## Walton P. Coutinho

- Post graduate research student

- Position
- Postgraduate Research Student
- Institution
- Mathematics (FSHS)
- Webpage
- http://www.southampton.ac.uk/maths/postgraduate/research_students/wpc1e14.page
- w.p.coutinho@soton.ac.uk
- walton.coutinho@gmail.com
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My main research interests are in nonlinear and combinatorial optimisation. I am currently working on the development of algorithms for vehicle routing problems under motion constraints with applications to UAVs (i.e., drones, gliders). Problems like this are very challenging because they usually combine routing and trajectory optimisation, which are very challenging problems on their own. My current research is concerned about the Glider Routing and Trajectory Optimisation Problem (GRTOP) with applications to disaster assessment and response. In my previous research, I worked on the development of path planning algorithms for rotary wing drones and on the development of exact algorithms for the Close-enough Travelling Salesman Problem.