Prof Ian Gent

Professor

Researcher profile

Phone
+44 (0)1334 46 3247
Email
Ian.Gent@st-andrews.ac.uk

 

Research areas

Combinatorial search problems in artificial intelligence.


Current Research Projects include :


Integrating modern tools for computational group theory with constraint programming tools to solve difficult problems in areas such as scheduling and timetabling.


This is leading to exciting interdisciplinary research between Artificial Intelligence and Mathematics.

Selected publications

  • Open access

    CONJURE: automatic generation of constraint models from problem specifications

    Akgun, O., Frisch, A. M., Gent, I. P., Jefferson, C., Miguel, I. J. & Nightingale, P., Sep 2022, In: Artificial Intelligence. 310, 27 p., 103751.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • Depressed academics: building a group blog community

    Vejdemo-Johansson, M. & Gent, I. P., 25 May 2021, Lived experiences of ableism in academia: strategies for inclusion in higher education. Brown, N. (ed.). Policy Press, p. 265-282 18 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Open access

    Towards generic explanations for pen and paper puzzles with MUSes

    Espasa Arxer, J., Gent, I. P., Hoffmann, R., Jefferson, C., McIlree, M. J. & Lynch, A. M., 2 Jul 2021, Proceedings of the SICSA eXplainable Artifical Intelligence Workshop 2021. Martin, K., Wiratunga, N. & Wijekoon, A. (eds.). p. 56-63 8 p. (CEUR Workshop Proceedings; vol. 2894).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Open access

    Towards reformulating Essence specifications for robustness

    Akgün, Ö., Frisch, A. M., Gent, I. P., Jefferson, C., Miguel, I., Nightingale, P. & Salamon, A. Z., 25 Oct 2021, ModRef 2021 - The 20th workshop on Constraint Modelling and Reformulation (ModRef). 12 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Open access

    Using small MUSes to explain how to solve pen and paper puzzles

    Espasa Arxer, J., Gent, I. P., Hoffmann, R., Jefferson, C. & Lynch, A. M., 30 Apr 2021.

    Research output: Working paperPreprint

  • Open access

    Solving computational problems in the theory of word-representable graphs

    Akgün, Ö., Gent, I. P., Kitaev, S. & Zantema, H., 24 Feb 2019, In: Journal of Integer Sequences. 22, 2, 17 p., 19.2.5.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • Open access

    A framework for constraint based local search using ESSENCE

    Akgun, O., Attieh, S. W. A., Gent, I. P., Jefferson, C. A., Miguel, I. J., Nightingale, P. W., Salamon, A. Z., Spracklen, P. & Wetter, J. P., 13 Jul 2018, Proceedings of the Twenty-Seventh International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence. Lang, J. (ed.). International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence, p. 1242-1248 7 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Open access

    A review of literature on parallel constraint solving

    Gent, I. P., Miguel, I. J., Nightingale, P. W., McCreesh, C., Prosser, P., Moore, N. & Unsworth, C., Sep 2018, In: Theory and Practice of Logic Programming. 18, 5-6, p. 725-758 34 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • Open access

    Automatic discovery and exploitation of promising subproblems for tabulation

    Akgun, O., Gent, I. P., Jefferson, C. A., Miguel, I. J., Nightingale, P. W. & Salamon, A. Z., 2018, Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming: 24th International Conference, CP 2018, Lille, France, August 27-31, 2018, Proceedings. Hooker, J. (ed.). Springer, p. 3-12 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 11008).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Open access

    Complexity of n-Queens completion (extended abstract)

    Gent, I. P., Jefferson, C. A. & Nightingale, P. W., 13 Jul 2018, Proceedings of the Twenty-Seventh International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence. Lang, J. (ed.). International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence, p. 5608-5611 4 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

 

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