Senior Lecturer Dr. Markus Wagner from the Optimisation and Logistics Group of the School of Computer Science of The University of Adelaide, SA, Australia presented the research talk "Two Real-World Optimisation Problems Related to Energy" on Thursday, October 26, 2017, at 15:00 in Hefei University [合肥学院] in the Meeting Room of the Faculty of Computer Science and Technology, Building 36, 3rd Floor, Room 305 [合肥学院 计算机科学与技术系 合肥市 230601蜀山区 经济技术开发区 南2区/南艳湖校区 锦绣大道99号 36栋 305会议室]. There was quite a big audience for the talk, both from HFUU members as well as other researchers from Hefei. [poster, slides (android energy consumption), slides (wave energy)]


The members of the Optimisation and Logistics Group in Adelaide research optimisation methods that are frequently used to solve hard and complex optimization problems. These include linear programming, branch and bound, genetic algorithms, evolution strategies, genetic programming, ant colony optimisation, local search, and others.

My areas of interest are heuristic optimisation and applications thereof. My work draws on computational complexity analysis and on performance landscape analysis. In this seminar, I will focus on two topics:

  1. The multi-objective optimisation of energy consumption of apps running on Android devices. Among other, we need to deal with a highly noisy and dynamic test platform that is barely under our control. [slides]
  2. The single- and multi-objective layout optimisation of wave energy farms. The challenges here include long simulation times, hard physical constraints, and constructive intra-buoy interactions. [slides]

Markus made the slides available on his website: android energy consumption, wave energy. He is grateful for the support of China Science and Technology Exchange Center (CSTEC) [中国科学技术交流中心], the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE), and for the support of Profs. Bin Li (USTC), Xingyi Zhang (Anhui University), and Thomas Weise (IAO).

Short Biography

Portrait of Senior Lecturer Dr. Markus WagnerDr. Markus Wagner is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Computer Science, University of Adelaide, Australia. He has done his PhD studies at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken, Germany and at the University of Adelaide, Australia. His research topics range from mathematical runtime analysis of heuristic optimization algorithms and theory-guided algorithm design to applications of heuristic methods to renewable energy production, professional team cycling and software engineering. So far, he has been a program committee member 30 times, and he has written over 70 articles with over 70 different co-authors. He has chaired several education-related committees within the IEEE CIS, is Co-Chair of ACALCI 2017 and General Chair of ACALCI 2018. Dr. Wagner is also a co-chair of our International Workshop on Benchmarking of Computational Intelligence Algorithms (BOCIA) and a co-guest editor of the Special Issue on Benchmarking of Computational Intelligence Algorithms in the Computational Intelligence Journal with Profs. Thomas Weise, Bin Li (USTC), Xingyi Zhang (Anhui University), and Jörg Lässig (University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz).


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