Dr. Katehakis is a Distinguished Professor of Operations Research in the Department of Management Science and Information Systems at Rutgers University and chair of the Department. 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.
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.
Dr. Michael N. Katehakis is an Associate Editor for the journals: Annals of Operations Research, Mathematics of Operations Research, Naval Research and Logistics, Operations Research Letters, Probability in the Engineering and Informational Sciences. Michael is the President of the College of Service Operations, Production and Operations Management Society (POMS).
Michael 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). Michael's Erdős number is 3, two ways, via Phi Bradford, and Herb Robbins. Michael has Derman, Robbins and Veinott numbers of 1.