Assistant Professor of Business Administration
Nikos Trichakis is an assistant professor of business administration in the Technology and Operations Management Unit, teaching the ‘Understanding and Influencing Operations as an Investor’ course in the MBA elective curriculum, and the ‘Stochastic Modeling’ course in the doctoral curriculum.
In his research, Professor Trichakis investigates the interplay of fairness and efficiency in resource allocation problems and operations, together with the inherent tradeoffs that arise in balancing these objectives. He is interested in diverse industry applications ranging from health care to airlines to finance. His work has been published in Management Science and Operations Research.
Professor Trichakis received his Ph.D. in operations research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also holds MS degrees from Stanford University and Imperial College (UK), and a BS degree from Aristotle University (Greece), all in electrical and computer engineering. Before his doctoral studies, Professor Trichakis worked in software development at Sungard APT in London.
Technology and Operations Management
This course enables students to develop the skills and concepts needed to ensure the ongoing contribution of a firm's operations to its competitive position. It helps them to understand the complex processes underlying the development and manufacture of products as well as the creation and delivery of services.
Understanding and Influencing Operations as an Investor
This course is designed to impart to students who plan to become investors an understanding of firms' operations, and to students, including entrepreneurs, planning to operate companies an understanding of how to interface with investors. The course also serves students who simply want to develop a broader view and deeper understanding of operations management and analytics, as it will expose them to important concepts and tools such as dynamic pricing, decision making under uncertainty, optimization and risk management.