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Katsunobu Sasanuma

PhD, Carnegie Mellon University

Office:   344 Harriman Hall

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Katsunobu Sasanuma is an Assistant Professor of Operations Management. Prior to joining the faculty at Stony Brook, Dr. Sasanuma was a semiconductor engineer at Toshiba R&D Center, where he holds two U.S. patents. He then studied Public Policy and Operations Research at Harvard and MIT before pursuing his PhD in Public Policy and Management (Operations Management) at Carnegie Mellon University. His research areas include probability theory, stochastic processes, queueing theory, and networks of queues. His doctoral thesis, Congestion-Based Control Policy for Service Systems, explores a new Markov chain decomposition technique to analyze service systems. He is particularly interested in finding simple laws of physics related to real-world systems and applying the findings to improve service, traffic, and healthcare operations. He has taught classes in Operations Research/Operations Management. His work has been presented at various conferences and has appeared in professional journals.

Research: Inventory Management, Stochastic Modeling, Queueing Theory

Teaching: Operations Management in general