Professor Mike Wright

Professor

Research Interests

The development and analysis of metaheuristic methods and their implementation to practical problems including sports timetabling and employee scheduling.

The analysis of tactics in sports, especially football and cricket.

Capacity and lead-time management when demand for service is seasonal and lead-time sensitive
Nguyen, T., Wright, M.B. 1/12/2015 In: European Journal of Operational Research. 247, 2, p. 588-595. 8 p.
Journal article

Operational research applied to sports
Wright, M.B. 5/08/2015 Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan. 250 p. ISBN: 9781137534651.
Book

Variable neighborhood search for the workload balancing problem in service enterprises
Nguyen, T., Wright, M. 12/2014 In: Computers and Operations Research. 52, Part B, p. 282-290. 9 p.
Journal article

OR analysis of sporting rules: a survey
Wright, M. 1/01/2014
Literature review

Prior analysis and scheduling of the 2011 Rugby Union ITM Cup in New Zealand.
Wright, M., Johnston, M. 2014 In: Journal of the Operational Research Society. 65, 8, p. 1292-1300. 9 p.
Journal article

OR Analysis of Sporting Rules – a survey
Wright, M. 29/11/2012 , 20 p.
Working paper

Prior analysis and scheduling of the 2011 Rugby Union ITM Cup in New Zealand
Wright, M., Johnston, M. 29/11/2012 Lancaster : Department of Management Science, Lancaster University, 16 p.
Working paper

Scheduling cricket umpires using neighbourhood search – the dramatic impact of a simple change in neighbourhood definition
Wright, M. 29/11/2012 Lancaster : Department of Management Science, Lancaster University, 11 p.
Working paper

Automating Parameter Choice For Simulated Annealing
Wright, M.B. 2010 Lancaster University : The Department of Management Science
Working paper

OR/MS applied to cricket
Wright, M.B. 2010 In: Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science. Chichester : John Wiley and Sons Ltd ISBN: 9780470400531.
Chapter

Scheduling Super Rugby
Wright, M., Johnston, M. 2010
Conference paper

Timetabling the major English cricket fixtures
Wright, M.B. 2010 Lancaster University : The Department of Management Science
Working paper

Fifty years of operational research in sport
Wright, M.B. 2009 In: Journal of the Operational Research Society. 60, p. 161-168. 8 p.
Journal article

OR in sport
Wright, M.B. 2009 In: IFORS Newsletter. p. 4-5. 2 p.
Journal article

OR/MS applied to cricket
Wright, M.B. 2009 Lancaster University : The Department of Management Science
Working paper

Preface: Combinatorial optimization
Clark, A., Eglese, R., Letchford, A., Wright, M. 2008 In: Discrete Applied Mathematics. 156, 3, 2 p.
Editorial

Using particle swarm optimization to determine visit times in community nurse timetabling
Martin, K., Wright, M.B. 2008 In: 7th International Conference on the Practice and Theory of Automatic Timetabling (Montreal) - 2008. N/A : unknown
Conference contribution

A branch-and-bound algorithm for finding all optimal solutions of the assignment problem
Fu, Z., Eglese, R.W., Wright, M.B. 2007 In: Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research. 24, 6, p. 831-839. 9 p.
Journal article

Case study: problem formulation and solution for a real-world sports scheduling problem
Wright, M.B. 2007 In: Journal of the Operational Research Society. 58, 4, p. 439-445. 7 p.
Journal article

Experiments to shed light on the best way to use Iterated Local Search for a complex combinatorial problem
Wright, M.B. 2007 Lancaster University : The Department of Management Science
Working paper

Modeling tactical changes of formation in association football as a zero-sum game
Hirotsu, N., Wright, M.B. 2006 In: Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports. 2, 2, p. Article 4.
Journal article

Scheduling fixtures for Basketball New Zealand
Wright, M.B. 2006 In: Computers and Operations Research. 33, 7, p. 1875-1893. 19 p.
Journal article

Modelling a baseball game to optimize pitcher substitution strategies incorporating handedness of players
Hirotsu, N., Wright, M.B. 2005 In: IMA Journal of Management Mathematics. 16, 2, p. 179-194. 16 p.
Journal article

Modelling tactical changes of formation in association football as a zero-sum game
Hirotsu, N., Wright, M.B. 2005 Lancaster University : The Department of Management Science
Working paper

Scheduling fixtures for New Zealand Cricket
Wright, M.B. 2005 In: IMA Journal of Management Mathematics. 16, 2, p. 99-112. 14 p.
Journal article

Subset moves based simulated annealing applied to the one-dimensional layout problem
Camatta, A., Wright, M.B., Amaral, A.R.S. 2005 Lancaster University : The Department of Management Science
Working paper

A branch-and-bound algorithm for finding all optimal solutions of the assignment problem
Fu, Z., Eglese, R.W., Wright, M.B. 2004 Lancaster University : The Department of Management Science
Working paper

A rich model for scheduling umpires for an amateur cricket league
Wright, M.B. 2004 Lancaster University : The Department of Management Science
Working paper

Modeling a baseball game to optimize pitcher substitution strategies using dynamic programming
Wright, M.B., Hirotsu, N. 2004 In: Economics, Management and Optimization in Sports. Berlin : Springer p. 131-162. 32 p. ISBN: 3-540-20712-0.
Chapter

A Markov Chain approach to optimal pinch hitting strategies in a designated hitter rule baseball game
Wright, M.B., Hirotsu, N. 2003 In: Journal of the Operations Research Society of Japan. 46, 3, p. 353-371. 19 p.
Journal article

A dynamic programming approach to finding optimal pitcher substitution strategies in a baseball game
Hirotsu, N., Wright, M.B. 2003 Lancaster University : The Department of Management Science
Working paper

An evaluation of characteristics of teams in association football by using a Markov process model
Hirotsu, N., Wright, M.B. 2003 In: Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series D (The Statistician). 52, 4, p. 591-602. 12 p.
Journal article

An evaluation of characteristics of teams in association football using a Markov process model
Hirotsu, N., Wright, M.B. 2003 Lancaster University : The Department of Management Science
Working paper

An overview of neighbourhood search metaheuristics
Wright, M.B. 2003 Lancaster University : The Department of Management Science
Working paper

Batty over cricket
Rand, G.K., Wright, M.B., Lewis, T. 2003 In: Operations Research Management Science Today. 30, 2, p. 42-45. 4 p.
Journal article

Determining the best strategy for changing the configuration of a football team
Wright, M.B., Hirotsu, N. 2003 In: Journal of the Operational Research Society. 54, 8, p. 878-887. 10 p.
Journal article

Dynamic weight variation in metaheuristic search
Wright, M. 2003
Conference paper

Experiments with a plateau-rich solution space
Wright, M.B. 2003 Lancaster University : The Department of Management Science
Working paper

Metaheuristic techniques for the solution of complex combinatorial problems with more than one objective
Wright, M.B. 2003 Lancaster University.
Doctoral Thesis

Modelling a baseball game to optimise pitcher substitution strategies incorporating handedness of players
Hirotsu, N., Wright, M.B. 2003 Lancaster University : The Department of Management Science
Working paper

Scheduling fixtures for New Zealand cricket
Wright, M.B. 2003 Lancaster University : The Department of Management Science
Working paper

Scheduling fixtures for basketball New Zealand
Wright, M.B. 2003 Lancaster University : The Department of Management Science
Working paper

The professional foul in football - tactics and deterrents
Hirotsu, N., Wright, M.B. 2003 In: Journal of the Operational Research Society. 54, 3, p. 213-221. 9 p.
Journal article

The value of randomness in the acceptance criterion for simulated annealing
Wright, M.B. 2003 Lancaster University : The Department of Management Science
Working paper

Compositional modelling of workflow processes
Salimifard, K., Wright, M.B. 2002 In: Proceedings of the EurAsia-ICT 2002, the First Eurasian Conference on Information and Communication Technology (Shiraz, Iran ) - 2002. Berlin : Springer p. 289-297. 9 p.
Chapter

Corrigendum - using a Markov process model of an association football match to determine the optimal timing of substitution and tactical decisions
Hirotsu, N., Wright, M.B. 2002 In: Journal of the Operational Research Society. 53, 10, p. 1174. 1174 p.
Journal article

Modelling and performance analysis of workflow management systems using timed hierachical Coloured Petri Nets
Salimifard, K., Wright, M.B. 2002 In: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (Ciudad Real, Spain ) - 2002. N/A : unknown p. 843-846. 4 p.
Chapter

Using a Markov process model of an association football match to determine the optimal time of substitution and tactical decisions
Wright, M.B., Hirotsu, N. 2002 In: Journal of the Operational Research Society. 53, 1, p. 88-96. 9 p.
Journal article

An efficient algorithm for the constrained two-dimensional cutting problem
Amaral, A.R.S., Wright, M.B. 2001 In: International Transactions in Operational Research. 8, 1, p. 3-13. 11 p.
Journal article

Experiments with a strategic oscillation algorithm for the pallet loading problem
Amaral, A.R.S., Wright, M.B. 2001 In: International Journal of Production Research. 39, 11, p. 2341-2351. 11 p.
Journal article

MORaD-net: a visual modelling language for business processes
Salimifard, K., Wright, M.B. 2001 In: Proceedings of the international workshop on New Models of Business: Managerial Aspects and Enabling Technology (St Petersburg, Russia ) - 2001. N/A : unknown p. 213-222. 10 p.
Chapter

Petri Net based modelling of workflow systems: an overview
Salimifard, K., Wright, M.B. 2001 In: European Journal of Operational Research. 134, 3, p. 664-676. 13 p.
Journal article

Subcost-guided search - experiments with timetabling problems
Wright, M.B. 2001 In: Journal of Heuristics. 7, p. 251-260. 10 p.
Journal article

Subcost-guided simulated annealing
Wright, M.B. 2001 In: Essays and Surveys in Metaheuristics. Dordrecht : Kluwer Academic Publishers p. 631-639. 9 p. ISBN: 0-7923-7520-3.
Chapter

The one-dimensional facility layout problem: a genetic algorithm approach
Wright, M.B., Amaral, A.R.S. 1997 In: Advances in Industrial Engineering Applications and Practice. Florida : International Journal of Industrial Engineering p. 169-173. 5 p. ISBN: 0965459926.
Chapter

A comparison of the neighborhood search techniques for multi-objective combinatorial problems
Marett, R.C., Wright, M.B. 1996 In: Computers and Operations Research. 23, 5, p. 465-483. 19 p.
Journal article

A preliminary investigation into the performance of heuristic search methods applied to compound combinatorial problems
Marett, R.C., Wright, M.B. 1996 In: Meta-heuristics Theory and Applications. Dordrecht : Kluwer Academic Publishers p. 299-318. 20 p. ISBN: 0-7923-9700-2.
Chapter

School timetabling using heuristic search
Wright, M.B. 1996 In: Journal of the Operational Research Society. 47, 3, p. 347-357. 11 p.
Journal article

The Value of Distorting Subcosts When Using Neighbourhood Search Techniques for Multi-objective Combinatorial Problems
Wright, M., Richard Marett 1995 In: Applied Decision Technologies. p. 189-202. 14 p.
Journal article

Timetabling county cricket fixtures using a form of tabu search
Wright, M.B. 1994 In: Journal of the Operational Research Society. 45, 7, p. 758-770. 13 p.
Journal article

Train plan model for British Rail freight services through the Channel Tunnel
Wright, M.B., Fu, Z. 1994 In: Journal of the Operational Research Society. 45, 4, p. 384-391. 8 p.
Journal article

A fair allocation of county cricket opponents
Wright, M.B. 1992 In: Journal of the Operational Research Society. 43, 3, p. 195-201. 7 p.
Journal article

Scheduling English cricket umpires
Wright, M.B. 1991 In: Journal of the Operational Research Society. 42, 6, p. 447-452. 6 p.
Journal article

Speeding up the hungarian algorithm
Wright, M.B. 1990 In: Computers and Operations Research. 17, 1, p. 95-96. 2 p.
Journal article

Applying stochastic algorithms to a locomotive scheduling problem
Wright, M.B. 1989 In: Journal of the Operational Research Society. 40, 2, p. 187-192. 6 p.
Journal article

Probabilities and decision rules for the game of squash rackets
Wright, M.B. 1988 In: Journal of the Operational Research Society. 39, 1, p. 91-99. 9 p.
Journal article

The application of a surgical bed simulation model
Wright, M.B. 1987 In: European Journal of Operational Research. 32, 1, p. 26-32. 7 p.
Journal article