In my previous blog post I wrote about the great flexibility and power of Genetic Algorithms. So you may have thought; why do I need help with my optimisation problems? One can just simply grab an off-the-shelf Genetic Algorithm and use it. However, as with everything, there are always two sides to every story and […]
About Evan Shellshear
Evan Shellshear is the head of analytics at Biarri. He has been an applied researcher at the Fraunhofer-Chalmers Research Centre for Industrial Mathematics in Gothenburg, Sweden. He received his B.Sc./B.A. at the University of Queensland in Australia in 2004 and his Diploma and Ph.D. at the University of Bielefeld in Germany in 2008. His research interests are in computational
geometry and its applications as well as combinatorial optimization.
He has published numerous articles on Economics, Computer Graphics and CAD.
Entries by Evan Shellshear
Back in high school when you were battling polynomials with derivatives, you learnt one of your first all-purpose optimisation techniques. Given a function, take its derivative, set it to zero and solve for all optima. Voila! After you had coerced the equation to give up all its maxima secrets, you could then be safe in […]
Can optimisation save the world? Well it depends on the problem. Optimisation may not be able to solve all of humanity’s problems but it has recently made important strides to help avert the impending global warming disaster. As I’m sure you’re aware, the global warming crisis is rated by scientists worldwide as being one of the […]