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Dr Charles Vincent

Lecturer in AI for Business

Faculty/Dept/School School of Management
(Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences)
Telephone +441274 232161


Prior to joining the University of Bradford, Charles was with Buckingham Business School, University of Buckingham, as a Professor of Management Science and Director of Research. He is a postdoctoral research fellow in maritime studies from National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore. He counts with more than two decades of teaching, research, and consultancy experience in various countries, having been a full professor and director of research for more than a decade. He was an Honorary Professor at Maastricht School of Management, The Netherlands; an Affiliated Distinguished Research Professor at CENTRUM PUCP (accredited by AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA), Peru. He is a Fellow of the Pan-Pacific Business Association (PPBA), USA; a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, UK; a Council Member of the Global Urban Competitiveness Project (GUCP), USA; a Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association Liaison to Peru, HETL USA; and a WiDS Ambassador 2018, WiDS Buckingham (in collaboration with Stanford University, USA). He holds Executive Certificates from the MIT Sloan School of Management (USA), Harvard Business School (USA), and IE Business School (Spain).  

He has published over 130 research outputs. He is a recipient of many international academic honours and awards. He won the 2016 Cum Laude Award from the Peruvian Marketing Society for his intellectual contribution to the area of marketing; the 2013 award in the category of The Most Innovative Study from the Premio PODER to Peru’s Think Tank of the Year; the 2013 award in Summer Grants (competition) from the Emerging Markets Institute (EMI) of Johnson Cornell University, USA (along with Nagesh Gavirneni); also, the best research paper award (2006) in Finance from the Centre for Financial Excellence, KLS’ IMER, Belgaum, India. Additionally, in 2012 he received the Best Paper Award from the ESIC Market Best Papers Awards CLADEA 2012. For three consecutive years, 2010-2012, he was the recipient of the Highly Commended Award of the Emerald/CLADEA Latin American Management Research Fund Award and for seven consecutive years, 2010-2016, he was the recipient of CENTRUM’s annual research contribution award. He has developed the 4^3 Architecture for Service Innovation. He has published books with Springer-Verlag, Pearson Education, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK.  

Areas of Focus: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; Performance Measurement and Management (Productivity, Quality, Efficiency, Effectiveness); [Big] Data Science; Competitiveness; Social Progress; Doing Business; Innovation; and Design Thinking.  

Industry Exposure (Research and Consultancy):  Advertising (Branding), Agriculture & Agribusiness (Dry Apples), Transportation (Land – Public Transportation/ Marine – Logistics), Computer (Laptop Configuration), Consumer Products (Aerosols), Banking (Public/Private/Commercial), Education (Business Schools), Electronics (Assembled PCBs), and Manufacturing (Oil Rigs/ Tyres and Axles).


Areas of Focus: Artificial Intelligence/ Machine Leaning, [Big] Data Science; Performance Measurement and Management; Competitiveness; Social Progress; Doing Business; Innovation; and Design Thinking.


Teaching interests

1. Applied Machine Learning and Big Data Strategy

2. Artificial Intelligence and Data Science

3. Artificial Intelligence for Business 

4. Big Data Analytics for Business

5. Practical Data Science for Business Research

6. Machine Learning for Business

7. Cloud Computing with Business Orientation 

8. Data Science for Business

9. Big Data Analytics for Service Operations Management 


Peer Reviewed Journal
TitleMeasuring the Efficiency of Two Stage Network Processes A Satisficing DEA Approach (2019)
AuthorsMehdizadeh S, Amirteimoori A, Charles V, Behzadi MH, Kordrostami S
JournalJournal of the Operational Research Society
PublisherTaylor and Francis
TitleA two-stage OGI approach to compute the regional competitiveness index (2019)
AuthorsCharles V.;Sei T.
JournalCompetitiveness Review
TitleA fuzzy goal programming approach for solving multi-objective supply chain network problems with pareto-distributed random variables (2019)
AuthorsCharles V.;Gupta S.;Ali I.
JournalInternational Journal of Uncertainty, Fuzziness and Knowlege-Based Systems
TitleThe curse of dimensionality of decision-making units: A simple approach to increase the discriminatory power of data envelopment analysis (2019)
AuthorsCharles V.;Aparicio J.;Zhu J.
JournalEuropean Journal of Operational Research
TitleA directional distance function approach to void the non-Archimedean in DEA (2018)
AuthorsFäre R.;Charles V.
JournalJournal of the Operational Research Society
TitleThe risk and reward management in innovation portfolios: A markovian approach (2018)
AuthorsChión S.;Charles V.
JournalCroatian Operational Research Review
TitleAn integrated AHP-DEA multi-objective optimization model for sustainable transportation in mining industry (2018)
AuthorsGupta P.;Mehlawat M.;Aggarwal U.;Charles V.
JournalResources Policy
TitleSatisficing data envelopment analysis: a Bayesian approach for peer mining in the banking sector (2018)
AuthorsCharles V.;Tsolas I.;Gherman T.
JournalAnnals of Operations Research
TitleA satisficing DEA model to measure the customer-based brand equity (2017)
AuthorsCharles V.;Zavala J.
JournalRAIRO Recherche Operationnelle
TitleA Non-radial DEA Index for Peruvian Regional Competitiveness (2017)
AuthorsCharles V.;Díaz G.
JournalSocial Indicators Research
TitleInventory control policy for a periodic review system with expediting (2017)
AuthorsTao Y.;Lee L.;Chew E.;Sun G.;Charles V.
JournalApplied Mathematical Modelling
TitleA redundancy detection algorithm for fuzzy stochastic multi-objective linear fractional programming problems (2017)
AuthorsKhanjani Shiraz R.;Charles V.;Tavana M.;Di Caprio D.
JournalStochastic Analysis and Applications
TitleValue of the stochastic efficiency in data envelopment analysis (2017)
AuthorsCharles V.;Cornillier F.
JournalExpert Systems with Applications
TitleTuning the data sample for data envelopment analysis (2017)
AuthorsValiakos A.;Charles V.
JournalInternational Journal of Operational Research
TitleRegulatory design and technical efficiency: public transport in France (2016)
AuthorsDíaz G.;Charles V.
JournalJournal of Regulatory Economics
TitleA translation invariant pure DEA model (2016)
AuthorsCharles V.;Färe R.;Grosskopf S.
JournalEuropean Journal of Operational Research
TitleGreen exchange-traded fund performance appraisal using slacks-based DEA models (2015)
AuthorsTsolas I.;Charles V.
JournalOperational Research