Alan  Andrew Scheller-Wolf

Richard M. Cyert 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 - Master of Philosophy (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

  • A Better Model for Job Redundancy: Decoupling Server Slowdown and Job Size

    (author(s): Kristen Gardner, Mor Harchol-Balter, Alan Scheller-Wolf) MASCOTS

  • Introduction to the Special Issue on Practice-Focused Research

    (author(s): Jérémie Gallien, Alan Scheller-Wolf) MSOM 18( 1), 2016; 1-4

  • OM Forum: Practice-Based Research in Operations Management: What It Is, Why Do It, Related Challenges and How to Overcome Them

    (author(s): Jérémie Gallien, Steve Graves, Alan Scheller-Wolf) MSOM 18(1), 2016; 5-14

  • Robust scheduling with logic-based Benders decomposition

    (author(s): Elvin Coban, Aliza Heching, John Hooker, Alan Scheller-Wolf) Operations Research 2014 Proceedings, 2016; 99-105

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WORKING PAPERS

  • Analyzing Response Time in the Redundancy-d System

    (author(s): Kristen Gardner, Samuel Zbarsky, Mor Harchol-Balter, Alan Scheller-Wolf)

  • Consistent Staffing for Long-Term Care through On-Call Pools

    (author(s): Vince Slaugh, Alan Scheller-Wolf, Sridhar Tayur)

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

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

  • Optimal Portfolio Strategies for New Product Development

    (author(s): Emre Nadar, Mustafa Akan, Laurens Debo, Alan Scheller-Wolf)

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AWARDS AND HONORS

  • Canadian Operations Research Society - Winner, CORS Queueing Theory SIG Student Paper Prize (Jianfu Wang) (2016)
  • Tepper School of Business - BP Junior Faculty Research Chair (2000)

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

  • BERKMAN FACULTY GRANT AWARD COMMITTEE, Committee Member (2010 - )
  • FACULTY JUDICIAL REVIEW BOARD, Committee Member (2010 - )

CONSULTING

  • Kenneth Flaxman, P.C. (August 2013)
  • VERA Institute of Justice (2011 - 2011)
  • Massive Incorporated (2007 - 2008)
  • Caterpillar Inc. (2006 - 2008)
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PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Board of Advisors, Management and Business Review (March 2016 -)
  • Guest Editor-in-Chief, Special Issue on Practice, MSOM (2013 -)
  • Associate Editor, Queueing Systems (2011 -)
  • Associate Editor, Management Science (2009 -)
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COURSES TAUGHT

  • Sustainable Operations (45960)
    2016 Mini 3 Section: A
    2014 Mini 2 Section: A
  • Six Sigma Tools And Techniques (45861)
    2015 Mini 2 Section: A
  • Six Sigma Tools and Techniques (45861)
    2015 Mini 4 Section: A, M
    2014 Mini 3 Section: A
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