Michael Katehakis

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Distinguished Professor and Department Chair
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Academic Info

Ph.D., Columbia University; Operations Research
M.Phil., Columbia University; Operations Research
M. A.,  University of South Florida, Statistics
M.Sc., Columbia University; Mathematical Methods in Engineering and Operations Research


Data Driven Business Analytics - Adaptive Methods; Dynamic Programming & Optimization; Analytics Methods in: Health Care, Queueing, Service Systems, Supply-Chain Management


Operation Management; Stochastic Models in Supply Chain Management, Probability, Stochastic Processes, Data Analysis and Stochastic Dynamic Programming

Dr. Katehakis is a Professor in the Management Science and Information Systems Department at Rutgers University and past chair of the Department (2011-2014). He holds a courtesy appointment in Rutgers' New Brunswick Department of Mathematics Graduate Faculty, and he is a member of DIMACS the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science, he is a Primary Investigator of CDDA the Rutgers Center for Dynamic Data Analytics, and a member of RUTCOR, the Rutgers Center for Operations Research.

Much of his work has been on the interaction between optimization and statistical inference. Specific research interests include Stochastic Models, Dynamic Programming, Statistical Analysis and their application to Operations Management problems of pricing, production planning, inventory control, supply chains and scheduling. Many of these subjects are now known as Business Analytics a rapidly developing field at Google and at IBM.

He has co-authored many papers, with distinguished leaders in his field including: Cy Derman, Herbert E. Robbins,  Sheldon M. Ross, Arthur F. Veinott Jr., Jerzy Filar, Uriel Rothblum, and Govindarajulu Z. with whom he won  the 1992 Wolfowitz Prize for the paper "Dynamic allocation in survey sampling''.  His work has been published in top journals and it has been funded by grants from the NSF and the AFOSR. Many of his Ph.D. students and their academic descendants are listed in The Mathematics Genealogy Project.

Professor Katehakis joined the Rutgers University faculty in 1989 after receiving his doctorate in Operations Research at Columbia University under the supervision of Cyrus Derman, and after being a faculty member at SUNY Stony Brook and at the Technical University of Crete. In addition, professor Katehakis was a member of the technical staff at the Operations Research Center of Bell - Laboratories, West Long Branch and a consultant at Brookhaven National Laboratory and he has held visiting appointments and taught at Columbia University, Stanford University and the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.

Prof. Michael N. Katehakis is a Fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), an Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI) and a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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