Dr Christopher Kirkbride
Management ScienceThe Management School
My research is concerned with decision making under uncertainty. In such problems actions are taken in response to current information about the environment you are operating in. My primary interest lies in developing novel solutions that describe the ‘best’ action to take in these random environments over time. This involves a range of methodologies from optimization, stochastic dynamic programming, simulation and approximate dynamic programming.
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- Monotone policies and indexability for bi-directional restless bandits
Glazebrook, K., Hodge, D J. & Kirkbride, C. 03/2013 In: Advances in Applied Probability. 45, 1, p. 51-85. 45 p.
- Stochastic scheduling: A short history of index policies and new approaches to index generation for dynamic resource allocation
Glazebrook, K., Kirkbride, C., Hodge, D. & Minty, J. 2013 In: Journal of Scheduling.
- General notions of indexability for queueing control and asset management
Glazebrook, K D., Hodge, D J. & Kirkbride, C. 2011 In: Annals of Applied Probability. 21, 3, p. 876-907. 32 p.
- Competition online and the preference ordering of offers
Kirkbride, C. & Soopramanien, D G R. 2010 In: International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research. 20, 4, p. 379-395. 17 p.
- Index policies for the admission control and routing of impatient customers to heterogeneous service stations
Glazebrook, K D., Kirkbride, C. & Ouenniche, J. 2009 In: Operations Research. 57, p. 975-989. 15 p.