I am an Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at Columbia University, where I am also a member of the Data Science Institute. In 2014-2015, I spent one year at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center working in the area of Smarter Commerce. My research currently focuses on designing new approaches for supply chain and revenue management, especially where the two areas collide. More broadly, I am interested in leveraging data to make informed decisions in industries such as retail, logistics, and travel. I previously received my B.S. degree from Cornell in 2009, and my Ph.D. from MIT in 2014.

For more information, please see my CV, Google Scholar page, or this article.


Retailing with Opaque Products
A. N. Elmachtoub and Y. Wei
Working paper.

Supply Chain Management with Online Customer Selection
A. N. Elmachtoub and R. Levi
Operations Research, Vol. 64(2), p. 458-473, 2016.

The Submodular Joint Replenishment Problem
M. Cheung, A. N. Elmachtoub, R. Levi, and D. B. Shmoys
Mathematical Programming, Vol. 158(1), p. 207-233, 2016.

From Cost Sharing Mechanisms to Online Selection Problems
A. N. Elmachtoub and R. Levi
Mathematics of Operations Research, Vol. 40(3), p. 542-557, 2015.

Maximizing the Spread of Cascades Using Network Design
D. Sheldon, B. Dilkina, A. N. Elmachtoub, R. Finseth, A. Sabharwal, J. Conrad, C. Gomes, D. Shmoys, W. Allen, O. Amundsen, B. Vaughan
Proceedings of the 26th Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence, p. 517-526, 2010.

From Random Polygon to Ellipse: An Eigenanalysis
A. N. Elmachtoub and C. F. van Loan
SIAM Review, Vol. 52(1), p. 151-170, 2010.


I have the pleasure of working with some fantastic students at Columbia. If you are interested in becoming a student, please apply here.

Ph.D. Students

Yeqing Zhou, 1st year Ph.D.
B.S. in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Fudan University, 2014

Ryan McNellis, 2nd year Ph.D.
B.S. in Operations Research and Financial Engineering, Princeton University, 2015

Yunjie Sun, 2nd year Ph.D.
B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Tech, 2015

Michael Hamilton, 3rd year Ph.D.
B.S. in Mathematics, Rutgers University, 2014


IEOR 4418, Transportation Analytics and Logistics, Fall 2016

IEOR 4574, Business Analytics for Operations Research, Spring 2016, 2017 (x2)

IEOR 8100, Supply Chain Management: Classics and Recent Trends, Spring 2016