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Dr Paul McMullan is a lecturer in the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EEECS) at The Queen's University of Belfast and is a director of two spin-out IT companies from the University.

Paul McMullan
His main research expertise is in the area of Scheduling and Optimization using Artificial Intelligence and Hyper-Heuristic Search Techniques. The areas to which this work is applied include Course and Examination Scheduling, Production and Manufacturing, Commercial Advertisement Programming, Vehicle Routing and Logistics, Space Planning and Allocation. He is also a practitioner of applying research to Industrial Applications and Commercial Spin-outs. He is a Director of two Queen's University IT companies, Realtime Solutions Limited and EventMap Limited.

He is also a keen proponent of Technology Transfer, and has ongoing involvement with companies both North and South of the border through Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and Fusion Partnerships, Department of Trade and Industry, UK and Intertrade Ireland initiatives. These schemes provide opprtunities for graduates to avail of industrial experience, academic research facilities, and form a vehicle for the transfer of skills and resources between Commercial and Academic Institutions.

Within the School, Dr McMullan has delivered a number of taught Modules to undergraduates, ranging from Java Programming to Business Information Technology commercial software prototype development. He has consistently enjoyed extremely positive feedback from students and this has carried through to the excellent student performances in modules for which he has been responsible. Significantly, during the 06/07 academic year he created and delivered a newly revamped Level 1 Programming Module designed specifically to help those students who normally experience difficulties in grasping programming concepts.


Useful Links


EventMap Scheduling Engine incorporated into top commercial Timetabling Information System, Celcat.

Further details here.

ITC 2007 presentations made to winners during PATAT 2008 held in Montreal.

International Timetabling Competition 2007 winners announced.

Full problem and solution descriptions available here.
Contact Details

SARC Building
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
The Queen's University of Belfast, Northern Ireland


Tel:   +44 (0)28 9097 4653
Fax:  +44 (0)28 9097 5666

Email: p.p.mcmullan@qub.ac.uk