PUBLISHED WORK

The Fruits of Our Labor

2021

Matter DM & Potgieter L, 2021, Allocating epidemic response teams and vaccine deliveries by drone in generic network structures according to expected prevented exposures, PLOS One, accepted for publication.

2018

Van Vuuren BJ, Potgieter L & Van Vuuren JH, 2018, An agent-based simulation model of Eldana saccharina Walker, Natural Resource Modeling, https://doi.org/10.1111/nrm.12153

2017

Van Schalkwyk H, Potgieter L, Hui C, 2017, The development of a spatio-temporal model for water hyacinth biological control strategies, Mathematical and Computational Forestry and Natural-Resource Sciences, 9(1), pp.30-42.

2016

Potgieter L, Van Vuuren JH & Conlong DE, 2016, Simulation modelling as a decision support in developing a sterile insect-inherited sterility release strategy for Eldana saccharina (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), Florida Entomologist, 99, pp.13-22.

2015

Potgieter L, Van Vuuren JH & Conlong DE, 2015, The role of heterogeneous agricultural landscapes in the suppression of pest species following random walk dispersal patterns, Ecological Modelling, 306, pp 240-246.

Van Vuuren BJ, Potgieter L & Van Vuuren JH, 2015, An agent-based simulation model describing the lek mating of E. saccharina, Proceedings of 2015 ORSSA Annual Conference, Johannesburg, pp.1-11

2014

Van Vuuren BJ, Potgieter L & Van Vuuren JH, 2014, Prerequisites for the design of an agent-based model for simulating the population dynamics of Eldana saccharina Walker, Proceedings of the 2014 ORSSA Annual Conference, Parys, pp.62-70

2013

Potgieter L, Van Vuuren JH & Conlong DE, 2013, A reaction-diffusion model for the control of Eldana saccharina Walker in sugarcane using the sterile insect technique, Ecological Modelling, 250, pp.319-328.

2012

Potgieter L, Van Vuuren JH & Conlong DE, 2012, Modelling the effects of the sterile insect technique applied to Eldana saccharina Walker in sugarcane, ORiON, 28(2), pp.59-84.

 

DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS

2020

Application of Long Short-TermMemory artificial neural networks to forecast water supply anddemand in the Lake Chad Basin

Noé Caréme Fouotsa Manfouo, PhD (Operations Research)
Supervisor: Linke Potgieter
Co-supervisor: Hannelie Nel

2016

An agent-based simulation approach towards modelling the population dynamics of Eldana saccharina Walker

Brian van Vuuren, PhD (Industrial Engineering)
Supervisor: Linke Potgieter
Co-supervisors: Jan van Vuuren and James Bekker

 

MASTERS THESES

2020

A cellular automaton for improving sugarcane field layouts for pest control

Pieter de Wet, MCom (Operations Research)
Supervisor: Linke Potgieter

2019

An agent-based simulation modelling approach to assessing various refuge strategies in Bt sugarcane

Dirk Johannes Human, MCom (Operations Research)
Supervisor: Linke Potgieter

2019

A simulation model of an Ebola epidemic to investigate the effectiveness of intervention strategies

Kyle van Heerden, MSc (Operations Research)
Supervisor: Linke Potgieter

2018

A heuristic approach for solving the deterministic and stochastic air crew pairing problem

Thloni Masipa, MSc (Operations Research)
Supervisor: Linke Potgieter
Co-supervisor: Mapundi Banda (UP)

2017

Meta-heuristic approaches to portfolio optimisation

Bryce Senekal, MCom (Quantitative Management)
Supervisor: Linke Potgieter

2016

A spatio-temporal model for improving biological control strategies for water hyacinth

Heléne van Schalkwyk, MCom (Operations Research)
Supervisor: Linke Potgieter
Co-supervisor: Cang Hui

 

HONOURS RESEARCH PROJECTS

2020

A mixed-integer programming model for scheduling anaesthetists at Tygerberg Hospital

Michelle de Beer, HonsBCom (Operations Research)
Supervisor: Linke Potgieter

2019

A combined resource allocation and epidemic model to evaluate UAV vaccine delivery and team allocation strategies for measles outbreak response

Dean Michael Matter, HonsBCom (Operations Research)
Supervisor: Linke Potgieter

2018

A discrete event simulation model of an outpatient clinic in the Western Cape

Annelie Wessels, HonsBCom (Quantitative Management)
Supervisor: Linke Potgieter

2018

An ordinary differential equation model for refugia planning in a Bt-sugarcane scenario

Mashoto Maselela, HonsBCom (Operations Research)
Supervisor: Linke Potgieter

2017

A systems dynamics approach for investigating intervention strategies for the Ebola virus disease

Kyle van Heerden, HonsBSc (Operations Research)
Supervisor: Linke Potgieter

2015

Doctor scheduling in the Karl Bremer Emergency Centre

Candice Muller, HonsBCom (Operations Research)
Supervisor: Linke Potgieter

2015

Portfolio selection from the JSE Top 40 using modern portfolio theory

Gillian Toplis, HonsBCom (Quantitative Management)
Supervisors: Hannelie Nel & Linke Potgieter

2014

Modelling biological control strategies for water hyacinth

Helene van Schalkwyk, HonsBCom (Operations Research)
Supervisor: Linke Potgieter

2014

Modelling predator-prey interactions with cellular automata

Dirk Human, HonsBCom (Operations Research)
Supervisor: Linke Potgieter

2014

Comparing strategies of play for the board game Risk

Pieter de Wet, HonsBCom (Operations Research)
Supervisors: Linke Potgieter & Cobus Potgieter

2014

A simulation of The Duck Farm's abattoir

Kimberley Bailey, HonsBCom (Operations Research)
Supervisors: Linke Potgieter & Cobus Potgieter

2013

The sensitivity of an asset allocation: adjusting for changes

Lehlohonolo Thloni Masipa, HonsBCom (Operations Research)
Supervisor: Linke Potgieter

2013

Optimising portfolio construction

Chanwyn Williams, HonsBCom (Operations Research)
Supervisor: Linke Potgieter