- Dr Michelle Blom is a Research Fellow in the School of Computing and Information Systems at The University of Melbourne. Michelle completed her PhD in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at the University of Melbourne in 2011. Her thesis explored the use of argumentation-based approaches for automated decision-making and planning. Her research involves developing new algorithms and heuristics for planning and scheduling in a range of domains, including: the scheduling of production in large open-pit mining supply chains, across both short- and long-term horizons; and the transport of inventory across complex logistics networks subject to dynamic, and adversarial, disruption. An additional area of interest is the development of algorithms to support the analysis and auditing of election outcomes.