Professor of Operations Research
Academic Director of the Centre for Risk Studies (CRS)
Director of Studies in Management Studies and Fellow of Churchill College
BSc (University of Melbourne), MS, PhD (University of Wisconsin)
My research interests include management of systemic and emerging risks, business decision making, risk aversion in electricity markets, methods and models for optimisation problems and equilibrium systems. I’m a member of the Australian Mathematical Society, INFORMS and the Mathematical Optimization Society.
I’m part of the Operations and Technology Management subject group at Cambridge Judge Business School, which focuses on practice-based research through partner organisations to address a wide spectrum of management challenges.
News and insights
From taking a risk at Cambridge Judge Business School to founding the CJBS Centre for Risk Studies, we meet Danny Ralph, Professor of Operations Research, Academic Director of the Centre for Risk Studies (CRS), Director of Studies in Management Studies and Fellow of Churchill College.
Cambridge Independent | 1 November 2021
Risilience, a new company that commercialises research from the Centre for Risk Studies at Cambridge Judge Business School, is launched with a £6 million Series A investment. The Risilience platform’s company-specific analysis provides detailed, quantified results to support strategic decision making and business planning while balancing investment requirements driven by future scenarios – and is deemed of particular significance as the climate breakdown curveball weaves its way through global, national and local economies. Risilience’s founders are Dr Andrew Coburn, CEO, Professor Daniel Ralph, Chairman, Dr Michelle Tuveson, Chief Client Officer, and Simon Ruffle, Chief Product Officer.
Financial Times | 21 October 2020
Daniel Ralph, Professor of Operations Research at Cambridge Judge Business School comments on contingency planning. Professor Ralph teaches Cambridge Executive MBA participants about decision making in uncertain situations and what consequences that might bring. “It sounds elementary, but if you don’t have an inquiring mind, you are less well equipped to deal with change,” he says.
Asia Insurance Post | 10 September 2020
Higher insurance penetration usually speeds recovery from natural disasters, but not in the US due to a fragmented insurance market, says new report from the Centre for Risk Studies at Cambridge Judge Business School. “The report looks mostly at vulnerable communities, but there also are clearly lessons for corporates in terms of preparing for catastrophe, investing in ways to recover more quickly, and more effective decision-making and implementation if disaster strikes,” said Professor Daniel Ralph.
Financial Times, 4 May 2020
Is it safe? How to handle risks you cannot easily calculate
BBC Radio 4, 9 February 2020
The World This Weekend
BBC Radio 4, 21 January 2020
World at One
Insurance Business Management, 24 September 2018
“A standardised view of risk is necessary”
Reinsurance News, 19 March 2018
RMS and Cambridge centre collaborate on new data schema
Bloomberg, 3 January 2017
Geopolitical and sovereign threats increase
Cambridge TV, 23 November 2015
Cities at Risk
My Science, 3 October 2013
Putting a price on our future