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Transnet, the largest freight logistics company in South Africa, provides efficient, reliable and cost-effective goods transportation services to its customers. In its quest to promote the country’s economic growth, Transnet offers a comprehensive freight logistics network which includes the management of freight rail and engineering, national ports, cargo terminal operations, and pipelines.
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Prof. Montaz Ali
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Research Professor

Research Interests:

Stochastic Methods for Global Optimization;
Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming Problems;
Optimal Control Theory;
Operations Research;
Industrial Mathematics


1. Honours in Mathematics with Statistics, Dhaka University, Bangladesh; 
2. MSc in Mathematics with Operations Research, Dhaka University, Bangladesh; 
3. PhD in Global Optimization, Loughborough University, UK

Recent Publications:

1.      Geng Lin, Wenxing Zhu, M. Montaz Ali, An effective discrete dynamic convexized method for solving the winner determination problem, Journal of Combinatorial Optimization, 32, pp.563-593, 2016.
2.      E. Newby and M. M. Ali, Transformation based Preprocessing for Mixed Integer Quadratic Program, Joutnal of Optimization Theory and Applications, 168, pp.1039-1045, 2016.
3.      Mingzheng Wang, Zili He, Tsan-Ming Choi and M. Montaz Ali, Vehicles Assignment with Over-Emission Intensity Considerations:  A Perspective on Integrating the Market Mechanism with Government Control, IEEE Access,   4, pp.5098-5110, 2016.
4.      Campbell, M. M. Ali, and M. L. Fienberg, Solving dial-a-ride problem using agent based simulation, South African Journal of Industrial Engineering,   27 (3), pp.143-157, 2016.
5.      Geng Lin, Wenxing Zhu and M. M. Ali, An effective hybrid memetic algorithm for the minimum weight dominating set problem, IEEE Transaction on Evolutionary Computation, 20 (6), pp.892-907, 2016.
6.      W. Doorsamy, W. A. Cronje, M. Montaz Ali,   Optimisation of an Experimental Perturbation and Estimation Technique used to Autonomise Nodes on DC Microgrids, 24th Southern African Universities Power Engineering Conference, 26 -- 28 January 2016, Vereeniging, South Africa, Article number: 2D-4, 2016
7.      E. Newby and M. M. Ali,  Linear transformation based solution methods for non-convex mixed integer quadratic programs, Optimization Letters, forthcoming
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