Information about the members of the Operational Research MSc programme team.
The Operational Research MSc is run by the OR and Optimization group in the School of Mathematics, with teaching and project supervision also being provided by subject experts from the Business School and many external academics and industrialists.
Research: Burak's research interests mainly deals with problems involving parameter uncertainty in the broad areas of queueing theory and revenue management. He uses and develops stochastic programming techniques to solve real world problems. The application areas for his current research are pricing of tickets in airline networks and designing flexible systems under uncertainty.
Research: Sergio's research focuses mainly on discrete location problems. Other topics of interest are vehicle routing, stochastic programming and clustering. He works mainly developing and improving mathematical models and designing efficient algorithms to solve very large instances.
Research: Julian has a long-term interest in the development of algorithmic and computational techniques for solving large scale linear programming (LP) problems using the revised simplex method on both serial and parallel computers. A consequential research interest is the application of these techniques in other areas of computational optimization and linear algebra. He is project manager for the COIN-OR open source LP solver Clp.