Dan Adelman is a leading expert in Management Analytics, helping
companies deploy data and decision analysis to build world-class
strategic and tactical management capabilities. By integrating
real world data with analytical models, and bringing structure and
discipline to decision and control processes, firms can achieve higher
profits with lower risk, and attain competitive advantage.
Much of Adelman’s research is based on interactions with
firms from a variety of industries, including internet services,
chemical distribution, airlines, third party logistics, fiber-optics
manufacturing, semiconductor manufacturing, oil, and healthcare. Recent
or current projects include work with Akamai on internet pricing,
with GE Global Research Labs on the electricity smart grid, with BP
on gasoline supply contract portfolio optimization, with Symantec
on software release planning, and others including a project on
dynamically managing customer goodwill in a B2B setting. Currently,
he is leading a Healthcare Operations Laboratory at Chicago Booth,
working with doctoral and MBA students on a portfolio of projects with
5 major healthcare institutions to optimize clinical, operational, and
financial outcomes. Adelman also conducts research on foundations
of the operations research field, including approximate dynamic
programming, inventory theory/supply chain management, and revenue
management/pricing optimization. He also studies the linkage between
operational performance metrics and the financial performance of
Adelman has received several awards, including the George B. Dantzig
Prize in 1998 for the best dissertation in any area of operations
research and the management sciences that is innovative and relevant
to practice. He publishes regularly and holds editorial positions
in leading academic journals.He has served as Associate Editor
for Management Science, currently serves as Associate Editor for
Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, and is the Area Editor
for Operations and Supply Chain at Operations Research. Adelman has
also sat on the Marketing Council of the Art Institute of Chicago.
He received a PhD in industrial engineering and operations research in
1997, in addition to a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering and
master's degree in operations research from the School of Industrial
and Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Adelman
joined the faculty in 1997. He teaches regularly in the school’s
Executive MBA program.
A Price-Directed Approach to Stochastic Inventory/Routing, Operations Research, 52 (2004).
With D. Klabjan, "Duality and Existence of Optimal Policies in Generalized Joint Replenishment," Mathematics of Operations Research, 30 (2005).
"Dynamic Bid-Prices in Revenue Management," Operations Research, 55 (2007).
With A. Mersereau, “Dynamic Capacity Allocation to Customers Who Remember Past Service,” Working paper (2010).
With S. Wang, “Contract Portfolio Optimization for a Gasoline Supply Chain,” Working paper (2011).
For a listing of research publications please visit Dan Adelman’s university library listing page