Department: Management Science
Room: A47 ManSci
Tel: +44 (0)1524 592697
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I am a Distinguished Professor in Operational Research in the Department of Management Science at Lancaster University. I direct two major national initiatives in OR, namely NATCOR (http://www.natcor.ac.uk) and the LANCS Initiative (http://www.lancs-initiative.ac.uk) in addition to chairing STOR-i. I teach a range of courses in statistics and stochastic modelling in the Departments of Management Science and Mathematics and Statistics.
My main interests lie in the application of probability to problems in management. My research centres on questions concerning how complex random systems should be optimally controlled. This work ranges from theoretical analyses of novel methodologies through to more applied work, focussing on practical applications.
Current research focusses primarily on:
• the theory and applications associated with the (famously) intractable class of restless bandit problems, and
• the development of operations management policies for multi-location inventory problems.
Both research themes have major research council funding.