John Lamb (pictured here tieless) has a BSc degree from Glasgow University and MSc and PhD degrees from Nottingham University. He has been in various institutions before coming to Aberdeen in 2002. The most interesting of these were Pilkington, where he first developed an interest in Operational Research, and the University of Kent.
If you are reading this it is probably because (i) you are looking for a PhD supervisor, (ii) you have read something John has written and want to know more about him, (iii) you have nothing better to do with your time.
Yes, John does supervise PhD students. Please check his publications and interests before contacting him. some of these are listed on this page. But his orcid id–see web links–is more definitive. He is much better at supervising topics where he has some expertise.
John had broad research interests in Operational Research/Management Science. These are mostly in developing theory and methodology for applying mathematical, statistical and computing techniques to problems in management and in finance. He is fluent in C++, LaTeX and Java and can hold a reasonable conversation in Python, Ruby, HTML, English, Spanish and French.
John mainly teaches Management Science and Operations Management. He is currently a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and the Royal Statistical Society and a member of the Operational Research Society. He has often been compared. Usually this is to Spock, which is most illogical, or to Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory. He is sufficiently socially dysfunctional to regard these comparisons as complements.
Operational Research. Optimistation. Statistics. Simulation. Computational Mathematics. Combinatorics. Mathematical modelling.
Optimisation and data envelopment analysis applied to finance. Analyis and design of neighbourhoods for heuristics.
Level 2 Operations Management
Level 3 Business Modelling
Level 1 Context of Business
Level 5 (postgraduate) Operations Management
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PhD students in Business Management.