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A simulated annealing approach to supplier selection aware inventory planning (2015)
Conference Proceeding
Turk, S., Miller, S., Özcan, E., & John, R. (2015). A simulated annealing approach to supplier selection aware inventory planning. In 2015 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC)doi:10.1109/CEC.2015.7257105

Selection of an appropriate supplier is a crucial and challenging task in the effective management of a supply chain. Also, appropriate inventory management is critical to the success of a supply chain operation. In recent years, there has been a gro... Read More about A simulated annealing approach to supplier selection aware inventory planning.

Optimisation of extraction and sludge dewatering efficiencies of bio-flocculants extracted from Abelmoschus esculentus (okra) (2015)
Journal Article
Lee, S. L., Chong, M. F., Robinson, J. P., & Binner, E. (2015). Optimisation of extraction and sludge dewatering efficiencies of bio-flocculants extracted from Abelmoschus esculentus (okra). Journal of Environmental Management, 157, doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2015.04.028

The production of natural biopolymers as flocculants for water treatment is highly desirable due to their inherent low toxicity and low environmental footprint. In this study, bio-flocculants were extracted from Hibiscus/Abelmoschus esculentus (okra)... Read More about Optimisation of extraction and sludge dewatering efficiencies of bio-flocculants extracted from Abelmoschus esculentus (okra).

Anionic sigmatropic-electrocyclic-Chugaev cascades: accessing 12-aryl-5-(methylthiocarbonylthio)tetracenes and a related anthra[2,3-b]thiophene (2015)
Journal Article
Burroughs, L., Ritchie, J., Ngwenya, M., Khan, D., Lewis, W., & Woodward, S. (2015). Anionic sigmatropic-electrocyclic-Chugaev cascades: accessing 12-aryl-5-(methylthiocarbonylthio)tetracenes and a related anthra[2,3-b]thiophene. Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry, 11, https://doi.org/10.3762/bjoc.11.31

1,4-Diols resulting from the double addition of ArCCLi (Ar = Ph, substituted phenyl, 2-thienyl) to ortho-C6H4(CHO)2 undergo cascades to tetracenes on simple admixture of LiHDMS, CS2 and MeI. Acene formation proceeds by [3,3]-sigmatropic rearrangement... Read More about Anionic sigmatropic-electrocyclic-Chugaev cascades: accessing 12-aryl-5-(methylthiocarbonylthio)tetracenes and a related anthra[2,3-b]thiophene.

A review on development and application of plant-based bioflocculants and grafted bioflocculants (2014)
Journal Article
Lee, C. S., Chong, M. F., Robinson, J. P., & Binner, E. (2014). A review on development and application of plant-based bioflocculants and grafted bioflocculants. Industrial && Engineering Chemistry Research, 53(48), doi:10.1021/ie5034045

Flocculation is extensively employed for clarification through sedimentation. Application of eco-friendly plant-based bioflocculants in wastewater treatment has attracted significant attention lately with high removal capability in terms of solids, t... Read More about A review on development and application of plant-based bioflocculants and grafted bioflocculants.

Microwave processing of oil sands and contribution of clay minerals (2014)
Journal Article
Robinson, J. P., Binner, E., Saeid, A., Al-Harahsheh, M., & Kingman, S. (2014). Microwave processing of oil sands and contribution of clay minerals. Fuel, 135, doi:10.1016/j.fuel.2014.06.057

This study establishes the feasibility of microwave heating for extracting oil from Oil Sands in ex-situ processes. Previous studies in this area have shown some potential, but have not characterised the dielectric properties of the Oil Sands used, n... Read More about Microwave processing of oil sands and contribution of clay minerals.

Fuzzy adaptive parameter control of a late acceptance hyper-heuristic (2014)
Conference Proceeding
Jackson, W. G., Özcan, E., & John, R. I. (2014). Fuzzy adaptive parameter control of a late acceptance hyper-heuristic. In 2014 14th UK Workshop on Computational Intelligence (UKCI)

A traditional iterative selection hyper-heuristic which manages a set of low level heuristics relies on two core components, a method for selecting a heuristic to apply at a given point, and a method to decide whether or not to accept the result of t... Read More about Fuzzy adaptive parameter control of a late acceptance hyper-heuristic.

Interval type-2 fuzzy sets in supplier selection (2014)
Conference Proceeding
Turk, S., John, R., & Özcan, E. (2014). Interval type-2 fuzzy sets in supplier selection. In 2014 14th UK Workshop on Computational Intelligence (UKCI)doi:10.1109/UKCI.2014.6930168

Selection of an appropriate supplier is a crucial and challenging task in the effective management of a supply chain. This study introduces a model for solving the supplier selection problem using interval type-2 fuzzy sets. Moreover, the influence o... Read More about Interval type-2 fuzzy sets in supplier selection.

Interval-valued fuzzy decision trees with optimal neighbourhood perimeter (2014)
Journal Article
Lertworaprachaya, Y., Yang, Y., & John, R. (2014). Interval-valued fuzzy decision trees with optimal neighbourhood perimeter. Applied Soft Computing, 24, doi:10.1016/j.asoc.2014.08.060

This research proposes a new model for constructing decision trees using interval-valued fuzzy membership values. Most existing fuzzy decision trees do not consider the uncertainty associated with their membership values, however, precise values of f... Read More about Interval-valued fuzzy decision trees with optimal neighbourhood perimeter.

Factors affecting the microwave coking of coals and the implications on microwave cavity design (2014)
Journal Article
Binner, E., Medeira-Munoyerro, M., Huddle, T., Kingman, S., Dodds, C., Dimitrakis, G., …Lester, E. (2014). Factors affecting the microwave coking of coals and the implications on microwave cavity design. Fuel Processing Technology, 125, doi:10.1016/j.fuproc.2014.03.006

The work carried out in this paper assessed how processing conditions and feedstock affect the quality of the coke produced during microwave coke making. The aim was to gather information that would support the development of an optimised microwave c... Read More about Factors affecting the microwave coking of coals and the implications on microwave cavity design.

Uncertainty representation of grey numbers and grey sets (2014)
Journal Article
Yang, Y., Liu, S., & John, R. (2014). Uncertainty representation of grey numbers and grey sets. IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, 44(9), doi:10.1109/TCYB.2013.2288731

In the literature there is a presumption that a grey set and an interval-valued fuzzy set are equivalent. This presumption ignores the existence of discrete components in a grey number. In this paper new measurements of uncertainties of grey numbers... Read More about Uncertainty representation of grey numbers and grey sets.

Neuropsychosocial profiles of current and future adolescent alcohol misusers (2014)
Journal Article
Whelan, R., Watts, R., Orr, C. A., Althoff, R. R., Artiges, E., Banaschewski, T., …Ziesch, V. (in press). Neuropsychosocial profiles of current and future adolescent alcohol misusers. Nature, 512(7513), doi:10.1038/nature13402

A comprehensive account of the causes of alcohol misuse must accommodate individual differences in biology, psychology and environment, and must disentangle cause and effect. Animal models1 can demonstrate the effects of neurotoxic substances; howeve... Read More about Neuropsychosocial profiles of current and future adolescent alcohol misusers.

Investigation into the mechanisms by which microwave heating enhances separation of water-in-oil emulsions (2014)
Journal Article
Binner, E., Robinson, J. P., Silvester, S., Kingman, S., & Lester, E. (2014). Investigation into the mechanisms by which microwave heating enhances separation of water-in-oil emulsions. Fuel, 116, doi:10.1016/j.fuel.2013.08.042

The separation of water-in-oil emulsions made with Azeri crude was investigated using natural gravity settling and microwave heating techniques. Separation times could be reduced by an order of magnitude compared with untreated emulsions. Increasing... Read More about Investigation into the mechanisms by which microwave heating enhances separation of water-in-oil emulsions.

A review of microwave coal processing (2014)
Journal Article
Binner, E., Lester, E., Kingman, S., Dodds, C., Wu, T., Robinson, J. P., …Mathews, J. P. (2014). A review of microwave coal processing. Journal of Microwave Power and Electromagnetic Energy, 48(1),

This paper reviews the application of microwave energy in coal processing and utilisation. It covers a wide variety of processes including liberation of minerals, coal drying, pre-treatment to improve grindability, liquefaction enhancements and coke... Read More about A review of microwave coal processing.

Separation of oil/water emulsions in continuous flow using microwave heating (2013)
Journal Article
Binner, E., Robinson, J. P., Kingman, S., Lester, E., Azzopardi, B. J., Dimitrakis, G., & Briggs, J. (2013). Separation of oil/water emulsions in continuous flow using microwave heating. Energy and Fuels, 27(6), doi:10.1021/ef400634n

This work studies a continuous flow microwave system to enhance gravity settling of water-in-oil emulsions. Settling times were found to be dependent upon the applied power, flowrate and energy input. Power and energy input are linked to liquid flowr... Read More about Separation of oil/water emulsions in continuous flow using microwave heating.

Insights into the structure and assembly of the Bacillus subtilis clamp-loader complex and its interaction with the replicative helicase. (2013)
Journal Article
Afonso, J. P., Chintakayala, K., Suwannachart, C., Sedelnikova, S., Giles, K., Hoyes, J. B., …Oldham, N. J. (2013). Insights into the structure and assembly of the Bacillus subtilis clamp-loader complex and its interaction with the replicative helicase. Nucleic Acids Research, 41(9), doi:10.1093/nar/gkt173

The clamp-loader complex plays a crucial role in DNA replication by loading the β-clamp onto primed DNA to be used by the replicative polymerase. Relatively little is known about the stoichiometry, structure and assembly pathway of this complex, an... Read More about Insights into the structure and assembly of the Bacillus subtilis clamp-loader complex and its interaction with the replicative helicase..

Grey sets and greyness (2012)
Journal Article
Yang, Y., & John, R. (2012). Grey sets and greyness. Information Sciences, 185(1), doi:10.1016/j.ins.2011.09.029

This paper discusses the application of grey numbers for uncertainty representation. It highlights the difference between grey sets and interval-valued fuzzy sets, and investigates the degree of greyness for grey sets. It facilitates the representati... Read More about Grey sets and greyness.

Interval type-2 fuzzy modelling and stochastic search for real-world inventory management (2012)
Journal Article
Miller, S., Gongora, M., Garibaldi, J., & John, R. (2012). Interval type-2 fuzzy modelling and stochastic search for real-world inventory management. Soft Computing, 16(8), doi:10.1007/s00500-012-0848-y

Real-world systems present a variety of challenges to the modeller, not least of which is the problem of uncertainty inherent in their operation. In this research, an interval type-2 fuzzy model is applied to a real-world problem, the goal being to d... Read More about Interval type-2 fuzzy modelling and stochastic search for real-world inventory management.

Quantification of perception clusters using R-fuzzy sets and grey analysis
Conference Proceeding
Khuman, A. S., Yang, Y., John, R., & Liu, S. (in press). Quantification of perception clusters using R-fuzzy sets and grey analysis

This paper investigates the use of the R-fuzzy significance measure hybrid approach introduced by the authors in a previous work; used in conjunction with grey analysis to allow for further inferencing, providing a higher dimension of accuracy and un... Read More about Quantification of perception clusters using R-fuzzy sets and grey analysis.

Intuitionistic fuzzy similarity measures and their role in classification
Journal Article
Baccour, L., Alimi, A., & John, R. Intuitionistic fuzzy similarity measures and their role in classification. Journal of Intelligent Systems, 25(2), doi:10.1515/jisys-2015-0086

We present some similarity and distance measures between intuitionistic fuzzy sets (IFSs). Thus, we propose two semi-metric distance measures between IFSs. The measures are applied to classification of shapes and handwritten Arabic sentences describe... Read More about Intuitionistic fuzzy similarity measures and their role in classification.


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