Nicola  Secomandi

Associate 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 Options and Merchant Operations of Energy and Other Commodities

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

  • Electricity Trading and Negative Prices: Storage vs. Disposal

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

  • 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

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WORKING PAPERS

  • 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)

  • An Analytical Throughput Approximation for Closed Fork/Join Networks

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

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AWARDS AND HONORS

  • 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)
  • M&SOM - 2012 M&SOM Meritorious Service Award (2013)
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UNIVERSITY SERVICE

  • PhD Committee, Committee Member, (2011 - )
  • Enterprise-wide Optimization, Chemical Engineering, Committee Member, (2009 - )
  • CMU Wilton E. Scott Energy Institute, Committee Member, Internal Advisory Committee, (2012 - 2015)
  • MBA Curriculum Change Assessment Committee, Committee Member, (2014 - 2015)

CONSULTING

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

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

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