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CENTRAL members include Lancaster University staff, doctoral students and visiting researchers.

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Professor Konstantinos  Zografos

Professor Konstantinos Zografos

Konstantinos G. Zografos is a Chair Professor at the Department of Management Science. His professional expertise, research and teaching interests include applications of Operations Research and Information Systems in Transportation and Logistics. His current work is focused on vehicle routing and scheduling with environmental and societal considerations, hazardous materials transportation, multimodal itinerary planning, facility location, airport planning and operations, air traffic management emergency response logistics, supply chain management, and project management. 

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Dr Burak Boyaci

Dr Burak Boyaci

Burak Boyaci is a lecturer at Lancaster University Management School. He has particular interests in problems in transportation and logistics (city logistics, emergency response planning and operations, public transportation planning, air and freight transportation operations) . His current work is focused on car-sharing systems, large scale spatial queues, trip planning and itinerary optimisation.

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Professor Richard Eglese

Professor Richard Eglese

Richard Eglese is a Professor of Operational Research and is interested in applications of operational research methods to logistics, particularly road freight. He has developed node routing and arc routing models for applications including the delivery of goods and the treatment of roads in winter weather. He has been particularly concerned with the development of models using time-varying data where the speeds of vehicles depend on the time of day as well as the type of road. This links with his interests in the environmental consequences of transport and logistics activities and he has contributed to a book on Green Logistics.

He is also interested in research on OR models for emergency response and has worked with the North West Ambulance Service.

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Professor Matthias Ehrgott

Professor Matthias Ehrgott

Matthias Ehrgott is interested in multi-objective optimisation methods applied to transportation, including crew scheduling, routing, and traffic assignment problems.

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Michael Epitropakis

Dr Michael Epitropakis

Dr. Michael Epitropakis is mainly focused on developing and analysing intelligent stochastic search methodologies, known as meta-heuristics or hyper-heuristics, for solving complex real-life problems. These methods are interdisciplinary in character, adopting theory and practical methodologies from various scientific fields such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and statistics. His work addresses both continuous (i.e. global) and discrete (i.e. combinatorial) problems. Current research focuses on solving optimisation problems that lie at the interface of Operational Research and Computer Science, such as airport operations, scheduling, timetabling, and vehicle routing real-life problems. 

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Kevin Glazebrook

Professor Kevin Glazebrook (Executive Board Member)

Kevin Glazebrook is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Management Science at Lancaster University.  His 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.

Dr Marc Goerigk

Dr Marc Goerigk

Dr Marc Goerigk is a lecturer in Data Analytics at the Department of Management Science. His research interests include the development of efficient algorithms and concepts for robust optimisation, transportation and logistic problems, and disaster management.

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Dr Nikos Kourentzes

Dr Nikos Kourentzes

Nikolaos Kourentzes is a senior lecturer in the Department of Management Science. His research interests are in business forecasting and time series modelling and particularly in the application to the supply chain and transportation context. Forecasts are central to address transportation and logistics challenges and Nikos has looked at research spanning from theoretical contributions in model identification and selection to more applied aspects such as automation and scalability of forecasts, as well as organisational questions like the interaction of human experts with statistical forecasts. He has substantial experience in applied research projects with organisations in fast and slow moving consumer goods, media, retail and promotional modelling, as well as new product forecasting and utilities energy forecasting.

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Professor Adam Letchford

Professor Adam Letchford

Adam Letchford is a full Professor in the Department of Management Science at Lancaster University.  He is known internationally for his research on exact solution algorithms for NP-hard optimisation problems.  In addition to a long series of influential papers on integer linear programming and integer quadratic programming, he has published many papers on the travelling salesman problem, vehicle routing problems and facility location problems.  He is currently on the editorial board of Operations Research and is also a Fellow of the Operational Research Society.

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Dr Guglielmo Lulli

Dr Guglielmo Lulli (Executive Board Member)

Guglielmo is a Senior Lecturer in Network Analytics in the Department of Management Science.  The common ground of his research activities lies in the field of network optimization, integer and combinatorial optimization and stochastic programming. He has studied inventory control problems, logistics problems related to operations management within transhipment container terminals and cargo railways systems, complex routing and delivery problems, and air traffic management. His current interest is in research activities and applications that combine large-scale optimization, big data and analytics. 

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Stefanos Mouzas

Professor Stefanos Mouzas

Stefanos Mouzas is a Professor of Marketing and Strategy. His research addresses the question of how companies interact with their counterparts to innovate in supply relationships. Specifically, the aim of his work is to gain transformative insights into business negotiations, business contracts, and business performance in the context of logistics and supply networks. Professor Mouzas is involved in the Industrial Marketing and Purchasing (IMP) Group which has carried out international studies into the management of complex business networks, innovation and efficiency of supply systems. 

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Matt Nunes

Dr Matt Nunes

Matt Nunes is a lecturer in statistics within the Mathematics and Statistics Department at Lancaster University.  His research interests include: efficient statistical inference in models for high-dimensional network data and modelling of time series observed on networks (e.g. transportation networks), and development of statistical tools for analysing such data, (e.g. forecasting methodology).

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Dr Kostas Selviaridis

Dr Kostas Selviaridis

Kostas Selviaridis is a Lecturer in Operations Management at the Department of Management Science, Lancaster University Management School (LUMS). His research interests lie in the area of inter-organisational relationships in Operations and Supply Chain Management, with particular emphasis on business services and how these are procured, contracted for and managed within service provider-customer relationships. Selviaridis has considerable research experience in the freight transport and logistics industry, working in collaboration with logistics companies and firms outsourcing logistics activities in the UK and Sweden. His current work concerns the design and management of performance-based contracts for effective and efficient delivery of logistics services. 

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Dr Jiang Yu

Dr Jiang Yu

Dr Yu Jiang is a senior research associate at the Department of Management Science. Prior to this, he was a research assistant in the University of Hong Kong. Dr Yu’s research focuses on transport modelling and optimisation. He is currently working for the OR-MASTER project.

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Professor Juliana Sutanto

Professor Juliana Sutanto

Juliana Sutanto is a Professor in Information Systems at the Department of Management Science at Lancaster University. Her research focuses on IT artefact design and user behavioural analysis in digital communications and interactions. The physical movements of goods and people are nowadays tracked, monitored, and managed by advanced information systems. She is interested in the interplay of the design of such systems, the use of the systems by organisational users, and most importantly, the impact of the systems on the business value creation of the focal organisations.

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Dr Robert Shone

Dr Robert Shone

Rob is a research associate working on the OR-MASTER project.  Prior to this, he was a PhD student at Cardiff University.  His research interests include queueing theory and stochastic dynamic programming, including the development of heuristic and reinforcement learning algorithms to solve large-scale optimisation problems.  

Dr Jamie Fairbrother

Dr Jamie Fairbrother

Jamie Fairbrother is a senior research associate working on the OR-MASTER project. His main research interest is optimization, specifically in the areas of stochastic and integer programming. Alongside his methodological research he has worked on applications in transport, telecommunications and finance. Jamie also has a strong interest in developing statistical software and has in particular developed packages for the Julia programming language.  

Dr Stephan Onggo

Dr Stephan Onggo

Stephan Onggo is Lecturer in the Department of Management Science at the Lancaster University Management School, Lancaster, United Kingdom.  His research interests are in the areas of simulation methodology (conceptual modelling, discrete-event simulation, agent-based simulation and hybrid simulation) and simulation applications in business and management, especially supply chain and healthcare.