Dr John Lamb
BSc MSc PhD, HEA Fellow
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 escaping 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 has 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.
Undergraduate programme coördinator for Business Management.
Operational Research. Optimisiation. Statistics. Simulation. Computational Mathematics. Combinatorics. Mathematical modelling. John has 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.
Optimisation and data envelopment analysis applied to finance. Analysis 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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Why estimation alone causes Markowitz portfolio selection to fail and what we might do about itEuropean Journal of Operational Research, vol. 301, no. 2, pp. 694-707Contributions to Journals: Articles
Existentially Understanding Tourism in Locale: A Dwelling PerspectiveAnnals of Tourism Research, vol. 80, 102828Contributions to Journals: Articles
Making Cornish-Fisher fit for risk measurementJournal of Risk, vol. 21, no. 5, pp. 53–81Contributions to Journals: Articles
A management view of security and cloud computingChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings
Making Cornish–Fisher Distributions FitWorking Papers and Discussion Papers: Working Papers
Resampling DEA estimates of investment fund performanceEuropean Journal of Operational Research, vol. 223, no. 3, pp. 834–841Contributions to Journals: Articles
Variable neighbourhood structures for cycle location problemsEuropean Journal of Operational Research, vol. 223, no. 1, pp. 15–26Contributions to Journals: Articles
Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) Integrated Risk Assessment Technique on Hedge Funds Investment: Theory and Practical ApplicationRisk Assessment and Management. Zhang, Z. (ed.). Academy Publish, pp. 73–84, 12 pagesChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
Regression analysis for a bottom-up approach to analysing semi-prompt fission gamma yieldsAnnals of Nuclear Energy, vol. 46, pp. 11–19Contributions to Journals: Articles
Data envelopment analysis models of investment fundsEuropean Journal of Operational Research, vol. 216, no. 3, pp. 687–696Contributions to Journals: Articles