North Western OR Group (NWORG)


Operational Research within the Northern Powerhouse

The NWORG is your regional society – our aim is to provide a focus for operational researchers and to reach out to anyone interested in finding out about operational research here in the North West. The NWORG is run by OR Society members, encompassing both OR practitioners and academics alike, who share a passion for the practice and application of OR. We take our inspiration from the OR community in the region and put on a selection of events throughout the year to support OR activities: Our meetings provide opportunities to expand your network and engage with organisations utilising OR with impact.

NWORG meetings have covered a range of topical areas including pro bono OR, emergency planning, logistics, OR in government and a special joint meeting with the Simulation Special Interest Group (SIG). We have had site visits to Amazon's Manchester Facility and to Hartree at Daresbury Science Park.

Invited speakers to our meetings include OR experts from IBM, HMRC, The OR Society, Lancaster University, Manchester University, Liverpool University, Manchester Metropolitan University, Amazon Plc, Hartree, Sellafield Ltd and United Utilities. 

Our events are held across the North West to create more opportunities for people to get involved, with meetings held in Manchester, Liverpool and Warrington.

Future meetings scheduled include: Transport for the North and GCHQ both in Manchester. Details for all our events appear on the NWORG web pages.

The NWORG is looking to expand the type of meetings held in the future, in addition to our topical meetings we are looking to include networking events, socials and company visits.

If you would like to be part of a vibrant organising team get in touch or speak to one of our NWORG Committee when you attend our meetings.

Committee Details

Tony Hines Chair
Alison Gaskill Secretary
Chris Kirkbride Regional Representative on General Council
Barry Daniels Committee
Debra Charnley Committee
Oliver Kayas Committee
Rebecca Wilson Committee

Come to our next event

We are pleased to welcome you to a new series of talks stretching out into 2021.

The first is by Hugo Herrera who will be speaking to us about Data Analytics on Thursday 18th November via Zoom between 2pm and 3:30pm UK time.

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Meet Our Speaker

Dr Hugo Herrera

Hugo received his MSc. from the European Master in System Dynamics in 2015 and later completed his PhD System Dynamics in the University of Bergen. Hugo is passionate about participatory system dynamics, integrated modelling and methodologies to analyse relation between structure and behaviour.

Currently Hugo works with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority dealing with long-term complex problems in the nuclear sector. Since 2019 Hugo has been supporting the United Nations Environment Programme to develop a system dynamics model to advise policymaking in the KAZA Trans-frontier Conservation Area. Hugo is affiliated to the System Dynamics team in the University of Bergen.

 

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What do you want from the NWORG?

We work best with ideas from the OR community and we take our lead from you. Attending meetings shows fantastic support for the regional society. But what activities would you like the NWORG to put on? We welcome any contribution from topics for meetings, contributing or speaking at meetings or even getting on board with the NWORG committee itself – we are a diverse group that are looking to expand!

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