Anton Ovchinnikov is an expert in the areas of management science, decision analysis and operations management. His research interests include, on the theoretical side, behavioral operations, revenue management, environmental sustainability and multiple criteria decision making. On the applied side, he studies data-driven applications in business, government and nonprofit sectors. His work has been published in the leading academic journals; his case studies won the 2005 and 2011 Case Competitions held by the Institute of Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS); and one of his papers was recognized as the finalist of the INFORMS 2009 Junior Faculty Best Paper Competition.
Prior to joining Darden, he taught management science and supply chain management at the master's and executive levels at the University of Toronto’s Joseph L. Rotman School of Management and received multiple teaching awards there. He holds a PhD in operations management from the University of Toronto. Before starting his academic career, he worked in Germany, the Netherlands and Russia in the area of commercializing high-tech developments and co-owned a business in industrial and architectural design.
- “The University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management Uses Management Science to Create MBA Study Groups”, with Dmitry Krass. (2006) Interfaces 36(2) pp. 126-137
- “Spreadsheet Model Helps to Assign Medical Residents at the University of Vermont’s College of Medicine”, with Joseph Milner. (2008) Interfaces 38(4)pp. 311-323
- "Constrained Group Balancing: Why Does it Work" with Dmitry Krass. (2010) European Journal of Operations Research, 206(1)pp.144-154
- "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle…or Rethink", with Tim Laseter and Gal Raz. (2010) strategy+business, 61, pp. 28-32
- "A Note on Willingness to Spend and Customer Lifetime Value for Firms with Limited Capacity" with Phil Pfeifer. (2011) Journal of Interactive Marketing 25 (3) 178-189
- "Revenue and Cost Management for Remanufactured Products" (2011) Production and Operations Management 20(6) 824-840
- "Revenue Management with End-of-Period Discounts in the Presence of Customer Learning", with Joseph Milner. (2012) Production and Operations Management 21(1) 69-84
- "Environmental Taxes and the Choice of Green Technology" with Dmitry Krass and Timur Nedorezov. (2013) Production and Operations Management 22(5) 1035-1055
- "Economic and Environmental Assessment of Remanufacturing Strategies for Product+Service Firms" with Vered Blass and Gal Raz. Forthcoming in Production and Operations Management
- "Pitched Roofs or Math - What Matters for Solar?" (2013) The Washington Post, June 14, 2013
- “Balancing Customer Acquisition and Retention Spending for Firms with Limited Capacity” with Beatrice Boulu-Reshef and Phil Pfeifer. (2013) Forthcoming in Management Science
Multiple Criteria Decision Making
Probability and Statistics
Global Expertise: Russia and Post-Soviet Countries: Business, Culture, Political System and Society
MBA Core, "Decision Analysis"
MBA for Executives Core, "Decision Analysis"
MBA Elective, "Data Analysis and Optimization
Executive Education Courses
Strategic Decision Making
Faculty Leader Roles with Clients in Emerging Markets
- "Environmental Taxation and the Choice of GreenTechnology: Oligopoly Case" with Dmitry Krass
- "Economic and Environmental Assessment of Remanufacturing in Competitive Settings" with Gal Raz and Vered Blass.
- “Timeshare Exchange Fair”, with Scott Sampson and Dmitry Krass, UVA-QA-0709, 0710 [Winner of the INFORMS 2005 Case Competition]
- “Crawford Development Co. and Southeast Bank of Texas”, with Elena Loutskina, UVA-QA-0727
- “c-Energy’s Red Hill plant: Meeting the SO2 challenge” UVA-QA-0726
- "Flora (A) and (B)", with Sam Bodily, UVA-QA-0754, 0755 [Winner of the INFORMS 2011 Case Competition]
- "Bloomex.ca Logistics Optimization", with Sam Bodily, UVA-QA-0760
- "R&D Project Selection at NorthBancTec", UVA-QA-0762
- "The IQ Experiment", with Phil Pfeifer, UVA-QA-0770
- "Nils Baker", with Phil Pfeifer, UVA-QA-0793
- "Wells Fargo: Solar Energy for Los Angeles Branches (A) and (B)", with Anastasiya Hvaleva, UVA-QA-0800, UVA-QA-0801
- Predicting Customer Churn at QWE, UVA-QA-0806
- Global Warming Revisited (A) and (B), UVA-QA-0808
- "Modeling Discrete Choice: Categorical Dependent Variables, Logistic Regression and Maximum Likelihood Estimation", UVA-QA-0779
- "Spreadsheet Modeling Exercises", with Phil Pfeifer, UVA-QA-0775
- "Using Binary Variables to Represent Logical Conditions in Optimization Models", UVA-QA-0786
"Opera House" simulations
"Steps in building a Crystal Ball decision model"
Research and Relevance
New Darden Case Explores Solar Energy to Power Both Business and Learning
Team Teaching in the Darden MBA: A Mirror of Real Business