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Robert Aboolian, Ph.D.

Graduate Teaching

  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Statistics for Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Dynamic Pricing and Revenue Management

Undergraduate Teaching

  • Operations Management
  • Foundation of Operations Management
  • Decision Models
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Pricing and Revenue Management
  • Business Statistics
  • Project Management

Research Interests

  • Location of Competitive Facilities
  • Preventive Health Care System Design
  • Service System Design
  • Reverse Logistics
  • Supply Chain Network Design
  • Nonlinear Integer Programming
  • Production and Inventory Planning
  • Web Services Planning
  • Online Game System Design


Dr. Aboolian is a Professor of Operations Management and the Chair of Operations and Supply Chain Management Department. He received his Ph.D. in Operations Management from Rotman School of Management at University of Toronto. He teaches Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Revenue Management, Business Statistics, Project Management and Decision Models at undergraduate and MBA levels.

His research interests include Location of Competitive Facilities, Service System Design, Reverse Logistics, Supply Chain Network Design, Nonlinear Integer Programming, Production and Inventory Planning, Web Services Planning, and Online Game System Design and his work has been published in leading journals such as INFORMS Journal on Computing, Transportation Science, IIE Transactions, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Operational Research Society and Annals of Operations Research. He not only serves as a reviewer for many top quality journals, but also is in the editorial board of the International Journal of Applied Management Science and the International Journal of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management.

He is an active member of INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences). He has worked in the industry for many years as an industrial Engineer and has consulted many elite companies and organizations globally.

Papers in Referred Journals

Papers in Conference Proceedings

  • Aboolian, R., J. Leu and Y. Sun "On The Study of Establishing a Responsive Infrastructure for a Massively Multiplayer On-Line Game," Proceedings of the Americas Conference on Information Systems, San Francisco, August 2009.
  • Aboolian, R. and S. Lou, "Locating Base Stations in a Cellular Network with Stochastic Service Demand," Proceedings of the 10th WSEAS International Conference on Computing, Athens, Greece, July 2006.
  • Aboolian, R., Y. Sun, and G., J., Koehler "Web Service Provider Location, Sever Allocation Problem in a Competitive Environment," Proceedings of the 2005 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Systems Management, Marrakech, Morocco, May 2005.
  • Aboolian, R. and Y. Sun, "Optimum Positioning of Servers of Web Services in a Competitive Environment," Proceedings of the Third Workshop on e-Business of Web2004 Conference, Washington, D.C., December 2004.


Robert Aboolian, Ph.D.

Department Chair
Professor of Operations Management
Operations and Supply Chain Management Department