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Decision and Cognitive Science Research Centre

Established in 2010, Alliance Manchester Business School's Decision and Cognitive Science Research Centre undertakes research in the areas of Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) and Decision Support Systems (DSS). It is home to one of the largest groupings of researchers in both areas. The Centre promotes cross-disciplinary research within decision sciences and cognitive sciences; and applies and evaluates its research findings on real-world decision problems in all sectors.

The team coordinates applied research across strategic and financial decision making; and evaluation of performance, sustainability and innovation. The Centre also promotes theoretical, methodological, empirical and applied research in areas such as evidential reasoning decision analysis, risk analysis, performance optimisation, knowledge-driven decision support systems, and computational and mathematical models of human behaviour and behavioural decision-making. The Centre runs a regular seminar and workshop series for researchers and practitioners to exchange research experiences and foster a spirit of research collaboration.

Key contacts

Dr Richard Allmendinger
Dr Manuel Lopez-Ibanez
Dr Yu-Wang Chen
Dr Oscar De Bruijn
Professor Simon French (Honorary Professor - University of Warwick)
Dr Zhiyuan Lin (Honorary Lecturer - University of Leeds)
Professor Joshua Knowles (Honorary Professor - Invenia Labs)
Dr Nadia Papamichail
Dr Nathan Proudlove
Dr Srinivasa Raghavan (Honorary Professor – Tarxya Ltd)
Professor Dong-Ling Xu
Professor Theo Stewart
Dr Xiao-Jun Zeng
Dr Luis Ospina-Forero

Dr Ting Wu, Associate Professor, Shanghai Dianji University, China; Academic Visitor, University of Manchester, UK
Professor Alan Pearman, University of Leeds, UK
Professor Bob Wood, the University of Manchester, UK
Professor Kostas Nikolopoulos, Durham University, UK
Professor Malcolm Beynon, Cardiff University
Professor Kwai-Sang Chin, City University of Hong Kong, China
Professor Jutta Geldermann, the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Professor John Maule, Leeds University, UK
Professor Francisco Ruiz de la Rua, University of Malaga, Spain
Professor Ahti Salo, Aalto University, Finland
Professor Ralph E Steuer, University of Georgia, USA
Mr. Spiros Potamitis, Senior Data Scientist, Global Technology Practice at SAS

Hichem Barki
Weihua Deng

Name of Student

Type

Submission

Name of Supervisors

Shuaiyu Yao

PhD

Com in 2019

Jian-Bo Yang, Dong-Ling Xu

Yun Prihantina Mulyani

PhD

Com in 2020

Jian-Bo Yang, Dong-Ling Xu

Lucia Rivadeneira Barreiro

PhD

Com in 2020

Jian-Bo Yang, Manuel Lopez-Ibanez

Ouyang, Wendi

PhD

Com in 2020

Jian-Bo Yang, Ludmil Mikhailov

Adam Zhang

DBA

2022

Jian-Bo Yang

Mengmeng Tan

PhD

2023

Jian-Bo Yang, Dong-Ling Xu

Xiyi Chen

PhD

2023

Jian-Bo Yang, Dong-Ling Xu

Alexander Ntiri-Ampomah

PhD

2024

Jian-Bo Yang

Amy Jungmin Seo

PhD

2024

Jian-Bo Yang, Dong-Ling Xu

Zekun Wang

PhD

2024

Jian-Bo Yang

Salman J. Alqahtani

PhD

2025

Jian-Bo Yang

Jiangnan Liu

DBA

Com in 2019

Dong-Ling Xu

Ting Wu

PhD

2021

Dong-Ling Xu, Jian-Bo yang

Sien Chen

DBA

2022

Dong-Ling Xu

Fatima Samir Almaghrabi

PhD

Com in 2020

Dong-Ling Xu, Jian-Bo yang

Rawan Alhazmi

PhD

2022

Dong-Ling Xu, Yu-Wang Chen

Norsharina Zabidi

PhD

Com in 2020

Weigang Wang, Dong-Ling Xu

Naheed Bashir

PhD

Com in 2019

Nadia Papamichail, Khaleel Malik

Shashwat Pande

PhD

Com in 2020

Nadia Papamichail, Peter Kawalek

Jamal Alsaady

PhD

Com in 2020

Nadia Papamichail, Kathleen Keeling

Lei Ni

PhD

Com in 2020

Yu-wang Chen, Oscar de Bruijn, Luis Ospina-Forero

Hashir Kiani

PhD

Com in 2020

Xiao-Jun Zeng

Dongjiao Ge

PhD

Com in 2019

Xiao-Jun Zeng

Sam Sivarajan

DBA

Com in 2019

Oscar de Bruijn

Orbay Unsoy

PhD

2020

Yu-wang Chen, Richard Allmendinger

Crystal Chidinma .U. Chukwuemeka

PhD

2020

Nadia Papamichail, Richard Allmendinger, Yu-wang Chen

Sergio García Vega

PhD

2020

John Keane, Xiao-jun Zeng, WRITING UP

Elizbeth Fons

PhD

2020

John Keane, Xiao-jun Zeng, WRITING UP

Hugo Gamboa Valero

PhD

2021

John Keane, Xiao-jun Zeng

Sebastian Flennerhag

PhD

2021

Mark Elliot (Cathie Marsh), John Keane, Hujun Yin

Robert Haber

DBA

2022

Babis Theodoulidis, Ludmil Mikhailov

Chimdimma Noelyn Onah

PhD

2021

Richard Allmendinger

Jonathan Carlton

PhD

2021

John Keane, Caroline Jay

Dominic Duxbury

PhD

2021

John Keane, Norman Paton

Hasanain Ali

PhD

2021

Joao Quariguasi, Yu-wang Chen

Lihua Xia

DBA

2021

Yu-wang Chen

William Wu

DBA

2022

Yu-wang Chen

Louise Kelly

PhD

2022

Richard Allmendinger, Yu-wang Chen

Michail Vamvakaris

PhD

2021

Xiao-jun Zeng, George Wang

Yuan Chai

PhD

2021

Xiao-jun Zeng, Ke Chen

Nouf Alghanmi

PhD

2021

Xiao-jun Zeng, Ke Chen

Asim Alwabel

PhD

2021

Xiao-jun Zeng, Ke Chen

Seyed Mahdi Shavarani

PhD

2022

Manuel Lopez-Ibanez, Richard Allmendinger

Andreea Avarmescu

PhD

2022

Richard Allmendinger, Manuel Lopez-Ibanez

Christopher Rhodes

PhD

2021

Ricardo Climent (SALC), Richard Allmendinger

Youngmin Kim

PhD

2022

Richard Allmendinger, Manuel Lopez-Ibanez

Stefan Pricopie

PhD

2023

Richard Allmendinger, Manuel Lopez-Ibanez, Joshua Knowles

Ayesha Al Hosani

DBA

2024

Mercedes Bleda, Richard Allmendinger

Mona Alkhozae

PhD

2022

Xiao-jun Zeng, Ke Chen

Jie Zhang

PhD

2022

Xiao-jun Zeng, Ke Chen

Alaa Al Jamea

PhD

2023

Xiao-jun Zeng, Ke Chen

Maura Hunt

PhD

2022

Manuel López-Ibáñez, Paul Warren and George Farmer (School of Biological Sciences)

Maura Hunt

PhD

2022

Manuel López-Ibáñez, Paul Warren and George Farmer (School of Biological Sciences)

Engagement

The Centre links theoretical and fundamental research to real world issues, and attracts externally-sponsored (both private and public sector) research and consultancy projects.

Members of the Centre have had extensive collaborations with external bodies mainly through joint research and consultancy projects. The following are some of the organisations with which members have had recent and/or current research/consultancy collaborations:

  • School of Engineering, Liverpool John Moores University
  • School of Manufacturing Engineering and Engineering Management, City University, Hong Kong, China
  • School of Psychology, University of Michigan, USA
  • School of Economics and Management, University of Malaga, Spain
  • Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • Departamento de Economía Aplicada, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
  • School of Management, Hefei University of Technology, China
  • Department of Automation, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • Systems Engineering Institute, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
  • School of Public Administration, Fuzhou University, China
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • Leap Beyond Ltd
  • AXA Insurance
  • Tech Valley Information Technology Ltd
  • Equiniti
  • DWF LLP
  • Alan Turing Institute
  • Connect Childcare
  • Forensic Testing Services Ltd
  • VWFS
  • Madgex Ltd
  • Pilot Group
  • Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust Charity
  • Mid-Cheshire NHS HFT
  • British Medical Journal (BMJ Publishing Group)
  • General Motors Company (GM)
  • Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK*CEN)
  • Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI)
  • MG Motor UK Ltd
  • Tesco
  • Bradford and Airedale Community Health Services (BACHS)
  • Mersey Maritime Ltd
  • Mersey Docks & Harbour Company
  • Aromco Limited
  • SABMiller
  • Leatherhead International Ltd
  • British Nuclear Fuel Ltd (BNFL)
  • United Biscuits
  • Siemens UK
  • United Utilities
  • The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Barclays Bank
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
  • European Federation of Accountants (FEE)
  • US Federal Aviation Authority
  • Roche Pharma
  • NASA
  • UN/World Bank
  • OECD
  • HM Revenue and Customs
  • Department of Work and Pensions, UK government
  • Qinetiq/Ministry of Defence
  • National Nuclear Laboratory
  • Christie Hospital, Manchester
  • Rapiscan Systems
  • Knowledge Support Systems
  • Environment Protection Agency (Ireland)
  • Aviva
  • BP
  • BT
  • BA
  • Deloitte
  • Rolls Royce
  • Zurich Financial
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Surrey County Council