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I am a professor at Durham University Business School.



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Neil Walton is a Professor in Operations Management at Durham University Business School. He received his undergraduate ('05), Masters ('06) and PhD ('10) in Mathematics at the University of Cambridge. His research is in applied probability and principally concerns the decentralized minimization of congestion in networks. He was a lecturer at University of Amsterdam where he held an NWO Veni Fellowship. He then moved to the University of Manchester where was a Reader in Mathematics. Neil has conducted research visits at Microsoft Research Cambridge, the Basque Centre for Mathematics and the Automatic Control Laboratory ETH Zurich. From 2017 to 2019 Neil was the head of probability and statistics group at the University of Manchester. Neil was a Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute and a guest lecturer at London Business School. He has an honorary position at the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. Here he is using queueing theory to reduce the waiting list backlog from the covid pandemic.  In Durham, he is Deputy Head of the Department of Management and Marketing. He is an associate editor at the journal Stochastic Systems. He is an area editor for stochastic models at Operations Research. He has won best papers awards at the ACM Sigmetrics conference and he was awarded the 2018 Erlang Prize by the Informs Applied Probability Society.