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Dr Konstantinos Katsikopoulos  Diploma (Athens),MPhil (Athens), PhD (Massachusetts)

Associate Professor of Behavioural Operations

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Dr Konstantinos Katsikopoulos is Associate Professor of Behavioural Operations at the Southampton Business School.  He is playing a key role in the emerging field of Behavioural Operations Research, visit EURO working Group on Behavioural OR for more information.

Konstantinos works on integrating standard decision theory with the simple rules of thumb people actually use. He has engaged with government and businesses on problems, characterized by complexity and uncertainty, in economics, management, and health. Konstantinos's work has been funded by organizations such as the German Science Foundation and the European Network for Excellence, published in academic journals such as Psychological Review and the European Journal of Operational Research, and covered by newspapers and magazines such as the Tageszeitung and Science News. He regularly delivers lectures and short courses to academia and industry; Visit Prof. Konstantinos Katsikopoulos: David Blockley lectures in Systems for a lecture to a general audience and visit CogTalk June 2014: Blind to Reason? Cognitive illusions and (ir)rational thinking for a public debate on whether people think irrationally.

He serves on the editorial board of Judgment and Decision Making, the flagship journal of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making.

Konstantinos studied applied mathematics and cognitive psychology in Athens and Freiburg and then obtained a PhD in operations research from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Afterwards, he was a visiting Assistant Professor at the Naval Postgraduate School and MIT; and an Associate Professor (W2) as well as Deputy Director at the Center for Adaptive Behaviour and Cognition of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development.

Konstantinos welcomes inquiries from highly interested doctoral students. For information on PhD scholarships, visit Funding for postgraduate research (PhD) Programmes page.

Research interests

Decision making: Prescriptive and descriptive.

Modelling of human behaviour.

Behavioural operations.

Research Projects:

 “Simple heuristics for a financially safer world”, with the Bank of England (Liaison: Dr Sujit Kapadia).

 "A field experiment on judgemental forecasting", with Cardiff business School (Liaison: Professor Aris Syntetos).

 "Classification in the Wild," with Max Planck Institute for Human Development (Liaison: Professor Gerd Gigerenzer) and University of Bath (Liaison: Dr Özgür Şimşek).

“EFFECT: Executive Function Focused Effective Coaching Tool”, with Landmark College (Liaison: Professor Ibrahim Dahlstrom-Hakki)

Affiliate research groups

Centre for Risk Research, CORMSIS Centre of Operational Research, Management Sciences and Information Systems, Harding Centre for Risk Literacy

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Working Paper

MANG1007 “Management Analysis” (undergraduate module) 

MANG6235 “Application of Management Skills” (MBA core module)

MANG6129 “Research Methods” (postgraduate module co-ordinator)

Dr Konstantinos Katsikopoulos
Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK

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