Michael A. Trick

Harry B. and James H. Higgins Professor of Operations Research
Senior Associate Dean, Faculty and Research

PHONE

412-268-3697

OFFICE

GSIA - Tepper School of Business - Room 102

AREA OF EXPERTISE

EDUCATION

Georgia Institute of Technology - Ph D (Doctor of Philosophy, Industrial and Systems Engineering) - 1987
Georgia Institute of Technology - MS (Operations Research) - 1984
University of Waterloo - BS (Bachelor of Mathematics) - 1982

TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

Sports scheduling, integer programming

BIOGRAPHY

Trick is the author of forty professional publications and is the editor of five volumes of refereed articles. Trick has consulted extensively with the United States Postal Service on supply chain design, with Major League Baseball and a number of college basketball conferences on scheduling issues, and with companies such as Motorola and Sony on machine scheduling. Trick is a Fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).

PUBLICATIONS

  • A Logic Based Benders' Approach to the Concrete Delivery Problem

    Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science 8451, 2014; 176-192

  • A Data Mining Approach To Forecast Behavior In The Automotive Industry

    (author(s): Michael Trick, Nihat Altinas) Annals Of Operations Research 216(3), 2014; 3-22

  • Scheduling Major League Baseball Umpires And The Traveling Umpire Problem

    (author(s): Michael Trick, Hakan Yildiz, Tallys Yunes) Interfaces 42, 2012; 232-244

  • Locally Optimized Crossover For The Traveling Umpire Problem

    (author(s): Michael Trick, Hakan Yildiz) European Journal Of Operational Research 216(2), 2012; 286-292

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AWARDS AND HONORS

  • MBA Program - George Leland Bach Award for Excellence in the Classroom (2010)
  • University of Waterloo; Faculty of Mathematics - Alumni Achievement Medal (2009)
  • INFORMS - George E Kimball Medal (2009)
  • International Federation of Operational Research Societies - Outstanding Officer Award (2009)
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UNIVERSITY SERVICE

  • NEW BUILDING COMMITTEE, Committee Member, Dean level leadership of process with KPF on initial design/massing of a new business School, (2010 - )
  • Elliot Dunlap Smith Award Committee, Committee Chair, (2011 - 2011)
  • CURRICULUM REVIEW COMMITTEE, Committee Member, (2010 - 2011)
  • RYAN AWARD COMMITTEE, Committee Chair, (2010 - 2011)
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CONSULTING

  • Sports Scheduling Group (2003 -)
  • Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball (January 2002 -)
  • Bellcore (January 2002 -)
  • Internal Revenue Service (January 2002 -)
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PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • President, International Federation of Operational Research Societies, Administrative Committee (January 2016 - December 2021)
  • Chairperson, INFORMS, Edelman Prize Committee (January 2015 - December 2016)
  • Chairperson, INFORMS, Teaching of INFORMS Practice Prize (January 2013 - December 2014)
  • Committee Member, AACSB, Doctoral Program Task Force (2012 - 2013)
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COURSES TAUGHT

  • Statistical Decision Making (45752)
    2015 Mini 4 Section: F, M
    2014 Mini 4 Section: F, M
    2013 Mini 4 Section: F
  • Operations Research Implementations (45950)
    2014 Mini 2 Section: A
    2013 Mini 2 Section: A
  • Applications of Operations Research (45850)
    2013 Mini 4 Section: A, E
  • Business Analytics Project (45865)
    2012 Section: A
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Michael Trick