EPSRC workshop funding
Dr Arne Strauss (University of Warwick) and Dr Christine Currie (University of Southampton) organise a one-day workshop in The Shard in central London to identify future research directions in the intersection of demand management (dynamic pricing, choice modelling, personalisation etc), privacy preservation and related issues against the background of a changing environment (as reflected e.g. by the sharing economy, smart grids, private data aggregators, General Data Protection Regulation, e-Privacy Regulation etc).
The workshop will include presentations from experts and users in the area (confirmed speakers include Prof Graham Cormode, Warwick Computer Science and Alan Turing Institute; Prof Mandy Chessell, IBM Distinguished Engineer and IBM Master Inventor; Prof Irene Ng, Director, International Institute of Product and Service Innovation); an introduction to the framework from Dr Stalla-Bourdillon (Law, University of Southampton) and facilitated discussions to develop research questions.
For more information, see the workshop announcement.
STEM for Britain 2017
A member of the ORMS Group at WBS, Dr Stefano Starita, has been selected to present a poster describing his research on "Joint Capacity Ordering and Trajectory Pricing in European Air Traffic Management" to MPs at the House of Commons as part of the Mathematical Sciences Session of the STEM for Britain 2017 competition for early career researchers. The competition currently attracts around 500 entrants, of whom approximately 35% are selected to present their work in Parliament. The work to be presented is part of a research project funded by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 699326. The research team at Warwick is being led by Dr Arne Strauss.
Call for Papers
Call for papers: Business Analytics: Defining the field and identifying a research agenda
Other topics that have relevance for value creation and organisational implications are also welcome.
National MSc Dissertation Award Success
We congratulate Temenuzhka Panayotova, MSc Business Analytics 2014-15 at WBS, on winning the Operational Research Society's May Hicks award for the best industry-based student project in Operational Research. The award comes with a £1,000 cheque.
In her dissertation project (supervised by Dr Arne Strauss), Temenuzhka used data mining techniques to help UniCredit Bulbank to identify the next best product to offer clients. Two marketing campaigns were run based on her work that resulted in much higher than usual conversion rates. Her work also received the SAS Dissertation Prize 2015 for the best dissertation in her cohort, and a summary of the dissertation was published in the OR Society's IMPACT Magazine (Spring 2016). Read the full story here.
IMA & OR Society Conference
A number of faculty members of the ORMS Group have been invited to contribute to the scientific programme of the conference. Professor Bo Chen has put together four invited sessions, with two sessions on “Innovating Mathematics for New Industrial Challenges” and the other two on “Theoretical Challenges in OR Research”. There are a total of 15 invited speakers from University of Warwick, Cranfield University, London School of Economics and Political Science, University of Central Lancashire, ETH Zurich, and CWI Amsterdam.
Dr Arne Strauss organises an invited session titled “Last Mile Deliveries” with speakers from RWTH Aachen (Germany), Erasmus University Rotterdam (Netherlands), Bundeswehr University Munich (Germany) and the University of Essex (UK).
Dr Vinh Doan will give an invited talk, “Low-rank Matrix Recovery with Ky Fan 2-k-Norm” in a session titled “Conic Optimization and Applications in OR”. Dr Vladimir Deineko is considering an invitation to give a talk in an invited session.