Role: Research Associate
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a Research Associate in Operational Research working with Dr William Astle on Haem-Match. Haem-Match aims to provide blood for transfusion that is more precisely matched to patients’ blood groups, and optimally allocate units of blood in order to maintain blood stocks and minimise the risk of adverse reaction events.
Previously, I completed a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) at the University of Manchester to research and implement a custom Bayesian Optimisation tool for Biopharm Services' software suite. Here, I worked with Dr Richard Allmendinger, Dr Jonathan Shapiro and the team at Biopharm. I subsequently worked for a couple of years at Biopharm in a product design and project management role.
I did my PhD at University of Warwick under the supervision of Prof Jürgen Branke and Prof Suzanne Farid. My research was on the application of novel heuristics to capacity planning and scheduling for biopharmaceutical manufacturing facilities. My undergraduate degree was an MEng in Biochemical Engineering at UCL.
My research interests include meta-heuristics, decision-support tools, sustainable research software, and especially applied resource allocation problems which are dynamic and stochastic.
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=VqW5N6UAAAAJ&hl=en
Selected PapersOyebolu, F.B., Allmendinger, R., Farid, S.S. and Branke, J. (2019)Dynamic scheduling of multi-product continuous biopharmaceutical facilities: A hyper-heuristic framework
Computers & Chemical Engineering 125: 71-88
Oyebolu, F.B., Van Lidth de Jeude, J., Siganporia, C., Farid, S.S., Allmendinger, R. & Branke, J. (2017)A new lot sizing and scheduling heuristic for multi-site biopharmaceutical production
Journal of Heuristics 23: 231-256