Professor Nelishia Pillay

Nelishia Pillay  

Nelishia Pillay is an Associate Professor in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She holds a Phd in Computer Science from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Her research areas include hyper-heuristics, combinatorial optimization, genetic programming, genetic algorithms and other biologically-inspired methods. 

She has published in these areas in journals, national and international conference proceedings. She has also established the NICOG (Nature Inspired Computing Optimization Group) and is a member of the IEEE Task Force on Hyper-Heuristics with the Technical Committee of Intelligent Systems and Applications at IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. She has served on program committees for numerous national and international conferences and is a reviewer for various journals.

  Associate Professor
B.Sc (Natal)

Telephone:   033 260 5644
Recent Publications:
  Pillay, N. (2013) A Survey of School Timetabling.  Annals of Operations Research, February 2013, DOI: 10.1007/s10479-013-1321-8.

Pillay, N. (2012) Evolving Hyper-Heuristics for the Uncapacitated Examination Timetabling Problem, Journal of the Operational Research Society, 63, 47-58, 2012.

Pillay N., Banzhaf W. (2010) An Informed Genetic Algorithm for the Examination Timetabling Problem, Applied Soft Computing, Vol. 10, 457-467, March 2010.

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