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Dr Alessandra Orsoni

Senior lecturer


I joined Kingston University in September 2003. I have received both my MSc in Mechanical Engineering and my ScD in Engineering Systems Design and Innovation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA). After completing my ScD I became a research associate in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge (Cambridge, UK) and worked in the Department of Production Engineering at the University of Genoa (Genoa, Italy).

Areas of specialism

  • Production Engineering
  • Logistics
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Computer-based Modelling and Simulation
  • Artificial Intelligence


  • Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Kingston University
  • Doctor of Science Degree in Engineering Systems Design and Innovation, MIT
  • Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering, MIT
  • Mechanical Engineering Degree, University of Genoa

Professional membership

I have active roles in several Research Societies dealing with Computer-based Modelling and Simulation: these include the UK Society for Modelling and Simulation, the European Council for Modelling and Simulation as well as EUROSIM, the Federation of European Modelling and Simulation Societies. Current roles include: Secretary and European Business Chair of the UK Simulation Society (UKSim); UKSim representative on EUROSIM Board.


A significant part of my research work involves the integration of artificial intelligence and simulation techniques for the development of decision support systems aimed at improving the design, planning, and scheduling of complex business and industrial processes, and the implementation/testing of such tools in actual business/industrial contexts. Research Supervision: supervised undergraduate dissertations as well as several MBA projects.Selected as the external examiner for a PhD Viva in Mathematics and Computing at the University of Ulster, as well as a PhD viva in Computer Science - Advanced Technologies at the University of Glamorgan.


Number of items: 16.


Orsoni, Alessandra and Bandinelli, Romeo (2007) Improving the remote scheduling of distributed production with process statistics and AI techniques. Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 15(2), pp. 175-184. ISSN (online) 1569-190X

Orsoni, Alessandra (2006) Fuzzy and simulation-based techniques for industrial safety and risk assessment. International Journal of General Systems, 35(5), pp. 619-635. ISSN (print) 0308-1079

Orsoni, Alessandra and Bandinelli, Romeo (2005) Simulation-based DSS for the systematic assessment of outsourcing strategies. International Journal of Simulation Systems: Science, and Technology, 6(7-8), pp. 1-9. ISSN (print) 1473-8031

Bandinelli, Romeo, Iacono, Mauro and Orsoni, Alessandra (2004) Anticipating critical events to improve the remote scheduling of coordinated production. International Journal of Simulation: Systems, Science, and Technology, 5(1-2), pp. 1-8. ISSN (print) 1473-8031


Borotzky, W. , Orsoni, Alessandra and Zobel, R., eds. (2006) ECMS, 20th European Conference on Modelling and Simulation 2006. Nottingham, U.K. : European Council for Modelling and Simulation (ECMS). ISBN 9780955301803

Conference or Workshop Item

Orsoni, Alessandra and Colaco, Brian (2013) A Competency Framework for Software Development Organizations. In: 15th International Conference on Computer Modelling and Simulation; 10-12 April 2013, Cambridge, U.K.. ISBN 9780769549941

Kamdar, A. and Orsoni, A. (2009) Development of value-based pricing model for software services. In: 11th International Conference on Computer Modelling and Simulation (UKSim 2009); 25 Mar - 27 Mar 2009, Cambridge, U.K.. ISBN 9781424437719

Smith, Stef and Orsoni, Alessandra (2007) Alternative power technologies: a decision model for a sugar refinery. In: 21st European Conference on Modelling and Simulation; 04 - 06 Jun 2007, Prague, Czech Republic. ISBN 9780955301827

Orsoni, A. and Iglesias, D. (2007) Improving team performance with intelligent models: an application financial trading. In: 4th IEEE International Workshop on Intelligent Data Acquisition and Advanced Computing Systems,; 06 - 08 Sep 2007, Dortmund, Germany. (no. 4) ISBN 9781424413485

Smith, S. and Orsoni, A. (2007) Multicriteria decision support for industrial plant re-engineering. In: IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems; 23 - 26 Jul 2007, London, U.K.. ISSN (print) 1098-7584 ISBN 1424412099

Orsoni, Alessandra (2007) A graphically based machine learning approach for remote learning services. In: First Asia International Conference on Modelling and Simulation; 27 - 30 Mar 2007, Phuket, Thailand. ISBN 0769528457

Karadimas, Nikolaos and Orsoni, Alessandra (2006) The role of modelling and simulation in design-build projects. In: 20th European Conference on Modelling and Simulation; 28 - 31 May 2006, Bonn, Germany. ISBN 9780955301803

Orsoni, Alessandra and Wagner, Lewis (2004) Comparing the developer and the user perspective on the performance in use of wireless networks. In: 8th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics; 18-21 Jul 2004, Orlando, U.S..

Orsoni, A. (2004) GAs and simulation techniques for dynamic resources sharing and reallocation across workgroups. In: 2nd IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Systems; 22 - 24 June 2004, Varna, Bulgaria. ISBN 0780382781

Orsoni, A. (2004) Simulation-based decision support for the logistics of maritime emergency management. In: 15th IASTED International Conference on Modelling and Simulation; 01 - 03 Mar 2004, Marina Del Rey, U.S.. ISSN (print) 1021-8181 ISBN 0889863911

Orsoni, Alessandra (2003) AI techniques for the implementation of new organizational structures in the retail industry. In: 15th European Simulation Symposium; 26 - 29 Oct 2003, Delft, Netherlands.

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