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. Solution of large scale Markov decision processes using math programming based approximate dynamic programming/reinforcement learning.

  2. Management and valuation of real options arising in energy and commodity operations, including renewable energy and the interplay between financial and social objectives.