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 and MS in Operations Research at the Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, and have an MASc in Operations Research from the University of Waterloo. I also have consulting experience with companies in the retail, high technology, and energy industries.

I was born in incredible India and grew up in the beautiful island of Sri Lanka (a.k.a. the pearl of the Indian ocean) before heading back to Chennai for my undergraduate studies at the Indian Institue of Technology Madras.

Research Interests
  1. Energy operations with a focus on firm-level issues faced by users and owners of commodity and energy conversion assets (e.g., natural gas storage, power plants, oil refineries, and renewable power sources)

  2. Solution of large scale dynamic optimization problems using approximate dynamic programming, math programming, and machine learning

  3. Socially responsible commerce