Dr Christopher Kirkbride

Senior Lecturer

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. Current and recent projects include:

  • Project scheduling
  • Nuclear decommissioning
  • Prediction and optimisation
  • Intelligence gathering
  • Workforce planning
  • Asset and portfolio management

IFORS 2023
Participation in conference - Academic

EURO 2022
Participation in conference - Academic

60th Annual Conference of the Operational Research Society
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

StochMod 2018
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

IFORS 2017
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

EURO 2016
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

OR58
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Cross-trained Workforce Planning
Invited talk

27th European Conference on Operational Research
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Tutorial on Vehicle Routing
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

OR56 - The Annual Conference of the Operational Research Society
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

OR55 - The Annual Conference of the Operational Research Society
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

EURO 26, Joint EURO-INFORMS Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

OR54
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

StocMod12
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Monotone policies and indexability for bi-directional bandits
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Annals of Operations Research (Journal)
Publication peer-review

IFORS 2011
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

IFORS 2011
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Monotone policies and indexability for bi-directional bandits
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

ALIO-INFORMS Joint International Meeting 2010
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

European Journal of Operational Research (Journal)
Publication peer-review

IFORS 2008
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Naval Research Logistics (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Journal of the Operational Research Society (Journal)
Publication peer-review

14th INFORMS Applied Probability Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Allocation models and heuristics for the outsourcing of repairs for a dynamic warranty population
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Allocation models and heuristics for the outsourcing of repairs for a dynamic warranty population
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

EURO XXI
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

13th INFORMS Applied Probability Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Mathematics 2005
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Centre for Transport & Logistics (CENTRAL), Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, LIRA - Fundamentals, Optimisation, Simulation and Stochastic Modelling

Centre for Marketing Analytics & Forecasting, Statistical Artificial Intelligence, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

  • DSI - Foundations
  • Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre
  • LIRA - Fundamentals
  • Optimisation
  • Simulation and Stochastic Modelling
  • STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training