## Education

#### PhD in Mathematics, Cardiff University

October 2016 - present

- Fully funded by Cardiff University and EPSRC
- Supervised by Dr Rhydian Lewis and Dr Jonathan Thompson
- Research field: Algorithms and Heuristics, Optimisation, Strip Packing, Graph Theory

#### BSc Mathematics, Operational Research and Statistics, Cardiff University

September 2013 - June 2016

- First Class Honours

## Professional Memberships

- Candidate Associate of The Operational Research Society (CandORS)
- Associate Member of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (AMIMA)
- Member of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) - Cardiff University Student Chapter

## Publications

- Palmer, G.I., Knight, V.A., Harper, P.R., Hawa, A.L. (2017):
*Ciw: An open source discrete event simulation library*- Journal of Simulation - Hawa, A.L., Lewis, R., Thompson, J.M. (2018):
*Source code for algorithms in the article “Heuristics for the Score-Constrained Strip-Packing Problem”*. - Hawa, A.L., Lewis, R., Thompson, J.M. (2018):
*Heuristics for the Score-Constrained Strip-Packing Problem*- Combinatorial Optimization and Applications

## Presentations

- A Brief Overview on the Minimum Score Separation Problem - South Wales Operational Research Discussion Society (SWORDS) Meeting, October 2017
- Heuristics for the Score-Constrained Strip-Packing Problem - The 12th International Conference on Combinatorial Optimization and its Applications, Atlanta, USA, December 2018

## Responsibilites

- Interschool Postgraduate Representative for Cardiff University School of Mathematics, October 2016 - September 2017
- STEM Ambassador, November 2017 - present

## Outreach

- Mathematics Summer School at the University of Namibia - Cardiff University Phoenix Project, January 2017

## Skills

- C++
- LaTeX
- Version control using Git
- Windows, macOS and Linux operating systems