I originally studied an undergraduate degree in mathematics. Upon completion of my undergraduate studies I became more interest in ‘operations research‘ based mathematics and went on to study a master’s degree in mathematical modelling. I then decided to go into teaching and completed a PGCE in mathematics. During my early teaching years I gained a great deal of experience delivering a wide range of mathematical based modules on courses from engineering, computing and management disciplines.
In 2000 I joined the Business School at University of Sunderland, as senior lecturer in quantitative methods, where I designed and delivered a variety of mathematical, statistical and operational research type modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
I joined the University of York in 2010, as a senior teaching fellow in mathematics and statistics.
Venables, H.R. & Moscardini, A.O. (2010) Evaluation of an Ant Based Hybrid Metaheuristic to Solve the Capacitated Facility Location Problem. 24th European Conference on Operational Research. Contributed Paper.
Venables, H.R. & Moscardini, A.O. (2008) Ant Based Heuristics for the Capacitated Fixed Charge Location Problem. In M. Dorigo, M. Birattaria, C. Clerc, T. Stützle & A. Winfield, Ant Colony Optimization and Swarm Intelligence, 6th International Conference, Ants 2008. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 5217, pp 235--242. Sringer Verlag, Berlin, Germany.
Venables, H.R. & Moscardini, A.O. (2007b) The Fixed-Charge Capacitated Location Problem: an Ant Based Solution Procedure. 22nd European Conference on Operational Research. Invited paper.
Venables, H.R. & Moscardini, A.O. (2007a) An Ant Based Heuristic for the Capacitated Fixed Charge Location Problem, Submitted Paper.
Venables, H.R. & Moscardini, A.O. (2006) An Adaptive Search Heuristic for the Capacitated Fixed Charge Location Problem. In M. Dorigo, L.M. Gambardella, M. Birattaria, A. Martinoli, R. Poli & T. Stützle, Ant Colony Optimization and Swarm Intelligence, 5th International Workshop, Ants 2006. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 4150, pp 348-355. Sringer Verlag, Berlin, Germany.Venables, H.R., Chen, H. & Moscardini, A.O., (2005) The Fixed Charge Capacitated Location Problem – an Ant Colony Optimization Approach. Tenth International Symposium on Locational Decisions – Abstracts , pp 247-248.
Moscardini, A.O., Lawler, K. A., Venables, H.R., (2001), Sellers Expectations, Cobwebs & Chaos, working paper – University of Sunderland.