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Optimisation Study Receives Research Impact Prize

Congratulations to Ibrahim Tamimi, who won the University of Southampton Maths/Operational Research Impact Prize for his research project sponsored by Copperleaf! Ibrahim accepted the award from Professor Sally Brailsford at a University of Southampton ceremony in May.

Ibrahim used advanced mathematical techniques to quantify the benefits of investment portfolio optimisation compared to traditional ranked-list prioritisation. The analysis and results were presented at the joint Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) & Institute of Asset Management (IAM) conference in London last November.

Dr Patrick Beullens, Associate Professor at the University of Southampton and academic supervisor for Ibrahim’s project, remarked:

It was a real pleasure to supervise this project. Copperleaf delivered a well-devised plan which included Ibrahim visiting their offices in Canada and London. It was a great opportunity for Ibrahim to learn about an exciting real-life application of sophisticated Operational Research techniques, and to hone his skills in computer programming and experimental analysis.

Stefan Sadnicki, Managing Director, Europe for Copperleaf, said:

Ibrahim’s research proves that asset intensive organisation using Copperleaf’s optimisation software C55 can realise 7%-20% greater portfolio value compared to traditional Excel-based investment prioritisation processes.

If you would like to learn more about Ibrahim’s award-winning optimisation study, feel free to download a copy of the published paper. You can also check out our latest video for a fun introduction to optimisation.

If you have more examples of the benefits of optimisation or asset investment planning, we’d love to hear from you!

You can find out more about the award here and Ibrahim’s MSc program at the Centre for Operational Research, Management Science and Information Systems (CORMSIS) here.