Alan  Andrew Scheller-Wolf

Professor of Operations Management; Head, Ph.D. Program

Phone

412-268-5066

Area of Expertise

Operations Management

Education

Columbia University - Other (Operations Research) - 1996
Columbia University - Ph D (Operations Research) - 1996
Columbia University - MS (Operations Research) - 1994
Stanford University - BA (Art History) - 1989
Stanford University - BS (Mathematics and Computational Science) - 1989


Teaching and Research Interests

Discrete Time Inventory Theory: Perishable inventory, spare parts systems, assemble to order systems. Service Systems: Healthcare, call centers. Queueing Theory: Multi-server queues, stability and moment conditions, strategic queueing, closed queueing networks, Markov Decision Processes. Applications: Renewable energy, product portfolio optimization, parking queues.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Exact Analysis of the M/M/k/setup Class of Markov Chains via Recursive Renewal Reward

    (author(s): Anshul Gandhi, Sherwin Doroudi, Mor Harchol-Balter, Alan Scheller-Wolf) Queueing Systems -- Selected papers from Sigmetrics 2013 77(2), 2014; 177-209

  • Inventory Rationing for a System with Heterogeneous Customer Classes

    (author(s): Paul Enders, Ivo Adan, Alan Scheller-Wolf, Geert-Jan van Houtum) Flexible Services and Manufacturing 26, 2014; 344-386

  • Optimal Structural Results for Assemble-to-Order Generalized M-Systems

    (author(s): Emre Nadar, Mustafa Akan, Alan Scheller-Wolf) Operations Research, 2014

  • Robust scheduling at a large IT services delivery center

    (author(s): Elvin Coban, Aliza Heching, John Hooker, Alan Scheller-Wolf) Service Computation 2014 Proceedings

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WORKING PAPERS

  • Is It More Valuable to Store or Destroy Electricity Surpluses?

    (author(s): Yangfang Zhou, Alan Scheller-Wolf, Nicola Secomandi, Stephen Smith) Management Science, submitted January 2012, minor revision invited August 2014

  • Optimization of Industrial-Scale Assemble-To-Order Systems

    (author(s): Willem van Jaarsveld, Alan Scheller-Wolf) INFORMS Journal of Computing

  • Merchant Commodity Storage and Term-Structure Model Error

    (author(s): Nicola Secomandi, Guoming Lai, Francois Margot, Alan Scheller-Wolf, Duane Seppi) Manufacturing & Service Operations Management; submitted 9/12/2012; minor revision submitted 9/7/2014

  • Managing Wind-Based Electricity Generation in the Presence of Storage and Transmission Capacity

    (author(s): Yangfang Zhou, Alan Scheller-Wolf, Nicola Secomandi, Stephen Smith) Manufacturing & Service Operations Management; Submitted 9/19/2014

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Awards and Honors

Tepper School of Business - BP Junior Faculty Research Chair (2000)

University Service

PHD COMMITTEE, Chairperson, (2011 - )
FACULTY JUDICIAL REVIEW BOARD, Committee Member, (2010 - )

Professional Activities

Other, Guest Editor-in-Chief, Special Issue on Practice, MSOM
Editor, Associate Editor, Queueing Systems
Editor, Associate Editor, Management Science
Member, M&SOM, Editorial Board
Editor, Associate Editor, Mathematical Methods of Operations Research
Editor, Associate Editor, Operations Research
Editor, Associate Editor, Surveys in ORMS (2009 - 2013)
Member, INFORMS , Dantzig Prize Committee (2011 - 2011)
Member, INFORMS , M&SOM Journal Review Committee (2011 - 2011)
Chairperson, INFORMS , IMPACT Prize Committee (2009 - 2010)
Editor, Associate Editor, Operations Research Letters (2004 - 2009)
Editor, Senior Editor, Production and Operations Management (2003 - 2009)
Editor, Associate Editor, IIE Transactions (2000 - 2009)
Committee Chair, Collaborative Research Workshop, TUE/CMU, Organizing Committee (2008 - 2008)
Member, INFORMS , Applied Probability Council (2008 - 2008)
Member, INFORMS , IMPACT Prize Committee (2008 - 2008)
Other, Panel Discussant, M&SOM, Supply Chain Management SIG (2008 - 2008)
Other, Judge, M&SOM, Service Management SIG, Panel Discussant (2008 - 2008)
Other, Judge, INFORMS , POM Student Paper Competition (2007 - 2007)
Committee Member, ACM Sigmetrics Conference , Program Committee (2006 - 2007)
Committee Chair, INFORMS , JFIG Paper Competition (2006 - 2006)
Editor, Associate Editor, Management Science (2004 - 2006)
Member, M&SOM, Editorial Board (2002 - 2005)
Other, Judge, INFORMS , MSOM Student Paper Competition (2004 - 2004)
Other, Invited Discussant, MSOM Conference, Multi-echelon Conference (2004 - 2004)
Committee Chair, Research and Education Collaboration Program, CMU and TUE, Organizing Committee (2004 - 2004)
Committee Chair, Workshop on Multiserver Scheduling, Organizing Committee (2004 - 2004)
Other, Judge, INFORMS , MSOM Student Paper Competition (2001 - 2001)
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COURSES TAUGHT

  • Six Sigma Tools and Techniques (45861)
    2014 Mini 3 Section: A
  • Sustainable Operations (45960)
    2013 Mini 2 Section: A

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