Online DEA course – 2 days – 28 & 29 June 2021

Online Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) Course

Courses on Performance Measurement Using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) – Online

Deadline for registration: 25th June 2021




The aim of this course is to enable participants to understand the fundamentals of Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) as a general purpose method for efficiency and productivity analysis in complex multi – output and multi- input contexts in the production of goods and services. The course will cover both the theory and the actual use of DEA. Sample real life and simulated contexts will be used.

Apart from the classical DEA models under constant and variable returns to scale, the course will cover models for assessing productivity change over time, for incorporating value judgements in DEA, for target setting and for exploiting economies of scale etc.  The course will use various areas of application drawn from the real life experience of the presenters and from the interests of the participants to illustrate approaches. The PIM DEA software ( will be used for hands on sessions by participants.

Running the course over two-days in staggered parallel streams
[ (9am to 5.30pm) or (12.30pm to 8pm) ]

As there are registrations from a wide range of time zones we will run two parallel streams staggered streams spanning from 9 am to 8pm London time. One stream will fit better time zones East and the other West of England. This means we shall be repeating some sessions as presenters so you will each have the chance to have the session closer to what would be a reasonable time for your time zone. It also means for some of the sessions all of you will be able to join in at the same time. It also means, if you can cope with the timing, you are welcome to join twice a repeat session if you so wish.

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Professor Emmanuel ThanassoulisEmmanuel is Professor in Management Sciences at Aston Business School and is on the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Operational Research. He is a world authority on Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) with over 60 refereed publications in the area including the highly influential book Introduction to the Theory and Application of Data Envelopment Analysis: A foundation text with integrated software (Springer) and ‘DEA—The Mathematical Programming Approach to Efficiency Analysis’, in The Measurement of Productive Efficiency and Productivity Growth  (Oxford University Press). He has co-developed highly acclaimed DEA Software and has acted as consultant on efficiency and productivity analysis to a variety of organisations, including Sibelga (Belgian gas and electricity distribution operator), Transco, Ofwat, the UK Department for Communities and Local Government and HM Treasury.

Professor Ali EmrouznejadAli is a Professor of Business Analytics at Aston Business School, UK. His areas of research interest include performance measurement and management, efficiency and productivity analysis as well as data mining. Dr Emrouznejad is editor of Annals of Operations Research, Associate Editor of Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Associate Editor of IMA journal of Management Mathematics, Associate Editor of RAIRO Operations Research Journal, Senior Editor of Data Envelopment Analysis journal, and member of editorial boards or guest editor in several other scientific journals. He has published over 100 articles in top ranked journals, he has also published several DEA books including “Performance Measurement with Fuzzy DEA” (Springer) and “Managing Service Productivity”  (Springer). He is also co-founder of Performance Improvement Management Software (PIM-DEA), see

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