Nguyen Dang 
Research Fellow

Email              nttd[at]
Address     :     Room 0.28, Jack Cole building
                         North Haugh, St Andrews, Fife
                         KY16 9SX, United Kingdom    
Telephone     +44 (0)1334 46 3690

I'm a research fellow in the AI group at the University of St Andrews. My research focuses on using automatic algorithm configuration and analysis methods for algorithm parameter importance to support algorithm design process. At St Andrews, I'm applying techniques from automatic algorithm configuration, algorithm selection and algorithm parameter analyses to support the constraint modelling toolchain developed by the group.

I did my PhD at KU Leuven (campus Kortrijk) with Prof. Patrick De Causmaecker (my PhD supervisor) and Dr. Thomas Stützle (my PhD co-supervisor). My PhD thesis is about "Data analytics for algorithm design".

Checkout my CV here and Google Scholar.

Publications and talks
  • Nguyen Dang, Leslie Pérez Cáceres, Thomas Stützle, Patrick De Causmaecker (2017) Configuring irace using surrogate configuration benchmarks. In Proceeding of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO) 2017.  Best paper award (ECOM track) [technical report, supplementary materials]
  • Nguyen Dang, Patrick De Causmaecker (2016) Characterization of neighborhood behaviours in a multi-neighborhood local search algorithm. In Proceedings of the 10th Learning and Intelligent Optimization  [an extended version, source code]
  • Nguyen Dang, Patrick De Causmaecker (2016) A study on automated parameter tuning tools and analysis of parameters' importance. Presented at EU/ME 2016 [slides, source code]
  • Sara Ceschia, Nguyen Dang, Patrick De Causmaecker, Stefaan Haspeslagh, Andrea Schaerf (2015) Second international nurse rostering competition (INRC-II), problem description and rules. CoRR abs/1501.04177 [arXiv, competition website]
  • Nguyen Thi Thanh Dang, Patrick De Causmaecker (2014). Motivations for the Development of a Multi-objective Algorithm Configurator. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems (pp. 328-333)
  • Nguyen Thi Thanh Dang, Tien Ba Dinh (2011) A Multi-Stage Local Search for a Real-world Vehicle Routing Problem, In proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Natural Computation (ICNC 2011), Shanghai, China, IEEE, pp. 2157-9555, ISBN 978-1-4244-9950-2, ISSN 2157-9555
  • Khoa Trinh, Nguyen Dang, Tien Dinh (2011) An Approximation Approach for a Real-World Variant of Vehicle Routing Problem, the 3rd Asian Conference on Intelligent Information and Database Systems (ACIIDS 2011), Korea, April 2011, book chapter in New Challenges for Intelligent Information and Database Systems, SCI 351, pp. 87-96, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, ISBN 978-3-642-19952-3-0, ISSN 1860-949X
  • Khang Nguyen, Nguyen Dang, Khon Trieu, Nuong Tran (2010) Automating a Real-World University Timetabling Problem with Tabu Search Algorithm, in the Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE-RIVF International Conference on Computing and Communication Technologies (RIVF2010), Hanoi, Vietnam, IEEE, pp. 1 - 6, ISBN: 978-1-4244-8074-6