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Richard Robert Weber

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Previously

Associate Editor, *Applied Probability*

Assistant Editor,*Management Science*

Assistant Editor,*Mathematics of Operations Research*

Assistant Editor,*Operations Research*

Advisory Editor,*Wiley series on Optimization and Control*

Director of the Statistical Laboratory, University of Cambridge, 2000-2009

Vice President, Queens' College, Cambriidge, 1996-2006
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Postal address:

Professor R.R. Weber

Statistical Laboratory

Centre for Mathematical Sciences

Wilberforce Road

Cambridge CB3 0WB

U.K.

Phone: 44-1223-335570 (home), -337944 (work), -337963 (fax) -337959 (secretary)

Electronic mail: **rrw1@cam.ac.uk**

Nationalities: U.K. and U.S.A.

I am interested in the mathematics of systems that are large, complex and subject to uncertainty. By developing mathematics tools in the fields of probability, optimization, stochastic processes and control, I have made contributions to the areas of stochastic scheduling, the Gittins index, Markov decision processes, queueing control, the asymptotics of performance analysis, probabilistic analysis of algorithms, and the theory of communications pricing and control. These theoretical advances have application to problems of optimally allocating limited resources or controlling congestion in manufacturing, transportation and communications systems. Active present interests include: on-line bin packing (especially the probabilistic analysis of the best-fit algorithm); search and rendezvous games, peer-to-peer network technology, the asymptotically optimal pricing of public goods, and yield management.

Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, University of Cambridge: *Churchill Professor of
Mathematics for Operational Research (1994-).*

Queens' College, Cambridge: *Professorial Fellow.*

INFORMS (USA)

Operational Research Society (UK)

Royal Statistical Society (UK)

Associate Editor, *Probability in the Engineering and Informational Sciences*

Assistant Editor,

Assistant Editor,

Assistant Editor,

Advisory Editor,

Director of the Statistical Laboratory, University of Cambridge, 2000-2009

Vice President, Queens' College, Cambriidge, 1996-2006

Cambridge University: B.A. (Mathematics Tripos, 1972-74), Part III (1975), M.A., and Ph.D. (1980).

Cambridge University Engineering Department: Assistant Lecturer (1978-84), Lecturer (1984-92), Reader (1992-94)

Director, Statistical Laboratory, 1999-2000, 2001-2009.

Queens' College: Research Fellow (1977-78), Fellow, College Lecturer (1978-), Director of Studies (Mathematics, Management, Manufacturing) (1984-94), Undergraduate Tutor (1979-84), Postgraduate Tutor (1984-92), Vice-President (1995-07).