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Professor Sanja Petrovic

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BSc (Belgrade), MSc (Belgrade), PhD (Belgrade)
Professor of Operational Research

Department: Operations Management and Information Systems
Tel: +44 (0) 115 8467764
Location: C11 (Si Yuan Building, Jubilee Campus)

Dr Sanja Petrovic is a Professor of Operational Research in the Nottingham University Business School. Sanja Petrovic has conducted and led multi-disciplinary research into development of models, heuristics and algorithms for a variety of real world optimisation and scheduling problems, including radiotherapy planning, scheduling of radiotherapy patients, nurse rostering, production scheduling, and university timetabling. Her research areas include the theory and practice of case-based reasoning, multicriteria decision making, modelling of uncertainty by using fuzzy sets and fuzzy logic, optimisation methods and meta-heuristics, and multi-agent systems. Prof Petrovic has been the principal investigator on 3 projects funded by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) that deal with real-world scheduling and planning problems and principal investigator in Nottingham on a project funded by Technology Strategy Board. She has been also a co-investigator on 12 other externally funded grants. Sanja was a Vice-president of the UK Operational Research Society in two terms (2013-2018), Chair of the Committee of Professors of Operational Research in the UK (COPIOR) since 2018, and a Co-ordinator of the EURO (European Association of Operational Research Societies) Working group on Automated Timetabling (WATT) since 2006. She has been a member of the EPSRC Peer Review College since 2003 in three terms. She was a guest co-editor for special issues of the European Journal of Operational Research (EJOR), Journal of Scheduling and Annals of Operations Research. She is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Scheduoilng and IMA Journal of Management Mathematics, and a member of the Editorial Board of the Yugoslav Journal of Operations Research - YUJOR. She was Chair of the OR53, UK Operational Research conference, Nottingham, September 6-8, 2011 and has been a member of over 20 programme/refereeing committees of international conferences in the last 5 years. She has published more than 50 papers in international scientific journals, 20 book chapters and over 70 papers in international conference proceedings. She currently supervises 4 PhD students and has been supervised 15 PhD students to completion and 8 Post-doctoral research fellows.


The following lists my publications from 2014 to the present day.

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I am the module convenor of the following undergraduate module:
Quantitative Decision Making (N12808)

Sanja is module convenor of the following module(s):


Management Science for Business Decisions (BUSI2048)


Business Intelligence and Analytics (BUSI4492)

Details of all modules can be found on MyNottingham

In the last few years, I have conducted multi-disciplinary research into models, heuristics and algorithms for a variety of real world scheduling problems, including radiotherapy planning and scheduling, production scheduling, nurse rostering, and university timetabling. My research interest includes the fields of case-based reasoning, multicriteria decision analysis, modelling of uncertainty by fuzzy sets, meta-heuristics, hyper-heuristics and multi-agent systems.

Sanja is currently supervising the following Research Students:

Ashutosh Sharma
Cihan Butun
Danuphon Tippong
Kingshuk Jubaer Islam
Rawa Alghamdi
Wafaa Ahmed
School and University Committee Memberships
Research & Knowledge Exchange Committee (Formerly RD) 2013


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