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Helping Organisations Make Better Decisions

Find out how we work with partners in the public and private sector to overcome operational and logistical challenges

In the Centre for Operational Research and Logistics (CORL), we're using our expertise in analytics, data, algorithms, system design, simulation, modelling, programming, and forecasting to help organisations around the world make better decisions.

At a time when businesses are facing ever-more complex questions – around issues such as technology, efficiency and sustainability – we're working closely with partners in the public and private sector to solve their problems and challenges.

At CORL, experts in mathematics, technology, business and industrial research work on research that spans many potential applications. Recent projects have explored ways to make transport systems more efficient and how analytics can be used to improve healthcare and renewable energy.

Research

Our research covers these areas of expertise:

Decision and Data Analytics

Research in the design of decision support systems, and use of data analysis, to help people make better decisions through a better understanding of their data.

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Exact and metaheuristic solution methods

Heuristic and metaheuristic techniques are powerful and flexible research methodologies that offer a faster way of solving complex logistical challenges.

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Healthcare analytics

From nurse scheduling to infection and disease modelling, our research provides decision-makers in the healthcare sector with optimal strategies for treatment.

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Multiple Criteria Decision Aid

Approaching complex problems with conflicting criteria, or uncertain data, our research helps people make more informed decisions.

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Optimisation Modelling

As well as improving business efficiency, we're enabling people to make optimal decisions that can lead to practices with enhanced economic, environmental or social benefits.

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Renewable Energy and Sustainability Analytics

Modelling to answer a host of questions, from how to produce renewable energy more cheaply, to how the associated logistics can be sustainable.

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Risk and Security Analytics

We help organisations learn from failures, so they can improve the quality and resilience of their operations, and we develop new analytic approaches to detect security threats.

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Transportation and Maritime Systems

Our research focuses on developing innovative optimisation models and decision support systems, to help improve the mobility of people, goods and services.

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Project highlights

Our members

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Professor Dylan Jones

Professor of Operational Research

Dylan.Jones@port.ac.uk

PhD Supervisor

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Professor Alessio Ishizaka

Professor of Decision Analysis

Alessio.Ishizaka@port.ac.uk

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Professor Djamila Ouelhadj

Professor of Operational Research

Djamila.Ouelhadj@port.ac.uk

PhD Supervisor

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Dr Jana Ries

Senior Lecturer

Jana.Ries@port.ac.uk

PhD Supervisor

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Dr Xiang Song

Senior Lecturer

Xiang.Song@port.ac.uk

PhD Supervisor

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Dr Negar Akbari

Lecturer in Business Analytics

negar.akbari@port.ac.uk

Economics and Finance

Faculty of Business and Law

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Dr Reza Eshtehadi

Research Fellow

Reza.Eshtehadi@port.ac.uk

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Dr Mohanad Al-Behadili

Senior Research Associate

mohanad.al-behadili1@port.ac.uk

School of Mathematics and Physics

Faculty of Technology

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Dr Kevin Willis

Research Fellow

Kevin.Willis@port.ac.uk

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Dr Somayeh Allahyari

Senior Research Associate

somayeh.allahyari@port.ac.uk

School of Mathematics and Physics

Faculty of Technology

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