Operational Research (OR) is the discipline of applying advanced analytical methods to help make better decisions. For more information, visit the OR Society and INFORMS websites.
We are a committed team of 12 academic staff and a number of research and related staff.
Operational Research in Southampton ranks world-wide 48th in the latest QS World University Rankings, and 2nd in the UK, based on the 'power' benchmark as calculated from the results of the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.
The group runs two MSc programmes and teaches a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, as well as undertaking consultancy work for external organisations. The research interests of the group are highlighted in the pages that follow.
In the joint assessment with Statistics, 95% of the research undertaken was deemed to be of international standard in terms of originality, significance, and rigour.
|Staff Member||Primary Position|
|Nor Aliza BT Abd Rahmin||Postgraduate research student|
|Athanassios N. Avramidis||Lecturer|
|Marton Benedek||Postgraduate research student|
|Patrick Beullens||Associate Professor at Mathematical Sciences|
|Yalin Bi||Postgraduate research student|
|Russell Cheng||Emeritus Professor|
|Walton P Coutinho||Postgraduate research student|
|Christine Currie||Associate Professor|
|Andria Ellina||PhD Student|
|Jörg Fliege||Head of Operational Research|
|Narges Haghi||Postgraduate research student|
|Hattie Hall||Postgraduate research student|
|Farhana Johar||Postgraduate research student|
|E Mushota Kabaso||Post Graduate Researcher|
|Gerhart Knerer||Doctoral candidate (part-time)|
|Tri-Dung Nguyen||Associate Professor|
|Hou-Duo Qi||Associate Professor|
|Alice Robins||Postgraduate research student|
|Benjamin C Shelbourne||Postgraduate research student|
|Huifu Xu||Professor of Operational Research|
|Lifeng Yang||Postgraduate research student|
|Alain B. Zemkoho||Lecturer|
|Shenglong Zhou||Postgraduate research student|
|Rich variants of the capacitated vehicle routing problem||Active|
|Multiple-Source Localization Problems||Active|
|Multi-dimensional Scaling in Complex Networks||Active|
|Operations Research methods in algorithm cooperative games||Active|