MORe: News and Events
16 March 2010 : CarLO in The Australian
MORe's CarLO is featured in The Australian. Read the article here.
25 November 2009: The ASOR Recent Advances Mini-Conference 2009
Dr Heng-Soon Gan recently presented at the ASOR Recent Advances Mini-Conference held at the RMIT University on "Heuristics for Project Scheduling with Stochastic Crashing Durations". Presentation slides can be downloaded here.
24 November 2009: MORe signs agreement with CARBONcontrol
MORe signs agreement with CARBONcontrol to deliver a complete solution to address Australian organisation's ETS challenges. Read more here.
3 August 2009: OR Students Work Towards an Australia Without Hunger
Operations Research students from the University of Melbourne are applying their skills to support VicRelief Foodbank. In the 3rd year Operations Research course 620-362, students work in teams to develop decision support solutions for an industry client. This year the students are delighted to be assisting VicRelief Foodbank in its quest for an Australia without hunger.
VicRelief Foodbank is Victoria's largest, independent, emergency relief resource centre. Through a distribution network of over 600 registered welfare agencies and community organisations, it provides much needed assistance to thousands of families and individuals in financial crisis or other forms of immediate social hardship. 620-362 students are pursuing opportunities for improved efficiency and greater decision making insight to support the operation and continued growth of VicRelief Foodbank.
The 620-362 industry projects are organised in collaboration with Melbourne Operations Research. They provide an invaluable opportunity for students to apply their skills to real life challenges. Industry clients benefit from having solutions to their challenges developed and explored by creative and talented teams of students.
For more information regarding VicReleif Foodbank please visit the web site here.
18 June 2009: Conceptualising Optimisation
What exactly is modeling and optimisation? - Try out our new interactive modeling example and find out!
The Conceptualising Optimisation page shows how optimisation can be applied to industry problems. A simple production planning situation is presented. Users can experiment with different solutions and compare these to the optimised results. The underlying mathematical model can also be examined.
16 June 2009: Try Us Out Online
Do you have complex decisions that you wish to address but are not sure how? Do you have ideas for areas in which modelling and optimisation could add value to your business? Would you like to discover the potential for MORe to add value to your business?
At MORe we are keen to explore your ideas and investigate how we may assist in the challenges facing your organisation. Just fill in our new online form here and we will look over your situation and see how we may assist. We will then contact you to discuss ideas and solutions with no commitment on your side.
12 June 2009: Conference on Transportation Scheduling and Disruption Handling
The Conference on Transportation Scheduling and Disruption Handling will focus on software algorithms for optimisation of transportation schedules, focusing on the interaction between scheduling and on-the-day operation. This interaction has recently become an area of intense research in the “hybrid algorithms” community. This area of research combines techniques from Constraint Programming, Artificial Intelligence and Operational Research.
Dr Heng-Soon Gan will chair a session presenting approaches to transportation scheduling and disruption handling based on repair techniques and local search.
The conference being organised by the CTI-Monash Centre for Optimisation. It is to be held in Prato, Italy, from September 17th to 19th 2009. For more information visit the conference web site here.
12 June 2009: Talking Operations Research in Singapore
Dr Heng-Soon Gan recently presented an introduction to Management Science (Operations Research) to the Singapore office of IDP Education. IDP Education provides independent information about courses and educational institutions in Australia for prospective students. Heng-Soon introduced IDP Education Counselors to the field of Operations Research and the study opportunities at the University of Melbourne. The audience was enthused by the scope and relevance of Operations Research in today's world.
17 March 2009: Future Students Research-Powered Careers Series
Brendan Kite was a panelist in the 'Unlock your electric potential' seminar as part of the Future Students Research-Powered Careers Series. The session focused on how a research-driven career in engineering, physics, environmental urban design and earth sciences can ensure a safe, reliable and environmentally-friendly supply of energy for generations to come.
The series of panel events featured research graduates, researchers and industry representatives who showed prospective students how their graduate research experience led to careers tackling the big challenges of our time. View the video of the session below:
Unlock Your Electric Potential - 5th May 2009
- Dr Greg Martin, Lecturer, BioProcess Engineering, Melbourne School of Engineering (PhD Melbourne)
- Brendan Kite, Consultant, Melbourne Operations Research
- Dr Robert Crawford, Future Generation Fellow, Melbourne School of Design
- Dr Roger Dargaville, Research Fellow – Climate Change, School of Earth Sciences
- Ms Sarah Wright, PhD Candidate, School of Earth Sciences
- Mr Robert Dingli, Research Fellow, Melbourne School of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)
- Professor Mike Sandiford (MC), ARC Professorial Research Fellow, School of Earth Sciences (PhD Melbourne)
Additional information regarding the seminar series can be found on the Future Students web site.
15 March 2009: MORe Survey - How can we help?
At MORe we are committed to developing high quality solutions that deliver real results for industry. To identify how MORe can assist your business please take a moment to complete our survey.
23 January 2009: MORe Re-Brands to Start the New Year
MORe is looking towards another exciting year in 2009. The consultancy has brought in the new year with a new look and an additional full time consultant.
The current economic environment provides an ideal opportunity for Australian organisations to take full advantage of MORe's services. For firms to compete and grow in this climate, improvements in efficiency and productivity need to be made.
Contact us to discuss how MORe's expertise can assist your organisation.
12 January 2009: New Optimisation Course on Offer in 2009
'620-616 Optimisation for Industry' will be offered for the first time at the University of Melbourne in 2009. The first semester course is open to postgraduate students in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
This subject will
expose students to operations research techniques as used in industry. A heavy emphasis
will be placed on the modeling process that turns an industrial problem into a
mathematical formulation. The focus will then be on how to solve the resulting
mathematical problem. Elementary linear programming and non-linear programming
techniques will be reviewed, leading to an introductory treatment of integer
The course will be run by MORe Director, Dr Heng-Soon Gan.
13th August 2009: MORe presentation at Open Day 2009, University of Melbourne.
15th March 2009: MORe Survey.
28th January 2009: MORe flyer.
4th September 2008: Beyond tomorrow (MSc - Management Science)
21st August 2008: Vacancy: MORe consultant
Web site of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences.
The newly formed Melbourne Energy Institute fosters cross-disciplinary energy research at the University of Melbourne and provides an access point to the University's considerable research capabilities in energy related fields.