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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
  • Other: 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.

Awards and Honors

  • 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

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

Presentations

  • 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

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)