Members

In 2018, the SUnORE group consists of a total of 33 members. Of these, 6 are skripsie students, 3 are exchange students, 14 are masters students, 6 are doctoral students and 4 are lecturers, as described below.

Skripsie Students

Pierre Cilliers

                           

 

 

Rudi Dykman

                           

 

 

Daniel Lombard

                           

 

 

Tyron Landman

 

 

 

Kit Searle

 

 

 

Gunther Husselman

             

           

 

Ben Meylahn

                           

 

 

J’Mari Kloppers

 

 

 

Johann van Niekerk

 

 

 

Tinus Loots 

 

 

 

Victoria Harper

                           

 

 

Gemma Sutherland    

 

 

 

Iris de Villiers


Masters Students

Christian Nolting

 

 

Matthew Higgo

 

 

Marno du Plessis

 

 

 

Jacqueline Kazmaier

 

 

Monica Rolo

 

 

 

Hano Smith
Second year MEng student with a thesis topic on inventory replenishment and vehicle routing decision support system for franchise managers  (Supervisors: Prof JH van Vuuren & Dr DP Lötter)

Nita-Maré Oosthuizen
Second year MEng student with a thesis topic related to vehicle routing decision support for vehicles that replenish cash stockpiles at bank ATMs (Supervisors: Dr DP Lötter & Dr Daniel Lotter)

Tashmah Rambali
Second year MEng student with a thesis topic related to the identification of bottlenecks and points of infrastructure expansion in urban storm water drainage networks (Supervisor: Prof JH van Vuuren).

Mattie Landman
Second year MEng student with a thesis topic related to the optimal positioning of Uber drivers, on expectation, over pre-specified decision windows (Supervisor: Prof JH van Vuuren).

Stephan Nel
Second year MEng student with a thesis topic related to the design and development of hyperheuristics for training and ensembling of artificial neural networks (Supervisor: Prof JH van Vuuren).

 

Janco Barnard
Second year MEng student with a thesis topic related to the investigation of the application of strategic planning combined with mathematical modelling and simulation to ensure farmers plan effectively for future survival. For his Masters thesis, Janco is looking at simulating the impact of natural occurrences on reservoir water levels and effectively allocating water among crops and livestock to minimise the total loss of profit from a water deficit.

Shane_van_HeerdenShane van Heerden
Second year MEng student with a thesis topic related to machine learning in support of the vehicle accident insurance claim resolution disputes  (Supervisor: Prof JH van Vuuren).

Ghiete_van_ZylGhiete van Zyl
Second year MEng student with a thesis topic related to machine learning in support of elevator control in high rise buildings  (Supervisor: Prof JH van Vuuren).

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Ryan Reed
Second year MEng student with a thesis topic in behavioural OR aimed at the facilitation of unstructured group decisions which are subject to a large degree of uncertainty (Supervisor: Prof JH van Vuuren).


Doctoral Students

Taliane Mpassi Mahinga

 

 

Johan KellermannJohan Kellermann
First year PhD student with a thesis topic related to re-enforcement learning decision support for subjective choice/selection problems (Supervisor: Prof JH van Vuuren).

 

Robert_Bennetto_bwRobert Bennetto
Fourth year PhD student with a dissertation topic related to generic learning in respect of variable propagation strategies in constraint programming (Supervisor: Prof JH van Vuuren).

Georgina Rakotonirainy
Second year PhD student with a dissertation topic related to the evaluation and design of metaheuristics tailored for the strip packing problem (Promoter: Prof JH van Vuuren).

Angelo Silva Mendez
First 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

Thorsten_Schmidt_duMontThorsten Schmidt-Dumont
Lecturer and first year PhD student with a thesis topic related to self-organising and cooperative traffic control for driverless vehicles (Supervisor: Prof JH van Vuuren).

 

Christa de Kock
Lecturer and first year PhD student with a thesis topic related constructing an agent-based simulation model for the displacement and migration of refugees (Supervisor: Dr BJ van Vuuren).

 

Danie_LotterDanie Lotter
Lecturer in Operations Research with research interests in (multi-objective) optimisation, resource assignment problems and decision support systems.

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Brian van Vuuren
Lecturer in Agent-based modelling and simulation, with research interests in multi-objective optimisation of simulated systems.

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

 

 


SUnORE Members (2017)

SUnORE Members (2016)

SUnORE Members (2015)

Past Visiting Members