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Professor Montaz Ali

Position PROFESSOR
QualificationsPhD, MSc, BScHons
Phone 0117176139
Email Montaz.Ali@wits.ac.za
Organisational Unit School of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics

TCSE profile

Research Interests

  • Stochastic Methods for Global Optimization
  • Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming Problems
  • Optimal Control Theory
  • Operations Research

NRF (National Research Foundation) Rating: B3

PhD Students:

  1. Sakirudeen Akinkunmi Abdulsalaam (Maximum Clique Problem)
  2. Matthews Malebogo Sejeso (Compressed Sensing)
  3. Lerato Phokomela (Airline Scheduling)
  4. Denesh Reddy (Optimization in Multi-modal Freight Network)

PhD Students Completed:

  1. P. Kaelo (2005); Title: Population based unconstrained global Optimization
  2. Aderemi Adewami (2010); Title: Optimal space allocation
  3. Eric Newby (2013); Title: MINLP (mixed integer nonlinear programming problem)
  4. Ian Campbell (2013); Title: Constructive heuristics for airline scheduling problem
  5. Said Sima (2015); Title: Stochastic location routing problem
  6. Terry Leigh Oliphant (2015); Title: Trajectory based methods for nonlinear programming and MINLP
  7. Jacoba Hendrina Buhrmann (2016); Title: The effect of Clustering on the Capacitated Location Routing Problem
  8. Salha Mamane (Co-supervised, submitted 2016); Title: Wishart Laws on Convex Cones. 

Current Teaching duties:

  1. COMS4050: Discrete Optimization and Optimization in Big Data (Honours, Computer Science)
  2. APPM400: Stochastic Methods for Global optimization (Honours,  Computational and Applied Mathematics)
  3. MINN7093: Applied Operations Research in Mineral Resources Management (MSc, Mining Engineering)
Publications

PUBLICATIONS IN INTERNATIONAL (ISI) JOURNALS (REFEREED)

J1. M. M. Ali and R. Smith, ‘The Structure of Small Clusters Ejected by Ion Bombardment of Solid’, Vacuum,44, 377-379, 1993.

J2. M.M. Ali and C. Storey, ‘Topographical Multilevel Single Linkage’, Journal of Global Optimization,5, 349-358, 1994.

J3. M.M. Ali and C. Storey, ‘Modified Controlled Random Search Algorithms’, International Journal of Computer Mathematics,53, 229-235, 1994.

J4. M.M. Ali and C. Storey, ‘Aspiration Based Simulated Annealing Algorithm’, Journal of Global Optimization,11, 181-191, 1997.

J5. M.M. Ali, C. Storey and A. T¨orn, ‘Application of some stochastic global optimization algorithms to practical problems’, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications,95, 545-563, 1997.

J6. M.M. Ali, A. T¨orn and S. Viitanen, ‘A numerical Comparison of some modified controlled random search algorithms’, Journal of Global Optimization,11, 377-385, 1997.

J7. A. T¨orn, M.M. Ali and S. Viitanen, ‘Stochastic Global Optimization: Problem Classes and Solution Techniques’, Journal of Global Optimization,14, 437-447,1999.

J8. M. M. Ali, ‘A short range many-body interatomic potential for modelling bcc metals’, Pramana-Journal of Physics,53, 775-781, 1999.

J9. M. M. Ali, A. T¨orn and S. Viitanen, ‘A Direct Search Variant of the Simulated Annealing Algorithm for Optimization involving continuous variables’, Computers and Operations Research,29, 87-102, 2002.

J10. M. M. Ali and A. T¨orn, ‘Population set based global optimization algorithms: Some Modifications and numerical Studies’, Journal of Computers and Operations Research,31 (10), 1703-1725, 2004.

J11. H. W. J. Lee, M. M. Ali and K Wong, ‘Global Optimization for a Class of Optimal Discrete-valued Control Problem’, Dynamics of Continuous, Discrete and Impulsive Systems, Series B,11 (6), 735-756, 2004.

J12. M. M. Ali, C. Khompatraporn and Z. Zabinasky, ‘A Numerical Evaluation of Several Stochastic Algorithms on Selected Continuous Global Optimization Test Problems’, Journal of Global Optimization,31, 635-672, 2005.

J13. N. P. Moloi and M. M. Ali, ‘An Iterative Global Optimization for Potential Energy Minimization’, Journal of Computational Optimization and Applications, 30 (2), 119-132, 2005.

J14. P. Kaelo and M. M. Ali, ‘A numerical Comparison of some modified differential evolution algorithms’, European Journal of Operations Research,169 (3), 1176- 1184, 2006.

J15 M. M. Ali, ‘Global optimization models in data network-A case study’, Computers and Operations Research,33 (5), 1437-1458, 2006.

J16 P. Kaelo and M. M. Ali, ‘Probabilistic adaptation of point generation schemes in some global optimization algorithms’, Journal optimization methods and software, 21 (3), 343-357, 2006 .

J17. P. Kaelo and M. M. Ali, ‘Some variant of the controlled random search algorithm’, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications,130 (2),253-264, 2006 .

J18. M. M. Ali, ‘Financial optimization models in data network, Journal of Global Optimization,35 (1), 27-52, 2006.

J19. M. M. Ali and P. Fatti, ‘A differential free point generation scheme in the differential evolution algorithm’, Journal of Global Optimization,35(4), 551-572, 2006.

J20. M. M. Ali, Roger Smith and Steve Hobday, ‘The Structure of Atomic and Molecular Cluster Optimized using Classical Potentials’, Computers and Physics Communications,175, 451-464, 2006.

J21. P. Kaelo and M. M. Ali ‘Integrated Crossover Rules in Real Coded Genetic Algorithms’, European Journal of Operations Research,176(1), 60-76, 2007.

J22. M M Ali, ‘Differential evolution with preferential crossover’, European Journal of Operations Research,181 (3), 1137-1147, 2007.

J23. P Kaelo and M. M. Ali, ‘Differential evolution algorithms using hybrid mutation’, Computational Optimization and Applications,37 (2), 231-246, 2007.

J24. M. M. Ali, ‘Synthesis of the distribution as an aid to stochastic optimization’, Journal of Computational Statistics and Data Analysis,52, 133-149, 2007.

J25. M. M. Ali and L. Masinga, ‘A nonlinear optimization model for optimal order quantities with stochastic demand, volume discount and price change’, Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization,3 (1), 139-154, 2007.

J26. M. M. Ali and P Kaelo, ‘Improved Particle Swarm Algorithms for Global Optimization’, Applied Mathematics and Computation,196, 578-593, 2008.

J27. N Karmitsa, M. M. Makela and M. M. Ali, ‘Limited Memory Interior Point Bundle Method for Large Inequality Constrained Nonsmooth Minimization’, Applied Mathematics and Computation,198 (1), 382-400, 2008.

J28. A Adewumi, B Sawyerr and M. M. Ali, ‘A heuristic solution to the university timetabling problem’, Engineering Computation,8, 1-10, 2009.

J29. M. M. Ali and Z. Kajee-Bagdadi, ‘A local exploration-based differential evolution algorithm for constrained global optimization’, Applied Mathematics and Computation,208, 31-48, 2009.

J30. Wenxing Zhu and M. M. Ali, ‘Discrete dynamic convexized method for nonlinearly constrained nonlinear integer programming’, Computers and Operations Research,36, 2723-2728, 2009.

J31. Wenxing Zhu and M. M. Ali, ‘Solving nonlinearly constrained global optimization problem via an auxiliary function method’, Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics,230(2), 491-503, 2009.

J32. W. F. Sacco, N. Henderson, A. C. Rios-Coelho and M. M. Ali, ‘A differential evolution applied to Nuclear Reactor Core Design’, Annals of Nuclear Energy, 36, 1093-1099, 2009.

J33. M. M. Ali and Z. Kajee-Bagdadi, ‘Improved versions of the LEDE algorithm for constrained global optimization’, Applied Mathematics and Computation,215, 431-440, 2009.

J34.M. Z.Wangand M. M. Ali,‘Stochastic nonlinear complementarity problems: stochastic programming reformulation and penalty-based approximation method’, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications,144, 597-614,2010.

J35.M. M. Ali, ‘A recursive topographical differential evolution algorithm for potential energy minimization’, Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization,6(1), 29-46, 2010.

J36. M. Z. Wang and M. M. Ali, ‘Penalty-based SAA method of stochastic nonlinear complementarity problems’, Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization,6(1), 241-257, 2010.

J37. A Adewumi and M. M. Ali, ‘A Multi-level Genetic Algorithm for a Multi-Stage Space Allocation Problem, Mathematical and Computer Modelling,51(1-2), 109-126, 2010.

J38. M. M. Ali and M. N. Gabere, A simulated annealing driven multi-start algorithm for global optimization, Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics,233, 2661-2674, 2010.

J39.N. Henderson, WF Sacco, N. Barufatti and M. M. Ali, ‘The Calculation of Crit- icalPointsof Thermodynamic Mixtures with Differential Evolution Algorithms’, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research,49, 1872-1882, 2010.

J40. M. M. Ali and M. Golalikhani, ‘An electromagnetism-like method for nonlinearly constrained global optimization’, Computers and Mathematics with Applications,60 (8), 2279-2285, 2010.

J41. J.Gloverand M. M. Ali, ‘Using radial basis functions to construct local volatility surfaces’, Applied Mathematics and Computation,217, 4834-4839,2011.

J42. M. Z. Wang, M. M. Ali and Gui-Hua Lin, ‘Sample average approximation method for stochastic complementarity problems with applications to supply chain super- networks’, Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization,7(2), 317-345, 2011.

J43. M. M. Ali, ‘Differential evolution with generalized differentials’, Journal of Com- putational and Applied Mathematics,235(8), 2205-2216, 2011.

J44. A. Andalaft-Chacur, M. Montaz Ali and J. Gonzalez Salazar, ‘Real options pric- ingbythe finite element method’, Computers and Mathematics with Applica- tions, Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics,61(9), 2863-2873,2011.

J45.J.Chen,W.X. ZhuandM.M.Ali,‘Hybridsimulatedannealingalgorithm fornon-slicingVLSIfloorplanning’,IEEETransactiononSystemManand Cybernetics,Part-C,41 (4), 544 - 553, 2011.

J46. M. M. Ali and E. M. T. Hendrix, Preface:Special issue SAGO08, Journal of Global Optimization,50, 555-556,2011.

J47.J. Chen,W. X.Zhuand M. M. Ali,‘An exact algorithm for zero-one linear knapsack problem’, Journal of Global Optimization,50, 657-673,2011.

J48. B Sawyerr, M. M. Ali and A. Adewami, ‘A comparative study of some real coded genetic algorithms for unconstrained global optimization’, Optimization Methods and Software,26 (6), 945-970, 2011.

J49.M. Z.Wang,Guihua Lin,YuliGao and M. M. Ali, ‘Sample average approxima- tion method for a class of stochastic variational inequality problems’, Journal of Systems Science andComplexity,24 (6), 1143-1153, 2011.

J50. P.KaeloandM.M.Ali, ‘Numericalstudiesofsomegeneralizedcontrolledrandom searchalgorithms’, Asia Pacific JournalofOperationsResearch,29(2/3), paper- 1250016,pp.1-24,2012.

J51.M. M. Ali, M. Gabere and W. X. Zhu, ‘A derivative-freevariantcalled DFSA of Dekkers and Aarts’ continuous simulated annealing algorithm’, Applied Mathe- matics and Computation,219, 605-616, 2012.

J52. WenxingZhu, Geng Lin and M Montaz Ali, ‘Max-k-cutbythe discrete dynamic convexized method’, INFORMS Journal on Computing,25(1), 27-40, 2013.

J53.Barilee Baridam and M. M. Ali, An investigation of K-mean clustering to high and multi-dimensional biological data, Kybernetes,42 (4), 614-627, 2013.

J54.M. M. Ali and W. X. Zhu, ‘A penalty function-based differential evolution al- gorithm for constrained global optimization’, Computational Optimization and Applications,54, 707-739, 2013.

J55.J. Pedro, M. Dangor, O. Dahunsi and M. M. Ali, ‘Differential Evolution-Based Pid Control Of NonlinearFull-CarElectrohydraulic Suspensions’, Mathematical Problems in Engineering,2013, Article ID 261582, 13 pages, 2013.

J56. Babatunde A Sawyerr, Aderemi Adewumi and M. Montaz Ali, ‘Real-coded ge- netic algorithm with uniform random local search’, Applied Mathematics and Computation,228, 589-597,2014.

J57. Eric Newby and M. M. Ali, ‘A Note onConvexReformulation Schemes for Mixed Integer Quadratic Programs’, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications,160 (2), 457-469,2014.

J58. M. M. Ali, Mohsen Gol Alikhani and Jun Zhuang, ‘Different penalty approaches for solving constrained optimization problems with the electromagnetism-like method (EM)’, Optimization,63 (3), 403-419, 2014.

J59.E. A. E. Gumma, M. H. A. Hashim and M. Montaz Ali, ‘ADerivative-FreeAl- gorithm for Linearly Constrained Optimization Problems’, Computational Optimization and Applications,57 (3), 599-621, 2014.

J60. R. Phillips, M.Woolway,D.Fanucchiand M. Montaz Ali, ‘MathematicalModeling and Optimal Blank Generation in Glass Manufacturing’, Journal of Applied Mathematics, Vol. 2014, Article 959453, 12 pages, 2014.

J61.O.M. Bamigbola, M. Montaz Ali, and K. O. Awodele, ‘Predictive models of cur- rent, voltage and power losses on electric transmission lines’, Journal of Applied Mathematics,Vol.2014, Article ID 146937, 5 pages, 2014.

J62. G. Zheng and M. Montaz Ali, On the observability estimate for the fractional order parabolic equations on measurable sets, Abstract and Applied Analysis, Vol. 2014 , Article ID 361904, 5 pages, 2014.

J63.M. Z.Wangand M. M, Ali, On the ERM formulation and a stochastic approx- imation algorithm of the stochastic-R0EVLCP,Annals of Operations Research, 217, 513-534, 2014.

J64. O.M. Bamigbola, M. Montaz Ali, and M. O. Oke, ‘Mathematical modeling of electric power flow and the minimization of power losses on transmission lines’, Applied Mathematics and Computation, 241, 214-221, 2014.

J65. J. O. Pedro, M. Dangor, O. A. Dahunsi and M. M. Ali, ‘Intelligent Feedback Linearization Control of Nonlinear Electrohydraulic Suspension Systems Using Particle Swarm Optimization, Applied Soft Computing, Vol. 24, pp 50-62, 2014.

J66.Geng Lin,Wenxing Zhuand M. Montaz Ali, ‘A tabu search-based memetic algo- rithm for hardware/software partitioning’, Mathematical Problem in Engineer- ing,Vol.2014, Article ID 103059, 15 pages, 2014.

J67. G. Zheng, B. Z. Guo, and M. M. Ali, ‘Stability of optimal control of heat equation with singular potential’, Syemtems and Control Letters, Vol. 74, pp 18-23, 2014.

J68. M. Dangor, O. A. Dahunsi, J. O. Pedro and M. M. Ali, ‘Evolutionary algorithm- based PID controller tuning for nonlinear quarter-car electrohydraulic vehicle suspensions’, Nonlinear Dynamics, Vol. 78, pp 2795-2810, 2014.

J69. E. Newby and M. M. Ali, ‘A Trust Region Based Derivative Free Algorithm for Mixed Integer Programs’, Computational Optimization and Applications, Vol. 60, pp 199-229, 2015.

J70. Juan Liu, Guojie Zheng, M. Montaz Ali, ‘Stability analysis of the anti-stable heat equation with uncertain disturbance on the boundary’, Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications,Vol.428(2), pp. 1193-1201,2015.

J71.Guojie Zheng, Bao-Zhu Guo, M. Montaz Ali, ‘Continuous dependence of optimal control to controlled domain of actuator for heat equation’, Systems & Control Letters,Vol.79, pp. 30-38, 2015.

J72. Zhou Wei, M. Montaz Ali ‘Convex mixed integer nonlinear programming prob- lems and an outer approximation algorithm’, Journal of Global Optimization, Vol. 63, pp. 213-227, 2015.

J73.Babatunde A. Sawyerr, Aderemi O. Adewumi, M. Montaz Ali, ‘Benchmarking RCGAu on the Noiseless BBOB Testbed’, the Scientific World Journal (non ISI), Vol. 2015, Article ID 734957, 11 pages.

J74. ZhouWei,M. Montaz Ali, ‘Outer Approximation Algorithm for One Class ofConvexMixed-Integer Nonlinear Programming Problems with Partial Differen- tiability’, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications,Vol.167, pp. 644- 652,2015.

J75. Z. Wei and M. Montaz Ali, ‘Generalized Benders Decomposition for one Class of MINLPs with Vector Conic Constraint’, SIAM Journal on Optimization, Vol. 25(3), pp. 1809-1825, 2015.

J76.M. M. Ali, Aderemi O. Adewumi, Nachamada Blamah and OlabisiFalowo Math- ematical Modeling and Optimization of Industrial Problems, Journal of Applied Mathematics,Volume2015, Article ID 438471, 3 pages, 2015.

J77.Geng Lin,WenxingZhu, M. Montaz Ali, ‘An effective discrete dynamic convex- ized method for solving the winner determination problem’, Journal of Combi- natorial Optimization,Vol.32, pp.563-593, 2016.

J78. E. Newby and M. M. Ali, ‘Transformation based Preprocessing for Mixed Integer Quadratic Program’, Joutnal of Optimization Theory and Applications, Vol. 168,pp.1039-1045, 2016.

J79. Mingzheng Wang, Zili He, Tsan-Ming Choi and M. Montaz Ali, Vehicles Assign- ment with Over-Emission Intensity Considerations: A Perspective on Integrating the Market Mechanism with Government Control, IEEE Access,Vol. 4, pp.5098- 5110, 2016.

J80. Campbell, M. M. Ali, and M. L. Fienberg, Solving dial-a-ride problem using agent based simulation, South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, Vol.27 (3), pp.143-157, 2016.

J81. Geng Lin, Wenxing Zhu and M. M. Ali, An effective hybrid memetic algorithm for the minimum weight dominating set problem, IEEE Transaction on Evolutionary Computation, forthcoming.

J82. E. Newby and M. M. Ali, ‘Linear transformation based solution methods for non-convex mixed integer quadratic programs’, Optimization Letters, forthcoming

PUBLICATIONS IN LOCAL 79:30-38JOURNALS (REFEREED)

LJ1. M. M. Ali and C. Storey, ‘A new topographical algorithm for global optimization’, Journal of Faculty of Science, United Arab Emirates University,7, 132-138, 1995.

LJ2. C. Musingwini. M. M. Ali and T. Dikgale, ‘A linear programming and stochastic analysis of mining replacement rate for typical Bushveld Complex platinum reef conventional mining under variable geological losses’,Proceedings of the 18th International Symposium on Mine Planning & Equipment selection, a journal of The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM), pp.551-565, 2009, ISBN: 978-0-9784416-0-9 and ISSN No. 1913-6528.

PUBLICATIONS IN BOOKS (REFEREED)

B1. M. M. Ali and A. T¨orn, ‘Optimization of Carbon and Silicon Cluster Geometry for Tersoff Potential using Differential Evolution’, Optimization in Computational Chemistry and Molecular Biology : Local and Global Approaches, Edited by A. Floudas and M. Pardalos, Kluwer Academic Publisher, pp.287-300, 2000.

B2. M.M. Ali and A. T¨orn, ‘Topographical Differential Evolution using Pre-calculated Differential’, in Stochastic and Global Optimization, Edited by P. Pardalos, A. Zilinskas, G. Dzemyda and V. Saltenis, Kluwer Academic Publisher, pp.1-17, 2002.

B3. M. M. Ali, C. Oppermann, B. Thomas and L. Walmarans, ‘Optimal Placement of Backbone Structures in a Rural Telecommunication Network’, in Optimization and Industry, Edited by P. Pardalos and V. Koritckoch, Kluwer Academic Publisher, pp.241-257, 2003.

B4. M. M. Ali, ‘Global optimization of Tersoff Potential’, in Modelling, Computation and Optimization in Information Systems and Management Sciences, Edited by Le Thi Hoai and Pham Dinh Tao, Hermes Science Publishing Ltd., pp.105-113, 2004.

B5. M. M. Ali, ‘A Probabilistic Hybrid Differential Evolution Algorithm’, in Models and Algorithms for Global Optimization, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Edited by Julius Zilinskas and Aimo T¨orn, pp.173-184, 2007.

PUBLICATIONS IN CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

C1.M. M. Ali, ‘AFeedbackController Design Methodology forVehicleSuspension System’, Proceedings of the InternationalWorkshopon Multi-disciplinary Design Optimization (MDO), EditedbyJ. Snyman and K. Craig, PretoriaUniversity,pp.26-36, 2000. (industrial problem).

C2.Sawyerr, B.A. and Adewumi, A.O. and Ali, M.M.. ‘Benchmarking projection- based real coded genetic algorithm on BBOB-2013 noiseless function testbed’, GECCO 2013 - Proceedings of the 2013 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion, pp. 1193-1200, 2013.

C3. J. O. Pedro, M. Dangor, O. A. Dahunsi, and M. M. Ali, ‘DE-Based PID Control ofFullCar Nonlinear, Servo-Hydraulic Suspension Systems’, Proceedings of the 11th IEEE Control Conference (AFRICON 2013), September 9 12, pp.1-5, 2013, Mauritius.

C4. Jimoh O. Pedro, Muhammed Dangor, Montaz Ali, and Olurotimi A. Dahunsi, ‘CRS and PS-Optimised PID Controller for Nonlinear, Electrohydraulic Suspen- sion Systems’, Proceedings of the 9th Asian Control Conference (ASCC 2013), June 23 26, pp. 1-6, 2013, Istanbul, Turkey.

C5. Jimoh O. Pedro, Muhammed Dangor, Olurotimi A. Dahunsi, and M. Montaz Ali, Particle Swarm Optimized Intelligent Control of Nonlinear Full-Car Electro- hydraulic Suspensions, 19th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC 2014)

C6.N. S. Magagula, C. Musingwini and M. M. Ali, Multi-nomial Logistic Regression of Mine Production System, Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, MPES 2015 (23rd International Conference on Mine Planning and Equipment Selection), Johannesburg, 2015, pp.331-339.

C7.W.Doorsamy,W. A. Cronje, M. Montaz Ali, Optimisation of an Experimental Perturbation and EstimationTechniqueused to Autonomise Nodes on DC Mi- crogrids, 24th Southern African UniversitiesPowerEngineering Conference, 26 to 28 January 2016, Vereeniging, South Africa, Article number: 2D-4, 2016.

PUBLICATIONS FROM INDUSTRIAL COLABORATIONS (REFEREED)

I1.M. M. Ali and C.Storey,‘The Optimal Control ofVehicleSuspension System’, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Adaptive Computing in En- gineering Design and Control, editedbyI. Parmee, pp.167-173, 1996, (industrial problem).

I2. M. M. Ali, P. Kaelo and J. Ackerman, ‘Scheduling of materials through a steel plant’, Proceedings of the Mathematics in Industry Study Group in South Africa, pp.95-102, 2004, (industrial problem).

I3.M. M. Ali, L. C. Masinga, and T. Jekot, ‘Optimal order quantities with volume discounts before and after price increase’,Proceedings of the Mathematics in Industry Study Group in South Africa, pp.103-109, 2004, (industrial problem).

I4.T. Ronkainen, M. M. Ali and M. Engelbrecht, ‘Optimization of Deliveries from Distribution Points’, Proceedings of the Mathematics in Industry Study Group in South Africa, pp.1-8, 2006, (industrial problem).

I5.E. Newby F.D.Fomeni,M.M. Ali and C. Musingwini, ‘A method for stochastic estimation of cost and completion time of a mining project’, Proceedings of the Mathematics in Industry Study Group in South Africa, 8 pages, 2010, (industrial problem). http://www.wits.ac.za/newsroom/conferences/misgsa2011/13353/outcomes.html

I6. J.P.F. Charpin A. Adewumi, G. Hocking and M.M. Ali, ‘Optimization model for campus parking space allocation’, Proceedings of the Mathematics in Industry Study Group in South Africa, 9 pages, 2011, (industrial problem). http://www.wits.ac.za/newsroom/conferences/misgsa2011/13353/outcomes.html

I7.NevFowkes,Graeme C. Hocking, M. Montaz Ali and Sarah L. Mitchell, The effect of allowing taxis to use bus lanes onBRTroutes-II, Proceeding of Industrial Mathematics Study Group 2015, forthcoming, (industrial problem).

I8.A.S. Alochukwu,F. Getachew,I. Campbell,A. Adewumi and M.M. Ali,AirTraficManagement Rerouting Problem, Proceeding of Industrial Mathematics Study Group 2016, forthcoming, (industrial problem).

PUBLICATIONS IN CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS (NON-REFEREED)

I6. M. M. Ali, ‘A Feedback Controller Design Methodology for Vehicle Suspension System’, Proceedings of the International Workshop on Multi-disciplinary Design Optimization (MDO), Edited by J. Snyman and K. Craig, Pretoria University, pp.26-36, 2000. (industrial problem).

OTHER RECOGNIZED PAPERS

  • Paper short listed for IFORS2008 OR in Development Prize Competition. IFORS is the largest organization of OR (Operations Research).See IFORS newsletter Volume 2, No. 1, 2008, pp. 13, paper 1.

ORGANIZER OF CONFERENCE/WORKSHOP

I am one of the organizers of the Industrial Mathematics Workshop in South Africa since 2004.

PRESENTATION IN CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

  1. International Conference in Vacuum Science, Loughborough University of Technology,UK, 1992.
  2. The Third International Conference in Adaptive Computing in Engineering Design and Control, Plymouth University, UK, 1996.
  3. South African Mathematical Association Conference (SAMS), Rand African University, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1998.
  4. International Conference in Optimization in Computational Chemistry andMolecular Biology : Local and Global Approaches, Princeton University, USA, 1999.
  5. International Workshop in Multi-disciplinary Design Optimization, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa, 2000.
  6. International Workshop in Stochastic Global Optimization, Hanmer Springs, Christchurch, New Zealand, 2001.
  7. The First International Conference in Optimization and Industry, The Great Keppel Island, Central Queensland, Australia, 2001.
  8. Workshop on 60th birthday for Professor Starfield, School of Computational and Applied Mathematics, Witwatersrand University, June 1, 2002.
  9. International Workshop on ”Travel and Transportation”, 11-15 November, IMA, University of Minnesota, USA, 2002.
  10. Hot Topics International Workshop on ”Data driven control and optimization”, 4-6, December, IMA, University of Minnesota, USA, 2002.
  11. InternationalWorkshop on ‘Industrial Strength Optimization’, 6-7 January, IMA, University of Minnesota, USA, 2003.
  12. Tutorial: Optimization in Simulation-Based Models, 8 January, IMA, University of Minnesota, USA, 2003.
  13. Workshop: Optimization in Simulation-Based Models, January, 9-16, IMA, University of Minnesota, USA, 2003.
  14. Tutorial: Semidefinite Programming and Robust Optimization, March 11, IMA, University of Minnesota, USA, 2003.
  15. Workshop: Semidefinite Programming and Robust Optimization, March 12-18, IMA, University of Minnesota, USA, 2003.
  16. Tutorial: Semidefinite Programming and Robust Optimization, March 19, IMA, University of Minnesota, USA, 2003.
  17. Tutorial: Network Management and Design, April 6, IMA, University of Minnesota, USA, 2003.
  18. Workshop: Network Management and Design, April 7-11, IMA, University of Minnesota, USA, 2003.
  19. Tutorial: Data Analysis and Optimization, May 5, IMA, University of Minnesota,USA, 2003.
  20. Workshop 7: Data Analysis and Optimization, May 6-9, IMA, University of Minnesota, USA, 2003.
  21. Conference: ‘The IMA at 20: Mathematics and its Impact’, June 5-June 9, 2003.
  22. 46th Annual Congress of the South African Mathematical Society, Witwatersrand University, November 2-7, 2003.
  23. Mathematics in Industry Study Group South Africa (MISGSA), Witwatersrand University, 19-23 January, 2004.
  24. Fifth International Conference on ‘Modeling, Computation and Optimization in Information System and Management Sciences’, July 1-3, 2004, University of Metz, France.
  25. Mathematics in Industry Study Group South Africa (MISGSA), Witwatersrand University, 24-28 January, 2005.
  26. 17th EURO Mini Conference: Continuous Optimization in Industry, June 29 - July 1, Pe´cs, Hungary, 2005.
  27. Workshop on Financial Optimization, July 4-8, University of Coimbra, Portugal, 2005.
  28. Mathematics in Industry Study Group South Africa (MISGSA), Witwatersrand University, 23-27 January, 2006.
  29. 21st European Conference on Operational Research, EURO XXI in Iceland July 2-5, 2006.
  30. International Conference on Modelling and Optimization of Structural System, University of Kwazulu Natal, Derban, South Africa, 22-24 January, 2007
  31. Mathematics in Industry Study Group South Africa (MISGSA), Witwatersrand University, 29 January 2007-2nd February, 2007.
  32. OPTIMIZATION2007: the sixth international conference on optimization, the Faculty of Economics, University of Porto, from the 22nd to the 25th of July, 2007, Portugal.
  33. ICIAM 07: 6th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematic, 16-20 July 2007, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
  34. Mathematics in Industry Study Group South Africa (MISGSA), Witwatersrand University, 24th -29th January 2008.
  35. NRF sponsored Graduate student Workshop, January 2008: a day long Workshop conducted and presented by myself.
  36. Mathematics in Industry Study Group South Africa (MISGSA), Witwatersrand University, 26th January -2nd February 2009.
  37. Conference of the Operations Research Society of South Africa (ORSSA), University of the Stellenbosch, 20-23rd September, 2009.
  38. Mathematics in Industry Study Group South Africa (MISGSA), African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cape Town, 10th January -15th January, 2010.
  39. European Study Group with Industry ESGI-73, Monday 12 - Friday 16 April 2010, University of Warwick, UK.
  40. The International Conference on Continuous Optimization (ICCOPT), July 26- 29, 2010, Santiago, Chile.
  41. Winter School on stochastic optimization, July 24-25, 2010, Santiago, Chile.
  42. Invited participant, Industrial Mathematics Study Group with the Steel Industry, July, 5-8, 2010, Annaba, Algeria.
  43. Mathematics in Industry Study Group South Africa (MISGSA), Witwatersrand University, 10th January - 14th January, 2011.
  44. NUMERICAL ANALYSIS AND OPTIMIZATION, 3-6 January, 2011 Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman.
  45. MIP 2011, mixed integer programming workshop, June 20-23, University of Waterloo, Canada.
  46. Invited Plenary Speaker, SocProS 2011, December 20-22, 2011, IIT Roorkee, India. See http://ieirlc.org/conf/socpros2011/.
  47. Mathematics in Industry Study Group South Africa (MISGSA), African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cape Town, 9th January -13th January, 2012.
  48. 36th South African Symposium on Numerical and Applied Mathematics, 2nd to 4th April, 2012, Johannesburg.
  49. International workshop on Global Optimization, GOW2012, June 26-29, Hotel Pestana, NATAL, Brazil.
  50. Invited Keynote address, workshop on efficient optimization in mine planning, Wits School of Mining, July 6, 2012.
  51. INDUSTRIAL PROBLEM-SOLVING WORKSHOP ON MEDICAL IMAGING, Fields Institute, University of Toronto, Aug 20-24,2012.
  52. Mathematics in Industry Study Group South Africa (MISGSA), Witwatersrand University, 20th January -25th January, 2013.
  53. The International Conference on Continuous Optimization (ICCOPT), July 27-1 August, 2013, Lisbon, Portugal.
  54. Graduate Workshop on Industrial Problem, Witwatersrand University, 8th January-11th January, 2014.
  55. Mathematics in Industry Study Group South Africa (MISGSA), Witwatersrand University, 13th January -17th January, 2014.
  56. Invited Plenary Speaker, Intional Conference on Mathematical Analysis and Optimization: Theory and Applications, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria, March 11-March 14, 2014; http://icapta2014.unilag.edu.ng/index.php
  57. InternationalWorkshop on Global Optimization (MAGO 2014), September 1-4, 2014, University of Malaga, Malaga, Spain.
  58. Invited Plenary Speaker, Intional Workshop on Mixed Integer Programming, organized by Optimization and System Engineering Research Group, Abo Akademi University, Turku, Finland, November 14, 2014.
  59. South African Process Optimization Symposium, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, August 12 to 14, 2014.
  60. Mathematics in Industry Study Group South Africa (MISGSA), African Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Cape Town, 12th January -16th January, 2015
  61. Invited Plenary Speaker, Intional Conference on Mathematical Analysis and Optimization: Theory and Applications, 23rd-26th March, 2015, University of Lagos, Nigeria
  62. Invited Plenary Speaker, South African Symposium on Numerical and Applied Mathematics, 30th March-1st April, 2015, University of Pretoria, South Africa http://www.sanum.co.za/index.php/sanum
  63. World Congress on Global OptimizationWCGO 2015, Gainesville, Florida - USA, Feb 22-25, 2015.
  64. International Workshop in ‘Mathematics in Data Science’, Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM), July 21-30, 2015.
  65. Invited Speaker, Third La Serena School for Data Science 2015, La Serena Chile, August 15-22, 20p15. http://www.aura-o.aura-astronomy.org/winter-school/content/2015-la-serena-school-data-science
  66. Semi Plenary: 57th Annual Conference of SASA, SASA2015, 29th November to 2nd December, 2015, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  67. The 58th Annual Congress of the South African Mathematics Society, University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, 4-6 November, 2015.
  68. Workshop on Theoretical Foundations of Big Data Analytics, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, December 7-11, 2015.
  69. Mathematics in Industry Study Group South Africa (MISGSA), African Institute of Mathematical Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, 11th January -15th January, 2016.
  70. XIV International Conference on Stochastic Programming, 25 June-July 1, Buzios, Brazil, 2016.

INVITED SEMINARS AND TALKS GIVEN

  • 1992: Department of Mathematical Sciences, Loughborough University ofTech- nology,UK.
  • 1993: School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Birmingham,UK.
  • 1994:Departmentof ComputerScience,˚AboAkademiUniversity,Finland.
  • 1995: EDC, School of Computing, PlymouthUniversity,UK.
  • 1995: Department of InformationTech.& Industrial Management, University ofVaasa,Finland.
  • 1996: Department of Mathematics, University ofTrier, Trier, Germany.
  • 1996: Department of Computer Science, University of DortmundDortmund,Germany.
  • 2002: Department of Applied Mathematics, Hong Kong Polytechnic University,Kowloon, Hong Kong.
  • 2002: Talkonapplicationofgametheoryonderegulatedenergymarket,ES-KOM,MegawattPark,Johannesburg,SouthAfrica.
  • 2002-2003: Presented three talks in optimization at IMA, University ofMin- nesota, as part of the Optimization year at IMA.
  • 2003: Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Wisconsin,Milwau- kee, USA.
  • 2003: Department of Mathematics, University of Louisiana, Lafayette,USA.
  • 2004:Department of Process and Material Engineering, Witwatersrand Univer-sity,Johannesburg, South Africa (presented in a short course).
  • 2008: Annual General Meeting, Operations ResearchSociety,Johannesburg Chap- ter, November, 2008. One hour presentation on industrialproblems.
  • 2009:ProcessDesignandSystemEngineeringLaboratory,˚ABOAkademiUniversity, Turku, Finland, January 2009.
  • 2009:DepartmentofMathematics,˚ABOAkademiUniversity, Turku,Finland,January2009.
    Slides posted in:http://www.math.utu.fi/en/research/groups/opt/Seminar.html
  • 2010: CMM, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile (threetalks).
  • 2010: Industrial Engineering, University of Concepcion, Concepcion,Chile.
  • 2010: Department of Mathematics,TechnicalUniversityFedericoSantaMaria, Valparaiso, Chile.
  • 2011: Department of Mathematics, University of Ilorin, Ilorin,Nigeria.
  • 2013: Department of Mathematics, University ofFuzhou, Fuzhou,China.
  • 2013: Public Lecture, School of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of KwaZulu Natal, SouthAfrica.
  • 2014: School of Mechanical, Industrial and Aeronautical Engineering, University of theWitwatersrand,Johannesburg.
  • 2015: CMM, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile(twotalks), August 13 &14.
  • 2015: School of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of KwaZulu Natal, SouthAfrica.
  • 2016: Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University ofTurku,Finland, September 29th,2016.

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