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Dr Ahmed Kheiri

Senior Lecturer in Management Science (Operations Research)

  1. 2022
  2. Published

    Metaheuristics “In the Large”

    Swan, J., Adriaensen, S., Brownlee, A. E. I., Hammond, K., Johnson, C. G., Kheiri, A., Krawiec, F., Merelo, J. J., Minku, L. L., Özcan, E., Pappa, G. L., García-Sánchez, P., Sörensen, K., Voß, S., Wagner, M. & White, D. R., 31/03/2022, In: European Journal of Operational Research. 297, 2, p. 393-406 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  3. 2021
  4. Published

    Constructing operating theatre schedules using partitioned graph colouring techniques

    Kheiri, A., Lewis, R., Thompson, J. & Harper, P., 31/10/2021, In: Health Systems. 10, 4, p. 286-297 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  5. Published

    A Matheuristic Approach for Finding Effective Base Locations and Team Configurations for North West Air Ambulance

    Boyacı, B., Nayeem, M. A. & Kheiri, A., 8/07/2021, GECCO '21: Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion. Chicano, F. (ed.). New York: ACM, p. 1817-1824 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNConference contribution/Paperpeer-review

  6. Published

    A hyper-heuristic approach based upon a hidden Markov model for the multi-stage nurse rostering problem

    Kheiri, A., Gretsista, A., Keedwell, E., Lulli, G., Epitropakis, M. & Burke, E., 1/06/2021, In: Computers and Operations Research. 130, 14 p., 105221.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  7. Published

    A reinforcement learning hyper-heuristic for water distribution network optimisation

    Ahmed, A. O. M., Osman, S. M. Y., Yousif, T. E. H. & Kheiri, A., 17/05/2021, 2020 International Conference on Computer, Control, Electrical, and Electronics Engineering (ICCCEEE). IEEE, 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNConference contribution/Paperpeer-review

  8. 2020
  9. Published

    A reinforcement learning hyper-heuristic for the optimisation of flight connections

    Pylyavskyy, Y., Kheiri, A. & Ahmed, L., 3/09/2020, IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (IEEE CEC). IEEE, 9185803

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNConference contribution/Paperpeer-review

  10. Published

    Exact and hyper-heuristic solutions for the distribution-installation problem from the VeRoLog 2019 challenge

    Kheiri, A., Ahmed, L., Boyacı, B., Gromicho, J., Mumford, C., Özcan, E. & Dirikoc, A. S., 1/09/2020, In: Networks. 76, 2, p. 294-319 26 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  11. Published

    Recent Advances in Selection Hyper-heuristics

    Drake, J. H., Kheiri, A., Özcan, E. & Burke, E. K., 1/09/2020, In: European Journal of Operational Research. 285, 2, p. 405-428 24 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  12. E-pub ahead of print

    An online learning selection hyper-heuristic for educational timetabling

    Steenson, A., Özcan, E., Kheiri, A., McCollum, B. & McMullan, P., 23/08/2022, Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on the Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling: PATAT 2021. Vol. I. p. 129-146 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNConference contribution/Paperpeer-review

  13. Published

    Local search heuristic for the optimisation of flight connections

    Alrasheed, M., Mohammed, W., Pylyavskyy, Y. & Kheiri, A., 20/04/2020, International Conference on Computer, Control, Electrical, and Electronics Engineering (ICCCEEE). IEEE, 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNConference contribution/Paperpeer-review

  14. Published

    Heuristic sequence selection for inventory routing problem

    Kheiri, A., 9/03/2020, In: Transportation Science. 54, 2, p. 302-312 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  15. 2019
  16. Published

    Tackling a VRP challenge to redistribute scarce equipment within time windows using metaheuristic algorithms

    Kheiri, A., Dragomir, A., Mueller, D., Gromicho, J., Jagtenberg, C. & van Hoorn, J. J., 1/12/2019, In: EURO Journal on Transportation and Logistics. 8, 5, p. 561-595 35 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  17. Local search heuristic for the optimisation of flight connections

    Alrasheed, M., Mohammed, W., Pylyavskyy, Y. & Kheiri, A., 21/09/2019, Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer, Control, Electrical, and Electronics Engineering 2019, ICCCEEE 2019. Hassan, A. H. M. & Alhassan, A. M. (eds.). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 9071395. (Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer, Control, Electrical, and Electronics Engineering 2019, ICCCEEE 2019).

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNConference contribution/Paperpeer-review

  18. Published

    Modelling and solving the combined inventory routing problem with risk consideration

    Kheiri, A. & Zografos, K. G., 13/07/2019, p. 57-58. 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conference - Without ISBN/ISSN Conference paperpeer-review

  19. Published

    Solving urban transit route design problem using selection hyper-heuristics

    Ahmed, L., Mumford, C. & Kheiri, A., 16/04/2019, In: European Journal of Operational Research. 274, 2, p. 545-559 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  20. 2018
  21. Published

    Evolutionary Computation for Static Traffic Light Cycle Optimisation

    Ahmed, E. K. E., Khalifa, A. M. A. & Kheiri, A., 1/11/2018, 2018 International Conference on Computer, Control, Electrical, and Electronics Engineering (ICCCEEE). IEEE, p. 1-6 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNConference contribution/Paperpeer-review

  22. Published

    Late Acceptance Selection Hyper-heuristic for Wind Farm Layout Optimisation Problem

    Abdulaziz, H., Elnahas, A., Daffalla, A., Noureldien, Y., Kheiri, A. & Özcan, E., 1/11/2018, 2018 International Conference on Computer, Control, Electrical, and Electronics Engineering (ICCCEEE). IEEE, p. 1-5 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNConference contribution/Paperpeer-review

  23. Published

    Evolutionary computation for wind farm layout optimization

    Wilson, D., Rodrigues, S., Segura, C., Loshchilov, I., Hutter, F., Buenfil, G. L., Kheiri, A., Keedwell, E., Ocampo-Pineda, M., Özcan, E., Peña, S. I. V., Goldman, B., Rionda, S. B., Hernández-Aguirre, A., Veeramachaneni, K. & Cussat-Blanc, S., 10/2018, In: Renewable Energy. 126, p. 681-691 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  24. Published

    Summary of evolutionary computation for wind farm layout optimization

    Wilson, D. G., Rodrigues, S., Segura, C., Loshchilov, I., Huer, F., Buenl, G. L., Kheiri, A., Keedwell, E., Ocampo-Pineda, M., Özcan, E., Pea, S. I. V., Goldman, B., Rionda, S. B., Hernndez-Aguirre, A., Veeramachaneni, K. & Cussat-Blanc, S., 6/07/2018, GECCO 2018 Companion - Proceedings of the 2018 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, p. 31-32 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNConference contribution/Paperpeer-review

  25. Published

    Foreword

    Kheiri, A., 1/01/2018, In: OR60: The OR Society Annual Conference. p. I

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineEditorialpeer-review

  26. 2017
  27. Published

    A Hidden Markov Model Approach to the Problem of Heuristic Selection in Hyper-Heuristics with a Case Study in High School Timetabling Problems

    Kheiri, A. & Keedwell, E., 09/2017, In: Evolutionary Computation. 25, 3, p. 473-501 29 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  28. 2016
  29. Published

    Combining Monte-Carlo and hyper-heuristic methods for the multi-mode resource-constrained multi-project scheduling problem

    Asta, S., Karapetyan, D., Kheiri, A., Özcan, E. & Parkes, A. J., 10/12/2016, In: Information Sciences. 373, p. 476-498 23 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  30. Published

    Ensemble move acceptance in selection hyper-heuristics

    Kheiri, A., Mısır, M. & Özcan, E., 24/09/2016, Computer and Information Sciences - 31st International Symposium, ISCIS 2016, Proceedings. Lent, R., Gelenbe, E., Czachórski, T. & Grochla, K. (eds.). Springer Verlag, p. 21-29 9 p. (Communications in Computer and Information Science; vol. 659).

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNConference contribution/Paperpeer-review

  31. Published

    Performance of selection hyper-heuristics on the extended hyflex domains

    Almutairi, A., Özcan, E., Kheiri, A. & Jackson, W. G., 24/09/2016, Computer and Information Sciences - 31st International Symposium, ISCIS 2016, Proceedings. Lent, R., Gelenbe, E., Czachórski, T. & Grochla, K. (eds.). Springer Verlag, p. 154-162 9 p. (Communications in Computer and Information Science; vol. 659).

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNConference contribution/Paperpeer-review

  32. Published

    A Sequence-based selection hyper-heuristic: A case study in nurse rostering

    Kheiri, A., Özcan, E., Lewis, R. & Thompson, J., 26/08/2016, PATAT 2016 - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on the Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling. Burke, E. K., Di Gaspero, L., Ozcan, E., McCollum, B. & Schaerf, A. (eds.). PATAT, p. 503-505 3 p. 45. (PATAT 2016 - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on the Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling).

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNConference contribution/Paperpeer-review

  33. Published

    A stochastic local search algorithm with adaptive acceptance for high-school timetabling

    Kheiri, A., Özcan, E. & Parkes, A. J., 1/04/2016, In: Annals of Operations Research. 239, 1, p. 135-151 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  34. Published

    An iterated multi-stage selection hyper-heuristic

    Kheiri, A. & Özcan, E., 1/04/2016, In: European Journal of Operational Research. 250, 1, p. 77-90 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  35. 2015
  36. Published

    Solving high school timetabling problems worldwide using selection hyper-heuristics

    Ahmed, L. N., Özcan, E. & Kheiri, A., 1/08/2015, In: Expert Systems with Applications. 42, 13, p. 5463-5471 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  37. Published

    A sequence-based selection hyper-heuristic utilising a hidden markov model

    Kheiri, A. & Keedwell, E., 11/07/2015, GECCO 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, p. 417-424 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNConference contribution/Paperpeer-review

  38. Published

    Erratum: Constructing constrained-version of magic squares using selection hyper-heuristics (Computer Journal (2014) 57:3 (469-479) DOI:10.1093/comjnl/bxt130)

    Kheiri, A. & Ozcan, E., 1/01/2015, In: Computer Journal. 58, 8, p. 1857 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineComment/debatepeer-review

  39. Published

    Sequence analysis-based hyper-heuristics for water distribution network optimisation

    Kheiri, A., Keedwell, E., Gibson, M. J. & Savic, D., 2015, In: Procedia Engineering. 119, 1, p. 1269-1277 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  40. 2014
  41. Published

    Constructing constrained-version of magic squares using selection hyper-heuristics

    Kheiri, A. & Özcan, E., 1/03/2014, In: Computer Journal. 57, 3, p. 469-479 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  42. 2013
  43. Published

    Group decision making hyper-heuristics for function optimisation

    Ozcan, E., Misir, M. & Kheiri, A., 31/12/2013, 2013 13th UK Workshop on Computational Intelligence, UKCI 2013. IEEE, p. 327-333 7 p. 6651324

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNConference contribution/Paperpeer-review

  44. Published

    A greedy gradient-simulated annealing selection hyper-heuristic

    Kalender, M., Kheiri, A., Özcan, E. & Burke, E. K., 1/12/2013, In: Soft Computing. 17, 12, p. 2279-2292 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  45. Published

    A two stage approach for high school timetabling

    Shambour, M. H. D. K. Y., Khader, A. T., Kheiri, A. & Özcan, E., 1/12/2013, Neural Information Processing: International Conference on Neural Information Processing, ICONIP 2013. p. 66-73 8 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 8226 LNCS, no. PART 1).

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNConference contribution/Paperpeer-review

  46. Published

    A hyper-heuristic with a round robin neighbourhood selection

    Kheiri, A. & Özcan, E., 22/03/2013, Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimization: 13th European Conference, EvoCOP 2013, Proceedings. Springer, p. 1-12 12 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 7832 LNCS).

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNConference contribution/Paperpeer-review

  47. 2012
  48. Published

    A greedy gradient-simulated annealing hyper-heuristic for a curriculum-based course timetabling problem

    Kalender, M., Kheiri, A., Özcan, E. & Burke, E. K., 5/12/2012, 2012 12th UK Workshop on Computational Intelligence, UKCI 2012. IEEE, p. 1-8 8 p. 6335754

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNConference contribution/Paperpeer-review

  49. A hyper-heuristic based on random gradient, greedy and dominance

    Özcan, E. & Kheiri, A., 1/12/2012, Computer and Information Sciences II: 26th International Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences. Gelenbe, E., Lent, R. & Sakellari, G. (eds.). Springer, Vol. 2. p. 557-563 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNConference contribution/Paperpeer-review

  50. Published

    HYSST: Hyper-heuristic search strategies and timetabling

    Kheiri, A., Özcan, E. & Parkes, A. J., 29/08/2012, PATAT 2012 - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on the Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling. Kjenstad, D., Riise, A., Nordlander, T. E., McCollum, B. & Burke, E. (eds.). SINTEF, p. 497-499 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNConference contribution/Paperpeer-review

  51. 2011
  52. Published

    Social image quality

    Qiu, G. & Kheiri, A., 25/02/2011, Proceedings of SPIE-IS and T Electronic Imaging - Image Quality and System Performance VIII. Vol. 7867. 78670S

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNConference contribution/Paperpeer-review

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