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Friday, 25 May 2018
Hope Meadows

Joint meeting of the Southern OR Group, the OR Society Simulation SIG and CORMSIS

(Southampton Centre for OR, Management Science and Information Systems)

Monday 18 June 2018, 16:00 – 18:30

University of Southampton, Building 2A, Room 2077

 

  1. 1.       The Art and Science of Modelling: Paul Fishwick, UT Dallas 

One of the characteristics of being human is to model. In our history, we began with representations of animals made from natural materials, and painted on cave walls.  We also made regular marks on animal bones. While the modern accounting of these products is art (animal representations) and mathematics (bone marks), a more comprehensive understanding points to modelling in both cases. We saw or imagined things, and then we made models of our experience. This talk will be a non-technical, cross-disciplinary, introduction to modelling. I will discuss (1) the history of modelling, (2) a way of thinking about modelling using three broad categories, (3) the notion that computer and information science is a form of modelling, and (4) approaches to modelling across disciplines – from art and humanities to business, science, and engineering.

Paul Fishwick is Distinguished University Chair of Arts and Technology (ATEC), and Professor of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Dallas.  He has six years of industry experience as a systems analyst working at Newport News Shipbuilding and at NASA Langley Research Center in Virginia. He was on the faculty at the University of Florida from 1986 to 2012, and was Director of the Digital Arts and Sciences Programs. His PhD was in Computer and Information Science from the University of Pennsylvania. Fishwick is active in modelling and simulation, as well as in the bridge areas spanning art, science, and engineering. He pioneered the area of aesthetic computing, resulting in an MIT Press edited volume in 2006.  He is a Fellow of the Society for Computer Simulation, served as General Chair of the Winter Simulation Conference (WSC), was a WSC Titan Speaker in 2009, and has delivered over 24 keynote addresses at international conferences. Fishwick has over 230 technical publications and has served on all major archival journal editorial boards related to simulation, including ACM Transactions on Modeling and Simulation (TOMACS) where he was a founding area editor of modelling methodology in 1990.  He is CEO of Metaphorz, LLC which assists the State of Florida in its catastrophe modelling software engineering auditing process for risk-based simulation for hurricanes and floods.

This talk is part of the “Simulation SIG Paul Fishwick roadshow” co-sponsored by the UK OR Society and the Leverhulme Trust.  

 

  1. 2.       Talk by Nav Mustafee and John Powell, University of Exeter Business School

 

TITLE: Investigating the use of real-time data in nudging patients' emergency department attendance behaviour using the NHSquicker Platform

ABSTRACT: Decision-making in healthcare is a complex process involving multiple stakeholders. One such stakeholder category is the intended users of the system itself – the patients. We present a study in which users use real-time hospital operations data to make attendance choices.  The aim of this research is to provide information transparency on Emergency Department /Minor Injury Unit (ED/MIU) waiting times which would allow recipients, including, significantly, patients who are in need of urgent medical attention, to make informed decisions as to the facility that could best serve their needs. This work is expected to contribute towards reducing pressure in ED by redistributing demand for minor ailments among the MIUs, since the MIUs have facilities for the treatment of minor injuries and the ED exists mainly for emergency and life-threating conditions.

The initial work was carried out with the Torbay & South Devon NHS Foundation Trust (TSDFT) and its network of Minor Injury Units (MIUs) and one Emergency Department (ED). It has since expanded to include several trusts in South West England, the creation of the Health & Care IMPACT Network, and the development of the NHSquicker platform.

Bio:

Navonil Mustafee is Associate Professor of Operations Management & Analytics and Deputy Director of the Centre for Simulation, Analytics and Modelling (CSAM) at University of Exeter Business School. He is the founding co-chair of the Health and Care IMPACT Network and honorary researcher with Torbay and South Devon and RD&E Foundation Trusts. His interests are in hybrid systems modelling, hybrid simulation, healthcare analytics and bibliometric analysis. He is the current Chair of the OR Society’s Simulation SIG.

John Powell is Professor of Strategy at Exeter University Business School. Prior to that he led the University of Stellenbosch Business School in Cape Town.

His main research interests are in formal and semiformal methods applied to strategic problems and issues. These include representations of knowledge flow, scenario modelling, and, latterly, systems modelling of health and critical systems. He holds a PhD from Carnfield University and is a winner of HM the Queens Medal for Academic Excellence, and the President's  Medal from the OR Society.

 



Tuesday, 8 May 2018
Hope Meadows

A Decision Sciences Workshop and Lecture

Tuesday 12th June 2018

School of Business and Economics is delighted to invite you to a Decision Sciences Workshop and Lecture

About the Workshop

Hosted by the Simulation Practices Research Interest Group at the School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University in association with the UK’s Operational Research Society Simulation Special Interest Group. Attendants will have the opportunity to learn about research on client engagement in simulation modelling and operational research, with a hands-on practical session.

 

12:30

Lunch and registration

13.30

Welcome & Introductions

Dr. Antuela Tako, Leader of the Simulation Practices RIG

13:45

Supporting the delivery of new community-based services in Leicestershire through simulation: The Lightbulb Programme.

Dr. Antuela Tako

14.30

A tutorial on PartiSim – How to engage clients in simulation projects

Dr Kathy Kotiadis & Dr. Antuela Tako

16.00

Unpacking microprocesses of Facilitated Modelling practice

Professor Alberto Franco, Associate Dean (T) SBE

16.45 – 17.00

Close

About the Lecture

One of the characteristics of being human is to model. In our history, we began with representations of animals made from natural materials, and painted on cave walls.  We also made regular marks on animal bones. While the modern accounting of these products is art (animal representations) and mathematics (bone marks), a more comprehensive understanding points to modelling in both cases. We saw or imagined things, and then we made models of our experience. This talk will be a non-technical, cross-disciplinary, introduction to modelling. I will discuss the history of modelling, a way of thinking about modelling using three broad categories, the notion that computer and information science is a form of modelling and approaches to modelling across disciplines – from art and humanities to business, science, and engineering.

Prof Paul Fishwick is Distinguished University Chair of Arts and Technology (ATEC), and Professor of Computer Science at University of Texas at Dallas. He leads a lab aimed at bringing human elements to the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). His main research area is modelling and simulation, with a focus on education and public engagement in modelling as used in the arts, science and engineering. Paul pioneered the area of aesthetic computing. Since 1995, he is CEO of Metaphorz, LLC, which assists the State of Florida in its catastrophe modelling software engineering auditing process of risk-based simulation for hurricanes and floods. Fishwick was faculty at the University of Florida (1986 to 2012) and earned his PhD in Computer and Information Science from the University of Pennsylvania.

   

Timetable

17.00

Refreshments and registration

17.30

Introduction - Professor Stewart Robinson, Dean

17.40

The Art and Science of Modelling

Prof Paul Fishwick, Distinguished University Chair of Arts, Technology and Emerging Communication, and Professor of Computer Science , The University of Texas at Dallas

18.40 –

19.00

Q&A and Closing Comments

Professor Stewart Robinson, Dean

 

Details

Date:

Tuesday 12th June 2018

Times:

Workshop 12.30 – 17.00

Lecture 17.00 – 19.00

Venue:

Refreshments - Stewart Mason Building 68, foyer

Lecture – James France, room CC.0.21

Loughborough University LE11 3TU Map

Directions

How to Find Us by rail and car

If travelling by car, on entering campus collect a car parking ticket from the security gate. They will also give directions to car parking.

 

Registration:

Free to attend, registration is required on-line

 

Event Website

 

Prof Paul Fishwick’s visit to the UK is funded by the Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professorship award with University of Exeter Business School.



Thursday, 26 Apr 2018
Hope Meadows

Venue: Alliance Manchester Business School Dover Street Building, Room 1.037 (1st floor), M13 9GB

Speaker: Paul Fishwick, Andi Smart, Nathan Proudlove, Navonil Mustafee and Stephan Onggo
Date: Wednesday, 30 May 2018 at 12:00 - 26 April 2018 - 16:30

 

Prof Paul Fishwick’s visit to the UK is funded by the Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professorship award with University of Exeter Business School.

Programme:

12:00-13:00: Lunch and registration

13:00-14:00: Paul Fishwick (UT Dallas) - The Art and Science of Modelling

14:00-14:30: Andi Smart (Exeter) – Enhancing Visitor Experience at Cultural Heritage Sites: Hybrid Systems Approach Incorporating Gaze-time Data with Computer Simulation

14:30-15:00: Nathan Proudlove (Manchester) - Modelling Patient Flows: Developing BPMN for Fit-for-purpose Operational Flow Mapping

15:00-15:30: Break

15:00-16:00: Enabling Real-time Simulation using Symbiotic Simulation, NHSquicker and Demand Forecasting (Navonil Mustafee (Exeter), Alisson Harper (Exeter) and Stephan Onggo (Trinity College Dublin)

16:00-16:30: Closing (informal discussion + tea/coffee + we may go to a pub afterward)

Programme Detail

The Art and Science of Modelling (Paul Fishwick, UT Dallas)

One of the characteristics of being human is to model. In our history, we began with representations of animals made from natural materials, and painted on cave walls.  We also made regular marks on animal bones. While the modern accounting of these products is art (animal representations) and mathematics (bone marks), a more comprehensive understanding points to modelling in both cases. We saw or imagined things, and then we made models of our experience. This talk will be a non-technical, cross-disciplinary, introduction to modelling. I will discuss (1) the history of modelling, (2) a way of thinking about modelling using three broad categories, (3) the notion that computer and information science is a form of modelling, and (4) approaches to modelling across disciplines – from art and humanities to business, science, and engineering.

BIOGRAPHY: Paul Fishwick is Distinguished University Chair of Arts and Technology (ATEC), and Professor of Computer Science. He has six years of industry experience as a systems analyst working at Newport News Shipbuilding and at NASA Langley Research Center in Virginia. He was on the faculty at the University of Florida from 1986 to 2012, and was Director of the Digital Arts and Sciences Programs. His PhD was in Computer and Information Science from the University of Pennsylvania. Fishwick is active in modelling and simulation, as well as in the bridge areas spanning art, science, and engineering. He pioneered the area of aesthetic computing, resulting in an MIT Press edited volume in 2006.  He is a Fellow of the Society for Computer Simulation, served as General Chair of the Winter Simulation Conference (WSC), was a WSC Titan Speaker in 2009, and has delivered over 24 keynote addresses at international conferences. He was Chair of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group in Simulation (SIGSIM) four years from 2012 to 2016. Fishwick has over 230 technical publications and has served on all major archival journal editorial boards related to simulation, including ACM Transactions on Modeling and Simulation (TOMACS) where he was a founding area editor of modelling methodology in 1990.  He is CEO of Metaphorz, LLC which assists the State of Florida in its catastrophe modelling software engineering auditing process for risk-based simulation for hurricanes and floods.

 

Enhancing Visitor Experience at Cultural Heritage Sites: Hybrid Systems Approach Incorporating Gaze-time Data with Computer Simulation (Andi Smart, Exeter)

The VISTA AR project (Interreg FCE programme) focuses on the use of digital technologies to enhance the visitor experience and to develop innovative business models for cultural heritage sites. This talk focuses on the development of a hybrid systems model using visitor intelligence (VI), gaze-time and computer simulation. VI tools are focused on understanding the visitor journey and experience. The visitor journey analysis includes assessing dwell-time and gaze-time. 

A pilot study was undertaken in Exeter cathedral to capture the customer journey and included the use of eye-tracking technology to capture gaze-time of particular artefacts. The analysis of gaze duration was undertaken using heat-maps, which were indicative of the visitors' attention and interest. A particular challenge is communicating these results to management. A simulation model was developed to allow the presentation of the visitor journey. This allows management to observe the pattern of visitor journeys and the interest in different artefacts. The simulation model conforms to a ‘hybrid’ approach in that the data exported from the vision analysis software (Tobii Pro) directly informs duration activity (dwell-time and gaze-time). The sequence within the model is also derived from the vision data. A Discrete Event Simulation (DES) model, superimposed on a map of the building, was constructed using this data.

 

Modelling patient flows: Developing BPMN for fit-for-purpose operational flow mapping (Nathan Proudlove, Manchester)

Process mapping is a central tool in the understanding, improvement and design of processes. Different approaches have developed within different disciplines, in particular Value Stream Mapping in operations management, Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) in enterprise information systems, and activity cycle/process flow diagrams for discrete-event simulation (DES) in operational research. Mapping patient pathways is a key tool in healthcare quality improvement, sometimes as a precursor to DES modelling. However, there is little formal guidance or widely-used approach. This work arises from projects involving process mapping in several hospitals. We find that BPMN tools are potentially very useful and provide nascent automated links to DES modelling for process improvement, but the treatment of important issues in flow (in particular queues/buffers/waste) is naïve and restrictive. We propose that some extensions to the BPMN object set to bring in operations management thinking and accommodate flow structures as found in, for example, hospitals, would produce a powerful, fit-for-purpose process mapping toolkit.

 

Enabling Real-time Simulation using Symbiotic Simulation, NHSquicker and Demand Forecasting Navonil Mustafee (Exeter) and Stephan Onggo (Trinity College Dublin)

Symbiotic simulation is one of Industry 4.0 technologies that enables a close relationship between a physical system and the simulation model that represents it as its digital twin. Symbiotic simulation is designed to support decision making at the operational levels by making use of real- or near real- time data which are only available after the simulation model has been developed. From the modelling perspective, a symbiotic simulation system comprises a hybrid model that combines simulation, optimization and machine learning models as well as a data acquisition module and an actuator. The actuator is needed when the symbiotic simulation system is designed to directly control the physical system without any human intervention. This talk reviews the components of a symbiotic simulation system from the perspective of hybrid modelling. Examples within health care will be presented including NHSQuicker, demand forecasting for urgent care, and hospital bed management.

Sign up to this event for free @ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/simulation-modelling-in-the-era-of-big-data-tickets-45552075484?utm_campaign=new_event_email&utm_medium=email&utm_source=eb_email&utm_term=viewmyevent_button 

 


Thursday, 29 Mar 2018
Hope Meadows

UK Operational Research Society Simulation SIG Roadtrip with Paul Fishwick

Hosted by the Modelling & Simulation Group, Brunel University London, 

Prof Paul Fishwick’s visit to the UK is funded by the Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professorship award with University of Exeter Business School.

The Art and Science of Modelling

 

13:00-16:00 Friday June 8th

WBB 207

Brunel University London

Uxbridge

Middx UB8 3PH

 

One of the characteristics of being human is to model. In our history, we began with representations of animals made from natural materials, and painted on cave walls.  We also made regular marks on animal bones. While the modern accounting of these products is art (animal representations) and mathematics (bone marks), a more comprehensive understanding points to modelling in both cases. We saw or imagined things, and then we made models of our experience. This talk will be a non-technical, cross-disciplinary, introduction to modelling. I will discuss (1) the history of modelling, (2) a way of thinking about modelling using three broad categories, (3) the notion that computer and information science is a form of modelling, and (4) approaches to modelling across disciplines – from art and humanities to business, science, and engineering.

 

Professor Paul Fishwick

Distinguished University Chair of Arts, Technology and Emerging Communication, and Professor of Computer Science

BIOGRAPHY

Paul Fishwick is Distinguished University Chair of Arts and Technology (ATEC), and Professor of Computer Science. He has six years of industry experience as a systems analyst working at Newport News Shipbuilding and at NASA Langley Research Center in Virginia. He was on the faculty at the University of Florida from 1986 to 2012, and was Director of the Digital Arts and Sciences Programs. His PhD was in Computer and Information Science from the University of Pennsylvania. Fishwick is active in modelling and simulation, as well as in the bridge areas spanning art, science, and engineering. He pioneered the area of aesthetic computing, resulting in an MIT Press edited volume in 2006.  He is a Fellow of the Society for Computer Simulation, served as General Chair of the Winter Simulation Conference (WSC), was a WSC Titan Speaker in 2009, and has delivered over 24 keynote addresses at international conferences. He was Chair of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group in Simulation (SIGSIM) four years from 2012 to 2016. Fishwick has over 230 technical publications and has served on all major archival journal editorial boards related to simulation, including ACM Transactions on Modeling and Simulation (TOMACS) where he was a founding area editor of modelling methodology in 1990.  He is CEO of Metaphorz, LLC which assists the State of Florida in its catastrophe modelling software engineering auditing process for risk-based simulation for hurricanes and floods.

 

If you would like to come please register by emailing Simon Taylor (simon.taylor@brunel.ac.uk) before 1st June 2018

 

Directions and parking arrangements: https://www.brunel.ac.uk/about/finding-us (Note that we are now in the Wilfred Brown Building!) 

Please note that Lunch will not be supplied for this event – Brunel has several options for dining – see the campus map.



Saturday, 25 Nov 2017
Cara Quinton

Poster submission deadline 8th Janurary 2018

Submit 150 word abstract: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sw18

There is a little known fact about the OR Society simulation workshop.  In addition to our programme of talks and tutorials we also provide a poster stream that is open to delegates from practice, simulation software development and research!   

The biennial conference is taking place 19th – 21st March at the Ettington Chase Hotel in Stratford, UK.  We are hoping that this year we can fill the walls with posters! 

We are often asked – ‘could I have submitted a poster to the conference?’  The answer is yes!  The poster stream is open to all delegates.  Below is a short, but definitely not exhaustive, list of suggestions about what a poster might contain: 

  • An overview of a simulation case study either complete or in progress; 
  • An overview of a simulation research project either complete or in progress; 
  • A description of an important issue in simulation research or practice; 
  • A description of a new way to visualise simulation results; 
  • An overview of a piece of simulation software; 
  • Insights from practice about how to successfully run simulation studies; 
  • Links between simulation and analytics; 
  • Links between simulation and behavioural OR

In addition to bringing a poster along to the conference each delegate is given one minute to provide an elevator pitch talk.   This is an opportunity to tell other conference delegates why they should view your poster and come and talk to you!   

Poster delegates are also entered into the best poster competition judged by a prestigious panel of simulation practitioners and academics.  If you fancy winning our advice is to get creative with your poster design! 

The call for posters is open until the 8th January 2018.  By this time you need to submit a title and 150 word abstract.  You then need to create your poster and remember to bring it to the conference! 

Guidelines for poster format can be found on the conference site: http://www.theorsociety.com/SW18  



Monday, 21 Aug 2017
Thomas M Monks

Deadline for contributed papers: 29th September 2017

Submit your paper here: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sw18

This coming 19-21 March 2018 sees the return of the OR Society’s biennial simulation workshop (SW18).  The conference always boasts an excellent mix of delegates from the fields of simulation practice and research.  The conference covers application and theoretical developments across all simulation methods.  Here are 5 reasons to attend SW18: 

  1. A picturesque location

After positive feedback from SW16 we are delighted to announce that SW18 will again be hosted in the luxurious Ettington Chase Hotel, Stratford-Upon Avon (www.ettingtonchasehotel.co.uk).  This central location has good local transport links including from Birmingham International Airport.  More details can be found on the conference website https://www.theorsociety.com/SW18

 

  1. Introductory and advanced tutorials in simulation

We are pleased to announce that this year the conference will feature a half day dedicated to tutorial sessions for beginners and experienced simulation modellers alike.  Tutorials will cover topics such as discrete-event simulation, agent based simulation, system dynamics, model validation and simheuristics and hybrid simulation.

Confirmed tutorial speakers are:

  • Prof. Stewart Robinson, Loughborough University
  • Dr Angel A. Juan, Open University Catalonia
  • Prof. Sally Brailsford, University of Southampton
  • Dr Duncan Robertson, Loughborough University
  • Dr Martin Kunc, University of Warwick
  • Alan Robinson and Paul Glover, DSTL

 

  1. Learn from and meet the top names in simulation

The simulation workshop has a proud track record of attracting the top names in computer simulation as keynote speakers.  We have two keynote talks from Prof. John Fowler and Prof. Russell Cheng. 

SW18 not only provides a platform for learning from these top names, but also the opportunity to meet them and get feedback on your work, either during the formal conference sessions, at the three-course conference dinner or the coffee breaks between sessions.

  1. It’s a conference for practitioners as well as academics

The conference particularly welcomes delegates from industry and practice.  After all it is you guys who use the methods academia produces!  The programme has a long tradition of including a good balance been theoretical developments and applied simulation studies from industry.  We ask delegates to submit a 3-10 page paper that is published in our proceedings.  Not only does this mean you get to take away 30 high quality papers in the proceedings, but it guarantees high quality talks!

  1. Practitioner and researcher poster competition

If you don’t feel your work warrants a full oral presentation or prefer to present your work more visually then the practitioner and researcher poster option is for you.  Poster delegates produce an A0 or A1 poster showcasing their applied or theoretical simulation work and are asked to give a 2 minute ‘elevator pitch’ presentation to argue why their poster deserves the title of SW18’s best poster.  We emphasise this competition is open to all SW18 delegates!

 

Sent On behalf of the SW16 Conference Committee

  • Christine Currie – Conference co-chair
  • Thomas Monks – Conference co-chair
  • Anastasia Anagnostou – Programme chair
  • Rudabeh Meskarian – Programme chair
  • Duncan Robertson – Programme chair
  • Tom Boness – Poster Chair


Wednesday, 29 Mar 2017
Thomas M Monks

19 – 21 MARCH 2018

ETTINGTON CHASE HOTEL, STRATFORD, WORCESTERSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM CV37 7NZ

Important Information

19th -21st March 2018 sees the return of the OR Society’s biennial simulation workshop (SW18). The conference always boasts an excellent mix of delegates from the fields of simulation practice and research. The conference covers application and theoretical developments across all simulation methods, for example agent based simulation, system dynamics, discrete-event simulation and monte-carlo simulation. We have updated and refreshed the conference this year keeping the best of the original format and adding some exciting new elements.

Location

Discover a charming and attractive hotel, set in 11 acres of grounds. Just seven miles away, explore over 800 year of history and the birthplace of William Shakespeare in the stunning Stratford upon Avon. Visit the Royal Shakespeare Company, take a trip on the river and soak up the historic and cultural atmosphere. Local attractions also include Warwick’s Medieval Castle.

Ettington Chase is easily accessible by air, rail or car. The nearest airport is Birmingham International a 30 minute drive away or by car from Junction 15 of the M40. London is only 1.5 hours away. http://www.ettingtonchasehotel.co.uk/location/

The Programme 

An extra half day of Simulation Tutorials at no extra cost.

Over the years we have received a lot of feedback from delegates asking for more technical talks about simulation methodology. The committee have been listening! We are pleased to announce that this year the conference will feature an extra half day dedicated to tutorial sessions for beginners and experienced simulation modellers alike. We are even doing this at no extra cost to delegates!

Learn from and meet the top names in Simulation

The Simulation Workshop has a proud track record of attracting top names in computer simulation as keynote speakers. Previous keynotes have included Prof. Barry Nelson, Prof. Shane Henderson, Prof. Charles Macal and Prof. Paul Fishwick and at SW16 not one but two major keynote talks from Prof. Alexander Verbraeck and Prof. Sally Brailsford. SW18 will be just as exciting and not only provides a platform for learning from these top names, but also the opportunity to meet them and get feedback on your work, either during the formal conference sessions, at the three-course conference dinner or the coffee breaks between sessions.

High quality talks – guaranteed

The conference typically features 30 high quality practitioner and researcher papers detailing applied case studies and theoretical developments in the field of computer simulation. We ask delegates to submit a 3-10 page paper that is published in our proceedings. Not only does this mean you get to take away 30 high quality papers in the proceedings, but it guarantees high quality talks!

Practitioner and researcher poster competition

If you don’t feel your work warrants a full oral presentation then the practitioner and researcher poster option is for you. Poster delegates produce an A0 or A1 poster showcasing their applied or theoretical simulation work and are asked to give a 2 minute ‘elevator pitch’ presentation to argue why their poster deserves the title of SW18’s best poster. We emphasise this competition is open to all SW18 delegates!

Conference Co-Chairs

Thomas Monks NIHR CLAHRC Wessex Methodological Hub Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southampton Southampton General Hospital Room AA72 thomas.monks@soton.ac.uk

Dr C S M Currie School of Management University of Southampton Highfield. SOUTHAMPTON 17 1BJ Christine.currie@soton.ac.uk



Thursday, 2 Feb 2017
Martin Kunc

Date:    Wed, 1 Feb 2017 15:15:17 +0000

From:    Thierry Chaussalet <chausst@WESTMINSTER.AC.UK>

Subject: Re: Funded PhD Opportunities in healthcare OR, machine learning and process mining at the University of Westminster in Central London

 

This is to remind you that we have funded PhD Opportunities in operational research, machine learning, and process mining applied to healthcare. Please send to those who may be interested. Application deadline is 10 February 2017.

 

SMART HEALTHCARE: ADVANCED INTEGRATED HEALTHCARE BASED ON SYSTEM MODELLING, ANALYSIS AND OPTIMISATION USING HEALTH INFORMATICS https://www.westminster.ac.uk/courses/research-degrees/research-areas/fst4-smart-healthcare-advanced-integrated-healthcare-based-on-system-modelling-analysis-and-optimisation-using-health-informatics

 

DESIGNING AND IMPLEMENTING NEW MACHINE LEARNING SYSTEMS FOR BETTER MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS https://www.westminster.ac.uk/courses/research-degrees/research-areas/fst3-designing-and-implementing-new-machine-learning-systems-for-better-medical-diagnosis

 

PROCESS MINING IN THE NHS

https://www.westminster.ac.uk/courses/research-degrees/research-areas/fst7-process-mining-in-the-nhs

 

If interested, please contact the person(s) indicated in the corresponding link.

 

Thierry C.

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Prof T.J. Chaussalet

Leader MSc Business Intelligence and Analytics and Health and Social Care Modelling Group Faculty Director of Business Development Faculty of Science and Technology University of Westminster

115 New Cavendish Street

London W1W 6UW

Tel: +44 (0)20 3506 4575

Email: chausst@westminster.ac.uk<mailto:chausst@westminster.ac.uk>

www.healthcareanalytics.co.uk<http://www.healthcareanalytics.co.uk>

 

 

The University of Westminster is a charity and a company limited by guarantee. Registration number: 977818 England. Registered Office: 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2UW.

 



Monday, 21 Nov 2016
Thomas M Monks

John Ladbrook and Michael Higgins

Powertrain Manufacturing Engineering, Ford Motor Company

Wednesday January 18th 2017, 10:00-12:00, Department of Computer Science, St John’s Building SJ050, Brunel University London

External visitors please see www.brunel.ac.uk for directions and notify Dr Simon J E Taylor (simon.taylor@brunel.ac.uk) if you wish to attend this event.

 

host: Dr Simon J E Taylor

Modelling & Simulation Group, Department of Computer Science, Brunel University London

 

Abstract:

The Ford simulation team has consistently saved millions of dollars over the past four years and as a result there has been a marked increase in the use of simulation within Powertrain Manufacturing.  This talk outlines the methods and tools used by the team to achieve such savings and how the simulation approach is streamlined to meet the increased demand.  Further, the presentation identifies the benefits of forming strong links with academia as well as the areas of both current and future research interest.

 

Bios:

JOHN LADBROOK In 1998 after 4 years research into modelling breakdowns he gained an M.Phil. (Eng.) with the University of Birmingham.  It was at this time he was promoted to his current position of Simulation Technical Specialist.  Since 1982 he has used and promoted the use of Discrete Event Simulation within Ford and Education and has been responsible for sponsoring many projects with various universities. John currently leads a team of 10 modellers.  The team was recognised by Lanner in 2013 with a project of the year and just recently John was awarded the post of Honorary Professor at UEL <jladbroo@ford.com>.

 

MICHAEL HIGGINS graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics in 2011 and in 2014 gained an MPhil(Eng) through his research into the application of Discrete Event Simulation within the automotive industry.  He has worked with Ford Motor Company since 2012 where his current role is within Powertrain Manufacturing Engineering (PTME) as a Simulation Engineer. He has utilised simulation as a tool across several functions within PTME and is currently researching and developing methods to increase usability, and widen the application of, the Ford Simulation Toolset. His email address is <mhiggi37@ford.com>



Tuesday, 5 Jul 2016
Cara Quinton

Behavioral Operational Research: Theory, Methodology and Practice

Editors: Kunc, Martin, Malpass, Jonathan, White, Leroy (Eds.)

http://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9781137535498



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