Hoong-Chuin Lau


Hoong-Chuin Lau


AI Planning and SchedulingAutonomous Agents and Multi-agent systemsApplied Optimization (Logistics and Transportation)Urban management and service improvement analyticsAlgorithm engineering for combinatorial optimizationQuantum and quantum-inspired computing for combinatorial optimization


Hoong Chuin LAU is Professor of Information Systems and Director of the Fujitsu-SMU Urban Computing and Engineering Corp Lab at the Singapore Management University. His research in the interface of Artificial Intelligence and Operations Research has contributed to advances of algorithms in a variety of complex planning and optimization problems in logistics, transportation, and safety and security. The common thread running through his research is a focus on going beyond publications to build usable novel tools and prototypes, a number of which have been testbedded and deployed in industry. He has served on a number of editorial boards, including IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, Journal of Heuristics, and Journal of Scheduling, as well as senior programme committees in AI conferences such as AAAI, IJCAI and AAMAS.


Specially Appointed Professor, School of Computing, Tokyo Institute of  Technology


Professor, School of Information Systems, Singapore Management University


Associate Professor, School of Information Systems, Singapore Management University


Assistant Professor, School of Computing, National University of Singapore



Member of Research Staff, Kent Ridge Digital Labs(now Infocomms Institute of Research), Singapore 


Member of Technical Staff, Information Technology Institute, National Computer Board, Singapore


Best Paper Award Honorary Mention, ACM Conference on CSCW


Best Paper Award Runner Up, Learning and Intelligent Optimization Conference


Best Paper Award (Honorable Mention), IEEE International Conference on IEEM


Singapore Management University Lee Kwan Yew Research Fellowship, Singapore Management University


Defense Technology Prize (individual category) Nomination, Defense Science Technology Agency (DSTA), 2007 National IQC Star Award (team category), Ministry of Defense


Japan-Singapore Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship, Japan-Singapore Promotion of Science (JSPS)


Infocomm Development Authority Postgraduate Scholarship, Infocomm Development Authority


National Computer Board Undergraduate Scholarship, National Computer Board


Improving Law Enforcement Daily Deployment Through Machine Learning-Informed Optimization under Uncertainty
Jonathan Chase , Duc Thien Nguyen , Haiyang Sun and Hoong Chuin Lau
Proceedings of the Twenty-Eighth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-19)


Well-tuned algorithms for the Team Orienteering Problem with Time Windows
Aldy Gunawan, Hoong Chuin Lau, Pieter Vansteenwegen and Kun Lu
Journal of the Operational Research Society (2017) 68, 861–876


Achieving Stable and Fair Profit Allocation with Minimum Subsidy in Collaborative Logistics
Lucas Agussurja and Hoong Chuin Lau and Shih-Fen Cheng
Proceedings of the Thirtieth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-16)


Orienteering Problem: A survey of recent variants, solution approaches and applications
Aldy Gunawan, Hoong Chuin Lau, Pieter Vansteenwegen
European Journal of Operational Research 255 (2016) 315–332


Achieving Economic and Environmental Sustainabilities in Urban Consolidation Center With Bicriteria Auction
Stephanus Daniel Handoko, Hoong Chuin Lau, and Shih-Fen Cheng
IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, October 2016, Volume 13, Issue 4, pp. 1471-1479.


Patrol scheduling in urban rail network
Hoong Chuin Lau, Zhi Yuan, Aldy Gunawan
Ann Oper Res (2016) 239:317–342


Master physician scheduling problem
A Gunawan and H C Lau
Journal of the Operational Research Society, 64 (3), 410-425, 2013.


Robust Local Search for Solving RCPSP/max with Durational Uncertainty
Na Fu, Hoong Chuin Lau, Pradeep Varakantham, Fei Xiao
Journal of Arti¯cial Intelligence Research 43 (2012) 43-86


Allocating Resources in Multiagent Flowshops With Adaptive Auctions
Hoong Chuin Lau, Zhengyi John Zhao, Shuzhi Sam Ge and Tong Heng Lee
IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering(Volume: 8 , Issue: 4 , Oct. 2011)


Efficient algorithms for machine scheduling problems with earliness and tardiness penalties
Guang FENG, Hoong Chuin Lau
Annals of Operations Research 159(1):83-95


Real-time supply chain control via multi-agent adjustable autonomy
Hoong Chuin Lau, Lucas Agussurja, Ramesh Thangarajoo
Computers & Operations ResearchVolume 35, Issue 11, November 2008, Pages 3452-3464


Evaluation of time-varying availability in multi-echelon spare parts systems with passivation
Hoong Chuin Lau, Huawei Song, Chuen Teck See, Siew Yen Cheng
European Journal of Operational Research 170 (2006) 91–105


Vehicle routing problem with time windows and a limited number of vehicles
Hoong Chuin Lau, Melvyn Sim, Kwong Meng Teo
European Journal of Operational Research 148 (2003) 559–569


On the complexity of manpower shift scheduling
Hoong Chuin Lau
Computers & Operations Research Volume 23, Issue 1, January 1996, Pages 93-102


Combinatorial Approaches for Hard Problems in Manpower Scheduling
Hoong Chuin Lau
Journal of the Operations Research Society of Japan 39(1)