Frank Neumann

Dr Frank Neumann

Professor

School of Computer Science

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Frank Neumann received his diploma and Ph.D. from the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel in 2002 and 2006, respectively. He is a professor and leader of the Optimisation and Logistics Group at the School of Computer Science, The University of Adelaide, Australia. Frank has been the general chair of the ACM GECCO 2016. With Kenneth De Jong he organised ACM FOGA 2013 in Adelaide and together with Carsten Witt he has written the textbook "Bioinspired Computation in Combinatorial Optimization - Algorithms and Their Computational Complexity" published by Springer. He is an Associate Editor of the journals "Evolutionary Computation" (MIT Press) and "IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation" (IEEE). In his work, he considers artificial intelligence and optimisation methods in particular for combinatorial and multi-objective optimization problems and focuses on theoretical aspects of evolutionary computation as well as high impact applications in the areas of renewable energy, logistics, and mining.

  • artificial intelligence
  • bio-inspired computing
  • optimization
  • renewable energy
  • supply chain management
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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2016 Professor The University of Adelaide
    2015 - 2016 Associate Dean (Research) The University of Adelaide
    2013 - 2015 Associate Professor The University of Adelaide
    2011 - 2012 Senior Lecturer The University of Adelaide
    2008 - 2010 Coordinator of the group "Bio-Inspired Computation” Max Planck Institute for Informatics (MPG)
    2006 - 2008 Postdoctoral Researcher Max Planck Institute for Informatics (MPG)
    2002 - 2006 Research Assistant Kiel University
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2006 Kiel University Germany PhD
    2002 Kiel University Germany Diplom
  • Research Consortium – Unlocking Complex Resources through Lean Processing, Research Consortia Program, State Government of South Australia, 2017-2021 (several chief investigators and industry partners).
  • ARC Discovery Project "Bio-inspired Computing for Problems with Dynamically Changing Constraints", Australian Research Council, 2016-2018 (with Zbigniew Michalewicz, Tobias Friedrich, Marc Schoenauer)
  • Project "Modelling and optimisation of submerged buoys for improved ocean wave energy production", Interdisciplinary Research Fund, The University of Adelaide, 2015 (with Markus Wagner, Boyin Ding, Benjamin Cazzolato, Maziar Arjomandi).
  • ARC Discovery Project "Parameterised analysis of bio-inspired computing - from theory to high performing algorithms", Australian Research Council, 2014-2016 (with Tobias Friedrich)
  • ARC Discovery Project "Advanced planning systems for vertically integrated supply chain management", Australian Research Council, 2013-2015 (with Zbigniew Michalewicz and Adam Ghandar)
  • Project "Exploring the evolutionary diversity of Australia's marine snakes to develop a bio-mimetic sea snake robot", Interdisciplinary Research Fund, The University of Adelaide, 2013-2014 (with Lei Chen, Kate Sanders, Amy Watson, Gustavo Carneiro, Brett Goodman, Marc Jones)
  • Evolutionary Computation, semester 2, 2018
  • Grand Challenges in Computer Science, semester 2, 2017
  • Evolutionary Computation, semester 1, 2017
  • Mining Big Data, semester 1, 2017.
  • Evolutionary Computation, semester 2, 2016
  • Mining Big Data, semester 1, 2015.
  • Mining Big Data, semester 1, 2014.
  • Evolutionary Computation, semester 2, 2013.
  • Advanced Algorithms, semester 1, 2013.
  • Evolutionary Computation, semester 2, 2012.
  • Algorithm and Data Structure Analysis, semester 1, 2012.
  • Evolutionary Computation, semester 2, 2011.
  • Data Structures and Algorithms, semester 2, 2011.
  • Data Structures and Algorithms, semester 1, 2011.
  • Algorithms and Data Structures, winter semester, 2009/2010. (Saarland University, Germany)
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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 Principal Supervisor Unlocking Complex Resources through Lean Processing Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Yue Xie
    2018 Principal Supervisor Optimisation of Supply Chains Under Uncertainty Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Hirad Assimi
    2017 Principal Supervisor Bio-Inspired computing for problems with Dynamically changing constraints Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Vahid Roostapour
    2017 Principal Supervisor Optimization of Energy Systems with Dynamic Constraints Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Maryam Hasani Shoreh
    2017 Principal Supervisor Automation and Coordination in Social Media Behaviour Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Derek Christopher Weber
    2011 Co-Supervisor A Visualised Provenance A Data Management Study on Tracking and Managing Information in The Cloud Using Digital Forensics Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Johan Scholtz
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2015 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Ambulatory Monitoring using Passive RFID Technology Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Asanga Wickramasinghe
    2015 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Exact and Heuristic Approaches for Multi-component Optimisation Problems Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Junhua Wu
    2013 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Diversity Optimization and Parameterized Analysis of Heuristic Search Methods for Combinatorial Optimization Problems Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Wanru Gao
    2013 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Parameterised Complexity Analysis of Evolutionary Algorithms for Combinatorial Optimization Problems Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Mojgan Pourhassan
    2012 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Parameterized Analysis of Bio-inspired Computation and the Traveling Salesperson Problem Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Samadhi Nethmini Nallaperuma
    2012 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Feature-Based Selection of Bio-Inspired Algorithms for Constrained Continuous Optimisation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Shayan Poursoltan
    2011 - 2015 Co-Supervisor Particle swarm optimization: Theoretical analysis, Modifications, and Applications to Constrained Optimization Problems Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Mohammadreza Bonyadi
    2011 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Theory and Applications of Bio-Inspired Algorithms Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Markus Wagner
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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2016 - 2016 Chair General Chair Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference 2016 United States
    2013 - 2013 Co-Chair Chair Foundations of Genetic Algorithms 2013 Australia
  • Consulting/Advisories

    Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country
    2018 - ongoing Daitum Business and professional Australia
    2015 - ongoing Complexica Business and professional Australia
    2015 - ongoing Optimatics Business and professional Australia
    2014 - 2016 Project SAGE Speed of Adaptation in Population Genetics and Evolutionary Computation Scientific research United Kingdom
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2017 - ongoing Associate Editor IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation
    2014 - ongoing Associate Editor Evolutionary Computation
  • Position: Professor
  • Phone: 83134477
  • Email: frank.neumann@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4366
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Ingkarni Wardli, floor 4
  • Room: 4 55
  • Org Unit: School of Computer Science

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