Professor Dylan Jones

Dylan Jones

Director, Professor of Operational Research

Phone: +44 (0)23 9284 6362



I am a Professor of Operational Research in the Department of Mathematics, and Chair of the Logistics and Operational Research Group (LORG). I have a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics with Operational Research from the University of Southampton and a PhD in Operational Research 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. I am the author of over 40 publications in international journals and a Springer research book on goal programming.

Although interested in a wide range of applications my work focus is 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.

Research projects

My area of research is the theory of making decisions in the presence of multiple, conflicting objectives. Current projects comprise:

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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