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Research Interests

My main research focus is on developing mathematical models for their use in efficiency measurement and decision making. Investigating their theoretical properties and applicability in different contexts is one aspect of that research while the other one, equally important, is in the direction of making these models simpler and easier to understand by practitioners. The following list further narrows down the main areas of interest:

  • Data Envelopment Analysis and Performance Measurement
  • Composite Indicators and Aggregation Operators
  • Multi-criteria and Soft Decision Analysis
  • Machine Learning and Optimisation

Teaching Activity

Undergraduate

Foundations of Business Analytics (BN1192, BN1192MU)
Optimisation & Decision Analytics (BN2295)
Business Analytics (BN201D)

Postgraduate

Decision Models (BNM860, BNK460)

Qualifications

PhD in Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.
BASc in Civil Engineering, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.

Contact Details

Phone: +44(0)121 204 3081
Room: ABS276

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Ozren Despić is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

efficiency Social Sciences
Videodisks Engineering & Materials Science
Data mining Engineering & Materials Science
Data envelopment analysis Business & Economics
Mathematical model Business & Economics
efficiency analysis Social Sciences
Efficiency analysis Business & Economics
Performance measurement Business & Economics

Research Output 2006 2012

Interactive virtual tutorials which encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning in an active way

Despic, O., Feb 2012, Good practice guide in learning and teaching. Green, J. & Higson, H. (eds.). Aston University, p. 12-14 3 p. (Good practice guide in learning and teaching; vol. 9).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Open Access
File

A case study on services upgrading prediction

Kourogiorgas, G., Despic, O., Thanassoulis, E. & Wong, V., 2008, p. 65.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Videodisks
Data mining
Industry

Data Envelopment Analysis: the mathematical programming approach to efficiency analysis

Thanassoulis, E., Portela, M. C. S. & Despić, O., 21 Feb 2008, The measurement of productive efficiency and productivity growth. Fried, H. O., Lovell, C. A. K. & Schmidt, S. S. (eds.). New York, NY (US): Oxford University Press, p. 251-420 30 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Data Envelopment Analysis: The Mathematical Programming Approach to Efficiency Analysis

Thanassoulis, E., Portela, M. C. S. & Despić, O., 1 Jan 2008, The Measurement of Productive Efficiency and Productivity Change. Oxford University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Data envelopment analysis
Decision making units
Mathematical programming
Efficiency analysis
Economics

Managing healthcare performance in analytical framework

Dey, P. K., Hariharan, S. & Despic, O., 2008, In : Benchmarking. 15, 4, p. 444-468 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Healthcare
Health care services
Performance management
Performance measurement
Analytic hierarchy process

Activities 2005 2014

  • 5 Participation in conference
  • 1 Consultancy
  • 1 Membership of network
  • 1 Invited talk

20th conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies

Ozren Despić (Participant)
2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Invited Speaker

Ozren Despić (Speaker)
25 Sep 201228 Sep 2012

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

25th Conference of the Association of European Operational Research Societies

Ozren Despić (Organiser)
2012

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

24rd Conference of the Association of European Operational Research Societies

Ozren Despić (Organiser)
2010

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

23rd Conference of the Association of European Operational Research Societies

Ozren Despić (Organiser)
2009

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference