Professor NATASHIA BOLAND

Position:
Professorial Fellow (Associate)
Research Groups:
Recent Publications:
  • A new method for optimizing a linear function over the efficient set of a multiobjective integer program (2017) more
  • A polynomially solvable case of the pooling problem (2017) more
  • Bounding the gap between the McCormick relaxation and the convex hull for bilinear functions (2017) more
  • Integrated Aircraft Routing, Crew Pairing, and Tail Assignment: Branch-and-Price with Many Pricing Problems (2017) more
  • The Quadrant Shrinking Method: A simple and efficient algorithm for solving tri-objective integer programs (2017) more

Selected Publications


Extra Information:
Dr Boland is currently involved in teaching a first-year maths class, a third-year class in operations research, and an Honours level class in integer and combinatorial optimisation. She has a number of active research projects in both theoretical and applied operations research, and is currently supervising five PhD projects, one Honours project, and a third-year individual study project. Dr Boland regularly provides consulting services to industry in a number of areas, particularly in airline planning, transportation logistics and scheduling.
Past Postgraduate Supervision:
Sophie DICKSON "Robust Aairline scheduling and disruption management"
Emily DUANE "Improving crane scheduling and container handling operations at seaport container terminals"
Christopher FRICKE "Applications of integer programming in open pit mining"
Liam T G MERLOT "Techniques for academic timetabling"
Olivia SMITH "Robust and integrated transport scheduling optimisation"
Recent Grant History:
Year(s) Source Type Title
2006 - 2009 ARC Linkage From Tactical Planning to Operational Control - Bridging the Chasm
2005 - 2008 ARC Linkage A Mathematical Approach to Flexible Management of Open Pit Mines with Uncertain Geology and Unpredictable Demand
2005 - 2007 ARC Discovery Maximising Dimensional Efficiency with minimal cardinality pattern combinations
2006 - 2007 ARC Linkage Combining mathematical programming and constraint programming to solve large scale integrated scheduling problems
2003 - 2005 ARC Linkage Using Mathematics to Maximize the Value of Open-Pit Mines