| This page gives you additional
information about myself and my family: my artistic
wife and artistic daughter-in-law, my enterprising son (and his new book),
some of my activities, e.g., my recent and future
talks, my role in creating Puzzle-Based Learning methodology,
my relationship with Springer-Verlag, my role as a member of
Optimisation and Logistics group in my School, my standing in the "complex network"
of evolutionary computation authors and computer science authors, my standing
among researchers at the University of Adelaide,
the places I have visited, books and some
papers I have written...
From 2005 - 2013, I was the co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of SolveIT Software,
a supply chain optimisation business he grew from zero to almost 180 employees and $20 million in revenue
before selling the business to Schneider Electric. SolveIT Software became the 3rd fastest-growing company
in Australia in 2012, as ranked by Deloitte; the company won numerous awards, and counted among its customers
some of the largest corporations in the world, including Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton, and Xstrata. This was one of the best periods in my life so far.
However, a wise man keeps the best things to the very last. I have just co-founded a new company, Complexica.
The company is currently in R&D mode working with foundation customers to develop next generation
applications for cognitive computing. I expect that this venture would result in a new spectacular success on much larger scale than SolveIT
Software - it seems it would be the most exciting adventure of my life.