Selvaprabu (Selva) Nadarajah

I am an Assistant Professor of Operations Management affiliated with the Information and Decision Sciences department at the College of Business Administration, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Before joining UIC, I did my PhD in Operations Research at the Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University. My main advisor was Prof. Nicola Secomandi. I also have consulting experience with companies in the retail, high technology, and energy industries.

Research Interests
  1. Energy operations with focus on commodity and energy conversion assets (e.g., natural gas storage, power plants, oil refineries, and renewable power sources), including the role of social commerce

  2. Solution of large scale dynamic optimization problems using math programming and first-order approaches to approximate dynamic programming

  3. Revenue management in the hospitality (e.g. hotels) and retail sectors