Professor Wallace ’s research interests lie in modelling and software platforms for planning, scheduling and optimisation problems.
He is passionate about modelling and optimisation and the benefits they bring. While data analytics enables us to understand the past, and forecast the future, optimisation enables us to act on this knowledge and turn it to profit – or at least a better quality of service at a cheaper cost!
His current research interest is in the modelling of complex (real-life) combinatorial problems, and mapping these models to different solvers, and enhancements to the MiniZinc modelling platform to support new kinds of model and new solving methods. Recent work has tackled both the challenge of automatic high-quality mapping, and on applications in energy, utilities and transport.