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Dr Nadarajen Veerapen

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http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3699-1080

I am a Postdoctoral Research Assistant working on the "Cartography of computational search spaces" project funded by the Leverhulme Trust. I previously worked on the DAASE project funded by the EPSRC. I have been part of the CHORDS group at the University of Stirling since September 2013. I'm interested in meta and hyperheuristics but I do like to use exact methods when possible.

My current work revolves around several topics:

Teaching

Community Participation

Mini bio

I obtained my Licence (Bachelor's degree) in Computer Science from the University of Nantes, France, and carried on there with an International Master's degree in Computer Science specialising in Optimisation in Operations Research. My research work for my Master's was carried out at the University of Nottingham and involved developing a tabu-based hyper-heuristic for multi-objective optimisation.

In 2012 I received my PhD, funded by a Microsoft Research Scholarship, from the University of Angers, France. I worked on autonomous operator control for local search and focused on combinatorial optimisation problems. Half-way through my PhD, I had the opportunity to be a visiting researcher at the Austral University of Chile in Valdivia for one month. During my time in Angers, I was also a teaching assistant and mainly taught functional programming and introduction to algorithms.

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International workshops

French conferences

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