Christos Vasilakis

Professor Christos Vasilakis

Christos has an academic background in operational research, computer science and health services research. His research focuses on developing and putting in place modelling methods and practical tools for assisting those delivering and managing health and care services. Christos is also interested in the evaluation of the likely impact of healthcare interventions and policy initiatives using mathematical modelling and computer simulation. He directs CHI-2 (Centre for Healthcare Innovation and Improvement), a multidisciplinary research centre with significant working collaborations and links with local, regional and national health and social care organisations.

 

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https://researchportal.bath.ac.uk/en/persons/christos-vasilakis

Professor Adam Joinson

Adam’s research seeks to address fundamental questions around privacy, security, trust and communication using computational social science. For instance, recent work has used mathematical models to understand how rapport and trust can be measured in communication exchanges, and how patterns of influence emerge in large online communities. He is co-lead for the Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats, and directs work in CREST on connecting digital footprints and patterns of behaviour to social and demographic variables.

 

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https://researchportal.bath.ac.uk/en/persons/adam-joinson

Dr Elvan Gokalp

Elvan’s research aims to utilize Operational Research techniques to assist organizations from various sectors such as healthcare and pharmaceuticals. Specifically, she has mainly applied stochastic programming, queuing theory, stochastic dynamic programming and reinforcement learning techniques to the relevant decision-making problems under uncertainty. For example, her recent research combined the application of robust optimization and queuing theory for capacity planning in healthcare centers. Another application was scheduling of surgeries with the help of reinforcement learning.

 

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https://researchportal.bath.ac.uk/en/persons/elvan-gokalp

Professor Güneş Erdoğan

Güneş’s research is in exact and heuristic algorithms for integer and mixed-integer optimisation problems and their applications to healthcare and logistics problems. His expertise with exact optimisation methods includes branch-and-cut-and-price and cutting plane algorithms, especially for vehicle routing problems. In terms of heuristic optimisation methods, he has utilized variants of local search, tabu search, and large neighbourhood search in his papers and he has a working knowledge of genetic algorithms and neural networks. The areas of application for his research extend to the optimisation of ambulance location, vehicle routing, and airline crew scheduling.

 

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https://researchportal.bath.ac.uk/en/persons/gunes-erdogan