Alan  Andrew Scheller-Wolf

Richard M. Cyert Professor of Operations Management
Senior Associate Dean, Faculty and Research

PHONE

412-268-5066

OFFICE

GSIA - Tepper School of Business - Room 102

AREA OF EXPERTISE

Operations Management

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

  • A Better Model for Job Redundancy: Decoupling Server Slowdown and Job Size

    (author(s): Kristen Gardner, Mor Harchol-Balter, Alan Scheller-Wolf) IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 2017

  • Product Portfolio Restructuring: Methodology and Application at Caterpillar

    (author(s): Masha Shunko, Tallys Yunes, Giulio Fenni, Alan Scheller-Wolf, Valerie Tardif, Sridhar Tayur) POMS

  • An Analytical Throughput Approximation for Closed Fork/Join Networks

    (author(s): Erkut Sonmez, Alan Scheller-Wolf, Nicola Secomandi) INFORMS Journal of Computing 29(2), 2017; 251-267

  • A Better Model for Job Redundancy: Decoupling Server Slowdown and Job Size

    (author(s): Kristen Gardner, Mor Harchol-Balter, Alan Scheller-Wolf) IEEE Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (MASCOTS 2016), 2016

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WORKING PAPERS

  • Dual Sourcing Problem with Stock-out Dependent Substitution

    (author(s): Hekimoglu Mustafa, Alan Scheller-Wolf)

  • Markov Decision Processes
    Handbook of Healthcare Analytics

  • Queues with Redundancy: Is Waiting in Multiple Lines Fair?

    (author(s): Leela Nageswaran, Alan Scheller-Wolf)

  • Technological unemployment, meaning in life and the purpose of future business

    (author(s): Tae Wan Kim, Alan Scheller-Wolf)

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AWARDS AND HONORS

  • First runner-up, MASCOTS 2016 Best Paper Award: "A Better Model for Job Redundancy: Decoupling Server Slowdown and Job Size", by Kristen Gardner, Mor Harchol-Balter and Alan Scheller-Wolf (2016)
  • Canadian Operations Research Society - Winner, CORS Queueing Theory SIG Student Paper Prize (Jianfu Wang) (2016)
  • Tepper School of Business - BP Junior Faculty Research Chair (2000)

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

  • Strategic Research Committee, Committee Chair (2016 - )
  • BERKMAN FACULTY GRANT AWARD COMMITTEE, Committee Member (2010 - )
  • FACULTY JUDICIAL REVIEW BOARD, Committee Member (2010 - )

CONSULTING

  • Kenneth Flaxman, P.C. (August 2013)
  • VERA Institute of Justice (2011 - 2011)
  • Massive Incorporated (2007 - 2008)
  • Caterpillar Inc. (2006 - 2008)
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PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Board of Advisors, Management and Business Review (March 2016 -)
  • Associate Editor, Queueing Systems (2011 -)
  • Associate Editor, Management Science (2009 -)
  • Member, M&SOM, Editorial Board (2008 -)
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COURSES TAUGHT

  • Advanced Stochastic Models (47776)
    2017 Mini 3 Section: A
  • Sustainable Operations (45960)
    2017 Mini 3 Section: A
    2016 Mini 5 Section: E
    2016 Mini 3 Section: A
    2014 Mini 2 Section: A
  • Six Sigma Tools and Techniques (45861)
    2016 Mini 2 Section: A, M
    2015 Mini 4 Section: A, M
    2014 Mini 3 Section: A
  • Six Sigma Tools And Techniques (45861)
    2015 Mini 2 Section: A
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