Members

In 2020, the SUnORE group consists of a total of 20+n members. Of these, n are skripsie students, 13 are masters students, 4 are doctoral students and 3 are lecturers, as described below.

Skripsie Students


Masters Students

Christan Barnard
First year MEng student

Alexander Flemming
First year MEng student

Christian Malan
First year MEng student

Pieter Steenkamp
First year MEng student

Van Zyl Venter
First year MEng student

Jurie Zietsman
First year MEng student

Edwin Reed
First year MEng student

Pierre Cilliers
Second year MEng student with a thesis topic related to modelling the growth of informal settlements.

Kit Searle
Second year MEng student with a thesis topic related to determining sustainable harvesting quotas along the boundaries of the spatial domain of a food species.

Gunther Husselman
Second year MEng student with a thesis topic related to the design public bus transit routes and timetables.

Ben Meylahn
Second year MEng student with a thesis topic related to the establishment of conditions for the persistence of cooperating strategies in evolutionary two-person games.

Tinus Loots
Second year MEng student with a thesis topic related to incentivising strategies aimed at encouraging real-estate developers to focus on prioritised urban zones.

Christian Nolting
Third year MEng student with a thesis topic related to the discernment of spatio-temporal stock-out patterns in pharmaceutical supply chains.

Tashmah Rambali
Third year MEng student with a thesis topic related to the prioritisation of suitable components in storm water drainage systems for the purpose of enlargement.

Andre Thomas Snell
Second year MEng student with a thesis topic related to rare spare parts inventory management via machine learning.


Doctoral Students

Jacqueline Kazmaier
PhD student with a dissertation topic related to decision support for evaluating unstructured customer feedback on products and services
(Promoter: Prof JH van Vuuren) .

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Ghiete van Zyl
PhD student with a dissertation topic related to the application of semi-supervised disease gene classification machine learning
(Promoter: Prof JH van Vuuren).

Taliane Mpassi Mahinga
First-year PhD student with a dissertation topic related to decision support for hybrid renewable energy generation system design and operation
(Promoter: Prof JH van Vuuren).

Angelo Silva Mendez
Final year PhD student with a dissertation topic related to decision support for the maintenance and design of gas pipeline networks 
(Promoter: Prof JH van Vuuren).


Lecturers

Stephan Nel
Lecturer in Operations Research currently enrolled for a PhD with research interests in artificial neural networks, evolutionary algorithms, multi-objective optimisation and data science.

Christa de Kock
Lecturer with research interests in operations research, agent-based simulation modelling and humanitarian-focussed decision support systems.

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Jan van Vuuren
Professor of Operations Research with research interests in graph theory, (multi-objective) combinatorial optimisation and decision support systems.


SUnORE Members (2019)

SUnORE Members (2018)

SUnORE Members (2017)

SUnORE Members (2016)

SUnORE Members (2015)

Past Visiting Members