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Vic Grout

Professor, Computing

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Vic Grout

Room: B120


+44 (0) 1978 293203



Vic was awarded the BSc (Hons) degree in Mathematics and Computing from the University of Exeter (UK) in 1984 and the PhD degree in Communication Engineering (Thesis title: "Optimisation Techniques for Telecommunication Networks") from Plymouth Polytechnic, now the University of Plymouth, (UK) in 1988.  He is currently Professor in Computing at Wrexham Glynd┼Ár University, Wrexham, Wales. 



BSc(Hons) Mathematics and Computing, PhD Communication Engineering

“Turing’s Radiator”, http://vicgrout.net/ (Blog)

Liu, B., Fernandez, F.V., Gielen, G., Karkar, A., Yakovlev, A. & Grout, V., “SMAS: A Generalized and Efficient Framework for Computationally Expensive Electronic Design Optimization Problems”, in Computational Intelligence in Electronic Design (eds. ), Springer, 2014.

Picking, R. & Grout, V., “E-servant: An intelligent, programmable system to support and integrate assisted living technologies”, IET Healthcare Technology Letters, 2014.

Yan, Y., Tu, W., Grout, V. & Excell, P., “A Generalization of the Buckley-Osthus Model for Web Graphs”, Discrete Mathematics (Elsevier), Vol. 320, 6th April 2014, pp73-86.

Kreider, M., Bär, R., Beck, D., Terpstra, W., Davies, J., Grout, V., Lewis, J., Serrano, J. & Wlostowski, T., “Open Borders for System-on-a-Chip Buses: A wire format for connecting large physics controls”, American Physical Society Physical Review Special Topics – Accelerators and Beans, Volume 15, Issue 8, August 2012.

Dorrell, D., Hsieh, M.., Popescu, M., Evans, L., Staton, D. & Grout, V., "A Review of the Design Issues and Techniques for Radial-Flux Brushless Surface and Internal Rare-Earth Permanent Magnet Motors", IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics (special issue on Innovation in Electrical Machines), Vol. 58, No. 9, September 2011, pp3741-3757.

Tu, W., Grout, V. & Excell, P.,  “Performance Evaluation of Split Transmission in Multihop Wireless Networks”,  Multimedia Tools and Applications, Vol. 54, Issue 3, September 2011.

Picking, R., Robinet, A., Grout, V., McGinn, J., Roy, A., Ellis, S. & Oram, D.,  “A case study using a methodological approach to developing user interfaces for elderly and disabled people”,  The Computer Journal, Vol. 53, No. 6, July 2010, pp842-859.

Rezaul, K.M. & Grout, V.,  The Fractal Internet: Estimation and control of long-range dependent traffic, 2007  (ISBN: 978-0-946881-57-4).

Grout, V.,  Optimising the Internet: Key Topics in Modern Network Algorithms, 2007 (ISBN: 978-0-946881-55-0).

Grout, V., McGinn, J. & Davies, J.N.  “Real-Time Optimisation of Access Control Lists for Efficient Internet Packet Filtering”,  Journal of Heuristics, Vol. 13, No. 5, October 2007, pp435-454.

Grout, V, Davies, J. & McGinn, J.,  “An Argument for Simple Embedded ACL Optimisation”,  Computer Communications, Vol. 30, No. 2, January 2007, pp280-287.

Grout, V.  “Principles of Cost Minimisation in Wireless Networks”,  Journal of Heuristics,  Volume 11, Issue 2, April 2005, pp115-133.

Grout, V., Sanders, P.W. & Stockel, C.T.  “Reduction Techniques Providing Initial Groupings for Euclidean Travelling Salesman Patching Algorithms”,  Applied Mathematical Modelling,  Vol. 13, February 1989,  pp110-114

Grout, V. & Sanders, P.W.  “Communication Network Optimisation: Past, present and future”,  (invited paper – 10th Anniversary Special Edition),  Computer Communications,  Vol. 12, No. 5,  October 1988,  pp281-287.

Grout, V., Sanders, P.W. & Stockel, C.T.,  “Large-Scale Telecommunication Network Optimisation”,  in Simulation and Optimisation of Large Systems,  (ed. A.J. Osiadacz),  Clarendon Press Oxford,  May 1988 (ISBN: 0-19-853617-8).

Grout, V. & Sanders, P.W.,  “Practical Approach to the Optimisation of Large-Scale Switching Networks”,  Computer Communications,  Vol. 10, No. 1, February 1987,  pp30-38.