Our staff

Directors

Professor Jian-Bo Yang

Professor of Decision and System Sciences              
Director of the Decision and Cognitive Sciences        
Research Centre (DCS)
jian-bo.yang@mbs.ac.uk


Professor John Keane

MG Singh Professor of Computing Science, 
School of Computer Sciences
Co-Director of DCS
Alliance MBS Honorary Staff Member

john.keane@manchester.ac.

Academic Staff Members

 

   
Dr Richard Allmendinger

Lecturer in Decision Science

richard.allmendinger@manchester.ac.uk



 

Dr Manuel López-Ibáñez

Lecturer in Decision Science

manuel.lopez-ibanez@manchester.ac.uk

 
 
Dr Yu-Wang Chen

Lecturer in Decision Sciences
 
yu-wang.chen@mbs.ac.uk

 
 
Professor Francis Chittenden

ACCA Professor of Small Business Finance

francis.chittenden@mbs.ac.uk


 
 
Dr Oscar De Bruijn 

Lecturer in Cognitive Sciences and Systems

o.de-bruijn@manchester.ac.uk

 
 
Dr Steve Eldridge 

Senior Lecturer in Operations Management
Lancaster University

steve.eldridge@mbs.ac.uk

 
 
Dr Jim Freeman 

Senior Lecturer in Decision Sciences and Statistics

jim.freeman@mbs.ac.uk

 
 
Professor Simon French

Emeritus Professor of Information and Decision Sciences
University of Warwick

simon.french@mbs.ac.uk


Dr Julia Handl

Lecturer in Decision Sciences

julia.handl@mbs.ac.uk


Professor Paul Jackson

Professor of Corporate Communications

paul.jackson@mbs.ac.uk


Professor Joshua Knowles

Professor of Natural Computation
University of Birmingham
Alliance MBS Honorary Professor

j.knowles@manchester.ac.uk



Dr Jose Merigo Lindahl

Professor in Decision Sciences
University of Chile

jose.merigolindahl@mbs.ac.uk


Professor Andrew McMeekin

Professor of Innovation and Sustainability

andrew.mcmeekin@mbs.ac.uk


Dr Ludmil Mikhailov

Senior Lecturer in Decision Sciences

ludi.mikhailov@manchester.ac.uk

 
 
Dr Nadia Papamichail

Senior Lecturer in Information and Decision Systems

npapamichail@dom01.mbs.ac.uk

 
 
Dr Nathan Proudlove

Senior Lecturer in Decision Sciences and Operations Management

n.proudlove@mbs.ac.uk

 
 
Dr Weigang Wang

Lecturer in Information and Decision Systems

weigang.wang@mbs.ac.uk

 
 
Professor Dong-Ling Xu

Chair of Decision Sciences and Systems

L.Xu@mbs.ac.uk


Professor Theo Stewart 

Professor in Decision Sciences

theodor.stewart@uct.ac.za


Dr Xiao-Jun Zeng
Senior Lecturer in Data and Decision Engineering
School of Computer Sciences
Alliance MBS Honorary Staff Member

x.zeng@manchester.ac.uk


Mr Raza Khan

Lecturer in Decision Sciences

raza.khan@postgrad.mbs.ac.uk


Advisors from Other Schools

  • Professor Dave Broomhead, Head of CICADA (Applied Mathematics, SoM)
  • Professor Peter Halfpenny, Manchester Informatics (School of Social Sciences, SoSS)
  • Professor Colin Hughes, Associate Dean, External Affairs of EPS (Applied Geosciences, SoEAES)
  • Professor Chris Taylor, Associate Vice-President for Research (Computing and Imaging, SoCS)
  • Professor Horst Zank, Head of Economics (Micro-Economics, SoSS)
  • Professor Matt Lambon-Ralph, Associate Vice-President for Research (School of Psychology)
  • Professor Angela Dale, ESRC Research Methods Programme Director (Quantitative Social Research, SoSS)

Associate Members

  • Dr Ting Wu, Associate Professor, Shanghai Dianji University, China; Academic Visitor, University of Manchester, UK
  • Professor Alan Pearman, University of Leeds, UK
  • Professor Brian Dangerfield, University of Salford, UK
  • Professor Bob Wood, the University of Manchester, UK
  • Professor Kostas Nikolopoulos, Bangor University, UK
  • Professor Khairy Kobbacy, University of Salford, UK
  • Dr Aleksej Heinze, University of Salford, UK
  • Mr Mhorag Goff, University of Salford, UK
  • Professor Malcolm Beynon, Cardiff University
  • Professor Kwai-Sang Chin, City University of Hong Kong, China
  • Professor Johannes Gehrke, Cornell University, USA
  • Professor Jutta Geldermann, University of Gottingen, Germany
  • Dr David Haglin, Pacific North-Western National Laboratory, USA
  • Professor Ulrike Hahn, Cardiff University
  • Professor Khalil S Hindi, American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon
  • Professor Richard L. Lewis, University of Michigan, USA
  • Professor John Maule, Leeds University, UK
  • Professor Stephen Payne, University of Bath
  • Professor Robert Spence, Imperial College London
  • Professor Da Ruan, Belgian Nuclear Research Centre and Ghent University, Belgium
  • Professor Francisco Ruiz de la Rua, University of Malaga, Spain
  • Professor Ahti Salo, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
  • Professor Ralph E Steuer, University of Georgia, USA
  • Ms Rose Tittensor, Head of Fraud & Error Measurement Information Directorate, Department for Work and Pensions, UK

Researcher Staff Members as to August 2010

Project title

Name

Sponsor

Type

Dates

Performance analysis of the UK SME sector using DEA and MCDA

Thanos Panagouleas

EPSRC DTA

RS

2009 – 2012

A Novel Belief Rule Based Guidelines and Clinical Decision Support System for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Decision Making

Guilan Kong

EPSRC KTA

PDRA

2010 – 2011

Sustainability Assessment of Nuclear Power: An Integrated Approach (SPRIng)

Jesus Rios

EPSRC

PDRA

2008 – 2011

Managing supply chain vulnerability: understanding the impact of supply chain design

Yang Chu

EPSRC

PDRA

2009 – 2011

Strategy planning development for Bradford NHS Trust

Shulian Zhang

ESRC KTP

RA

2009 – 2011

Project Hermes Phase 1 Concept Development and Feasibility Study Scheme

Paul Johnson

Knowledge Transfer Challenge & Inventive IT Ltd

PDRA

2010 – 2010

Developing an online adaptive selling decision support system

Anita Prinzie

Large retailer

RF

2010 – 2011

Sensitivity testing of Random MultiNomial Logit algorithm

Anita Prinzie

Large retailer

RF

2010 – 2011

Research Students as to August 2010

Project title

Student

Supervisors

Type

Completion

Effectiveness investigation into decision support systems in UEA banking sector

Hasan Al-Zaabi

J. B. Yang

D. L. Xu

PhD

2010

Performance optimization models, methods and applications

Layla Habib Ashoor

J. B. Yang

D. L. Xu

PhD

2010

Investigation into clinical group decision support systems

Guilan Kong

D. L. Xu

J. B. Yang

PhD

2010

Multiple criteria decision analysis and optimal project portfolio management

Alex S Koh

J. B. Yang

D. L. Xu

DBA

2011

Risk and security modelling and analysis in supply chain and social systems

Dawei Tang

J. B. Yang

D. L. Xu

PhD

2011

Project risk analysis and management

Abdulmaten Taroun

J. B. Yang

D. Lowe

PhD

2011

Efficiency estimation and planning

Tobias Rosinski

J. B. Yang

D. L. Xu

PhD

2013

Performance analysis of the UK SME sector using DEA and MCDA

Thanos Panagouleas

J. B. Yang

F. Chittenden

PhD

2013

Evaluation of productivity and sustainability of manufacturing systems in Thailand

Panitas Sureeyatanapas

J. B. Yang

D. Bamford

PhD

2013

Heuristic-based model for vehicle routing to minimise CO2 emissions

Raza Khan

J. B. Yang

TBA

PhD

2014

Assessment of the impact of e-business in Nigerian banks

Olayinka David-West

D. L. Xu

K. Keeling

DBA

2012

Recommender Systems for Web Services Selection

Liwei Liu

N. Mehandjiev

D. L. Xu

PhD

2012

Stakeholder involvement in radioactive scrap metal recycling

(Part-time)

Markku Koskelainen

C. Hughes G. Butler, S. French

PhD

2015

Knowledge sharing by using knowledge management systems to support decision making processes in multinational corporations

Mahmoud Abdelrahman

S. French

N. Papamichail

PhD

2012

A Collaboration Pattern Language for e‑Participation

Hayat Ali

S. French

L. Macaulay

PhD

2010

Evaluating F1 training in hospitals for doctors

Emma Donaldson

S. French

R. Boaden

PhD

2013

An empirical investigation into strategic management and development and execution within healthcare

Shulian Zhang

D. Bamford

 

PhD

2012

Nominal group effects and collaborative technology

Joanne Hinds

A. Howes

O. de Bruijn

PhD

2010

Mobile technology for social proximity

Hussain Al-Arrayed

A. Howes

O. de Bruijn

PhD

2011

An adaptive decision making model of the use of online health communities

Hana Ishak

A. Howes

O. de Bruijn

PhD

2011

Improve decision making and learning in visualisation systems

Abdullah Al-mansouri 

O. de Bruijn

A. Howes

MPhil

2010

Strategies for ensuring and maintaining privacy in online social networking

Matt Craven

O. de Bruijn

A. Howes

PhD

2013

Fantasy play in computer-mediated environment

Evi Mansor

O. de Bruijn

A. Sutcliffe

PhD

2010

Facilitating the communication between young mothers living abroad with family through computer mediated communication

Nazean Jomhari

O. de Bruijn

PhD

2010

Evaluating retrospective judgements of user experiences

Mahmood Alalawi

O. de Bruijn

A. Sutcliffe

PhD

2010

Social capital in cross-cultural on-line social networking

Yifan Jiang

O. de Bruijn

A. Howes

PhD

2011

A measurement model for supply chain strategy, supply chain integration, and firm performance using structural equation modeling

Suntichai Kotcharin

S. Eldridge

G. Graham

PhD

2013

Employee engagement and organizational innovation

Petra Poljsak

Paul Jackson

PhD

2012

Complexity fit in the real estate industry

Saadia Shafeeq-Uddin

Paul Jackson

PhD

2012

Employer branding

Houyi Zhu

Paul Jackson

PhD

2011

The development of a framework for the provision of telecommunication services to rural areas in developing countries

Yousef Gasiea

L Mikhailov and M Emsley

PhD

2010

Preference elicitation in decision making using multi-objective optimisation

Sajid Siraj

L Mikhailov and J Keane

PhD

2011

Forecasting the effectiveness of policy implementation strategies

Nicolas Savio

K. Nikolopoulos M. Keenan

PhD

2010

Developing a direct marketing decision support system using a POMDP model

Raminta Pilipaviciute

D. Van Den Poel

A. Prinzie

PhD

p/t

2011

A Machine Learning Approach
for Oil Price Prediction

Siti Norbaiti Abdullah

X. J. Zeng

PhD

2012

Genetic Programming with applications in business intelligence

Geng Li

X. J. Zeng

PhD

2012

Intelligent decision support system for control of infectious disease

Sharareh Niakan

X. J. Zeng

PhD

2011

Learning and identification of fuzzy systems

Shin-jye Lee 

X. J. Zeng

PhD

2010

Learning of fuzzy-neural systems

Syed Haider

X. J. Zeng

PhD

p/t

2010

Computational game theory and pricing decision support systems

Sarah Braide

X. J. Zeng

MPhil

2010

ICT-supported collaborative decision processes in extreme events: A comparative study

Yasushi Sugimoto

N. Papamichail

A. Greenhill

PhD

2011

A decision making process model for interpreting consumer purchase behaviour and Internet market trends: A cross sector analysis

Sahar Karimi

N. Papamichail

C. Holland

PhD

2012

Customer Relationship Management

John Murray

J.A.  Keane and M. Elliot (Sociology)

PhD

2013

Colossal Itemset Mining

Nurul

J.A. Keane

PhD

2011

Language Modelling for DSS

Stavros Stivaros

A. Jackson (Medical School) and John Keane

PhD

2010

Data Mining for Failure Prediction

Wuxiang Ge

 

J.R. Gurd and J..A. Keane

PhD

2010

Market Forecasting

 

Erhan Beyaz

J.A. Keane and X.J. Zeng

PhD p/t

2015

Data Mining for Mobile Computing

Michael Mytilineos

J.A. Keane

PhD p/t

2015