Nicola  Secomandi

Associate Professor of Operations Management

Phone

412-268-9596

Areas of Expertise

Operations Management

Education

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


PUBLICATIONS

  • Real Options and Merchant Operations of Energy and Other Commodities

    (author(s): Nicola Secomandi, Duane Seppi) Foundations and Trends in Technology, Information and Operations Management, invited monograph 6(3-4), 2014; 161-331

  • 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

  • Relaxations of Approximate Linear Programs for the Real Option Management of Commodity Storage

    (author(s): Selvaprabu Nadarajah, Francois Margot, Nicola Secomandi) Management Science

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

    (author(s): Selva Nadarajah, Nicola Secomandi, Gary Sowers, John Wassick) Springer, International Series in OR/MS

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WORKING PAPERS

  • Electricity Trading and Negative Prices: Storage vs. Disposal

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

  • Comparison of Least Squares Monte Carlo Methods with Applications to Energy Real Options

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

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

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

  • Tradeoff between Storage and Transport in Merchant Energy Trading on a Network

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

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Awards and Honors

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)
M&SOM - 2012 M&SOM Meritorious Service Award (2013)
INFORMS Energy, Natural Resources, and the Environment Section - Winner, Best Publication Award in Energy, INFORMS Energy, Natural Resources, and the Environment Section (2012)
Faculty Giving Chair (2010)
Xerox Junior Research Chair (2008)
BP Junior Research Chair (2004)
INFORMS Junior Faculty Interest Group - Finalist, INFORMS Junior Faculty Interest Group Best Paper Award (2004)
INFORMS Transportation Science Section - Honorable Mention, INFORMS Transportation Science Section Dissertation Prize (1999)
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University Service

MBA Curriculum Change Assessment Committee, Committee Member, (2014 - )
CMU Wilton E. Scott Energy Institute, Committee Member, Internal Advisory Committee, (2012 - )
PhD Committee, Committee Member, (2011 - )
Enterprise-wide Optimization, Chemical Engineering, Committee Member, (2009 - )

Professional Activities

Editor, Associate Editor, M&SOM, Special Issue on Practice-Focused Research
Editor, Associate Editor, Operations Research
Editor, Associate Editor, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management
Member, SIAM
Editor, Senior Editor, Production & Operations Management
Member, POMS
Editor, Associate Editor, INFORMS Journal on Computing
Member, INFORMS
Committee Chair, INFORMS, Energy, Natural Resources & Environment Section, 2014 Young Researcher Prize (2014 - 2014)
Editor, Associate Editor, Management Science (2012 - 2014)
Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, National Academy of Sciences (2014 - 2014)
Editor, Journal Editor, Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Special Issue on Energy Modeling (Joint with Jay Apt) (2011 - 2012)
Conference-Related, MSOM, 2012 Interface of Finance, Risk Management, and Operations MSOM Special Interest Group Conference (2012 - 2012)
Editor, Associate Editor, Management Science, Special Issue on the Interfaces between Operations and Finance (2007 - 2011)
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COURSES TAUGHT

  • Supply Chain Management (45862)
    2014 Mini 3 Section: A, E
    2013 Mini 4 Section: A, E
  • Demand Management and Price Optimization (45860)
    2013 Mini 1 Section: A
    2013 Mini 5 Section: E
    2012 Mini 1 Section: A, E
  • Real Options (45964)
    2013 Mini 2 Section: E
  • Real Options (47769)
    2013 Mini 3 Section: A

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Nicola Secomandi