Nicholas G. Hall is a professor in the departments of Management Sciences and Integrated Systems Engineering. He came to Ohio State in 1983 from the University of California-Berkeley. His research interests are in tactical issues within operations management, especially project management, scheduling, supply chain incentives and pricing, and in applications of operations research. He has published over 70 articles in the journals Operations Research,Management Science, Mathematics of Operations Research, Mathematical Programming, Interfaces and several other journals.
Hall has served for a total of over 40 years on the editorial boards of Operations Research and Management Science. He has given over 300 academic presentations, including 89 invited presentations in 20 countries, and seven conference keynote presentations. A 2008 citation study ranked him 13th among 1,376 scholars in the operations management field. He won the Fisher Pacesetters’ Faculty Research Award in 1998 and 2005. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences of the Peoples’ Republic of China.
Hall has served as president of Manufacturing and Service Operations Management society, and is currently treasurer of INFORMS. He served for five years on the State of Ohio Steel Industry Advisory Council. He has been a visiting professor at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Hall teaches project management, one of the most popular MBA electives at Fisher, a modeling course, and several advanced PhD-level courses. He is the owner of a consulting business, CDOR, which provides business solutions to Ohio business and government communities, as well as advice on intellectual property issues for New York City law firms.
- Top Cited Article Award, Discrete Applied Mathematics, 2005-10
- Meritorious Service Award, Operations Research journal, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2004, 2009
- Pace Setters Research Award, 1998, 2005
- Outstanding Evening MBA Program Teaching Award, 2nd place: 1995-97
Areas of Expertise
- Project management
- Tactical control decisions in manufacturing
- Supply chain incentives
- Energy modeling
- Applications of operations research to health care
- Applications of operations research to sports