weight-constrained shortest path problem', NETWORKS, 42 135-153 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/net.10090
Citations Web of Science - 62
2002 Davey B, Boland N, Stuckey PJ, 'Efficient intelligent backtracking using linear programming', INFORMS JOURNAL ON COMPUTING, 14 373-386 (2002)
DOI 10.1287/ijoc.14.4.373.2823
Citations Web of Science - 3
2001 Boland N, Surendonk T, 'A column generation approach to delivery planning over time with inhomogeneous service providers and service interval constraints', ANNALS OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH, 108 143-156 (2001)
DOI 10.1023/A:1016059012379
Citations Web of Science - 2
2000 Neame P, Boland N, Ralph D, 'An outer approximate subdifferential method for piecewise affine optimization', MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING, 87 57-86 (2000)
Citations Web of Science - 6
2000 Ebery J, Krishnamoorthy M, Ernst A, Boland N, 'The capacitated multiple allocation hub location problem: Formulations and algorithms', EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH, 120 614-631 (2000)
DOI 10.1016/S0377-2217(98)00395-6
Citations Scopus - 103Web of Science - 89
2000 Boland NL, Clarke LW, Nemhauser GL, 'The asymmetric traveling salesman problem with replenishment arcs', EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH, 123 408-427 (2000)
DOI 10.1016/S0377-2217(99)00266-0
Citations Web of Science - 17
1998 Barnhart C, Boland NL, Clarke LW, Johnson EL, Nemhauser GL, Shenoi RG, 'Flight string models for aircraft fleeting and routing', TRANSPORTATION SCIENCE, 32 208-220 (1998)
DOI 10.1287/trsc.32.3.208
Citations Web of Science - 123
1997 Boland NL, 'A dual-active-set algorithm for positive semi-definite quadratic programming', MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING, 78 1-27 (1997)
Citations Web of Science - 12
1995 BOLAND NL, ERNST AT, GOH CJ, MEES AI, 'OPTIMAL 2-COMMODITY FLOWS WITH NONLINEAR COST-FUNCTIONS', JOURNAL OF THE OPERATIONAL RESEARCH SOCIETY, 46 1192-1207 (1995)
1994 Boland NL, Ernst AT, Goh CJ, Mees AI, 'A faster version of the ASG algorithm', Applied Mathematics Letters, 7 23-27 (1994)
DOI 10.1016/0893-9659(94)90066-3
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
1992 BOLAND N, GOH CJ, MEES AI, 'AN ALGORITHM FOR NONLINEAR NETWORK PROGRAMMING - IMPLEMENTATION, RESULTS AND COMPARISONS', JOURNAL OF THE OPERATIONAL RESEARCH SOCIETY, 43 979-992 (1992)
DOI 10.1057/jors.1992.149
Citations Web of Science - 3
1991 BOLAND N, GOH CJ, MEES AI, 'AN ALGORITHM FOR SOLVING QUADRATIC NETWORK FLOW PROBLEMS', APPLIED MATHEMATICS LETTERS, 4 61-64 (1991)
DOI 10.1016/0893-9659(91)90056-2
Citations Web of Science - 6
1990 BOLAND N, MEES AI, 'NEW METHODS FOR MULTICOMMODITY FLOWS', COMPUTERS & MATHEMATICS WITH APPLICATIONS, 20 29-38 (1990)
DOI 10.1016/0898-1221(90)90066-S
Citations Web of Science - 1
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Conference (26 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Belov G, Boland N, Savelsbergh MWP, Stuckey PJ, 'Local search for a cargo assembly planning problem', Integration of AI and OR Techniques in Constraint Programming. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Cork, Ireland (2014) [E1]
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-07046-9_12
2013 Boland NL, Kaur S, Kalinowski T, Kapoor R, 'Scheduling unit processing time arc shutdown jobs to maximize network flow over time', Proceedings of the 49th ANZIAM Conference, Newcastle, NSW (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Thomas Kalinowski
2013 Boland NL, Reisi M, Savelsbergh M, 'Demand driven throughput assessment for Hunter Valley Coal Chain', Proceedings of the 49th ANZIAM Conference, Newcastle, NSW (2013) [E3]
2013 Charkhgard H, Savelsbergh M, Boland N, 'A new algorithm for solving bi-objective 0-1 integer programs', Proceedings of the 49th ANZIAM Conference, Newcastle, NSW (2013) [E3]
2013 Talebian M, Boland N, Savelsbergh M, 'Pricing to accelerate demand learning in dynamic assortment planning', Proceedings of the 49th ANZIAM Conference, Newcastle, NSW (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Masoud Talebian
2013 Boland NL, Kaur S, 'A branch-and-bound algorithm for scheduling unit processing time arc shutdown jobs to maximize flow through a transshipment node over time', MODSIM2013, 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Adelaide, SA (2013) [E1]
2013 Boland N, Ernst A, Kalinowski T, Rocha de Paula M, Savelsbergh M, Singh G, 'Time Aggregation for Network Design to Meet Time-Constrained Demand', MODSIM2013, 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Adelaide, SA (2013) [E1]
Co-authors Mateus Rochadepaula, Thomas Kalinowski
2013 Boland NL, Bunder R, Heathcote A, 'Picking Items for Experimental Sets: Measures of Similarity and Methods for Optimisation', MODSIM2013, 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Adelaide, SA (2013) [E1]
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
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 Hamish Waterer
2013 Boland NL, McGowan B, Mendes A, Rigterink F, 'Modelling the Capacity of the Hunter Valley Coal Chain to Support Capacity Alignment of Maintenance Activities', MODSIM2013, Proceedings of the 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Adelaide, SA (2013) [E1]
Co-authors Alexandre Mendes
2013 Boland NL, 'On the augmented Lagrangian dual for integer programming', Proceedings of the 49th ANZIAM Conference, Newcastle, NSW (2013) [E3]
2013 Bunder RP, Boland NL, Heathcote AJ, 'An integer programming approach to picking items for experimental sets', Proceedings of the 49th ANZIAM Conference, Newcastle, NSW (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
2013 Ruther S, Boland N, Engineer F, Evans I, 'Integrated aircraft routing, crew pairing, and tail assignment: Branch-and-price with many pricing problems', 53rd AGIFORS Annual Proceedings 2013 - Annual Symposium and Study Group Meeting, AGIFORS 2013 (2013)
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 Hamish Waterer
2012 Boland N, Engineer F, Evans I, Ruther S, 'Integrating the aircraft routing, crew pairing, and tail number assignment problem', 52nd AGIFORS Annual Proceedings 2012 - Symposium and Study Group Meeting (2012)
2011 Boland NL, Gulczynski DJ, Jackson MP, Savelsbergh MWP, Tam MK, 'Improved stockyard management strategies for coal export terminals at Newcastle', Proceedings of the 19th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Perth, WA (2011) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
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 Hamish Waterer
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 Hamish Waterer, Thomas Kalinowski
2011 Mendes ADS, Boland NL, 'Multi-objective optimisation of power restoration in electricity distribution systems', AI 2011: Advances in Artificial Intelligence 24th Australasian Joint Conference Perth, Australia, December 5-8, 2011 Proceedings, Perth, WA (2011) [E1]
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-25832-9_79
Co-authors Alexandre Mendes
2011 Boland N, Engineer F, Evans I, Ruther S, 'Integrating the aircraft routing, crew pairing, and tail number assignment problem', 51st AGIFORS Annual Proceedings - Annual Symposium and Study Group Meeting, AGIFORS 2011 (2011)
2010 Mendes ADS, Boland NL, Guiney P, Riveros RC, '(N-1) contingency planning in radial distribution networks using genetic algorithms', 2010 IEEE/PES Transmission and Distribution. Proceedings, San Paulo, Brazil (2010) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/TDC-LA.2010.5762896
Co-authors Alexandre Mendes
2009 Boland NL, 'Solving environmental problems with integer programming: Recent experience and challenges', The 18th World IMACS Congress and MODSIM09 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation: Proceedings, Cairns, QLD (2009) [E1]
2005 Egudo R, Boland NL, Gan HS, 'A mathematical programming based decision support tool for force allocation', Proceedings of the 18th National Conference of the Australian Society for Operations Research, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia (2005) [E1]
2005 Boland NL, Duane EJE, Gan HS, Helding M, 'Improving order picking efficiency through better warehouse design', Proceedings of the 18th National Conference of the Australian Society for Operations Research, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia (2005) [E1]
1992 BOLAND NL, 'A DUAL-ACTIVE-SET ALGORITHM FOR POSITIVE SEMIDEFINITE QUADRATIC-PROGRAMMING', OPTIMIZATION : TECHNIQUES AND APPLICATIONS, VOLS 1 AND 2, SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE (1992)
1992 GOH CJ, BOLAND NL, MEES AI, 'AN ALGORITHM FOR SOLVING QUADRATIC COST NETWORK FLOW OPTIMIZATION PROBLEMS', OPTIMIZATION : TECHNIQUES AND APPLICATIONS, VOLS 1 AND 2, SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE (1992)
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Report (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Boland N, Kalinowski T, Kaur S, 'Scheduling arc shut downs in a network to maximize flow over time with a bounded number of jobs per time period.' (2013)
Co-authors Thomas Kalinowski
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 Hamish Waterer
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 18
Total funding $3,509,142

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20142 grants / $794,800

Maintenance Optimisation in Rail Infrastructure Systems for Coal and Iron Ore Exports$560,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Thomas Kalinowski, Professor Mathieu Savelsbergh, Professor Natashia Boland, Associate Professor Yangfeng Ouyang, Matt Dall, Steve Straughan, Scott Thomas
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1301225
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Decomposition and Duality: New Approaches to Integer and Stochastic Integer Programming$234,800

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Andrew Eberhard, Conjoint Professor Natashia Boland, Professor Jeffrey Linderoth
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1301358
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20131 grants / $50,000

Integer Programming for Continuous Spaces$50,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Conjoint Professor Martin Savelsbergh, Conjoint Professor Natashia Boland
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300455
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20121 grants / $4,800

Generating shipping stem data for PWCS terminals: modelling, methodology and data generation$4,800

Funding body: Port Waratah Coal Services Limited

Funding body Port Waratah Coal Services Limited
Project Team Conjoint Professor Natashia Boland
Scheme Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200596
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20112 grants / $690,000

Mathematics and Computing for Integrated Stockyard-centric Management of Mining Supply Chains$560,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Thomas Kalinowski, Conjoint Professor Natashia Boland, Professor Peter Stuckey, Doctor Alexandre Mendes, Doctor Faramroze Engineer, Conjoint Professor Martin Savelsbergh, Dr Andreas Ernst
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1000957
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Mathematics and Computing for Integrated Stockyard-centric Management of Mining Supply Chains$130,000

Funding body: Triple Point Australia

Funding body Triple Point Australia
Project Team Conjoint Professor Natashia Boland, Professor Peter Stuckey, Doctor Alexandre Mendes, Doctor Faramroze Engineer, Conjoint Professor Martin Savelsbergh, Dr Andreas Ernst
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1001080
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20102 grants / $40,000

Optimal Switching Strategies to maintain Load Balancing in No-Failure/Minimum-Impact Outage Scenarios$20,000

Funding body: Ausgrid

Funding body Ausgrid
Project Team Doctor Alexandre Mendes, Conjoint Professor Natashia Boland
Scheme Sponsorship Agreement
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0900080
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Mathematical Models and Algorithms for Optimizing the Design and Operations of Global Enterprise Logistics Networks$20,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Conjoint Professor Natashia Boland
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0900208
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20098 grants / $1,833,542

Using Mathematics to Maximize the Efficiency of Shared Infrastructure in Australia's Coal Export Supply Chain$488,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Conjoint Professor Natashia Boland, Dr Palitha Welgama, Dr Andreas Ernst, Conjoint Professor Martin Savelsbergh
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189734
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Methods and Software for efficiently solving the transportation crewing problem$336,681

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Conjoint Professor Natashia Boland
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189529
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Using Mathematics to Maximize the Efficiency of Shared Infrastructure in Australia's Coal Export Supply Chain$330,000

Funding body: Hunter Valley Coal Chain Coordinator Limited

Funding body Hunter Valley Coal Chain Coordinator Limited
Project Team Conjoint Professor Natashia Boland, Dr Palitha Welgama, Dr Andreas Ernst, Conjoint Professor Martin Savelsbergh
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189751
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Computer Assisted Research Mathematics and its Applications$267,361

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Laureate Professor Jon Borwein, Conjoint Professor Natashia Boland, Associate Professor Brailey Sims, Professor George Willis
Scheme Priority Research Centre
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189866
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

New Theory and Algorithms for Nonsmooth Optimization with Application to Integer Programming 18/5/2015 - Final report has been approved by ARC - Bec$249,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Conjoint Professor Natashia Boland, Laureate Professor Jon Borwein, Professor Andrew Eberhard
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0188718
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Methods and Software for efficiently solving the transportation crewing problem$108,000

Funding body: Constraint Technologies International

Funding body Constraint Technologies International
Project Team Conjoint Professor Natashia Boland
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189677
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Algorithms for optimisation of the export coal supply chain$30,000

Funding body: Port Waratah Coal Services Limited

Funding body Port Waratah Coal Services Limited
Project Team Conjoint Professor Natashia Boland
Scheme Research Sponsorship Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0190248
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Optimizing the design of minigrid electricity networks$24,500

Funding body: CSIRO - Energy Technology

Funding body CSIRO - Energy Technology
Project Team Conjoint Professor Natashia Boland
Scheme Postgraduate Research Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0190511
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

20082 grants / $96,000

Coal Chain modelling and optimization$66,000

Funding body: Newcastle Innovation

Funding body Newcastle Innovation
Project Team Conjoint Professor Natashia Boland
Scheme Administered Research
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189697
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Algorithms for Integrated Airline Planning$30,000

Funding body: Constraint Technologies International

Funding body Constraint Technologies International
Project Team Conjoint Professor Natashia Boland
Scheme Research Sponsorship Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189269
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

Commenced Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 Mathematics and Computing for Integrated Stockyard-centric Management of Mining Supply Chains
Mathematics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2012 Theory and Algorithms for Multi-objective Integer Programming
Mathematics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2011 Scheduling Problems Arising in Coal Export Supply Chains: Algorithms and Complexity
Mathematics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2011 Arc Shutdown Scheduling in a Capacitated Network to Maximize Flow Over Time
Mathematics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2011 Integer Programming Heuristics
Mathematics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2009 Mixed Integer Linear Programming Models for Machine Scheduling
Mathematics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 Optimising Throughput in the Hunter Valley Coal Chain Using Integer Programming Techniques
Mathematics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2014 Mixed-Integer Quadratically-Constrained Programming, Piecewise-Linear Approximation and Error Analysis with Applications in Power Flow
Mathematics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2013 Integrated Aircraft Routing, Crew Pairing, and Tail Assignment
Mathematics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
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Conjoint Professor Natashia Boland

Position

Conjoint Professor
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Focus area

Mathematics

Contact Details

Email natashia.boland@newcastle.edu.au
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