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Dmitry Krass

Dmitry Krass

Professor of Operations Management and Statistics
Academic Director, MMA Program
Sydney C. Cooper Chair in Business and Technology

Degrees:

PhD (Oper. Res.), John Hopkins University
MSE (Oper. Res.), John Hopkins University
BSc (Math.), University of Chicago

Bio

Dmitry Krass is a Professor of Operations Management and Statistics and Academic Director, MMA Program at Rotman and Sydney C. Cooper Chair in Business and Technology.  Obtaining his Ph.D. in Operations Research from Johns Hopkins University, he joined the School in 1989.  He consults extensively in the areas of Predictive Analytics, Optimization of Marketing Communications and Operational Effectiveness.  His research and teaching interests include facility location models, transportation, reliability and inventory location modeling and humanitarian logistics. He is also interested in environmental modeling, including regulation of pollution fines, marketing mix management and optimization, and predictive/ prescriptive analytics using “big data” and other tools in business decision making. 

Academic Positions

  • 1989-Present

    Professor of Operations Management and Statistics, Rotman School of Management

Non-Academic Positions

  • 1985

    Mathematician, National Bureau of Standards

  • 1983-1984

    Development Programmer, Control Data Corporation

Selected Publications - Papers

  • Strategic Idling and Dynamic Scheduling in an Open-shop Service Network: Case Study and Analysis

    With O. Berman, O. Baron, J. Wang

    MSOM

    Issue:to appear

    2016

  • On Covering Location Problems on Networks with Edge Demand

    with O. Berman andJ. Kalcsics

    Computers and Operations Research

    Issue:to appear

    2015

  • Structural Properties of Voronoi diagrams in Facility Location problems with Continous Demand

    with I. Averbakh, O. Berman, J. Kalcsics

    Operations Research

    Issue:63(2)

    2015

    Pages: 394-411

  • Cooperative Covering Problems on Networks

    with I. Averbakh, O. Berman, J. Kalcsics, S. Nickel

    Networks

    Issue:63(4)

    2014

    Pages: 334-349

  • Facility Location and New Product Introduction

    with V. Abedi, O. Berman

    Operations Research

    Issue:to appear

    2014

  • Supporting New Product or Service Introductions: Location, Marketing, and Word of Mouth

    with V. Abedi, O. Berman

    Operations Research

    Issue:62(5)

    2014

    Pages: 994-1013

  • The Relationship Between Population Dynamics And Urban Hierarchy: Evidence from Portugal

    with J. Bigotte, A. Antunes, O. Berman

    International Regional Science Review

    Issue:37(2)

    2014

    Pages: 149-171

  • Using Strategic Idleness to Improve Customer Service Experience in Service Networks

    with O. Baron, O. Berman, J. Wang

    Operations Research

    Issue:62(1) Jan-Feb

    2014

    Pages: 123-140 (*Winner: Best Student Paper Prize, Queuing Interest Group, CORS 2014)

  • Continuous Covering and Cooperative Covering Problems with a General Decay Function on Networks

    with O. Berman and Z. Drezner

    Journal of the Oper. Res. Soc.

    Issue:64

    2013

    Pages: 1644-1653

  • Environmental Taxes and the Choice of Green Technology

    with A. Ovchinnikov and T. Nedorezov

    Production and Operations Management

    Issue:22(5) Sep-Oct

    2013

    Pages: 1035-1055

  • Location and Reliability Problems on a Line: Impact of Objectives and Correlated Failures on Optimal Location Patterns

    with O. Berman and M. Menezes

    Omega

    Issue:41

    2013

    Pages: 766-779

  • The Maximum Covering Problem with Travel Time Uncertainty

    with O. Berman and I. Hajizadeh

    IIE Transactions

    Issue:45(1)

    2013

    Pages: 81-96 (*Winner: Best Application Paper Award, IIE, 2013)

  • A Coordinated Location-Inventory Model

    with O. Berman and M. Mahdi Tajbakhsh

    European Journal of Operations Research

    Issue:271(3)

    2012

    Pages: 500-508

  • Profit Maximizing Service System Design with Congestion and Elastic Demand

    with R. Aboolian and O. Berman

    Transportation Science

    Issue:246(2)

    2012

    Pages: 247-261

  • Big Segment Small Segment Global Optimization Algorithm on Networks

    with O. Berman and Z. Drezner

    Networks

    Issue:58

    2011

    Pages: 1-11

  • Discrete Cooperative Covering Problems

    with O. Berman and Z. Drezner

    Journal of the Oper. Res. Soc.

    Issue:62

    2011

    Pages: 2002-2012

  • Early Work on the Introduction of Stochastic Analysis in Location Research

    H.A. Eiselt and V. Marianov, eds., with O. Berman and J. Wang

    Invited Chapter for Foundations of Location Analysis International Series Operations Research and Management, Springer

    Issue:155

    2011

    Pages: 241-272

  • Modeling the effectiveness of government support measures in mining and mineral processing, (in Russian)

    Nature Management Economics

    Issue:4

    2011

    Pages: 54-63

  • On n-Facility Median Problem With Facilities Subject to Failure Facing Uniform Demand

    with O. Berman

    Discrete Applied Mathematics

    Issue:159

    2011

    Pages: 420-432

  • On the Benefits of Risk Pooling in Inventory Management

    with O. Berman and M. Mahdi Tajbakhsh

    Production and Operations Management

    Issue:20 (1)

    2011

    Pages: 57-71

  • Optimal Search Path for Service in the Presence of Disruptions

    with O. Berman and E. Ianovsky

    Computers and Operations Research

    Issue:38(11)

    2011

    Pages: 1562-1571

  • The Probabilistic Gradual Covering Problem on a Network with Discrete Demand Weights

    with O. Berman, and J. Wang

    Computers and Operations Research

    Issue:38(11)

    2011

    Pages: 1493-1500

  • Constraint Multi-Attribute Group Balancing: Why does it Work?

    with A. Ovchinnikov

    European Journal of Operations Research

    Issue:206

    2010

    Pages: 144-154

  • Cooperative Covering Location Problems: The Planar Case

    with O. Berman and Z. Drezner

    IIE Transactions

    Issue:42

    2010

    Pages: 232-246

  • Generalized Coverage: New Developments in Covering Location Models

    with O. Berman and Z. Drezner

    Computers and Oper. Res.

    Issue:37

    2010

    Pages: 1675-1687

  • Integrated Modeling Of Urban Hierarchy And Transportation Network Planning

    with A. Antunes, O. Berman, J. Bigotte

    Transportation Research A

    Issue:44

    2010

    Pages: 506-522

  • A Faciltiy Location Model for Urban Hierarchy Planning

    with A. Atunes, J. Bigotte and O. Berman

    Environment and Planning A

    Issue:41

    2009

    Pages: 996-1016

  • Efficient Solution Approaches for Discrete Multi-Facility Competitive Interaction Model

    with R. Aboolian and O. Berman

    Annals of Operations Research

    Issue:167

    2009

    Pages: 297-306

  • Ensuring Feasibility in Location Problems with Stochastic Demands and Congestion

    with O. Baron, O. Berman and S. Kim

    IIE Transactions

    Issue:41(5)

    2009

    Pages: 468-481

  • Modeling Competitive Facility Location Problems: New Approaches and Results

    M. Oskoorouchi, ed., with O. Berman, Z. Drezner, T. Drezner

    invited chapter in Tutorials in Operations Research

    2009

    Pages: 156-181

  • Optimal Facility Location in the Presence of Discruptions and Incomplete Information

    with O. Berman and M. Menezes

    Decision Sciences

    Issue:40(4)

    2009

    Pages: 845-868

  • Ordered Gradual Covering Location Problem on a Network

    with O. Berman, J. Kalcsics, S. Nickel

    Discrete Applied Mathematics

    Issue:157

    2009

    Pages: 3689-3707

  • Variable Radius Covering Problem

    with O. Berman, Z. Drezner and O. Wesolowsky

    EJOR

    Issue:196

    2009

    Pages: 516-525

  • Facility Location with Stochastic Demand and Constraints on Waiting Time

    with O. Baron and O. Berman

    MSOM

    Issue:10(3)

    2008

    Pages: 484-505

  • Optimizing Pricing and Location Decisions for Competitive Service Facilities Charging Uniform Price

    with R. Aboolian and O. Berman

    Journal of the Operational Research Society

    Issue:59

    2008

    Pages: 1506-1520

  • Competitive Facility Location and Design Problem

    with R. Aboolian and O. Berman

    European Journal of Operations Research

    Issue:182

    2007

    Pages: 40-62

  • Competitive Facility Location Model with Concave Demand

    with R. Aboolian and O. Berman

    European Journal of Operations Research

    Issue:181

    2007

    Pages: 598-619

  • Reliability Issues, Strategic Co-Location and Centralization in m-Median Problems

    with O. Berman and M. Menezes

    Operations Research

    Issue:55(2)

    2007

    Pages: 332-350

  • The Equitable Facility Location Problem on a Plane

    with O. Baron, O. Berman and Q. Wang

    European Journal of Operations Research

    Issue:183(2)

    2007

    Pages: 578-590

  • University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management Uses Management Science to Create MBA Study Group

    with A. Ovtchinnikov

    Interfaces

    Issue:36(2)

    2006

    Pages: 126-137

  • Locating Service Facilities to Reduce Lost Demand

    wth O. Berman and J. Wang

    IIE Transactions (Scheduling and Logistics)

    Issue:38

    2006

    Pages: 933-946

  • An Improved IP Formulation for the Uncapacitated Facility Location Problem

    with O. Berman

    Annals of Operations Research

    Issue:136

    2005

    Pages: 21-34

  • A Transfer/Clearing Inventory Model under Sporadic Review

    with O. Berman, and D. Perry

    Mathematical Methods of Operations Research

    2003

    Pages: 329-344

  • Gradual Covering Decay Location Problem on a Network

    with O. Berman, Z. Drezner

    European Journal of Operations Research

    Issue:151

    2003

    Pages: 474-480

  • Dynamic Lot Sizing with Returning Items and Disposals

    with J. Beltran

    IIE Transactions

    2002

    Pages: 437-448

  • Facility Location Problems with Stochastic Demand and Congestion

    with O. Berman

    Location Theory: Applications and Theory, Z. Drezner and H. Hamacher, eds., Springer-Verlag

    2002

  • Generalized Maximum Cover Location Problem

    with O. Berman

    Computers and Operations Research

    Issue:29

    2002

    Pages: 563-581

  • Locating Multiple Competitive Facilities: Spatial Interaction Models with Variable Expenditures

    with O. Berman

    Annals of Operations Research

    Issue:111

    2002

    Pages: 197-225

  • Target State-Action Frequencies in Average Reward Markov Decision Process

    with O.J. Vrieze

    Math. of Operations Research

    2002

    Pages: 545-567

  • Analysis of Supply Contracts with Minimum Total Order Quantity Commitments

    with F.Y. Chen

    European Journal on Operational Research

    2001

    Pages: 81-95

  • Inventory Models with Minimal Service Level Constraints

    with F.Y. Chen

    European Journal of Operations Research

    2001

    Pages: 120-141

  • On a Negative Effect in Selecting the Level of Pollution-Related Fines

    with T.L. Nedorezov, and R.G. Khlebopros

    Engineering Ecology

    Issue:1

    2000

    Pages: 41-51 (in Russian)

  • On the Solution of Problems in Ecological Economics Using Game Theory

    with T.L. Nedorezov and R.G., Khlebopros

    Engineering Ecology

    Issue:2

    2000

    Pages: 41-46

  • Ecological Production: On the Optimal Level of Pollution-Related Fines

    with T.L. Nedorezov, R.G. Khlebopros and D.O. Fomin

    Engineering Ecology

    Issue:2

    1999

    Pages: 23-27 (in Russian)

  • Flow Intercepting Spatial Interaction Model: A New Approach to Optimal Location of Competitive Facilities

    with O. Berman

    Location Science

    Issue:6

    1998

    Pages: 41-65

  • A Generalized Discretionary Service Facility Location Models with Probabilistic Customer Flows

    with O. Berman and C.-W. Xu

    Stochastic Models

    1997

  • Flow Intercepting Spatial Interaction Models

    with O. Berman

    Studies in Locational Analysis

    Issue:9

    1996

    Pages: 19-21

Selected Publications - Books and Chapters

  • Stochastic Location Models with Congestion

    with O. Berman

    inivited chapter for Location Science, G. Laporte, S. Nickel, F. Saldanha-da-Gama (eds), Springer

    2015

Selected Publications - Case

  • Timeshare Exchange Fair (case and teaching note)

    With A. Ovchinnikov and S. Sampson

    Decision Science Institute Case Competition (selected as one of three finalists) and INFORMS Case Competition (winner)

    2005

Research and Teaching Interests

Facility Location/Transportation: Reliability/Location Models, Inventory-Location Models, Location of service/inspection facilities on networks, Location of competitive retail facilities, Probabilistic flows on networks, Competitive spatial interaction models , Humanitarian Logistics: resource routing and pre-positioning

Environmental Modelling: Regulation of pollution fines

Marketing Optimization: Development and Application of Optimization Models for Marketing Mix Management, Optimal Effort Allocation

Predictive/ Prescriptive Analytics: use of big data and other analytical tools in business decision making

Stochastic Dynamic Programming: problems with constraints, problems with non-standard payoff criteria

Honors and Awards

  • 2014

    Co-Winner, Roger Martin Excellence in Research Award, Rotman School of Management

  • 2013

    Winner, Best Application Paper Award for paper: The Maximum Covering Problem with Travel Time Uncertainty, co-authored with O. Berman and I. Hajizadeh, IIE Transactions, Schedulikng and Logistics

  • 2013

    Plenary Speaker, Discrete OR Conference, Novosibirsk, Russia

  • 2012

    Featured Speaker, Urban OR Workshop, Nagoya, Japan

  • 2011

    Keynote Speaker, LAND Translog II Conference, Puerto Varas, Chile

  • 2007

    Best Paper Award Honorable Mention, IEEM Conference, Singapore

  • 1997, 1998, 2001, 2006

    MBA Teaching Excellence Awards, Rotman School of Management

  • 2005

    Best Case Competition (winner), INFORMS

  • 2005

    Honorable Mention (runner-up), 'Timeshare Exchange Fair' Case and Teaching Note, co-authored with A. Ovchinnikov and S. Sampson, Decision Science Institute 2005 Case Competition

  • 1988

    Nicholson Prize (hon. men.), INFORMS

  • 1984

    Rufus Isaacs Memorial Fellowship, John Hopkins University

Academic / Professional Service

  • 2015

    Organizing Committee Member, MSOM Conference (Toronto)

  • 2015

    Organizing Committee Member, EWGLA Conference (Budapest)

  • 2012, 2014

    Scientific Committee Memeber, ISOLDE XII (Japan 2012), ISOLDE XIII (Naples 2014)

  • 2012

    Co-Organizer (with O. Baron) and speaker, Academic Conference in honor of Oded Berman, Toronto

  • 2010-present

    Member, Editorial Board, Computers and Operations Research

  • 2009

    Guest Editor, Operations Research

  • 2002

    Co-Editor of Recent Developments in The Theory and Application of Location Models, Annals of Operations Research Vol 110 and 111

  • 1997-2007, 2008-2009

    Area Coordinator, Operations Management and Statistics, Rotman School of Management

  • 1997, 2001, 2003-7

    Chair, Faculty Search Committee in Operations Management, Rotman School of Management

  • 1994-Present

    Coordinator, Ph.D. Program in Operations Management, Rotman School of Management

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