Basser Seminar Series

Scheduling Problems with Learning Effects

Speaker: Associate Professor Peng-Jen Lai
National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan

Time: Friday 3 February 2012, 4:00-5:00pm
Refreshments will be available from 3:30pm

Location: The University of Sydney, School of IT Building, Board Room (Room 124), Level 1

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Machine scheduling problems with learning effective have received considerable attention in recent years. In the survey article Biskup (2008) indicated that there are two types of learning. One is called autonomous learning (or, learning-by-doing, Horndal-Effect), the other is called induced learning. Autonomous learning comes from repeating similar operations, whereas induced learning results from the management investment in the know-how of the employees, processes or the production environment. There is explosive growing of researches in scheduling problems with learning effects up to now. In this talk we introduce some results about single machine scheduling problems with learning effects and present a classification of the main diversed models in topic.

Speaker's biography

Peng-Jen Lai is an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics at National Kaohsiung Normal University in Taiwan. Peng-Jen received a BCS degree and M.Sc. from The National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan in 1987 and 1989 respectively and received a PhD from Bochum University in Germany in 1997. His research interests include fractal geometry, scheduling problems and soft computing.