Centre for Informatics and Applied Optimization (CIAO)

Faculty of Science and Technology

Research projects

Australian Research Council Discovery

  • DP160100854 Stability of generalised equations and variational systems (2016 – 2018)
    Chief Investigator: Alex Kruger
    Partner Investigators: Marco López Cerdá (University of Alicante, Spain), Michel Théra (University of Limoges, France), Jíři Outrata (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic), Asen Dontchev (American Mathematical Society), René Henrion (Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics, Germany)
  • DP140103213 Exploring and exploiting structures in nonsmooth and global optimization problems (2014 – 2016)
    Chief Investigator: Adil Bagirov
    Partner Investigators: Juan Enrique Martinez Legaz (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain), Emilio Carrizosa (Universidad de Sevilla, Spain)
  • DP140100047 Enhancing and supporting deliberations within multidisciplinary decision teams (Monash University, 2014 – 2016)
    Chief Investigators: Andrew Stranieri, John Yearwood, Frada Burstein (Monash University)
    Partner Investigators: James Warren (The University of Auckland), Alan Wolff (Wimmera Healthcare Group)
  • DP110102011 Stationarity and regularity in variational analysis with applications to optimization (2011 – 2015)
    Chief Investigator: Alex Kruger
    Partner Investigators: Marco López Cerdá (University of Alicante, Spain), Michel Théra (University of Limoges, France), Jíři Outrata (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic)
  • DP0771709 Filled function methods for global optimization and their applications (2007 – 2009)
    Investigator: Zhiyou Wu
  • DP0666061 Derivative free algorithms for large scale nonsmooth and global optimization and their applications (2006 – 2010)
    Investigator: Adil Bagirov
  • DP0450151 Necessary and sufficient conditions for global minimum in multi-extremal global continuous optimization (2004 – 2006)
    Chief Investigators: Alex Rubinov, V. Jeyakummar
  • DP0343998 Operations research without convexity (2003 – 2007)
    Chief Investigator: Alex Rubinov
  • DP0344039 Approximate bundle methods in nonsmooth optimisation and their applications in some complex systems (2003 – 2005)
    Investigator: Adil Bagirov
  • DP0211866 Mapping argumentation structures to narrative for eCommerce dialogue support (2002 – 2006)
    Investigators: John Yearwood, Andrew Stranieri

Australian Research Council Linkage

  • LP120100587 An experimental evaluation of the usefulness of computer-supported argumentation to improve occupational health and safety in construction design (RMIT University, 2012 – 2014)
    Investigators: Andrew Stranieri, Nick G Blismas (RMIT University), Helen C Lingard (RMIT University)
  • LP0990908 Integrating dynamic and optimization models for efficient pipeline system operations in an evolving water and energy market (2009 – 2012)
    Investigators: Adil Bagirov, John Yearwood, W Moran, Andrew Barton
  • LP0669752 Using global optimization technique to determine the most efficient use of building/floor space to accommodate a given office design (2006 – 2009)
    Investigators: Alex Rubinov, Musa Mammadov, PC Bondin, TL Montague
  • LP0349288 Knowledge discovery in discretionary legal domains (Victoria University of Technology, 2003 – 2006)
    Investigators: Andrew Stranieri, J Zeleznikow, TM Sourdin
  • LP0347758 Applying the lessons of the virtual battlefield to financial modelling - investigating innovative use of distributed simulation (2003 – 2005)
    Investigators: Philip Smith, David Stratton, J Wharington, H Zadeh, S Parr

Air Force Office of Scientific Research - U.S. Air Force

  • David Gao (2010 – 2015)

Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre

  • Andrew Stranieri, Julien Ugon (2015 – 2019)
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  • Sub-projects:
    • Provider network analysis
      Industry Partner: Medibank Private
      CIAO researchers: Guillermo Pineda-Villavicencio and Daniel Morales Silva (PhD student)
    • Client pathway analysis
      Industry Partner: TAC
      CIAO researchers: Musa Mammadov and Julien Ugon

Defence Sciences Institute

  • Iqbal Gondal and ICSL team (2015)

Jacques Hadamard Mathematics Foundation, France

  • Optimization and stability of stochastic unit-commitment problems (2016 – 2018)
    Investigators: Alex Kruger, Michel Théra (University of Limoges, France), Claudia Sagastizábal (Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics, Brasil), René Henrion (Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics, Germany), Wim van Ackooij (EDF R&D OSIRIS, France), Welington de Oliveira (Rio de Janeiro State University, Brasil)