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Optimisation is concerned with the maximisation or minimisation of functions of many variables. It is a multi-disciplinary field, having numerous applications in Management Science, Operational Research, Finance, Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering and the Physical Sciences. The Optimisation group in Lancaster is one of the largest in Europe, with over fifteen full-time faculty, in addition to post-docs and PhD students.

We have particular strengths in the following areas:

  • Exact Algorithms for Combinatorial, Global and Robust Optimisation
  • Meta-Heuristics and Hyper-Heuristics
  • Computing Efficient Frontiers for Multi-Objective Combinatorial Problems
  • Computing Near-Optimal Policies for Stochastic Dynamic Problems
  • Applications in Logistics, Healthcare, Finance, Telecommunications and Data Analytics.

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