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Nichalin Summerfield

Nichalin Summerfield is an Assistant Professor of Operations & Information Systems Department at UMass Lowell.
Dr. Nichalin S. SummerfieldAssistant Professor

Research Interests

Co-opetitive games in supply chain management, Vehicle routing, Simulations, Predictive analytics

Education

  • Ph D: Operations Management, (2010), Department of Management Information Systems, The University of Arizona - Tucson, AZ
    Supporting Area: Economics Minor
  • MS: Management Information Systems, (2005), Department of Management Information Systems, The University of Arizona - Tucson, AZ
  • BEE: Electrical Engineering (Honors), (1998), Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thammasat University - Thailand

Biography

Nichalin Summerfield is an Assistant Professor of Operations & Information Systems Department at UMass Lowell. She received her Ph.D. in Management with a concentration in Operations Management and a master’s degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona. Her research interests are in the areas of game theoretical analysis and business analytics in operations and supply chain management. Her published articles have appeared in European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Production Economics, Journal of the Spanish Society of Statistics and Operations Research, and Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. Before pursuing her Ph.D., she worked at Accenture (Thailand) where she was involved in various IT process re-design and system integration projects. While studying at the University of Arizona, she worked as a part-time software engineer to develop the image compression software used on the Phoenix Mars Lander.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Department's Teaching Excellence Award (2018), Teaching - Operations & Information Systems Department, UMass Lowell
  • Thomas J. Higginson Awards for Excellence in Teaching (2016), Teaching - Charlton College of Business, UMass Dartmouth
  • CCB Research Award (2015), Scholarship/Research - Charlton College of Business, UMass Dartmouth
  • Provost’s Best Practices Awards for Innovative Use of Technology (2015), Teaching - UMass Dartmouth
  • Dean’s Research Award (2009), Scholarship/Research - Eller College of Management, The University of Arizona
  • Dean’s Teaching Award (2009), Teaching - Eller College of Management, The University of Arizona
  • GPSC Travel Grant (2009), Scholarship/Research - The University of Arizona
  • James F. LaSalle Award for Teaching Excellence (2009), Teaching - Eller College of Management, The University of Arizona
  • Dean’s Teaching Award (2008), Teaching - Eller College of Management, The University of Arizona

Selected Publications

  • Summerfield, N.S., Dror, M., Cohen, M.A. (2015) "City streets parking enforcement inspection decisions: The Chinese postman’s perspective," European Journal of Operational Research 242:1 pp. 149-160
  • Summerfield, N.S., Dror, M. (2013) "Biform game: Reflection as a stochastic programming problem," International Journal of Production Economics 142:1 pp. 124-129
  • Summerfield, N.S., Dror, M. (2012) "Stochastic programming for decentralized newsvendor with transshipment," International Journal of Production Economics 137:2 pp. 292-303
  • Suakkaphong, N., Dror, M. (2011) "Managing decentralized inventory and transshipment," TOP - Journal of the Spanish Society of Statistics and Operations Research 19:2 pp. 480-506
  • Suakkaphong, N., Zhang, Z., Chen, H. (2011) "Disease named entity recognition using semisupervised learning and conditional random fields," Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 62:4 pp. 727-737

Selected Presentations

  • Analyzing Effect of Promised Delivery Lead Time on Seller Reputation in eCommerce - Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference, November 2018 - Chicago, IL
  • Predicting Patient No-Shows via a Hybrid Business Analytics Methodology - Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference, November 2018 - Chicago, IL
  • Predicting Patient No-Shows via a Hybrid Business Analytics Methodology - INFORMS 13th Data Mining & Decision Analytics Workshop, November 2018 - Phoenix, AZ
  • A Holistic Data Analytic Approach to Determine Impacts of the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act on Reducing Readmission and Mortality Rates among Older Adults - INFORMS Annual Meeting, November 2018 - Phoenix, AZ
  • Using Analytics to Predict Project Management Success - 3rd North American International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, September 2018 - Washington, DC
  • Expected Value of Perfect Information (EVPI) of Demand in Propane Distribution Problem - INFORMS Annual Meeting, 2017 - Houston, TX
  • City Streets Parking Enforcement Inspection Decisions: The Chinese Postman’s Perspective - INFORMS Annual Meeting, 2014 - San Francisco, CA
  • Biform Game: Reflection as a Stochastic Programming Problem - INFORMS Annual Meeting, 2011 - Charlotte, NC
  • Stochastic Programming Framework for Decentralized Inventory with Transshipment - INFORMS Annual Meeting, 2011 - Charlotte, NC
  • Biform Game: Reflection as a Stochastic Programming Problem - MSOM Annual Conference, 2011 - Ann Arbor, MI
  • Managing Decentralized Distribution: Insights and Incentives for Collaboration - INFORMS Annual Meeting, 2009
  • Managing Decentralized Distribution: Insights and Incentives for Collaboration - INFORMS Western Regional Conference, 2009 - Phoenix, AZ

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Leverage Data Analytics and Game Theory to Study Complex Urban Transportation (2017), Grant - Internal Seed Funding Program
    Summerfield, N. (Co-Principal), Chen, D. (Principal), Deokar, A. (Co-Principal)
  • A Holistic Data Analytic Modeling of Health Outcomes for Different Vulnerable Risk Groups (2018), Grant - IDEA Leadership Fund
    Oztekin, A. (Principal), Knight, M. (Co-Principal), Evans, K. (Supporting), Summerfield, N. (Supporting), Lee, S. (Supporting), Ackerson, L.K. (Supporting),
  • The CARE Act: Processes Affecting the Community/Caregiver Perspective of Caring for Older Adults (2018), Grant - Manning School of Business and the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences
    Kronrod, A. (Supporting), Knight, M. (Principal), Evans, K. (Co-Principal), Summerfield, N. (Co-Principal), Abdallah, L.M. (Co-Principal), Oztekin, A. (Supporting)

Research Currently in Progress

  • Data Analytic Approach to Determine the Impact of Caregiver Advise Record Enable (CARE) Act on Reducing Readmission & Mortality
    Summerfield, N. (Supporting), Oztekin, A. (Principal), Lee, H. (Supporting), Lee, S. (Supporting), Sun, L. (Supporting), Gore, R. (Supporting)
  • Expected Value of Perfect Information (EVPI) of Demand in Propane Distribution Problem
    Summerfield, N., Dror, M. (University of Arizona)
  • Identifying Patients for Discharge: Management and Analytics Perspectives
    Summerfield, N. (Co-Principal), Evans, K. (Co-Principal)
  • MILP for Off-shore Helicopter Routing with Asymmetric Demands
    Dror, M. (University of Arizona)
  • Performance Evaluation of Cooperative Navigation on Simulated Road Networks Using Data Envelopment Analysis
    Summerfield, N., Zhu, W.
  • Predicting Performance of Ice Hockey Players with Data Analytics
    Summerfield, N., Motiwalla, L.F., Hammond, K., Turay, D.
  • Task Prioritization in Large Retail Store
    Summerfield, N.
  • The CARE Act: Processes Affecting the Community/Caregiver Perspective of Caring for Older Adults
    Summerfield, N., Evans, K., Knight, M.
  • Utilizing Data Analytics to Determine Factors Associated with Engagement in Treatment for Patients with Substance Use Disorder and/or Mental Health Diagnoses
    Summerfield, N. (Supporting), Knight, M. (Co-Principal), Oztekin, A. (Co-Principal), Evans, K. (Supporting), Lee, S. (Supporting), Leon, C. (Supporting), Ackerson, L.K.