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Department of Maritime and Mechanical Engineering

Dr Trung Thanh Nguyen

Biography

Dr. Trung Thanh Nguyen is a Reader in Operational Research, in the Liverpool Logistics, Offshore and Marine Research Institute, which is a leading research institute in risk assessment, safety analysis, and transport/logistics.

He is leading a research group on optimisation, simulation and operational research, with focuses on maritime, transport (road and rail), logistics and IoT problems.

He is working on solving various combinatorial problems such as vehicle scheduling, vehicle fleet sizing, vehicle routing, berth planning, crane trajectory optimizing, container stacking, bin packing, vessel stowage planning, container loading, yard layout design problems. He also leads research on emerging areas of logistics such as the Physical Internet, modular load units, LNG logistics chains, port-centric logistics and automation in logistics. His group is developing online and offline 3D simulations of complex systems to study what-if analyses of different operational scenarios and also to validate the optimal results found by the group's optimization algorithms.

He is also interested in applying computational intelligence techniques (optimisation, simulation and machine learning) to the area of risk assessment and safety analysis.

Recent external research grants (as a principal investigator):
1. Modelling and optimising rail operations for more sustainable urban transport – a passenger-oriented approach, funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering, 2017-2018. Lead applicant.
2. Optimisation models for better rail services, funded by Department for Transport, 2016-2017, rail research. Lead applicant.
3. Operational research for green logistics, funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering (£24K to LJMU), 2016-2017. Lead applicant.
4. Sustainable maritime logistics research UK- Vietnam, funded by UK BIS and managed by the British Coucil, £300K (£141K to LJMU). Lead applicant, 2015-17.
5. UK-ASEAN Research partnership: ICT for sustaining & renovating logistic services, funded by the British Council, £41K, Lead applicant, 2015-16.
6. Virtual port simulation/optimisation, £7.5K, funded by the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT).

Recent external research grants (as a co-investigator):
1. EU INTERREG BluePortS - Atlantic Blue Port Services, €2.2m (€140k to LJMU), 2017-19.
2. EU H2020 RISE project RESET – Reliability/Safety for large maritime engineering systems, €1.28m (€248k to LJMU), 2016-20.
3. Industrial project on transport network resilience and sustainability analysis, £60K (£30K to LJMU), 2015-8.
4. InTraDE1 (Intelligent transport in dynamic environments) – IAVs Transferability, funded by EU INTERREG IVB, €32K (€32K to LJMU), 2014-15.
5. Voyage Optimal Routing, funded by Innovate UK, £705K (£20K to LJMU), 2014-16.
6. Offshore e-safety case, funded by RMRI, £60K (£30K to LJMU), 2014-7.


Selected journal publications:
1. D. Zhang, S. Cai, F. Ye, Y-W. Si, T. T. Nguyen (2017). A hybrid algorithm for a vehicle routing problem with realistic constraints. Information Sciences, 394-395: 167-182. (Impact factor: 4.832, ranked 7th/146 Computer Science, Information System)
2. S. Kavakeb*, T. T. Nguyen*, Z. Yang and I. Jenkinson (2016). “Evolutionary fleet sizing in static and uncertain environments with shuttle transportation tasks - the case studies of container terminals”, IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, (Impact factor: 6.343, ranked 6th/133 Artificial Intelligence) – *co-first authors.
3. C. Li, T. T. Nguyen, M. Yang, M. Mavrovouniotis, S. Yang (2016). An Adaptive Multi-Population Framework for Locating and Tracking Multiple Optima. IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, 20:590-605 (Impact factor: 10.63, ranked 1st/105 in Computer Science, Theory & Methods)
4. C. Li, T. T. Nguyen, M. Yang, S. Yang, S. Zeng (2015). Multi-population methods in unconstrained continuous dynamic environments: the challenges. Information Sciences, 296: 95-118. (Impact factor: 4.832, ranked 7th/146 Computer Science, Information System).
5. S. Kavakeb*, T. T. Nguyen*, K. McGinley, Z. Yang, I. Jenkinson, R. Murray (2015). Green vehicle technology to enhance the performance of a European port: a simulation model with a cost-benefit approach. Transportation Research, Part C: Emerging Technologies, 60:169-188 (Impact factor: 3.805, ranked 5th/34 journals in Transportation Science & Technology) – *co-first authors.
6. Alkhatib. S, R. Darlington, Z. Yang, T.T. Nguyen (2015). A novel technique for evaluating and selecting logistics service providers based on the logistics resource view, Expert Systems with Applications, 42(20):6976–6989 (Impact factor: 3.928, ranked 3th/83 Operations Research).
7. T. T. Nguyen, S. Yang and J. Branke (2012). Evolutionary Dynamic Optimization: A Survey of the State of the Art,, Swarm and Evolutionary Computation, 6: 1-24. [pdf] . (Impact factor: 3.893, ranked 11th/104 in Computer Science, Theory & Methods) (ranked 2nd in Science Direct Top 25 for Swarm and Evolutionary Computation 2012-2013, 3rd in 2014, 1st in 2015 and listed in Swarm and Evolutionary Computation most cited list).
8. T. T. Nguyen and X. Yao (2012). Continuous Dynamic Constrained Optimisation – The Challenges, IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation 16(6): 769-786 (Impact factor: 10.63, ranked 1st/105 in Computer Science, Theory & Methods). (selected as one of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society’s Publication Spotlights, May 2013).
9. C. Li and S. Yang and T. T. Nguyen (2012). A Self-Learning Particle Swarm Optimizer for Global Optimization Problems, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part B: Cybernetics, 42(3):627-646. (Impact factor: 6.22, ranked 1st/24 in Computer Science, Cybernetics)
10. T. T. Nguyen and X. Yao (2008). “An Experimental Study of Hybridizing Cultural Algorithms and Local Search”, International Journal of Neural Systems, 18(1): 1-17. (Impact factor: 6.333, ranked 7th /133 in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence).

Degrees

University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, PhD

Publications

Highlighted publications

Zhang D, Cai S, Ye F, Si Y-W, Nguyen TT. 2017. A hybrid algorithm for a vehicle routing problem with realistic constraints Information Sciences, 394-395 :167-182 >DOI

Ha CT, Nguyen T, Bui L, Wang R. 2017. An online packing heuristic for the three-dimensional container loading problem in dynamic environments and the physical internet Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 10200 LNCS :140-155 >DOI

Li C, Nguyen TT, Yang M, Mavrovouniotis M, Yang S. 2016. An Adaptive Multipopulation Framework for Locating and Tracking Multiple Optima IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, 20 :590-605 >DOI

Kavakeb S, Nguyen TT, Yang Z, Jenkinson I. 2016. Evolutionary Fleet Sizing in Static and Uncertain Environments with Shuttle Transportation Tasks-The Case Studies of Container Terminals [Application Notes] IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, 11 :55-69 >DOI

Kavakeb S, Nguyen TT, McGinley K, Yang Z, Jenkinson I, Murray R. 2015. Green vehicle technology to enhance the performance of a European port: A simulation model with a cost-benefit approach Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 60 :169-188 >DOI

Li C, Nguyen TT, Yang M, Yang S, Zeng S. 2015. Multi-population methods in unconstrained continuous dynamic environments: The challenges INFORMATION SCIENCES, 296 :95-118 >DOI >Link

Nguyen TT, Yang S, Branke J. 2012. Evolutionary dynamic optimization: A survey of the state of the art Swarm and Evolutionary Computation, 6 :1 - 24-1 - 24 >DOI

Nguyen TT, Yao X. 2012. Continuous dynamic constrained optimization-the challenges IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, 16 :769-786 >DOI

Li C, Yang S, Nguyen TT. 2012. A Self-Learning Particle Swarm Optimizer for Global Optimization Problems IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SYSTEMS MAN AND CYBERNETICS PART B-CYBERNETICS, 42 :627-646 >DOI >Link

Nguyen TT. 2011. Continuous Dynamic Optimisation Using Evolutionary Algorithms

Nguyen TT, Yao X. 2008. An experimental study of hybridizing cultural algorithms and local search. International journal of neural systems, 18 :1-17

Books

Squillero G, Sim K, Ascheid G, Bacardit J, Brabazon A, Burelli P, Cagnoni S, Coler M, Cotta C, D Andreagiovanni F, Divina F, Esparcia-Alcázar AI, de Vega FF, Glette K, Haasdijk E, Heinerman J, Hidalgo JI, Hu T, Iacca G, Kampouridis M, Kaufmann P, Mavrovouniotis M, Mora Garcia AM, Schaefer R, Silva S, Tarantino E, Nguyen TT, Tonda A, Urquhart N, Zhang M. 2017. Preface 10199 LNCS :VII-VIII 9783319558486

Squillero G, Burelli P, Bacardit J, Brabazon A, Cagnoni S, Cotta C, Falco ID, Cioppa AD, Divina F, Eiben AE, Esparcia-Alcàza AI, de Vega FF, Glette K, Haasdijk E, Hidalgo JI, Hu T, Kampouridis M, Kaufmann P, Mavrovouniotis M, Mora García AM, Nguyen TT, Schaefer R, Sim K, Tarantino E, Urquhart N, Zhang M. 2016. Applications of evolutionary computation: 19th European conference, Evoapplications 2016 Porto, Portugal, March 30 – April 1, 2016 proceedings, part II 9598 9783319311524 >DOI

Squillero G, Burelli P, Bacardit J, Brabazon A, Cagnoni S, Cotta C, De Falco I, Cioppa AD, Divina F, Eiben AE, Esparcia-Alcázar AI, de Vega FF, Glette K, Haasdijk E, Hidalgo JI, Hu T, Kampouridis M, Kaufmann P, Mavrovouniotis M, García AMM, Nguyen TT, Schaefer R, Sim K, Tarantino E, Urquhart N, Zhang M. 2016. Applications of evolutionary computation: 19th European conference, evoapplications 2016 Porto, Portugal, march 30 – april 1, 2016 proceedings, part I 9597 9783319312033 >DOI

Mora AM, Squillero G, Agapitos A, Burelli P, Bush WS, Cagnoni S, Cotta C, De Falco I, Cioppa AD, Divina F, Eiben AE, Esparcia-Alcázar AI, de Vega FF, Glette K, Haasdijk E, Hidalgo JI, Kampouridis M, Kaufmann P, Mavrovouniotis M, Nguyen TT, Schaefer R, Sim K, Tarantino E, Urquhart N, Zhang M. 2015. Applications of evolutionary computation: 18th European Conference, EvoApplications 2015 Copenhagen, Denmark, April 8–10, 2015 proceedings 9028 9783319165486 >DOI

Esparcia-Alcázar AI, Mora AM, Agapitos A, Burelli P, Bush WS, Cagnoni S, Cotta C, De Falco I, Cioppa AD, Divina F, Drechsler R, Eiben AE, De Vega FF, Glette K, Haasdijk E, Ignacio Hidalgo J, Kaufmann P, Nguyen TT, Pošík P, Schaefer R, Sim K, Simões A, Tettamanzi AGB, Urquhart N, Zhang M, Zincir-Heywood N. 2014. Preface 8602 :7-10 9783662455227 >DOI

Conference Publication (journal proceedings)

Yazdani D, Nguyen TT, Branke J, Wang J. 2017. A new multi-swarm particle swarm optimization for robust optimization over time Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 10200 LNCS :99-109 >DOI

Wang R, Nguyen TT, Kavakeb S, Yang Z, Li C. 2016. Benchmarking dynamic three-dimensional bin packing problems using discrete-event simulation Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 9598 :266-279 >DOI

Nguyen T, Calyam P, Antequera RB. 2015. Benchmarking in virtual desktops for end-to-end performance traceability Proceedings of the 2015 IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management, IM 2015, :1268-1273 >DOI

Bui G, Calyam P, Morago B, Antequera RB, Nguyen T, Duan Y. 2015. LIDAR-based virtual environment study for disaster response scenarios Proceedings of the 2015 IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management, IM 2015, :790-793 >DOI

Harrison M, Yang Z, Nguyen TT, Kavakeb S, Wang J, Bonsall S. 2015. A TOPSIS Method for Vehicle Route Selection in Seaports - A Real Case Analysis of a Container Terminal in North West Europe Yan XP, Hu ZZ, Zhong M, Wu CZ, Yang ZL. 3RD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION AND SAFETY (ICTIS 2015), 3rd Int Conference Transportation Information Safety :599-606 >Link

Kavakeb SK, Nguyen , Benmerikhi MB, Yang Z, Jenkinson I. 2014. An improved memetic algorithm to enhance the sustainability and reliability of transport in container terminals Seventh IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Security and Defense Applications (CISDA), 2014 :1-1 >DOI

Kavakeb S, Trung TN, Benmerikhi M, Yang Z, Jenkinson I. 2014. An Improved Memetic Algorithm to Enhance the Sustainability and Reliability of Transport in Container Terminals 2014 SEVENTH IEEE SYMPOSIUM ON COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE FOR SECURITY AND DEFENSE APPLICATIONS (CISDA), 7th IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Security and Defense Applications (IEEE-CISDA) :59-66 >Link

Trung TN, Jenkinson I, Yang Z. 2013. Solving dynamic optimisation problems by combining Evolutionary Algorithms with KD-Tree 2013 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF SOFT COMPUTING AND PATTERN RECOGNITION (SOCPAR), International Conference of Soft Computing and Pattern Recognition (SoCPaR) :247-252 >Link

Singh HK, Isaacs A, Nguyen TT, Ray T, Yao X. 2009. Performance of Infeasibility Driven Evolutionary Algorithm (IDEA) on Constrained Dynamic Single Objective Optimization Problems Proceedings of the IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation CEC2009, :3127-3134-3127-3134

Nguyen TT, Yao X. 2009. Dynamic Time-linkage Problems Revisited Giacobini M, Machado P, Brabazon A, McCormack J, others . European Workshops on Applications of Evolutionary Computation, EvoWorkshops, 5484 :735-744-735-744

Nguyen TT, Yao X. 2009. Benchmarking and Solving Dynamic Constrained Problems Proceedings of the IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation CEC2009, :690-697-690-697

Nguyen TT, Yao X. 2006. Hybridizing cultural algorithms and local search Proceedings of the 7th international conference on Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning, :586-594

Nguyen TT, Dinh D, Thai T, Bien V, Nguyen L, Nguyen A. 2005. VIP-PBX – An IP-PBX System for Enterprises Proceedings of the 32nd Asia Info-Communications Council Conference, the 32nd Asia Info-Communications Council Conference

Nguyen TT. 2005. New Approaches to Designing and Developing Real-time Telecommunication Applications Proceedings of the Eighth Information Technology Seminar PTIT – ETRI., the Eighth Information Technology Seminar PTIT – ETRI. :153-159

Tran TT, Nguyen TT, Nguyen HL. 2004. Global optimization using Levy flights Proceedings of The Second National Symposium on Research, Development and Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT. rda 2004), The Second National Symposium on Research, Development and Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT. rda 2004)

Nguyen TT, Do TT, Nguyen MD, Dinh VD, Thai QT, Bien VQ. 2003. A new solution to develop the VoIP Gateway and Gatekeeper systems. Proceedings of The First National Symposium on Research, Development and Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT. rda 2003), The First National Symposium on Research, Development and Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT. rda 2003)

Nguyen TT. 2002. VIPTech- A new Voice over Internet Protocols Solution Proceedings of the Fifth Information Technology Seminar PTIT – ETRI, the Fifth Information Technology Seminar PTIT – ETRI

Nguyen TT. 2001. Analysis and Design for Embedded RealTime Telecommunications Software Proceedings of the 26th Asia Info-Communications Council Conference, the 26th Asia Info-Communications Council Conference

Vu VT, Bui TL, Nguyen TT. A modified dual-population approach for solving multi-objective problems 21st Asia Pacific Symposium on Intelligent and Evolutionary Systems (IES 2017),

Nguyen TT, Yang Z, Bonsall S. Dynamic Time-Linkage Problems - The Challenges IEEE RIVF International Conference on Computing and Communication Technologies, Research, Innovation, and Vision for the Future,

Journal Articles

Zhang D, Cai S, Ye F, Si Y-W, Nguyen TT. 2017. A hybrid algorithm for a vehicle routing problem with realistic constraints Information Sciences, 394-395 :167-182 >DOI

Ha CT, Nguyen T, Bui L, Wang R. 2017. An online packing heuristic for the three-dimensional container loading problem in dynamic environments and the physical internet Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 10200 LNCS :140-155 >DOI

Li C, Nguyen TT, Yang M, Mavrovouniotis M, Yang S. 2016. An Adaptive Multipopulation Framework for Locating and Tracking Multiple Optima IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, 20 :590-605 >DOI

Kavakeb S, Nguyen TT, Yang Z, Jenkinson I. 2016. Evolutionary Fleet Sizing in Static and Uncertain Environments with Shuttle Transportation Tasks-The Case Studies of Container Terminals [Application Notes] IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, 11 :55-69 >DOI

Kavakeb S, Nguyen TT, McGinley K, Yang Z, Jenkinson I, Murray R. 2015. Green vehicle technology to enhance the performance of a European port: A simulation model with a cost-benefit approach Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 60 :169-188 >DOI

Alkhatib SF, Darlington R, Nguyen TT. 2015. Logistics service providers (LSPs) evaluation and selection literature review and framework development Strategic Outsourcing, 8 :102-134 >DOI

Alkhatib SF, Darlington R, Yang Z, Nguyen TT. 2015. A novel technique for evaluating and selecting logistics service providers based on the logistics resource view Expert Systems with Applications, 42 :6976-6989 >DOI

Nguyen TT, Jenkinson I, Yang Z. 2015. An experimental study of combining evolutionary algorithms with KD-tree to solving dynamic optimisation problems Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 9028 :857-868 >DOI

Li C, Nguyen TT, Yang M, Yang S, Zeng S. 2015. Multi-population methods in unconstrained continuous dynamic environments: The challenges INFORMATION SCIENCES, 296 :95-118 >DOI >Link

Kavakeb S, Nguyen TT, Yang Z, Jenkinson I. 2014. Identifying the robust number of intelligent autonomous vehicles in container terminals Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 8602 :829-840 >DOI

Yang S, Jiang Y, Nguyen TT. 2012. Metaheuristics for Dynamic Combinatorial Optimization Problems IMA Journal of Management Mathematics,

Nguyen TT, Yao X. 2012. Solving dynamic constrained optimisation problems using stochastic ranking and repair methods IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation (submitted),

Nguyen TT, Yang S, Branke J. 2012. Evolutionary dynamic optimization: A survey of the state of the art Swarm and Evolutionary Computation, 6 :1 - 24-1 - 24 >DOI

Nguyen TT, Yao X. 2012. Continuous dynamic constrained optimization-the challenges IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, 16 :769-786 >DOI

Li C, Yang S, Nguyen TT. 2012. A Self-Learning Particle Swarm Optimizer for Global Optimization Problems IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SYSTEMS MAN AND CYBERNETICS PART B-CYBERNETICS, 42 :627-646 >DOI >Link

Nguyen TT, Yao X. 2008. An experimental study of hybridizing cultural algorithms and local search. International journal of neural systems, 18 :1-17

Chapters

Nguyen TT, Yao X. 2013. Evolutionary optimization on continuous dynamic constrained problems - An analysis 490 :193-217 9783642384158 >DOI

Nguyen TT, Yang S, Branke J, Yao X. 2013. Evolutionary dynamic optimization: Methodologies 490 :39-64 9783642384158 >DOI

Yang S, Nguyen TT, Li C. 2013. Evolutionary dynamic optimization: Test and evaluation environments 490 :3-37 9783642384158 >DOI

Nguyen TT, Yao X. 2013. Dynamic Time-Linkage Evolutionary Optimization: Definitions and Potential Solutions Alba E, Nakib A, Siarry P. Metaheuristics for Dynamic Optimization 433 :371-395-371-395 Springer Berlin Heidelberg 978-3-642-30664-8 >DOI

Theses / Dissertations

Nguyen TT. 2011. Continuous Dynamic Optimisation Using Evolutionary Algorithms