Operational Research and Intelligent Systems

Our activities concentrate around quantitative modelling of complex systems in order to support decision-making processes, data and information management systems, database technology to management processes, and interoperability in pervasive software environments. The developed methodologies are applicable across a wide range of disciplines and industries. However our focus is on health and social care whose needs are one of the main motivators for our research.

Specialist topics include modelling of Accident and Emergency, neonatal and geriatric services, development of decision support tools for monitoring clinical performance, estimating cost and length of stay in long-term care, modelling bed occupancy and length of stay development of business analysis applications. Our research is actively supported by healthcare organisations including the NHS which also benefit from our specialist training short courses.

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