Nichalin S. Summerfield, Ph.D.


Full Time Lecturer, Department of Decision and Information Sciences

Charlton College of Business, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

285 Old Westport Road

North Dartmouth, MA 02747

Office: CCB 222     Office Phone: (508) 910-6436

Cell Phone: (520) 204-7759   

Email: nsummerfield@umassd.edu

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Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Management (Operations Management), with minor in Economics, December 2010

The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

   Dissertation Title: Games of Decentralized Inventory Management
   Dissertation Advisor: Professor Moshe Dror

M.S. in Management Information Systems, May 2005

The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.

B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering (Second-Class Honors), February 1998

SIIT Thammasat University, Thailand. (2nd Class Honors)


RESEARCH INTERESTS

Cooperative and Non-cooperative Games in Operations Management and Supply Chain Management



WORK EXPERIENCE

Academic Experience

September 2012-Present

Full Time Lecturer
Department of Decision and Information Sciences, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

January 2011-December 2011

Adjunct Lecturer
Department of Management Information Systems, The University of Arizona

August 2005-June 2007

Research Associate
Artificial Intelligence Lab, Department of Management Information Systems, The University of Arizona

Non-Academic Experience

January 2004-July 2005

Software Engineer - Image Compression Specialist
Phoenix Mars Lander Project, Lunar and Planetary Lab, The University of Arizona
- Developed the software for the lander to compress images before sending back to earth

July 1998-July 2003

Consultant
Accenture, Bangkok, Thailand
- 4-year experience in system integrations
- 1-year experience in IT process re-design and deployment
- Experience in managing a cross-border team of 11 programmers, 4 nationalities, in 2 countries (Thailand and Singapore) to support a web-based system during the warranty period

May 1997

Summer Internship
NS Electronics, Bangkok, Thailand

April 1997

Summer Internship (3-week program)
SEIKO Instruments Inc., Japan


PUBLICATIONS

Summerfield, N.S., Dror, M, and Cohen, M.A. "City Streets Parking Enforcement Inspection Decisions: The Chinese Postman's Perspective," Conditional Acceptance to European Journal of Operational Research.

Summerfield, N.S. and Dror, M. (2013) "Biform Game: Reflection as a Stochastic Programming Problem," International Journal of Production Economics, 142: 124-129. link

Summerfield, N.S. and Dror, M. (2012) "Stochastic Programming for Decentralized Newsvendor with Transshipment," International Journal of Production Economics, 137: 292-303. link

Suakkaphong, N. and Dror, M. (2011) "Managing Decentralized Inventory and Transshipment," Top - Journal of the Spanish Society of Statistics and Operations Research, 19(2):480-506. link

Suakkaphong, N., Zhang, Z., and Chen, H. (2011) "Disease Named Entity Recognition Using Semi-Supervised Learning and Conditional Random Fields," Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), 62(4):727-737. link

Dang, Y., Zhang, Y., Suakkaphong, N., Larson, C., and Chen, H. (2008) "An Integrated Approach to Mapping Worldwide Bioterrorism Research Capabilities," IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, 2008, 212-214.

Dang, Y., Suakkaphong, N., Zhang, Y., Wakhare, R., Chen, H., and Larson, C. (2007) "Mapping Bioterrorism Agents Research Literature," Advances in Disease Surveillance, 4:156.

Netcharasaeng, N., Suakkaphong, N., Tungthangthum, A., and Chintrakulchai, P. (1999) "Database for Registration System at SIIT," Thammasat International Journal of Science and Technology, 4(1):19-26.


* Published under Nichalin Suakkaphong until 2011 and Nichalin S. Summerfield thereafter



WORK IN PROGRESS

Dror, M. and Summerfield, N.S., "Survey of Research in Modeling Strategic Games with Cooperation."

Summerfield, N.S. and Dror, M., "Biform Game Examples and Their Reflection as a Stochastic Programming Problem."



PRESENTATION AT REFEREED CONFERENCES

Summerfield, N. S. and Dror, M. (2011, June). "Stochastic Programming Framework for Decentralized Inventory with Transshipment," MSOM Society Annual Conference, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Suakkaphong, N. and Dror, M. (2009, July). "Managing Decentralized Distribution: Insights and Incentives for Collaboration," International Conference on Game Theory (the 20th Summer Festival on Game Theory), Stony Brook, New York.



OTHER PRESENTATIONS

"City Streets Parking Enforcement Inspection Decisions: The Chinese Postmanís Perspective"

- INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. November 2014

- INFORMS Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ. October 2012 (Presented by M. Dror)


"Biform Game: Reflection as a Stochastic Programming Problem"

- INFORMS Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC. November 2011

- Public Economic Theory Conference, Bloomington, IN. June 2011 (Presented by M. Dror)

- MSOM Annual Conference, Ann Arbor, MI. June 2011 (Poster session)


"Stochastic Programming Framework for Decentralized Inventory with Transshipment"

- INFORMS Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC. November 2011


"Managing Decentralized Distribution: Insights and Incentives for Collaboration"

- INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. October 2009

- DOMinant Workshop on Inventory Routing and Fleet-Size-and-Mix Problems, Molde, Norway. September 2009 (Presented by M. Dror)

- INFORMS Western Regional Conference, Phoenix, AZ. April 2009



TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Full Time Lecturer University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

(Average Student Evaluation = 4.67 out of 5 in Spring 2014)

POM 212 Business Statistics (Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014)

POM 212 Business Statistics - Fully Online (Summer 2014)

POM 333 Quantitative Business Analysis (Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014)

POM 415 Applied Decision Models (Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014)


Adjunct Lecturer Department of MIS, The University of Arizona

MIS 560 Operations Management for MS MIS (Fall 2011)

MIS 578 Project Management for MS MIS (Fall 2011)

BNAD 518B Business Intensive II - OM for Accelerated MBA (Summer 2011)

MIS 473A/573A Production and Operations Management (Fall 2010, Spring 2011)

MIS 373 Basic Operations Management (Winter 2008)

MIS 304 Using and Managing Information Systems (Summer II 2007,Winter 2007)


Teaching Assistant Department of MIS, The University of Arizona

MIS 465/565 Managing for Quality Improvement (Dr. Pamela Slaten) 2007-2010

MIS 473A/573A Production and Operations Management (Dr. Moshe Dror) 2007-2009

MIS 473B/573B Production and Operations Management (Dr. Moshe Dror) 2009

MIS 480/580 Knowledge Management: Techniques & Practices (Dr. Hsinchun Chen) Spring 2007



UNIVERSITY SERVICE EXPERIENCE

- Founding faculty advisor of Management Consulting Club at UMass Dartmouth (2013-present) link

- Member of two Search Committees at UMass Dartmouth (2013-present)

- Member of Charlton College of Businessís Research Committee (2012-present)

- Member of Charlton College of Businessís AACSB Participants Committee (2013-present)

- Member of Departmental Curriculum Committee, DIS Department, UMass Dartmouth (2012-present)

- Assurance of Learningís Course Coordinator for POM333 (2012-present)

- Volunteer at UMass Dartmouthís Academic Advising Center (AY2013-2014)

AWARDS

- The James F. LaSalle Award for Teaching Excellence, Eller College of Management, The University of Arizona (2009)

- Deanís Research Award, Eller College of Management, The University of Arizona (Spring 2009)

- Deanís Teaching Award, Eller College of Management, The University of Arizona (Spring 2008, Spring 2009)

- GPSC Travel Grant, The University of Arizona (To participate in the 20th Summer Festival on Game Theory, Stony Brook, NY in July 2009, and INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. in October 2009)

- Graduate Tuition Scholarship, The University of Arizona (2005-2010)

- Graduate Research/Teaching Assistantship, The University of Arizona (2005-2010)

- Joint 1st Prize, AOL Case Challenge (Held at The University of Arizona, 2004)

- Krung Thai Bank Scholarship, Bangkok, Thailand (1995-1998)

- Vice President of SIIT Createch Club (1997-1998)

- 2nd Prize, Robot Miracle Tower Contest 1997 (Held by Technology Promotion Association Thailand-Japan)



PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

- INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences)

- MSOM (The Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society)

- POMS (Production and Operations Management Society)

- DSI (Decision Sciences Institute)



REFEREEING

MSOM, EJOR, and JORS



LANGUAGE

Fluent in English and Thai



Last updated: 09/28/2014