As a long established family run company we have always utilised the expertise of both in-house staff as well as experts in specific technical and optimisation areas - both based locally and worldwide - to ensure that our software provides users with uniquely powerful solution techniques using a user interface which is reliable, easy to use and works on all modern windows platforms.
Brief CV's for the two directors who have since 1986 provided key input into the software are given below, with a fuller CV being accessed from the additional hyperlinks provided.
Dr William Dowsland (BSc, PhD, C.Eng, MBCS, CITP, FORS)
Has a BSc (1st class Honours) in Industrial Engineering and and a PhD degree in Operational Research, from the University of Wales. As well as being a former senior academic at University of Wales Swansea (where his research/teaching areas were in IT and Operational Research), he has published widely in international and national refereed journals in the areas of both Cutting and Packing and in IT and is a founder member of the European Special Interest Group on Cutting and Packing. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Chartered IT Professional and a Fellow of the Operational Research Society. He is a director of Gower Optimal Algorithms Ltd.
Dr Kathryn Dowsland (BSc, MSc, PhD)
Has a BSc (1st class Honours) in Pure Mathematics, and MSc and PhD degrees in Operational Research, from the University of Wales. After an early career in Operational Research in the steel industry she joined University of Wales Swansea where she held a Readership in OR. She has published widely in international and national refereed journals with well over 50 papers in the areas or cutting, packing, scheduling and modern heuristic techniques. She was amongst the founding members of the European Special Interest Group on Cutting and Packing, and also is a member of the EPSRC Peer Review College and a regular referee for a wide range of OR / Management Science / Computer Science journals. She is the Research Director at Gower Optimal Algorithms Ltd.
Gower Optimal Algorithms Ltd, Swansea, U.K.
Page last updated 23rd February 2014.