Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Julius Schlesinger Professor of Operations Management

Michael Pinedo is the Julius Schlesinger Professor of Operations Management in the Department of Information, Operations and Management Sciences at New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business. From 1982 to 1997 he taught in the Industrial Engineering and Operations Research department at Columbia University. He taught at the Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas (Caracas) from 1978 to 1980 and at the Georgia Institute of Technology from 1980 to 1982.

Professor Pinedo's research focuses on the modeling of production and service systems, and, more specifically, on the planning and scheduling of these systems. Recently, his research also has focused on operational risk in financial services. He has both written and co-written numerous technical papers on these topics. He is the author of the books, Scheduling: Theory, Algorithms and Systems (Prentice-Hall), and, Planning and Scheduling in Manufacturing and Services (Springer), and the coauthor of, Queueing Networks: Customers, Signals and Product Form Solutions (Wiley). He is co-editor of, Creating Value in Financial Services: Strategies, Operations, and Technologies (Kluwer), and editor of, Operational Control in Asset Management - Processes and Costs (Palgrave/McMillan).

Over the last two decades Professor Pinedo has been involved in industrial systems development. He supervised the design, development and implementation of two planning and scheduling systems for the International Paper Company. He also actively participated in the development of systems at Goldman Sachs, Philips Electronics, Siemens, and at Merck.

Professor Pinedo is currently editor of the Journal of Scheduling (Wiley). He is also associate editor of Management Science, associate editor of Naval Research Logistics, department editor of Production and Operations Management, associate editor of Manufacturing and Services Operations Management, and associate editor of the Journal of Operational Risk.

Professor Pinedo received an Ir. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands in 1973 and a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Operations Research from the University of California at Berkeley in 1978.

Research Interests

  • Production Planning & Scheduling
  • Stochastic Modelling
  • Supply Chain Management in the Process Industries
  • Design of Decision Support Systems

Courses Taught

  • Competitive Advantage from Operations
  • Operations for Financial Services

Academic Background

Ph.D., Operations Research, 1978
University of California, Berkeley

M.S., Operations Research, 1976
University of California, Berkeley

Ir., Mechanical Engineering, 1973
Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands

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