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Dmitry Krass

Dmitry Krass

    Dmitry Krass

    Professor of Operations Management and Statistics
    Academic Director, MMA Program

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

    Dmitry Krass is a Professor of Operations Management and Statistics and Academic Director, MMA Program at Rotman.  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
    • 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
    • On Covering Location Problems on Networks with Edge Demand; with O. Berman andJ. Kalcsics; Computers and Operations Research; Issue: to appear; 2015
    • 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)
    • 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
    • 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 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)
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Modeling the effectiveness of government support measures in mining and mineral processing, (in Russian); Nature Management Economics; Issue: 4; 2011; Pages: 54-63
    • 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
    • Constraint Multi-Attribute Group Balancing: Why does it Work?; with A. Ovchinnikov; European Journal of Operations Research; Issue: 206; 2010; Pages: 144-154
    • 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
    • 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
    • Variable Radius Covering Problem; with O. Berman, Z. Drezner and O. Wesolowsky; EJOR; Issue: 196; 2009; Pages: 516-525
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Ordered Gradual Covering Location Problem on a Network; with O. Berman, J. Kalcsics, S. Nickel; Discrete Applied Mathematics; Issue: 157; 2009; Pages: 3689-3707
    • 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 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
    • Competitive Facility Location and Design Problem; with R. Aboolian and O. Berman; European Journal of Operations Research; Issue: 182; 2007; Pages: 40-62
    • 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
    • Locating Service Facilities to Reduce Lost Demand; wth O. Berman and J. Wang; IIE Transactions (Scheduling and Logistics); Issue: 38; 2006; Pages: 933-946
    • 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
    • An Improved IP Formulation for the Uncapacitated Facility Location Problem; with O. Berman; Annals of Operations Research; Issue: 136; 2005; Pages: 21-34
    • Gradual Covering Decay Location Problem on a Network; with O. Berman, Z. Drezner; European Journal of Operations Research; Issue: 151; 2003; Pages: 474-480
    • A Transfer/Clearing Inventory Model under Sporadic Review; with O. Berman, and D. Perry; Mathematical Methods of Operations Research; 2003; Pages: 329-344
    • 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

    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

    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

    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  

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