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Dr Tri-Dung Nguyen 

Associate Professor

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Dr Tri-Dung Nguyen is Associate Professor within Mathematical Sciences at the University of Southampton.




2004 – 2009, PhD in Operations Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

2003 – 2004, MSc in High Performance Computation for Engineered Systems, Singapore-MIT Alliance, Singapore

1999 – 2002, BSc in Software Systems Engineering, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia


Career History

03/2015 – present, University of Southampton: Associate Professor in Operational Research & Management Science (Business School and Mathematical Sciences)

09/2010 – 02/2015, University of Southampton: Lecturer in Operational Research & Management Science (Business School and Mathematical Sciences)

2009 – 2010, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign: Visiting Research Assistant Professor (School of Civil & Environmental Engineering)

Dr. Nguyen has also worked for several financial firms (Credit Suisse, Fidelity), IT firm (Fujitsu-Siemens), and logistics/research institutes (PSA, ATCRC).





Research interests

Research Interests

Dr. Nguyen is interested in applying Operations Research to a wide range of applications that include:

  • robust statistical analysis (robust regression & robust estimation)
  • portfolio optimization
  • Large-scale complex systems modelling & computation
  • Transportation
  • Competitive pricing


Research projects

  • 2010 - ,  KTP/RNLI/Southampton, Optimizing the operation and maintenance schedule of lifeboat operation at RNLI.
  • 2009 - , NSF/UIUC, Large-scale complex systems modelling and optimization for biofuel development.
  • 2003 - 2004, SPA/SMA, Optimal Berth and Ship scheduling.

Research group

Operational Research

Affiliate research groups

Computational Optimisation, Game Theory

Research project(s)

Operations Research methods in algorithm cooperative games

Computational Optimisation

Comptational Optimisation


Book Chapter

    Brennan, T., Lo, A., & Nguyen, T-D. (2014). Portfolio Theory. In N. Higham (Ed.), The Princeton Companion to Applied Mathematics Princeton, US: Princeton University Press.



Working Paper


MATH6002 - Deterministic OR Methods

MANG6046 - Mathematical Programming

MANG6100 - Game Theory for Business Applications

Dr Tri-Dung Nguyen
Building 54 Mathematical Sciences University of Southampton Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ

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Telephone:(023) 8059 7759

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