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Dynamic Pricing in the Ferry Industry

Academic staff

Dr Christine Currie (Project Lead)

Christine's research interests spanning in three main areas: stochastic side of OR (with specific interests in revenue management), simulation input/output analysis and infectious disease modelling. For revenue management, she mostly concentrated on optimal pricing, based on consultancy work with two major UK airlines. She is also interested in consumer choice behaviour and how this can be modelled. For simulation, her focus is on the analysis of simulation input and output data. Christine's recent work has considered the classification of objects’ input data for simplification of simulation models, initiated by work with Ford Motor Company. She is also interested in Bayesian methods, mixture models, bootstrapping and simulation optimisation. I am also interested in infectious disease modelling. Most of her work in this area has involved building and analysing models of tuberculosis and HIV. She has used both compartmental models and discrete event simulation models and considered cost-effectiveness and epidemiological effects.

Professor Julia Bennell

Julia is Professor of Management Science in the Southampton Business School and part of the Centre for Operations Research, Management Science and Information Systems. Her research focus is in combinatorial optimisation and covers a range of problem domains including cutting and packing, scheduling and transportation. Current projects in transportation include school bus scheduling and day car transportation scheduling; in conjunction with Logical Transport, runway scheduling; in conjunction with Eurocontrol, train routing and scheduling; with support from South East Trains; green ship scheduling and vehicle routing with release dates.

Dr Mee Chi (Meko) So

Meko is interested in applying quantitative techniques to application-oriented topics. Broadly speaking, her research interests are data mining/analytics and marketing analytics. She has participated in a number of consultancy or MSc projects to collaborate with a wide range of organisations such as the UK Financial Conduct Authority, Global Radio, Lloyds Banking Group, United Health, etc.

Dr Antonio Martinez Sykora

Toni finished his PhD in Operations Research at the University of Valencia (Spain) in June 2013. In 2007 he received his BSc in Mathematics and BSc in Statistics and in 2009 he received the M.A.S in Operations Research. His main research interests are in the area of Operations Research, concretely on Cutting and Packing problems and routing problems in which he has published.

Dr Christopher Bayliss

Chris graduated from the University of Derby with a first in Mathematical Studies in 2011. Then he studied for his PhD at the University of Nottingham in the school of Computer Science and passed his viva in 2015. Thesis title: Airline Reserve Crew Scheduling Under Uncertainty.

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