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Kevin Glazebrook

Name: Kevin Glazebrook  

Occupational title: Distinguished Professor in Operational Research

Website: www.lancaster.ac.uk/lums/people/kevin-glazebrook

Research interests: Stochastic dynamic programming, machine learning, multi-armed bandits, industry-facing research at the OR/statistics interface, air transport applications.

Keywords: Dynamic Programming; Markov Processes; Transport

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Name: Nursen Aydin

Occupational title: Associate Professor in Operational Research

Email: nursen.aydin [at] wbs.ac.uk

Website: www.wbs.ac.uk/about/person/nursen-aydin

Research Interests: Revenue management and pricing, optimisation under uncertainty, sustainable transport planning

Keywords: Revenue management; dynamic programming; mathematical programming

Kerem Akartunali

Name: Dr Kerem Akartunali

Occupational title: Associate Professor in Management Science

Website: personal.strath.ac.uk/kerem.akartunali/

Research interests: Optimisation, in particular integer programming and network optimization, and their applications, such as lot sizing, radiation treatment planning, offshore windfarm logistics, airline and maritime scheduling.

Keywords: Optimization; Integer Programming; Networks & Graphs

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Name: Richard Allmendinger

Occupational title: Senior Lecturer in Decision Sciences

Email: richard.allmendinger [at] manchester.ac.uk

Website: personalpages.manchester.ac.uk/staff/Richard.Allmendinger/

Research Interests: Methodology: metaheuristics, Bayesian optimisation, machine learning, clustering, explainable AI Problem features: multiple objectives, resourcing issues, dynamic constraints/objective functions/decision spaces, heterogeneous objective functions, safe vs unsafe search regions, applications: manufacturing, healthcare, drug development and delivery, personalized medicine, music, sports, forensics, feature-rich test problem generators

Keywords: Optimisation, multi-objective, artificial intelligence, evolutionary algorithms

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Name: Miguel F. Anjos

Occupational title: Chair of Operational Research

Email: miguel.f.anjos [at] ed.ac.uk

Website: www.miguelanjos.com

Research interests: Mathematical Optimisation, Conic Optimisation, Power Systems, Smart Grids, Facility Layout

Keywords: Mathematical Programming, Combinatorial Optimisation, Energy, Revenue Management

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Name: Thomas Archibald

Occupational title: Professor of Business Modelling, University of Edinburgh Business School

Email: T.Archibald [at] ed.ac.uk

Research interests: Stochastic modelling particularly applied to supply chain management and retail operations. Applications of dynamic programming and Markov decision processes.

Keywords: Dynamic Programming; Supply Chain; Inventory

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Julia Bennell

Name: Julia Bennell

Occupational title: Executive Dean of Leeds University Business School

Website: business.leeds.ac.uk/about-us/our-people/staff-directory/profile/julia-bennell/

Research interests: Combinatorial Optimisation problems, in particular cutting and packing problems, scheduling problems and transportation problems.

Keywords: Optimisation; Transport; Resource utilisation

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Name: Juergen Branke

Occupational title: Professor of Operational Research and Systems

Email: juergen.branke [at] wbs.ac.uk

Website: www.wbs.ac.uk/about/person/juergen-branke

Research interests: Metaheuristics, Bayesian optimisation, optimisation under uncertainty, multi-objective optimisation and decision making, simulation optimisation, scheduling, logistics, machine learning

Keywords: Metaheuristics; Evolutionary Algorithms; Multi-objective; Vehicle Routing

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Name: Edmund Burke

Occupational title: Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Email: dvc [at] leicester.ac.uk

Website: le.ac.uk

Research Interests: Decision support methodologies, metaheuristics and hyper-heuristics, scheduling, timetabling, transport logistics.

Keywords: Scheduling; Timetabling; Heuristics; Metaheuristics

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Name: Aakil Caunhye

Occupational title: Lecturer

Email: Aakil.Caunhye [at] ed.ac.uk

Website: www.business-school.ed.ac.uk/staff/aakil-caunhye

Research interests: Methodological Robust optimisation, especially data-driven ambiguity-averse robust optimisation; Stochastic programming; Cutting plane algorithms (Benders decomposition, row generation, approximations); Decision rules for stochastic programming and robust optimisation (Conditional-go, binary, finite adaptability, linear). Application areas so far: humanitarian logistics flexibility and real options in engineering systems design; resilience of critical infrastructure systems; power grid expansion planning; route restoration

Keywords: Robust Optimisation; Stochastic Programming

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Name: Bo Chen

Occupational title: Professor in Operational Research and Management Science

Email: b.chen [at] warwick.ac.uk

Website: www.wbs.ac.uk/about/person/bo-chen

Research Interests: Combinatorial optimisation; scheduling theory and applications; routing and transportation; game theory with mechanism design

Keywords: Combinatorial optimisation, game theory, scheduling, supply chain.

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Name: Alistair Clark

Occupational title: Associate Professor in Operational Research and Faculty Director of Research

Email: Alistair.Clark [at] uwe.ac.uk

Website: go.uwe.ac.uk/AlistairClark

Research interests: My research interests centre on the development of models and heuristic methods for problems of resources planning and scheduling. Such problems are often highly complex and can be solved to optimality for only very small instances. As a result approximate models and solution methods are developed suitable for operational use making use of integer programming and metaheuristic approaches.

Keywords: Production; Scheduling; Logistics; Developing Countries

Christine Currie

Name: Dr Christine Currie

Occupational title: Associate Professor in Mathematical Sciences

Website: www.southampton.ac.uk/maths/about/staff/ccurrie.page

Research interests: My research falls on the stochastic side of OR, with specific interests in simulation input/output analysis, healthcare, infectious disease modeling and revenue management.

Keywords: Decision Analysis, Simulation, Revenue management, Healthcare modelling

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Name: Dr Mahdi Doostmohammadi

Occupational title: Assistant Professor in Operational Research

Email: m.doostmohammadi [at] strath.ac.uk

Website: www.strath.ac.uk/staff/doostmohammadimahdidr

Research interests: Mathematical optimisation, mixed integer optimisation, and network optimisation, and their applications, such as production planning, inventory routing, transportation and logistics, energy and healthcare.

Keywords: Mathematical Programming; Optimisation; Linear Programming; Integer Programming.

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Name: Viktor Dörfler

Occupational title: Senior Lectuer in Information & Knowledge Management

Email: viktor.dorfler [at] strath.ac.uk

Website: www.strath.ac.uk/staff/dorflerviktordr

Research Interests: My research is focused on two interrelated areas. The first covers Artificial Intelligence, with an emphasis on knowledge-based expert systems. The second is concerned with personal and transpersonal knowledge and learning, particularly with the phenomena of intuition and creativity.

Keywords: Artificial intelligence, cognitive mapping, systems thinking, philosophy of OR

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Name: Dr Tracey England

Occupational title: Research Fellow, Cardiff University

Email: englandTJ [at] cf.ac.uk

Website: www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/98642-england-tracey

Research interests: Simulation modelling, healthcare, time series and forecasting.

Keywords: Health Services, Forecasting, Simulation

Jacek Gondzio

Name: Professor Jacek Gondzio

Occupational title: Professor of Optimisation

Website: www.maths.ed.ac.uk/~gondzio/

Research interests: Linear programming, non-linear programming, large scale optimisation, parallel computing

Keywords: Linear Programming; Non-Linear Programming; Optimization

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Name: Professor Paul Harper

Occupational title: Professor of OR

Email: harper [at] cardiff.ac.uk

Website: profpaulharper.com

Research interests: Stochastic OR, including queueing theory, simulation methods, optimisation, and game theory; Modelling of healthcare systems; Modelling for the prevention, early detection and treatment of diseases; Machine learning and data mining techniques

Keywords: Queueing; Simulation; Health Services; Behavioural OR

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Name: Emma Hart

Occupational title: Professor

Email: e.hart [at] napier.ac.uk

Website: www.napier.ac.uk/people/emma-hart

Research interests: Lifelong-learning in the context of (1) optimisation methods that continually improve over time through experience and adapt to changing characteristics, and (2) optimisation and learning in swarm robotics, using bio-inspired approaches to generate, improve and adapt algorithms on the fly.

Keywords: Optimisation; Evolutionary Algorithms; Metaheuristics; Combinatorial Optimisation

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Name: Tom Jackson

Occupational title: Professor of Information and Knowledge Management

Email: t.w.jackson [at] lboro.ac.uk 

Website: www.profjackson.com

Research interests: He has over 16 years’ experience of research and industrial consultancy and secured over £16M of research funding. His EMOTIVE research holds the world’s best f-measure for fine grained emotion detection and has the ability to identify mental health conditions. He has also spent over 15 years researching workplace email stress.

Keywords: Artificial Intelligence; Analytics; Data Mining; Systems Thinking

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Name: Owen Jones

Occupational title: Chair in Operational Research

Email: joneso18 [at] cardiff.ac.uk

Website: www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/556930-jones-owen

Research interests: Stochastic modelling and simulation likelihood free estimation water risk and management energy and sustainability

Keywords: Stochastic Processes, Simulation, Environment

 

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Name: Rhyd Lewis

Occupational title: Reader in Mathematics and Operational Research

Email: lewisr9 [at] cf.ac.uk

Website: www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/98657-lewis-rhyd

Research interests: The application and analysis of metaheuristic and integer programming algorithms; Algorithmic graph theory;Graph colouring; - Operating theatre scheduling; School bus routing; Automated timetabling (course and exam) and related problems; Grouping/Partitioning problems; Sports timetabling, particularly round-robin scheduling;Solving sudoku problems with metaheuristics; Bin-packing, trapezoid (trapezium) packing, and the equal-piles problem; Vehicle routing and arc routing, particularly dynamic variants of the problem.

Keywords: Vehicle Routing; Networks and Graphs; Metaheuristics

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Name: Itamar Megiddo

Occupational title: Chancellor's Fellow, Lecturer

Email: itamar.megiddo [at] strath.ac.uk

Website: www.strath.ac.uk/staff/megiddoitamarmr

Research interests: Integrating disease and economic models for policy impact evaluation and decision analysis. I am particularly interested in agent-based modelling. Topics of interest include global health, antimicrobial resistance and systems for healthcare delivery.

Keywords: Simulation; Decision Analysis; Health Services; Developing Countries

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Name: Gilberto Montibeller

Occupational title: Professor of Management Science

Email: g.montibeller [at] lboro.ac.uk

Website: www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/sbe/staff/gilberto-montibeller

Research interests: Cognitive aspects of risk and decision analysis and formal conceptualisation of decision aiding practices. Main areas of applications are resource allocation against emerging threats and multi-criteria prioritisation for health policy making.

Keywords: Multi-criteria; Decision Analysis; Risk; Behavioural OR

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Name: Nirmalya Kumar Mohanty

Occupational title: Researcher on Operations Research

Email: nkmmaths [at] gmail.com

Website: www.iiit-bh.ac.in

Research Interests: Application of Optimisation in Machine Learning

Keyword: Combinatorial Optimisation; Analytics; Developing Countries; Mathematical Programming.

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Name: Lucy Morgan

Occupational title: Development Lecturer

Email: l.e.morgan [at] lancaster.ac.uk

Website: www.lancaster.ac.uk/lums/people/lucy-morgan2

Research interests: My research interests are in simulation and stochastic modelling. My work to date has focused on developing new methodology for modelling and generating non-homogeneous Poisson processes, quantifying input uncertainty and detecting input bias.

Keywords: Simulation, Statistics

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Name: Tri-Dung Nguyen

Occupational title: Associate Professor in Operational Research and Management Science

Email: T.D.Nguyen [at] soton.ac.uk

Website: https://www.southampton.ac.uk/maths/about/staff/tn6g10.page

Research interests: Game Theory, Mathematical Modelling, Optimisation, Uncertainty/Robust Optimisation, Computational Algebraic Geometry.

Keywords: Game theory, mathematical modelling and optimisation.

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Name: Sheeba Pathak

Occupational title: Entrepreneur/Consultant pursuing a Doctoral Position

Email: pathaksheeba24 [at] gmail.com

Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sheeba-pathak-51b65730/

Research interests: Devising processes and metrics as well as decision-making frameworks and system strategies to ensure constraints are reduced and ultimately eliminated. Would be happy to co-author and collaborate on papers with anyone keen on imparting a two-way knowledge on the OR Mathematical aspects. Looking for inputs on 3 papers. Write to me to connect.

Keywords: Optimisation, Decision Analysis, Supply Chain and Statistics.

 

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Name: Robert Pieczykolan

Occupation title: Research Associate at PIQC Institute of Quality

Email: robert12 [at] op.pl

Website: www.piqc.edu.pk

Research interests: Artificial Intelligence for Managing Quality in different sectors (Quality 4.0). Keywords: Quality Control, Inspection and Quality Assurance using Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analysis in relation to Quality, Use of Robotics in Quality (any manufacturing or service sector)

Keywords: Data Mining, Quality, Performance Measurement, Statistics

Arne Strauss

Name: Dr Arne K Strauss

Occupational title: Professor for the Mercator Foundation Endowed Chair of Sustainable Urban Transport

Email: Arne.Strauss [at] whu.edu

Website: www.whu.edu

Research interests: Optimisation under uncertainty, revenue/demand management, assortment optimisation, choice modelling, marketing science

Keywords: Optimisation; Marketing; Decision Analysis

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Name: Ming-Chien Sung

Occupational title: Professor of Risk and Decision Sciences

Email: ms9 [at] soton.ac.uk

Website: https://www.southampton.ac.uk/maths/about/staff/tn6g10.page

Research interests: My key research is to forecast and improve real-world risk-taking and decision-making by developing an understanding of the factors which influence decisions in wider financial markets and human society, through the application of a range of methodologies and innovative modelling techniques (including AI).

Keywords: Artificial intelligence, behavioural OR, decision analysis and forecasting.

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Name: E. Alper Yildirim

Occupational title: Lecturer

Email: E.A.Yildirim [at] ed.ac.uk

Website: www.maths.ed.ac.uk/~yildirim

Research interests: Mathematical Optimization; Continuous Optimization; Convex and Nonconvex Optimization; Algorithm Design, Analysis and Implementation; Optimization in Real-Life Applications; Operational Research

Keywords: Optimisation; Mathematical Programming; Non-linear Programming

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Name: Huan Yu

Occupational title: Lecturer in Business Analytics

Email: Huan.Yu [at] soton.ac.uk

Website: www.lancaster.ac.uk/lums/people/konstantinos-zografos

Research interests: Huan’s research interests are customer learning, demand modelling and decision-making optimization under uncertainty. She uses various business analytics tools, including machine learning and econometric methods, to develop customer behaviour and demand modelling. Recently she is working on data-driven research, including developing integrated estimation and optimization methods to improve business decisions, such us pricing, assortment, order and inventory decisions.

Keywords: Analytics, Optimisation, Data Mining and Revenue Management.

 

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Name: Konstantinos Zografos

Occupational title: Distinguished Professor Operational Research

Email: k.zografos [at] lancaster.ac.uk

Website: www.lancaster.ac.uk/lums/people/konstantinos-zografos

Research interests: Airport planning and operations, air traffic management, vehicle routing and scheduling, hazardous materials transportation, emergency response logistics, itinerary planning, and project management.

Keywords: Transport, Vehicle Routing and Scheduling.

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