Evolutionary Computation for Combinatorial Optimisation (ECCO) Group

Evolutionary Computation for Combinatorial Optimisation (ECCO) Group is a sub-group under the Evolutionary Computation Research Group in Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. The group has a wide range of research interests and projects in solving combinatorial optimisation problems using evolutionary computation, including evolutionary vehicle/arc routing, job shop scheduling, cloud resource allocation, Web service composition.


Staff members

  • Dr. Yi Mei (Coordinator): Evolutionary Combinatorial Optimisation, Hyper-heuristics, Genetic Programming, Dynamic Optimisation, Large-Scale Optimisation
  • Prof. Mengjie Zhang: Evolutionary Computation and Machine Learning, Genetic Programming, Image Processing, Feature Selection
  • Dr. Aaron Chen: Reinforcement Learning, NeuroEvolution (NEAT), Evolutionary Computation for Games, Evolutionary Scheduling
  • Dr. Hui Ma: Evolutionary Resource Allocation, Web Service Composition, Cloud Computing
  • Dr. Su Nguyen (Australia): Evolutionary Scheduling and Combinatorial Optimisation, Hyper-heuristics, Genetic Programming




  • 2018/04/27--2018/05/12, Prof Juergen Branke, Professor of Operational Research, The University of Warwick, UK.


Room CO353, Cotton Building,
Kelburn Campus,
Victoria University of Wellington,
New Zealand
E-mail: yi.mei AT ecs.vuw.ac.nz
Phone: +64 4 463 5233 x 8016