Professor Graham Kendall
Provost and CEO
The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC)
The CEO and Provost, Professor Graham Kendall, has overall responsibility for all academic and operational aspects of the Malaysia Campus.
He was awarded with a bachelors degree in in Computation from The University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), UK and received his PhD from The University of Nottingham (School of Computer Science) in 2000. He is a Fellow of the Operational Research Society.
Before entering academia he spent almost 20 years in the IT industry, working for various companies (including the Co-operative Wholesale Society and Provincial Insurance).
He is an Associate Editor for many international journals. He chairs the Steering Committee of the Multidisciplinary International Conference on Scheduling: Theory and Applications in addition to chairing several other international conferences in recent years. He has been a member of the program/technical committees of many international conferences since 2000.
He has been awarded externally funded grants worth over £5.5M from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and commercial organisations.
Based on his expertise, he is a director of Aptia Solutions Ltd.; a non-executive director of Event Map Ltd. and a director of Nottingham MyRIAD Solutions Sdn Bhd which is the commercialisation arm of UNMC.
Professor Kendall’s research interests lie in Operational Research, Meta- and Hyper-Heuristics, Evolutionary Computation and Artificial Intelligence, with a specific interest in scheduling (particularly sports), timetabling, cutting and packing, rostering and routing and logistics.