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Dr Edilson Arruda DSc

Lecturer in Business Analytics / Management Science

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My main interest is to use optimisation under uncertainty as a tool to address relevant problems from an industrial or societal standpoint.

I use stochastic modelling tools to understand and optimise real world problems under uncertainty, with a particular interest in healthcare. 

Edilson Fernandes de Arruda was awarded his DSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Campinas, Brazil, in 2006. He has experience in the fields of Industrial Engineering and Management Science, with an emphasis on Operational Research problems under uncertainty. His research focuses on the application of Markov decision processes and stochastic modelling tools to model and solve challenging real-world problems while considering the underlying uncertainties. It includes topics such as exact and approximate dynamic programming, reinforcement learning and stochastic optimal control.

He is particularly interested in using operational research to address challenging and relevant industrial and societal problems, with a particular interest in healthcare modelling and optimisation. The applications include but are not limited to logistics, inventory and queueing models, dynamic systems and analytics.

Research interests

Healthcare modelling and optimisation, optimisation under uncertainty, Markov decision processes, operational research.

I am interested in supervising PhD students.

Research projects

Planning and optimisation of the iron ore mining supply chain (2016-2020), collaboration with the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Operational research problems under uncertainty: modelling and solution with emphasis on Markov models, collaboration with the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Analysis and modelling of a single cancer pathway diagnostics phase (2019-2020), led by Prof. Paul Harper at Cardiff University

Research group

CORMSIS: Centre for Operational Research, Management Science and Information Systems

Associate editor of Rairo - Operations Research.

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Dr Edilson Arruda
Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK
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