University of Nottingham > School of Computer Science > Automated Scheduling Planning and Optimisation > Air Transportation Research


Current Members

Jason Atkin

(Lecturer in Operational Research and Computer Science)


Jason Atkin

Jason worked for over ten years in the IT consultancy and telecommunications industries before joining the University of Nottingham. His PhD thesis considered runway sequencing at London Heathrow airport, including a consideration of the ground movement near to the runway and the effects which this has upon the ease of sequencing. Since then he has also worked on pushback time allocation for aircraft, performing predicting take-off sequencing while aircraft ... (more info)



Andrew Parkes

(Lecturer in Operational Research and Computer Science)


Andrew J. Parkes

Andrew Parkes is a Lecturer in Operational Research and Computer Science. He is a member of the LANCS Initiative and is on the Executive Committee. He is coordinator of the Heuristic Understanding cluster and is involved in various metaheuristic and hyperheuristic research as well as studying exact algorithms. He has worked on scheduling, timetabling and general combinatorial optimisation and is interested in applying the methods to airport operations. (more info)



Geert De Maere

(Research Fellow / Lecturer)


Geert De Maere

Geert De Maere obtained his MSc (Hons.) in electro mechanical engineering in 2000 from KaHo Sint-Lieven, Ghent, Belgium. He has been working as a research assistent at Vakgroep IT, KaHo from 2000 till 2007. In January 2008, he started working for the Automated Scheduling, optimisAtion and Planning at the University of Nottingham. He recently obtained his PhD from the University of Nottingham. His research focussed on robust airline scheduling for KLM airlines and was awarded ... (more info)



Daniel Karapetyan

(Research Fellow)


Daniel Karapetyan

Daniel Karapetyan is a Postdoctoral Fellow at ASAP and a member of the LANCS Initiative. He is interested in efficient algorithms for general and applied combinatorial optimisation problems. In 2010, he obtained his PhD in Computer Science from Royal Holloway, University of London, and then worked for two years on transportation, scheduling and related subjects as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Simon Fraser University, Canada ... (more info)



Christopher Bayliss

(Ph.D Student)


Christopher Bayliss

Christopher Bayliss obtained his BSc (Hons) in Mathematics at the University of Derby where he obtained the highest marks in all three years. His dissertation was on the three body problem. Since October 2011 he has been working towards a PhD on the subject of airline reserve crew scheduling under uncertainty within the automated Scheduling, optimisation and Planning group at the University of Nottingham. His research is focussed on robust reserve scheduling taking crew absence and flight time uncertainty into account. (more info)



Urszula Neuman

(Ph.D Student)


Urszula Neuman

Urszula Neuman graduated Warsaw University of Technology (Warsaw, Poland) in the field of Electrical Engineering (major Control and Computer Engineering) with Master of Science in Engineering in 2009. After obtaining her degree she became an assistant in Polish Academy of Science (Warsaw, Poland) and for the next two years has lead research work in medical image processing resulting in several (4) articles published... (more info)



Christofas Stergianos

(Ph.D Student)


Christofas Stergianos

I am part of the INNOVATE group that is a Marie-Curie funded project in the area of novel aircraft technology, based at the Aerospace Technology Centre. My research areas include Integration of Novel Aerospace Technologies (INNOVATE), Green ground operations and optimized preparations to take-off. I graduated from the University of Macedonia with a BSc in Applied Informatics (2008-2012 - Early graduation) and obtained by MSc in Computer Science ... (more info)



Past Members

Stanislava Armstrong

(Ph.D Student)


Stanislava Armstrong

Stanislava Armstrong studied BSc (Hons.) Computer Science at The University of Nottingham and graduated with distinction. During her baccalaureate she developed a keen interest in operational research, which motivated her to continue in this area. Consequently, she is currently working towards her PhD Computer Science, which she began immediately after gaining her degree. Her research aims to develop an arrivals sequence scheduling algorithm for Heathrow Airport ... (more info)



Amadeo Ascó

(Ph.D Student)


Amadeo Ascó

Throughout my professional work life I have worked in the analysis, definition, design, construction, testing, installation, maintenance and modification of properly engineered information systems, containing software as the major component, to meet agreed business needs.

During the period I was taking my first degree in Aeronautical Engineering at the "Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Aeronáutica", Polytechnic University of Madrid ... (more info)



Edmund Burke



Edmund Burke

Professor Edmund Burke is now at the University of Stirling but continues to be involved with the research here. He was Dean of the Faculty of Science at the University of Nottingham and used to lead the Automated Scheduling, Optimisation and Planning (ASAP) Research Group in the School of Computer Science. He is a member of the EPSRC Strategic Advisory Team for Mathematics. He is a Fellow of the Operational Research Society and the British Computer Society and he is a member of the UK Computing Research Committee (UKCRC)... (more info)



Juan Castro-Gutiérrez

(Research Fellow)


Juan Castro-Gutiérrez

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Stefan Ravizza

(Ph.D Student)


Stefan Ravizza

Stefan Ravizza graduated from the ETH Zurich, Switzerland (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) in Mathematics. He gained a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science with distinction where he specialised in Operations Research under the supervision of Prof. Dr. H.-J. Lüthi. The title of his master thesis was "Control of Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs)". During his master program, he spent one semester at the Chalmers University of Technology ... (more info)