George Polak

George G. Polak is a Professor in the Department of Information System and Supply Chain Management in the Raj Soin College of Business at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. He has a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Chicago, and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University. His doctoral dissertation concerned optimization of telecommunications networks under stochastic demand for services. Since then, his research interests have included combinatorial optimization, supply chain network design, scheduling models, portfolio optimization, constraint programming, and global optimization. Dr. Polak’s research has appeared in Production & Operations Management, IIE Transactions, Naval Research Logistics, the European Journal of Operational Research, Annals of Operations Research, and other journals.



Dr. Polak at lunch with Tuck School faculty in Hanover, NH.

George spent Academic 2015-2016 on Professional Development Leave, spending much of the Fall Semester at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, where he conducted research on Operations Scheduling with Kenneth Baker and discussing recent developments in Business Analytics with faculty there.

Dr. Polak with Dr. Bogdan Bichescu at the University of Tennessee.

George also visited the University of Tennessee to commence research on Predictive Analytics with Bogdan Bichescu of the Department of Business Analytics & Statistics in the Haslam College of Business.

Dr. Polak presenting research on Decision Analysis.

In the Spring Semester, George resumed work on Supply Chain Optimization with Jim Hamister of the RSCB and Mike Magazine at the University of Cincinnati. He also continued research on Decision Analysis and Financial Portfolio Optimization with David Rogers at the University of Cincinnati and Chaojiang Wu of Drexel University.


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