Professor Kevin Glazebrook
Fellow, Distinguished Professor
Management ScienceThe Management School
Other affiliations: Gulf One Lancaster Centre for Economic Research
My research centres on questions concerning how complex random systems should be optimally controlled. This work ranges from theoretical analyses of novel methodologies through to more applied work, focussing on practical applications. Application areas of current interest include:
- The optimal management of networks of inventories (eg, retail outlets);
- How manufacturing companies should manage the outsourcing of warranty repair work;
- How customers should be routed for service in complex service systems.
- Cargo revenue management
- The optimal processing of intelligence information
- The optimal deployment of resources for defensive surveillance
I am always keen to welcome new PhD students. You will find an extensive list of recent publications on my Management School web page
I founded NATCOR, an EPSRC-funded national taught course centre in Operational Research (OR) in 2006. I directed NATCOR for its first six years, including securing follow-up funding from EPSRC in 2011.
I direct the LANCS Initiative, a £13M Science and Innovation project to expand research capability in foundational OR in the UK. This project is co-funded by EPSRC and Lancaster, Nottingham, Cardiff and Southampton universities.
I chair STOR-i, an EPSRC-funded Centre for Doctoral Training in statistics and OR with substantial industrial engagement. The centre is joint betweeen the Departments of Management Science and Mathematics and Statistics. It is one of only three funded centres in the mathematical sciences in the UK.
I am a member of the EPSRC Peer Review College. I currently serve EPSRC as a member of a working group , the 'People Pipeleine Project' looking at career progression for early stage researchers. I have also advised on changes to the peer review system and served as Chair of several prioritisation panels.
I have been appointed by EPSRC to serve on the Mathematical Sciences Strategic Advisory Team until April 2015.
I am a member of sub-panel 10 (mathematical sciences) for REF2014.
I currently serve on the editorial boards of the journals Mathematical Methods of Operations Research, Naval Research Logistics and Queueing Systems.
- 1976 PhD, Cambridge University
- 1976-2001: School of Mathematics and Statistics, Newcastle University (appointed lecturer, 1976, promoted senior lecturer 1986, promoted reader 1991, promoted professor 1993)
- 1989-1990 Senior Research Fellow, Department of OR, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California
- 2002-2005: Management School, Edinburgh University. Professor of Management Science
- 2005-: Department of Management Science, Lancaster University, Professor in Statistics and OR (this appointment was joint with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics until 2011)
- 2008-, Distinguished Professsor in OR, Lancaster University
- 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.
- A Graph Patrol Problem with Random Attack Times
Glazebrook, K., Lin, K ., Atkinson, M. & Chung, T . 2013 In: Operations Research.
- Dynamic routing in distinguishable parallel queues: an application of product returns for remanufacturing
Ding, L. & Glazebrook, K. 2013 In: OR Spectrum. 24 p.
- Effects of state-dependent balking on multi-server non-stationary queueing systems
Chassioti, E.., Worthington, D J. & Glazebrook, K D. 2013 In: Journal of the Operational Research Society. n/a, n/a, p. n/a.
- 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.