Southern OR Group (SORG)

SORG is dedicated to promoting the application and advancement of operational research in the Southern region. Whether you are an operational researcher, analyst, practitioner, academic, or simply interested in OR, we invite you to join our community.

Through a variety of events, workshops, seminars, and networking opportunities, SORG encourages collaboration, knowledge exchange, and professional growth.

Upcoming Events: 

Operational Research and Artificial Intelligence: A Synergy for Success: Dr Gilbert Owusu 

Date: Friday 14th June, 4pm

Venue: University of Southampton (room to be confirmed)


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Talk Details:

AI is certainly responsible for quite a bit of societal change. However, AI models are not infallible and require careful design, evaluation, and optimization to ensure their effectiveness and reliability. Like the earlier ’waves’ of analytics and data science, the ORS has spent quite some time thinking through the overlap with AI.

In this talk, I will elaborate on how OR can contribute to the development and deployment of AI solutions, as well as to the evaluation and mitigation of their risks and impacts.

I will also discuss how the ORS is positioning itself to take advantage of the interest in AI and to increase the awareness and appreciation of OR among AI practitioners, policy makers, and the wider society.

Speaker Details:

Dr. Gilbert Owusu is a Data & AI Director at BT Group. He has a strong track record in applying AI and operational modelling technologies which have led to significant customer service improvements and OPEX reduction in BT’s operations.

Gilbert’s work on applying AI technologies for transforming service operations have been published widely in book chapters, conferences, and journals. He is the co-editor of two books on service production management.

Gilbert is the current President of the Operational Research Society, a visiting professor at University of Essex and University of Leicester.  


Committee details

Djamila Ouelhadj Chair
Role Currently Vacant  Secretary
Role Currently Vacant Treasurer

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