Optimisation is the science of getting the best out of our resources. Optimisation problems are, typically, difficult to solve. Unfortunately they arise frequently. Traditional solution approaches are less than satisfactory. Professor Salhi describes new approaches and shows how they are applied to practical problems as arise in container ports and other contexts.
Part of the University’s Professorial Inaugural Lecture Series, a programme of special events throughout the year celebrating excellence in research undertaken by our recently appointed professors. Themes explored in this year’s series include translating history for television; the role of women in peace and conflict; the Afro-Brazilian artform, Capoeira; and literature, home and homecoming.
Find out more at www.essex.ac.uk/events/pil