Department of Engineering Science

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Simon Bull



Title: Scheduling families of jobs with setup times on multiple non-identical machines

Abstract: In a particular factory jobs may be categorized into families by the mold they require; two jobs in the same category require the same mold type. There are limited molds of each type, and any given machine is only compatible with a subset of the mold types. Setups are required between jobs from different families but not between jobs from the same family. This project investigates the problem of assigning jobs to machines in a way that minimizes sum of tardiness.

Research areas

  • Integer programming
  • Scheduling
  • Signal processing

Selected publications

Bull, S.H.; O'Grady, G.; Cheng, L.K.; Pullan, A.J.; , "A framework for the online analysis of multi-electrode gastric slow wave recordings," Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC, 2011 Annual International Conference of the IEEE , vol., no., pp.1741-1744, Aug. 30 2011-Sept. 3 2011, doi: 10.1109/IEMBS.2011.6090498