An efficient heuristic for crossing minimisation and its applications

Author: Alexander Newcombe

Newcombe, Alexander, 2019 An efficient heuristic for crossing minimisation and its applications, Flinders University, College of Science and Engineering

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This thesis aims to provide a broad study of the crossing number problem. In particular, we describe a new heuristic for crossing minimisation, and demonstrate that it performs comparably to the state of the art existing heuristics. We then take advantage of the new heuristic to help in developing various new results and conjectures related to crossing numbers.

Keywords: graph drawing,crossing number,graph algorithms,graph theory,crossing minimization

Subject: Computer Science thesis

Thesis type: Doctor of Philosophy
Completed: 2019
School: College of Science and Engineering
Supervisor: Michael Haythorpe