Dr Christopher Kirkbride


Research Overview

My research is concerned with decision making under uncertainty. In such problems actions are taken in response to current information about the environment you are operating in. My primary interest lies in developing novel solutions that describe the ‘best’ action to take in these random environments over time. This involves a range of methodologies from optimization, stochastic dynamic programming, simulation and approximate dynamic programming.

Stochastic scheduling: a short history of index policies and new approaches to index generation for dynamic resource allocation
Glazebrook, K., Kirkbride, C., Hodge, D., Minty, J. 2014 In: Journal of Scheduling.
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Monotone policies and indexability for bi-directional restless bandits
Glazebrook, K., Hodge, D.J., Kirkbride, C. 03/2013 In: Advances in Applied Probability. 45, 1, p. 51-85. 45 p.
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Approximate dynamic programming algorithms for multidimensional inventory optimization problems
Cimen, M., Kirkbride, C. 2013 In: Approximate Dynamic Programming Algorithms for Multidimensional Inventory Optimization Problems Manufacturing Modelling, Management, and Control. IFAC p. 2015-2020. 6 p.

General notions of indexability for queueing control and asset management
Glazebrook, K.D., Hodge, D.J., Kirkbride, C. 2011 In: Annals of Applied Probability. 21, 3, p. 876-907. 32 p.
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Competition online and the preference ordering of offers
Kirkbride, C., Soopramanien, D.G.R. 2010 In: International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research. 20, 4, p. 379-395. 17 p.
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Index policies for the admission control and routing of impatient customers to heterogeneous service stations
Glazebrook, K.D., Kirkbride, C., Ouenniche, J. 2009 In: Operations Research. 57, p. 975-989. 15 p.
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Allocation models and heuristics for the outsourcing of repairs for a dynamic warranty population
Ding, L., Glazebrook, K.D., Kirkbride, C. 2008 In: Management Science. 54, 3, p. 594-607. 14 p.
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Dynamic routing to heterogeneous collections of unreliable servers
Glazebrook, K.D., Kirkbride, C. 2007 In: Queueing Systems, Theory and Applications. 55, 1, p. 9-25. 17 p.
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Index policies for shooting problems
Glazebrook, K.D., Gaver, D.P., Jacobs, P.A., Mitchell, H.M., Kirkbride, C. 2007 In: Operations Research. 55, 4, p. 769-781. 13 p.
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Some indexable families of restless bandit problems
Glazebrook, K.D., Ruiz-Hernandez, D., Kirkbride, C. 2006 In: Advances in Applied Probability. 38, 3, p. 643-672. 30 p.
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Spinning plates and squad systems: policies for bi-directional restless bandits
Glazebrook, K.D., Kirkbride, C., Ruiz-Hernandez, D. 2006 In: Advances in Applied Probability. 38, 1, p. 95-115. 21 p.
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Index policies for the routing of background jobs
Glazebrook, K.D., Kirkbride, C. 2004 In: Naval Research Logistics. 51, 6, p. 856-872. 17 p.
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Generalised "join the shortest queue" policies for the dynamic routing of jobs to multiclass queues
Ansell, P.S., Glazebrook, K.D., Kirkbride, C. 2003 In: Journal of the Operational Research Society. 54, 4, p. 379-389. 11 p.
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