Dr Nadarajen Veerapen

Dr Nadarajen Veerapen

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

nadarajen.veerapen@stir.ac.uk

Computing Science 4B69 University of Stirling Stirling FK9 4LA United Kingdom

About me

I am a Research Fellow in Computing Science 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.

Teaching

  • Spring 2017 — CSCUT4 — Lectures on Computer Security + Lab demonstrator
  • Spring 2017 — ITNPBD8/CSCU9YO — Lecture on Multi-objective Optimisation
  • Autumn 2016 — CSCU9YE — Artificial Intelligence — Lecture on Clustering + Lab demonstrator
  • Autumn 2016 — ITNPBD3 — Relational and Non-Relational Databases — Lab demonstrator
  • Autumn 2016 — CSCU9YQ — NoSQL Databases — Lab demonstrator
  • Spring 2016 — CSCUT4 — Lectures on Computer Security + Lab demonstrator
  • Spring 2016 — ITNPBD8/CSCU9YO — Lecture on Multi-objective Optimisation
  • Autumn 2015 — CSCU9YE — Artificial Intelligence — Lab demonstrator
  • Spring 2015 — ITNPBD8/CSCU9YO — Invited lecture on Multi-objective Optimisation

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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