Nicola Secomandi

Professor of Operations Management

PHONE

412-268-9596

OFFICE

GSIA - Tepper School of Business - Room 335

AREA OF EXPERTISE

Operations Management

EDUCATION

University of Houston - Ph D - 1998
University of Houston - MS - 1993
Universitá di Venezia, Cá Foscari - Laurea - 1992

PUBLICATIONS

  • Real Option Management of Hydrocarbon Cracking Operations
    Real Options in Energy and Commodity Markets

    (author(s): Selva Nadarajah, Nicola Secomandi, Gary Sowers, John Wassick) World Scientific-Now Publishers Series in Business

  • Real Options in Energy and Commodity Markets
    Edited volume

    World Scientific-Now Publishers Series in Business

  • Energy Real Options: Valuation and Operations
    Managing Energy Price Risk, Risk Books, 4-th Edition, V. Kamiski (ed.)

    (author(s): Nicola Secomandi, Duane Seppi) 2016

  • Electricity Trading and Negative Prices: Storage vs. Disposal

    (author(s): Yangfang Zhou, Alan Scheller-Wolf, Nicola Secomandi, Stephen Smith) Management Science 62(3), 2016; 880-898

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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)

  • Merchant Energy Trading in a Network

    (author(s): Selvaprabu Nadarajah, Nicola Secomandi)

  • Relationship between Least Squares Monte Carlo and Approximate Linear Programming

    (author(s): Selvaprabu Nadarajah, Nicola Secomandi)

  • An Improved Basket of Spread Options Heuristic for Merchant Energy Storage

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AWARDS AND HONORS

  • M&SOM - 2015 M&SOM Meritorious Service Award (2016)
  • M&SOM - 2014 M&SOM Meritorious Service Award (2015)
  • Chinese Scholars Association in Management Science and Engineering, CSAMSE - Honorable Mention, Best Paper Award of the 2014 Annual Conference of the Chinese Scholars Association in Management Science and Engineering (2014)
  • Operations Research - 2012 Operations Research Meritorious Service Award (2013)
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UNIVERSITY SERVICE

  • Faculty Affiliate, Carnegie Mellon Scott Institute for Energy Innovation (2016 - )
  • PhD Committee, Committee Member (2011 - )
  • Enterprise-wide Optimization, Chemical Engineering, Committee Member (2009 - )
  • Dean Evaluation Committee, Committee Member (2016 - 2016)
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PUBLIC SERVICE

  • Istituto Istruzione Superiore Leopardi-Majorana, Guest Speaker, Lecture on Energy Real Option Valuation

CONSULTING

  • Cheniere Energy (January 2009 -)
  • Cinergy (January 2009 -)
  • Deloitte & Touche (January 2009 -)
  • Equitable Gas (January 2009 -)
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PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Book Editor, World Scientific-Now Publishers Series in Business, Real Options in Energy and Commodity Markets (June 2014 -)
  • Associate Editor, Operations Research (January 2012 -)
  • Member, SIAM (2011 -)
  • Senior Editor, Production & Operations Management (January 2010 -)
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COURSES TAUGHT

  • Energy Merchant Operations (47769)
    2016 Mini 3 Section: A
  • Risk Management (45863)
    2015 Mini 1 Section: A, E
  • Real Options (45964)
    2015 Mini 2 Section: E, M
    2014 Mini 2 Section: E
    2013 Mini 2 Section: E
  • Supply Chain Management (45862)
    2015 Mini 3 Section: A, E
    2014 Mini 3 Section: A, E
    2013 Mini 4 Section: A, E
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Nicola Secomandi