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Centre for Operational Research, Management Science and Information Systems (CORMSIS)

Work with us

Target success for your business with better, data informed decisions and operational approaches. Harness our expertise in advanced mathematical and analytical management science techniques.
Improve your business decisions with academic research. Find out how you can work with our experts in operational research, data science, business analytics and management science.

We offer expertise in:

  • supply chain management
  • transport and logistics
  • revenue management
  • forecasting
  • marketing         

You'll gain the expertise of our academic team of lecturers and postgraduate researchers.

Your organisation can collaborate with our centre in different ways, sometimes with some or all of the costs covered.

Start a business project with a master's student dissertation

Test out an idea or explore something that your business lacks the time or resource to look into. Pose a problem for one of our master's students to work on for a dissertation project.

Our students have delivered projects to:

  • select the best machine learning model to identify credit risk
  • optimise fluid management for intensive care patients in hospital
  • understand the cost of aerospace parts design and procurement
  • develop a piece of software to optimise the scheduling of coach drivers

Dissertation projects can often lead to larger pieces of work or form the basis of a PhD.

Sponsor an employee to do a PhD research project

Sponsor a PhD student to carry out research on a topic of your choice. Our academics supervise the student so their research objectives are clear and the methodology is strong.

You will:

  • get access to researchers
  • benefit from research insights
  • foster innovation that meets your objectives
  • be contributing to developing experts in our field

Commission us to carry out research as consultants

Our experts in mathematical sciences can carry out research that you define for your organisation's benefit.

Our academic team can carry out specific research tasks or work with you on a problem for a defined period. This is an efficient way to get our expertise on almost any business problem.

Get funding for substantial research with a knowledge exchange partnership

We can carry out a substantial piece of academic research with you to help make your organisation more competitive.

You'd pay for the salary of a researcher based with you while they conduct the research. Our academics would give you ongoing support and transfer expertise and knowledge to you so you can meet your business objective. 

For this 'knowledge exchange partnership,' we'd seek two thirds of the project's funding from the Government innovation body, Innovate UK.

Get help with staff professional development

We can offer your business training on topics such as revenue management, pricing, choice modelling and machine learning.

Let us know about your company's professional development needs.

Contact us

For more information on these opportunities, please contact our knowledge exchange officers Sue Berger and Dr James Stallwood.