Alan  Andrew Scheller-Wolf

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

PHONE

412-268-5066

OFFICE

GSIA - Tepper School of Business - Room 319

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)

  • 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)

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

    (author(s): Yangfang Zhou, Alan Scheller-Wolf, Nicola Secomandi, Stephen Smith)

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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
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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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