Operations and Systems Management

Dr Jana Ries

  • Qualifications: Phd MSc
  • Role Title: Senior Lecturer
  • Address: Richmond Building Portland Street Portsmouth PO1 3DE
  • Telephone: 02392844023
  • Email: jana.ries@port.ac.uk
  • Department: Operations and Systems Management
  • Faculty: Portsmouth Business School


After completing my Phd at the Department of Mathematics (University of Portsmouth), I have been a post-doctoral researcher on two EU-funded projects under the 7th Framework Programme: LOGMAN (www.logman-footprint.eu) and SEABILLA (www.seabilla.eu). Since 2011, I have been lecturing at Portsmouth Business School. My main research interests are in algorithmic design for combinatorial optimisation problems with a particular interest in transport logistics and the use of fuzzy logic to deal with uncertain environments in real-time optimisation. I have worked with industry in the defence and maritime logistics sector.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Unit coordinator: Quantitative Methods and Data Analysis (U23354 and U23582)
  • Unit lecturer: Research and Consultancy Methods (MBA Exec)
  • Unit tutor: Business Research Project, Quantitative Methods for Accountants
  • Personal tutor on the European Business Programme (German link)


Design and calibration of approximation algorithms (e.g. heuristics, meta-heuristics, hybrid concepts)

-  Fuzzy logic

-  Operational efficiency in supply chains: Decision support systems in dynamic and sustainable

   transport, road and carbon pricing, fleet management, resource scheduling,     

-  Applications in maritime logistics and manufacturing, food supply chains, green logistics


Research profile

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