East Midlands past meetings

2nd East Midlands Networking & Project Showcase

Venue: School Business & Economics, Loughborough
Speaker: not applicable

We are hosting the 2nd East Midlands Networking & Project Showcase Event (EMiNePSE) to be held at the foyer of the School of Business and Economics (Richard Morris Building on the map: http://maps.lboro.ac.uk/), Loughborough University, on Thursday, 12th May 2016, starting at 5.30 pm until approximately 8.30 pm, with snacks provided. For more information on how to get there, please see the following link; www.lboro.ac.uk/about/find-us/.

We would like to invite participants from all universities and backgrounds of research within the realm of Operations Research & Analytics to come and share their research via our poster event. We also welcome anyone interested in finding out about the hot research topics in the East Midlands to come along and network with us.

For more information and registration, please see the following link; http://bit.ly/1la14ja. Please note that this is a free event with very limited spaces, which will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Kindly note that registration will close on Tuesday 12/04/2016.

Kindly note that a Poster competition will take place and that Posters will be judged by a panel using the following criteria:

  • Oral presentation (Short 2 minute call out presentation from each presenter to raise interest)
  • Content
  • Technical presentation: visual display, legibility, content, etc.

If you would be interested in participating with a poster, we would kindly request that you prepare (print and bring with you) a poster(size A0 or A1) as well as a single-slide PowerPoint, for the oral presentation, based on a project/topic of your choice following the requirements outlined on the registration page.

This is a great opportunity to share ideas, network and get feedback and comments on your research and/or poster. We look forward to welcoming you at Loughborough. If you require any further information on the submission process, or have any enquiries, please contact us at emorguk [at] gmail.com.

Event Organising committee

Chris Teale, Chairman of East Midlands OR Society

The members: Gillian Groom, Niniet Arvitrida, Naoum Tsioptsias, Karim Ahmed

East Midlands OR Group AGM

Venue: Burleigh Court, Loughborough University
Date: Tuesday, 19 January 2016 at 20:00 - 21:00

Please come along to the East Midlands OR Society Annual General meeting. We are a friendly group and we are looking for new members, to both join the committee and to come up with ideas for and interesting programme for 2016.

We will be meeting at Burleigh Court, Loughborough University at 8:00pm on Tuesday 19th January 2016. For more information please contact the Secretary, Gillian Groom, ggroom [at] minitab.co.uk or 07734 394919

Transport Analytics: Using Big Data to Improve Efficiencies in Logistics

Venue: Room BE0.41, Richard Morris Building, Loughborough Uni
Speaker: Matt Hague, Microlease
Date: Wednesday, 25 February 2015 at 18:00 - 19:30

Microlise is one of the world's leading telematics solutions providers, with customers in over 130 countries. Microlise monitor some of the worlds largest distribution fleets as well as providing white label solutions into OEMs including MAN, DAF and JCB, as well as Tata Motors in India.

In the UK, Microlise track the usage, location, fuel economy and health of over 60,000 HGVs, with Microlise systems processing 4.5 billion miles of driving data per annum. Whilst customers use this data within their operations to more efficiently manage their fleets, Microlise recognises there is a huge potential
in leveraging the aggregated and anonymised big data to provide our customers and other third-party organisations with value-added information.

Matt Hague's brief presentation will provide an overview of how Microlise is starting to use big data to allow customers to benchmark their operations to make their drivers and managers lives easier and better manage risk

Matt Hague graduated from university in Manchester in 1994. Hopes of joining the RAF were not realised on medical grounds so Matt undertook postgraduate studies and spent a short time in academia, before joining Microlise as a teaching company associate.Matt has worked for Microlise ever since and was responsible for Microlise's move into telematics and transport management systems nearly 15 years ago. A director of the company for approaching a decade, Matt is now responsible for product strategy, consultancy and marketing.

Matt is married with two sons and lives in Ampthill where, when he's not ferrying his boys to various sporting events, attempts to play the occasional game of rugby.

This is a joint event with the OR Society, Analytics Network and is open to both members and non-members. For more information please contact Michael Mortenson M.J.Mortenson [at] lboro.ac.uk

How do you solve a problem like Analytics?

Venue: Room BE.0.40, Richard Morris Building, School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University
Speaker: Stewart Robinson, President of the Operational Research Society
Date: Wednesday, 14 January 2015 at 18:00 - 19:30


“Analytics” seems to be everywhere, job adverts abound, companies talk of their analytics capabilities, and the press regularly report on activities in analytics. Meanwhile, in the OR world, our US counterpart, INFORMS, have thrown huge resources at analytics. So how should we, as UK based OR practitioners and academics, respond? In this talk I shall reflect upon my own analytics journey which started in around 2006. We shall ask what is analytics? Is it just another fad or something that will stay? And we shall finish by thinking about what this means for us. Come ready to discuss your own ideas on how we “solve a problem like analytics.”

STEWART ROBINSON is Professor of Management Science and Associate Dean Research at Loughborough University, School of Business and Economics. Previously employed in simulation consultancy, he supported the use of simulation in companies throughout Europe and the rest of the world. He is author/co-author of five books on simulation. His research focuses on the practice of simulation model development and use. Key areas of interest are conceptual modelling, model validation, output analysis and alternative simulation methods (discrete-event, system dynamics and agent based). Professor Robinson is co-founder of the Journal of Simulation and President of the Operational Research Society. He is helping to lead an OR Society Charitable Project on Analytics Education. Homepage: www.stewartrobinson.co.uk.