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Dr Thomas Lidbetter

Senior LSE Fellow 


Dr Lidbetter joined the Department of Management in September 2013 soon after completing his PhD in the Department of Mathematics.  He also holds an MSc in Operational Research from the LSE and an MA and MMath in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge.  He worked for two years in the Home Office as an operational research analyst.

Research interests

  • Game theory
  • Search games and algorithms
  • Discrete optimisation
  • Mathematical biology


  • 2013 Doctoral Dissertation Award for the most distinguished body of research leading to a doctorate in the field of Operational Research, from UK OR Society
  • 2013 Mathematics Class Teacher Prize, LSE Department of Mathematics

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