Dmitry Krass

Professor of Operations Management and Statistics Academic Director, MMA Program at Rotman School of Management


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Rotman School of Management


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

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

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 2016

On Covering Location Problems on Networks with Edge Demand with O. Berman andJ. Kalcsics Computers and Operations Research 2015

Structural Properties of Voronoi diagrams in Facility Location problems with Continous Demand with I. Averbakh, O. Berman, J. Kalcsics Operations Research 2015

Cooperative Covering Problems on Networks with I. Averbakh, O. Berman, J. Kalcsics, S. Nickel Networks 2014

Facility Location and New Product Introduction with V. Abedi, O. Berman Operations Research 2014

Supporting New Product or Service Introductions: Location, Marketing, and Word of Mouth with V. Abedi, O. Berman Operations Research 2014

The Relationship Between Population Dynamics And Urban Hierarchy: Evidence from Portugal with J. Bigotte, A. Antunes, O. Berman International Regional Science Review 2014

Using Strategic Idleness to Improve Customer Service Experience in Service Networks with O. Baron, O. Berman, J. Wang Operations Research 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. 2013

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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Stochastic Location Models with Congestion; with O. Berman; inivited chapter for Location Science, G. Laporte, S. Nickel, F. Saldanha-da-Gama (eds), Springer; 2015


  • Stochastic Location Models with Congestion; with O. Berman; inivited chapter for Location Science, G. Laporte, S. Nickel, F. Saldanha-da-Gama (eds), Springer; 2015

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