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Professor Dylan Jones

  • Qualifications: BSc PGCTLHE PhD
  • Role Title: Professor of Operational Research
  • Address: Lion Gate Building, Lion Terrace, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 3HF UK
  • Telephone: +44 (0)23 9284 6362
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  • Department: Department of Mathematics
  • Faculty: Faculty of Technology


I am a Professor of Operational Research in the Department of Mathematics, and Chair of the Logistics, Operational Research and Analytics Research Group (LORA). I have a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics with Operational Research from the University of Southampton and a PhD in Operational Research, also from the University of Portsmouth. I have been involved in research, teaching, and course development in the field of Logistics and Operational Research over the past twenty years. My area of research is the theory of making decisions in the presence of multiple, conflicting objectives.

I am interested in a wide range of applications but have specifically worked in applications to supply chain management and logistics, maritime logistics, healthcare, and renewable energy. I attend international conferences in either general Operational Research or specialised in Multi-Criteria Decision Making. My current research is funded by the European Union and I have particular research connections in France, Spain, and Brazil. I am the author of over 40 publications in international journals and a Springer research book on goal programming.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Course Leader, Postgraduate Programme, Supportability Engineering
  • Unit Co-ordinator, Operational Research (M251), Strategic Logistics (M453)
  • Unit Lecturer, Strategic Logistics (M453), Advanced Decision Modelling (M251), Supply Chain and Inventory Management
  • Chair of Logistics Working Group, 2009 to date


  • Multiple Criteria Decision Making
  • Multiple Objective Programming
  • Goal Programming
  • Mixed Modelling Methodologies
  • Applications of Operational Research in Logistics, Healthcare, Defence, and Renewable Energy

Current Research Projects

  • 2OM: Offshore Operations and Maintenance Operations. This EU Interreg IV (Channel) project is a collaboration between the Universities of Le Havre, Portsmouth, and Plymouth and the CRITTL laboratory. Further details are available at
  • MULTISTOCK: This two-year project looks at the use of multiple objectives in the combined packing and routing aspects of logistics optimisation.
  • LEANWIND: This four-year EU FP7 project has 31 partners and aims to reduce the cost of energy produced by offshore wind farms by applying lean techniques to all aspects of the process. The University of Portsmouth's involvement is to design mathematical models to optimise the logistics and O&M process.
  • Channel MOR: This one year EU Interreg project has 11 partners from the UK and France and will map the current and future supply chains for marine renewable area in the Channel area. Suggestions for future developments and business and community involvement will be made.

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