MSc Operational Research, 2004
PhD Management Science, 2008
Lecturer in the Department of Management Science at LUMS
During my BSc studies in Business Administration (University of Macedonia, Greece), I found myself intrigued by the application of quantitative methods in business applications. Shortly after my graduation I decided that doing an MSc in OR/MS was the ideal choice for me. I knew by then that Lancaster University offers one of the most prestigious and highly competitive MSc courses worldwide, and I began my MSc in Operational Research at Lancaster in 2003.
During this period I had the chance to explore different aspects of modern OR/MS, guided by top academics. The area of “optimisation” though was the most attractive to me and by the end of my MSc, I’d decided to apply to study at Lancaster for a PhD in Management Science.
My PhD was an exciting experience which really boosted my career. I joined the “Optimisation Research Centre” under the close supervision of Professor Adam Letchford and Professor Mike Wright. In my PhD I undertook some innovative research in the area of “combinatorial optimisation”. Moreover, I designed and implemented a series of exact and heuristic algorithms for knapsack-type problems and the research undertaken led to a series of publications. Parallel to that I had the opportunity to work with Professor Ruud Teunter on a production problem, which though unrelated to my PhD, contributed a few publications as well.
In September 2007, and while I was doing my thesis write up, I was appointed to a temporary lecturing post in Operational Research at the University of Southampton. That post became permanent by the time I gained my PhD in October 2008. I am now a Lecturer in Management Science at Lancaster University Management School.
Dinos was awarded the Kingsman Prize by the Department of Management Science at Lancaster University Management School in 2008.