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Prof. Soulaymane Kachani

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Columbia University
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  • Ph.D. , Operations Research
    MIT's Sloan School of Management
  • Master of Science , Applied Mathematics
    MIT's Sloan School of Management
  • Ph.D. , Operations Research
    MIT Sloan School of Management
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Columbia University Faculty & Speakers - Academy of Certified Portfolio Managers, 29 May 2015 [cached]
Soulaymane Kachani
Professor Soulaymane Kachani is Vice Dean at the School of Engineering and Applied Science, in charge of the School’s undergraduate, graduate, executive, online and global programs. He joined Columbia in 2003 and has served as the Director of Master's Programs and the Director of Executive Education at the Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research since 2008. Professor Kachani serves on the Columbia University Senate, where he is a member of the University Senate Executive Committee and the Chair of the University Senate Budget Committee. Prior to joining Columbia, he worked as a senior consultant at McKinsey & Company.
Revenue Management and Pricing Section, 30 July 2010 [cached]
Soulaymane Kachani Professor, Columbia University Email:
people_of_sca, 26 Feb 2010 [cached]
Soulaymane Kachani, Chief Strategy Advisor
Dr. Soulaymane Kachani Chief Strategy Advisor
Dr. Kachani is a co-inventor of SCA's patent-pending asset allocation model and advises SCA on core technical issues involving investment strategy systems development.
Currently, Dr. Kachani is a professor in the Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Department at Columbia University.
Prior to joining Columbia, he served as an Associate and a Senior Associate in the Boston office of McKinsey. Dr. Kachani holds a Ph.D. in Operations Research from the MIT Sloan School of Management. His research interests include dynamic pricing, transportation network, supply chain and inventory management.
In addition to his academic and research interests, Dr. Kachani continues to consult to McKinsey on issues revolving around pricing and revenue optimization. Dr. Kachani also holds a Master of Science in Operations Research from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a Diplôme d'ingénieur in Applied Mathematics from Ecole Centrale de Paris.
Even before assuming an advisory role, Dr. Kachani was instrumental in the development of SCA's asset allocation system while pursuing his Ph.D. at MIT.
Revenue Management and Pricing Section, 18 Nov 2010 [cached]
Soulaymane Kachani, 2007
Response Analytics - Demand Optimization Solutions for the financial industry, 17 May 2008 [cached]
Dr. Soulaymane Kachani, Columbia University Professor Kachani is a faculty member in the Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research at Columbia University.He teaches courses in logistics, and pricing, corporate finance and industrial economics, to undergraduate, masters and Ph.D. students.During Columbia's annual Commencement Ceremonies, Dr. Kachani was awarded the 2005 Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award for "dedication to teaching and devotion to the mentoring of students", and the 2007 Kim Award for Faculty Involvement, an award that "recognizes one faculty member who goes above and beyond the call of duty to foster student success".His research interests include dynamic pricing, transportation network management and supply chain management.His research draws upon a broad collection of methodologies including dynamical systems, most aspects of mathematical optimization, simulation, control theory, and game theory.
Dr. Kachani is the current Chairman of the Financial Services Demand Optimization Council, a non-profit consortium of financial industry professionals, consultants, academics, and technology providers dedicated to advancing research, insights, and use of optimization science to improve the competitiveness of financial services companies.He is also the 2007 Chair of the Revenue Management & Pricing (RM&P) Section of INFORMS.The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) is the largest professional society in the world for the field of operations research (OR).Dr. Kachani is an editor of the Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management and of the International Journal of Services Operations and Informatics.He is also an associate editor of the Networks and Spatial Economics Journal and of the Production and Operations Management Journal.Dr. Kachani has chaired the Revenue Management and Pricing Cluster of many international conferences, including the conferences of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS), the Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS) and INFORMS.He serves on Columbia University's Senate -the university's governing body- and sits on the Senate Budget Review Committee and the Senate Executive Committee.Prior to joining Columbia, Dr. Kachani served as senior consultant in the Boston office of McKinsey & Co.
Dr. Kachani holds a Master of Science and a Ph.D. in Operations Research from MIT's Sloan School of Management, and a Diplome d'Ingenieur in Applied Mathematics from Ecole Centrale Paris.Dr. Kachani is a recipient of the Karl Taylor Compton Prize, "the highest award presented by MIT to students in recognition of achievements in citizenship and devotion to the welfare of MIT".
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