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

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

  • Managing nurse lines – practical challenges and the developing theory

    (author(s): Xiaofang Wang, Laurens Debo, Alan Scheller-Wolf) International Journal of Production Research, 2015

  • Reducing Latency via Redundant Requests: Exact Analysis

    (author(s): Kristin Gardner, Samuel Zbarsky, Sherwin Doroudi, Mor Harchol-Balter, Hyytia Esa, Alan Scheller-Wolf) ACM Sigmetrics 2015

  • The Benefit of Introducing Variability in Single-Server Queues with Application to Quality-Based Service Domains

    (author(s): Ying Xu, Alan Scheller-Wolf, Katia Sycara) Operations Research 63( 1), 2015; 233-246

  • M/M/c Queue with Two Priority Classes

    (author(s): Jianfu Wang, Opher Baron, Alan Scheller-Wolf) Operations Research

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WORKING PAPERS

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

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

  • An Analytical Throughput Approximation for Closed Fork/Join Networks

    (author(s): Erkut Sonmez, Alan Scheller-Wolf, Nicola Secomandi)

  • Optimization of Stock Levels for Service Tools Industry

    (author(s): Ingrid Vliegen, Ana Busic, Alan Scheller-Wolf, Geert-Jan van Houtum)

  • Robust Project Scheduling at a Large IT Services Delivery Organization

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

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AWARDS AND HONORS

  • 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)
  • Massive Incorporated (2007 - 2008)
  • Behavior Health Metrix (2006 - 2007)
  • John Deere & Company (2006 - 2007)
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PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Guest Editor-in-Chief, Special Issue on Practice, MSOM (2013 -)
  • Associate Editor, Queueing Systems (2011 -)
  • Associate Editor, Management Science (2009 -)
  • Member, M&SOM, Editorial Board (2008 -)
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COURSES TAUGHT

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