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        Kevin Glazebrook

        Name:?Kevin Glazebrook??

        Occupational title:?Distinguished Professor in Operational Research


        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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        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


        Name:?Ammar Al Bazi

        Occupational title:?Senior Lecturer/Assistant Professor

        Email:?aa8535[at] coventry.ac.uk


        Research Interests

        Al-Bazi main research work has been in the area of simulation and optimisation of complex systems using hybrid approaches of discrete event, agent-based modelling, heuristics and meta-heuristics modelling in domain including renewable energy network management, production scheduling, warehouse and transportation management and inventory control.

        Keywords:?Genetic Algorithms, Optimisation, Simulation, Scheduling

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        Name:?Miguel F. Anjos

        Occupational title:?Chair of Operational Research

        Email:?miguel.f.anjos [at] ed.ac.uk


        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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        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


        Name:?Maria Battarra

        Occupational title: Senior Lecturer

        Email: m.battarra [at] bath.ac.uk


        Research interests: Vehicle routing, production scheduling and humanitarian logistics.

        Keywords:?Vehicle Routing, Scheduling, Mathematical Programming and?Metaheuristics.

        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: John Boylan

        Occupational title: Professor in Business Analytics

        Email: j.boylan [at] lancaster.ac.uk


        Research Interests: Supply chain forecasting, with a particular emphasis on demand forecasting for inventory management. Also interested in the process of forecasting and how it can be improved.

        Keywords: Forecasting;?Inventory;?Time Series;?Supply Chain


        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: www.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


        Name: Melih Celik

        Occupational title: Senior Lecturer

        Email: M.Celik [at]?bath.ac.uk


        Research interests: Health and humanitarian logistics applications; warehouse management; material handling; facility location and layout; heuristic and metaheuristic search

        Keywords: Logistics, Location, Stochastic Programming and Vehicle Routing.

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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.


        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


        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.


        Name:?Viktor D?rfler

        Occupational title:?Senior Lectuer in Information & Knowledge Management

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


        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


        Name:?Tillal Eldabi

        Occupational title: Senior Lecturer

        Email:?tillal.eldabi [at] gmail.com


        Research Interests:

        Developing frameworks for Hybrid Simulation for modelling complex systems with special emphasis on healthcare systems. He previously developed tailormade modelling packages to support health economists and clinicians to decide on the best treatment programs.

        Keywords: Simulation, Health Services, Education,?Statistics


        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


        Name: Güne? Erdo?an

        Occupational title: Professor of Operational Research

        Email: ge277 [at]?bath.ac.uk


        Research interests: Exact and heuristic algorithms for integer and mixed-integer optimisation problems and their applications to healthcare and logistics problems.

        Keywords:?Vehicle Routing, Location, Scheduling and Decision Support Systems.

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        Name:?Regina Frei

        Occupational title:?Associate Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management

        Email: r.frei [at] soton.ac.uk


        Research Interests:?Product returns in multichannel retail; reverse supply chains; circular economy; sharing economy; access-based business models; sustainability; global value chains; sustainable development; plastics recycling; corporate social responsibility.

        Keywords:?Environment;?Retailing; Supply Chain; Sustainability

        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


        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?


        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


        Name:?Jiyin Liu

        Occupational title:?Professor of Operations Management

        Email: j.y.liu [at] lboro.ac.uk


        Research interests:?Operations planning and scheduling in logistics and production systems, Integer programming and heuristics

        Keywords:?Logistics, Scheduling, Optimisation, Heuristics.

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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


        Name: Meng Meng

        Occupational title: Senior Lecturer

        Email:?mm3042 [at] bath.ac.uk


        Research Interests: My research interests focus on sustainable transportation planning, travel behaviour analysis, network modelling and logistics management. I am recently keen to find out the optimal planning and operational strategy for mobility sharing service.

        Keywords: Optimisation; Transport; Logistics;?Behavioural OR

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        Name:?Gilberto Montibeller

        Occupational title:?Professor of Management Science

        Email:?g.montibeller [at] lboro.ac.uk


        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


        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


        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:?Stephan Onggo

        Occupational title:?Associate Professor of Business Analytics

        Email:?b.s.s.onggo [at] soton.ac.uk


        Research interests:?Simulation modelling methodology (symbiotic simulation, hybrid modelling, agent-based simulation, discrete-event simulation, simulation optimisation) with applications in supply chain management, operations management and health and social care.

        Keywords:?Simulation,?Decision Analysis,?Developing Countries,?Analytics




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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 : Dobrila Petrovic

        Occupational title:?Professor of Optimisation and Contro;

        Email:?d.petrovic [at] coventry.ac.uk


        Research Interests :? Modelling and treatment of uncertainty, using non-conventional methods such as fuzzy sets and fuzzy logic, optimisation and multi-objective optimisation, fuzzy optimisation in various areas including - supply chain management, scheduling in healthcare, production scheduling and re-scheduling, inventory control, reverse logistics, and forecasting

        Keywords: Supply Chain, Fuzzy Sets,?Inventory,?Optimisation

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        Name:? Sanja Petrovic

        Occupational title: Professor of Operational Research

        Email:?sanja.petrovic [at]nottingham.ac.uk


        Research Interests :?Models, heuristics and algorithms for a variety of real world scheduling problems, including radiotherapy planning and scheduling, production scheduling, nurse rostering, and employee timetabling. Methodologies: case-based reasoning, multicriteria decision making, modelling of uncertainty by fuzzy sets, meta-heuristics, and hyper-heuristics.

        Keywords:?Scheduling,?Metaheuristics,?Multi-objective,?Health Services



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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

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        Name: Dr Arne K Strauss

        Occupational title:?Professsor, Mercator Endowed Chair of Demand Management & Sustainable Transport

        Email: Arne.Strauss?[at] whu.edu


        Research interests:I am working mostly at the intersection of demand management and sustainable transportation, with a focus on optimisation and choice modelling.

        Keywords:?Optimisation under uncertainty, revenue/demand management, choice modelling, transportation

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        Name: Ming-Chien Sung

        Occupational title: Professor of Risk and Decision Sciences

        Email: ms9 [at] soton.ac.uk


        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:?Jacco Thijssen

        Occupational title:?Professor of Mathematical Finance

        Email:?jacco.thijssen [at] york.ac.uk


        Research interests:?My main research interests are in the application of optimal stopping theory, stochastic control theory, game theory and general equilibrium theory to (real) investment problems under uncertainty in economics and finance, as well as in the development of these methods for new applications..

        Keywords:?Finance,?Dynamic Programming, Stochastic Processes,?Game Theory.

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        Name:?Baris Yalabik

        Occupational title: Associate Professor

        Email:?by212 [at] bath.ac.uk


        Research Interests: Strategic interaction (mainly in the context of sustainability). Teaching innovation

        Keywords: Game Theory; Decision Analysis; Education


        Name:?E. Alper Yildirim

        Occupational title:?Lecturer

        Email:?E.A.Yildirim [at] ed.ac.uk


        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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        Name:?Li Zhou

        Occupational title: Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management

        Email:?zl14 [at] gre.ac.uk


        Research Interests: Supply chain modelling and simulation; Bid-data application in supply chain; Closed-loop supply chain, especially, reverse logistics; System dynamic performance assessment.

        Keywords: Supply Chain;?Environment; Inventory: Education