Assistant Professor of Operations Management

Neal and Jan Dempsey Endowed Faculty Fellow

Michael R. Wagner

Mailing Address:
Foster School of Business
University of Washington
Paccar Hall, Box 353226
Seattle, WA 98195

Email: mrwagner@uw.edu

Office: Paccar 442

Tel: 1-206-685-2755

Michael R. Wagner

Curriculum Vitae

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Operations Research, MIT, 2006
  • M.Eng. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, MIT, 2001
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, MIT, 2000
  • B.S. in Mathematics, MIT, 2000

Teaching:

  • Operations Management (Executive MBA, Undergraduate)
  • Business Analytics: Tools for Big Data (MBA, Executive Development Program)
  • Spreadsheet Models for Managerial Decision Making (Undergraduate)
  • Mathematical Programming (Ph.D.)

Working Papers:

  1. M. Wagner, "Self-Policing Online Communities."
  2. T. Chen, T. Klastorin, and M. Wagner, "Coordinating Serial Decentralized Projects."
  3. S. Fatehi and M. Wagner, "Crowdfunding via Revenue Sharing Contracts."
  4. S. Fatehi and M. Wagner, "A Robust Optimization Approach to Crowdsourcing Last-Mile Deliveries."
  5. M. Arbabian and M. Wagner, "The Impact of 3D Printing on Manufacturer-Retailer Contractual Relationships."

Publications:

  1. M. Wagner, "Robust Inventory Management: An Optimal Control Approach," Operations Research, forthcoming.
  2. H. Mamani, S. Nassiri, and M. Wagner, "Closed-Form Solutions for Robust Inventory Management," Management Science, volume 63, number 5, pp. 1625-1643, 2017
  3. T. Chen, T. Klastorin, and M. Wagner, "Incentive Contracts in Serial Stochastic Projects," Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, volume 17, number 3, pp. 290-301, 2015.
  4. M. Wagner, "Robust Policies and Information Asymmetry in Supply Chains with a Price-Only Contract," IIE Transactions, volume 47, number 8, pp. 819-840, 2015.
    • Best Paper Award in the IIE Transactions (Scheduling and Logistics) Best Paper Award Competition (2017).
    • Featured in the Industrial Engineer magazine, volume 47, number 7, pp. 52-53, 2015.
  5. D. Hochbaum and M. Wagner, "Range Contracts: Risk Sharing and Beyond," European Journal of Operational Research, volume 243, number 3, pp. 956-963, 2015.
  6. D. Hochbaum and M. Wagner, "Production Cost Functions and Demand Variability Effects in Price-Only Contracts," IIE Transactions, volume 47, number 2, pp. 190-202, 2015.
    • Honorable Mention: IIE Transactions (Design and Manufacturing) Best Paper Award Competition.
  7. Z. Radovilsky and M. Wagner, "Optimal Allocation of Resources at U.S. Coast Guard Boat Stations," Journal of Supply Chain and Operations Management, volume 12, number 1, pp. 50-65, 2014.
    • Alan Khade Award for the best paper at the 2014 CSU-POM conference.
  8. M. Wagner and Z. Radovilsky, "Optimizing Boat Resources at the U.S. Coast Guard: Deterministic and Stochastic Models," Operations Research, volume 60, number 5, pp. 1035-1049, 2012.
  9. M. Wagner, "Online Lot-Sizing Problems with Ordering, Holding and Shortage Costs," Operations Research Letters, volume 39, number 2, pp. 144-149, 2011.
  10. M. Wagner, "Fully Distribution-Free Profit Maximization: The Inventory Management Case," Mathematics of Operations Research, volume 35, number 4, pp. 728-741, 2010.
  11. P. Jaillet and M. Wagner, "Almost Sure Asymptotic Optimality for Online Routing and Machine Scheduling Problems," Networks, volume 55, number 1, pp. 2-12, 2010.
    • Glover-Klingman Prize for the best paper published in Networks in 2010.
  12. J. Correa and M. Wagner, "LP-Based Online Scheduling: From Single to Parallel Machines," Mathematical Programming, volume 119, number 1, pp. 109-136, 2009.
  13. M. Wagner, J. Bhadury, S. Peng, "Risk Management in Uncapacitated Facility Location Models with Random Demands," Computers & Operations Research, volume 36, number 4, pp. 1002-1011, 2009.
  14. P. Jaillet and M. Wagner, "Generalized Online Routing: New Competitive Ratios, Resource Augmentation and Asymptotic Analyses," Operations Research, volume 56, number 3, pp. 745-757, 2008.
  15. M. Wagner, " Stochastic 0-1 Linear Programming under Limited Distributional Information," Operations Research Letters, volume 36, number 2, pp. 150-156, 2008.
  16. M. Wagner, "Decision Making under Uncertainty using Mathematical Optimization: A Survey," California Journal of Operations Management, volume 6, number 1, pp. 56-60, 2008.
  17. P. Jaillet and M. Wagner, "Online Routing Problems: Value of Advanced Information as Improved Competitive Ratios," Transportation Science, volume 40, number 2, pp. 200 - 210, 2006.
  18. M. Wagner, A. Auger and M. Schoenauer, "EEDA: A New Robust Estimation of Distribution Algorithm," Rapport de Recherche (Research Report) RR-5190, Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (INRIA), 2004.

Book Chapters:

  • P. Jaillet and M. Wagner, "Online Optimization - An Introduction," Chapter in TutORials in Operations Research, edited by J. Hasenbein, Informs, 2010.
  • P. Jaillet and M. Wagner, "Online Vehicle Routing Problems: A Survey," Chapter in The Vehicle Routing Problem: Latest Advances and New Challenges, edited by B. Golden, S. Raghavan, and E. Wasil, Springer, 2008.

Awards:

  • Best Paper: IIE Transactions (Scheduling and Logistics) Best Paper Award Competition (2017).
  • Meritorious Service Award for Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (2016).
  • Honorable Mention: IIE Transactions (Design and Manufacturing) Best Paper Award Competition (2016).
  • Neal and Jan Dempsey Endowed Faculty Fellowship (2015-2018).
  • Ron Crockett Award for Innovation in Education (2014).
  • Alan Khade Award for the best paper at the CSU-POM conference (2014).
  • Meritorious Service Award for Operations Research (2013).
  • Glover-Klingman Prize for the best paper published in Networks in 2010 (2012).
  • Outstanding Research Award, Saint Mary's College of California (2011).
  • MIT Presidential Fellowship (2001; awarded to the top incoming graduate students, university-wide).

Theses:

  • Ph.D. thesis: "Online Optimization in Routing and Scheduling."
  • M.Eng. thesis: "Hedging Optimization Algorithms for Deregulated Electricity Markets."

Hobby:

Wine is a hobby of mine - see below for an introductory video on wine that I gave for the Whole U at UW.