Academic and Research Staff

Lilian M. de Menezes is a Professor of Decision Sciences and joined the group in 2002 as Lecturer. Her research contributions range from studies of the changing world of work and energy markets to the development of forecasting and statistical methodology. She received her Ph.D in Decision Sciences at London Business School in 1993. Lilian’s publications include articles in Energy Policy, Energy Economics, European Journal of Operational Research, Human Relations, Industrial Relations, International Journal of Forecasting, International Journal of Human Resource Management, International Journal of Production and Operations Management, Journal of Operations Management, Neural Networks and Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. She has accumulated industrial experience from working in a range of projects in forecasting and operations research for consulting and financial organizations and has participated in collaborative projects sponsored by research councils.

Mohan Sodhi is a Professor in Operations and Supply Chain Management and his research interests lie in supply chain management, in particular in supply chain risk. He received his Ph.D. in Management Science from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA in 1994.
Prior to joining Cass Business School in August 2002, Professor Sodhi was Vice President at a software company based in San Jose. Previously, he worked as Director for enterprise e-business strategy at Scient and, prior to that, as Manager in the Supply Chain Practice at Accenture. He has worked with clients in a variety of industries including consumer electronics, commodity and specialty chemicals, petroleum products distribution, hospitality industry procurement, and airlines. His publications include articles in Production and Operations Management, International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications.  Journal of the Operational Research Society, European Journal of Operational Research, Transportation Research, and International Journal of Production Economics.

Wayne Holland is a Senior Lecturer in Operations Research with expertise in mathematical modelling and business statistics. His main research interests are in simulation modelling applied to operational effectiveness and risk assessment. He holds a Ph.D in Operational Research from the University of Cardiff. He is currently the Director of the Full-Time MBA Programme.  Prior to joining Cass Business School in 2002, he worked at the University of Kent, Canterbury. His publications include articles in The Learning Organisation, Journal of Financial Transformation, and ACM Transactions on Modelling and Simulation.

Canan Kocabasoglu-Hillmer is a Senior Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management. Her research focuses on how to enable effective collaboration between supply chain partners, particularly buyer-supplier relationships. She received her Ph.D. from State University of New York at Buffalo, where she investigated how buyer-supplier relationships can effect operational and supply chain performance using strategic sourcing and e-procurement practices, supported by a doctoral dissertation grant from Institute of Supply Management (ISM). Prior to joining Cass in 2008, she worked for University of Kansas and was on the board of the regional Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). Her publications include articles in Journal of Operations Management, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Industrial Marketing Management, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Production Research and Quality Management.

Byung-Gak Son is a Senior Lecturer in Supply Chain Management, and his research interests include supply chain risk and supply chain finance. He holds a Ph.D from Cass Business School. He has carried out consultancy work for the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affair and The Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency. His publications include articles in Production and Operations Management, Transportation Research and Journal of Operations Management.

Navid Izady is a Senior Lecturer in Operational Research, and his research interest lies is in modelling and optimization of healthcare delivery systems, focusing on capturing the impact of uncertainty. He obtained his Ph.D in Management Science from Lancaster University in 2010, following which he joined the University of Southampton as a Lecturer in Operational Research and Management Science before joining Cass in December 2015. He has collaborated with a wide range of NHS hospitals and clinics, and his publications include articles in Operations Research, European Journal of Operational Research, and Communications in Statistics.

Jörg Ries is a Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management, and his research interests include simulation and optimization of supply chain operations under consideration of imminent risks, environmental implications and financial issues. Having studied at Wuerzburg, Cranfield and Darmstadt universities, Jörg obtained his PhD in Industrial Management from Technical University Darmstadt and joined Cass in October 2015. He works on the development of advanced planning tools and has collaborated with a wide range of companies from processing, manufacturing and transport industry. His publications include articles in European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Production Research and International Journal of System Sciences.