Thomas Lidbetter is an associate professor in the Management Science and Information Systems Department in Rutgers Business School. He began the appointment in 2016 after spending three years at the London School of Economics (LSE) in the UK as an LSE Fellow in the Management and Mathematics Departments. He retains his links with the LSE, where he is now a Visiting Senior Fellow.
Dr. Lidbetter’s research is largely concerned with search and sequencing problems and their applications in the realm of national security. His work employs techniques from game theory and discrete optimization to find policies that are efficient, robust and easy to implement.
Dr. Lidbetter has several publications in prestigious Operations Research journals such as Operations Research, Mathematics of Operations Research and INFORMS Journal on Computing. He won the 2013 Doctoral Dissertation Award from the UK Operations Research Society for the most distinguished body of research leading to a doctorate in the field of Operational Research. His collaborators and friends include Alessandro Agnetis, Steve Alpern, Spyros Angelopoulos, Robbert Fokkink, Lisa Hellerstein, Kyle Lin, and Katerina Papadaki.
Dr. Lidbetter received his doctorate in mathematics from the London School of Economics. He has also had experience working as an operations research analyst for the UK government in the Home Office.
An up-to-date list of Dr. Lidbetter’s publications can be found here.
PhD, London School of Economics, Mathematics
MSc, London School of Economics, Operations Research
MMath, University of Cambridge, Mathematics
MA, University of Cambridge, Mathematics