Professor of Operations Management, Chicago Booth
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 others. 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, and others including a project on dynamically managing customer goodwill in a B2B setting. 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 the firm.
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 in leading academic journals, and serves as Associate Editor of Management Science, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, and Operations Research. Adelman also sits 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.