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School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

Operational Research

Research group

Operational Research

The Operational Research (OR) Group was established within the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary University of London in September 2015. The OR group carries out research at the interface between Operational Research and Computer Science, developing mathematical models and solution methodologies for decision support in real world problem solving.

In collaboration with other elite academic institutions, the public sector and industry, our members undertake world-leading research in a variety of problem domains including but not limited to: timetabling, scheduling, airport operations, vehicle routing, cutting and packing, and search-based software engineering.

Work with us

We have a track record of conducting high-quality funded research with a large number of different organisations of varying size and scope. Through funded PhD studentships, shared KTP associates, and larger research council funded projects, our expertise has been utilised to conduct research that leads to a genuine impact in the real-world. If you would like to discuss potential directions for future research projects, please get in touch via the contact page.

Prospective PhD students: Please see the research interests of our staff members listed in the people page and contact them directly to discuss potential projects. Information on potential funding sources for PhD students is available here.

Research themes

  • Airport Operations
  • Automated Heuristic Design
  • Healthcare Scheduling
  • Metaheuristic Optimisation


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