Lecturer in Management Science
Operations & Information Management Group
PhD in Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.
BASc in Civil Engineering, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.
- Data Envelopment Analysis and Performance Measurement
- Multi-criteria and Soft Decision Analysis
- Machine Learning and Optimisation
Data Analysis and Modelling for Management
Operational Research 1
Operational Research Methods
Data Envelopment Analysis
The Application of Comparative Performance Measurement
Principles and Techniques of Mathematical Modelling in Management
2003 - Date Lecturer in Management Science, Aston Business School, Aston University, UK
2002 - 2003 Founding Scientific Advisor, Symbio, Toronto, Canada
1997 - 2002 Research Associate, Cente for Management and Technology (CMTE), University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Sum 1997 Research Associate, ENSIMEV, Université de Valenciennes, Valenciennes, France
1996 - 1997 Research Associate, Facility for Intelligent Decision Support (FIDS), University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
1994 - 1995 Designer and Mathematical Consultant, AKI, Pardubice, Czech Republic
1992 - 1993 Travelling through East Europe, Russia, China, Tibet, Nepal and India
Aut 1992 Barman in an African night club, Prague, Czechoslovakia
Sum 1992 Farmer in a South Moravian Kolhoz, Znojmo, Czechoslovakia
Sum 1989 Chief Cook in East Indian vegetarian restaurant, Hotel Sonnenberg, Selisberg, Switzerland
Sum 1988 Construction Designer, sponsored by IAESTE, Lodz, Poland
1981 - 1992 Tutoring high school and university level calculus and algebra, Sarejevo, Bosnia and Herzegovinia, Yugoslavia
Peer Reviewed Papers
Dey, P., Hariharan, S., Despic, O. (2008) Managing healthcare performance in analytical framework. Benchmarking: an international journal, 15(4): 444-468
Despic, O., Despic, M. and Paradi, J.C. (2007) DEA-R: ratio-based comparative efficiency model, its mathematical relation to DEA and its use in applications. Journal of Productivity Analysis, 28: 33-44
Despic, O. and Simonovic, S. (2000) Aggregation Operators for Soft Decision Making in Water Resources, Fuzzy Sets and Systems, 115: 11-33
Thanassoulis, E., Portela Maria, C.S. and Despic, O. (2008) DEA - The Mathematical Programming Approach to Efficiency Analysis, Chapter 3 in Hal Fried, Knox Lovelle and Shelton Schmidt (eds) "The Measurement of Productive Efficiency and Productivity Growth", Oxford University Press.
Despic, O. Geometric DEA Models and their Properties, Conference Proceedings of the International Conference on Data Envelopment Analysis and its Applications, Lima, Peru, 14-16 September 2011.
Despic, O. and Paradi, J.C. Linguistic Analysis of Efficiency: Fuzzy Rules Representation of the DEA-Based Efficiency Regions, Conference Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on DEA, Hyderabad, India, 5-7 January 2007.
Despic, O. and Dey, O. Using Envelopment Analysis to Create a Flexible Multiplicative AHP Model (FM-AHP), Conference Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making (MCDM 2006), Chania, Greece, June 2006.
Despic, O. and Dey, P. Flexible Multiplicative Analytical Hierarchy Model, Aston Business School - working paper RP0616, May 2006.
Despic, O. Some Alternative DEA Models and their use in MCDM, Aston Business School - working paper RP0526, November 2005.
Despic, O. DEA-R Relative Efficiency Model: Some Theoretical and Practical Considerations, Aston Business School - working paper RP0435, December 2004.
Despic, O. and Simonovic, S. Methods in Evaluating Qualitative Criteria in Water Resources Multi-Criteria Decision Making, Water Resources Research Report no.037, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, May 1997.
Course Director for:
MSc in Business and Marketing Analytics (BMA)
MSc in Business Analytics and Information Systems Management (BAISM)
MSc in Enterprise Systems and Business Analytics (ESBA)
MSc in Operational Research and Performance Management (ORPM)
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
Operational Research Society (The OR Society)
Maths, Stats & OR Network (a subject network of the HEA, UK)
The Association of European Operational Research Society (EURO)
Institute for Operations Research and the Management Science (INFORMS) and its Decision Analysis Society subdivision.