The University of Alabama

Nickolas Freeman

Assistant Professor of Operations Management

Information Systems, Statistics and Management Science

Phone: 205-348-8992

Focus and Current Research

Supply Chain Risk Management, Healthcare Operations Management, Applied Operations Research


University of Alabama (Ph.D. Operations Management, M.S. Operations Management, B.S. Industrial Engineering)

Honors Achievements & Affiliations

Dr. Freeman joined the Operations Management (OM) faculty in the Fall of 2017. He is an active member of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS) and earned their Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) certification in 2014. He is also a member of the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS). Dr. Freeman is an active researcher. He has several publications in journals including Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (MSOM), Omega, the European Journal of Operational Research (EJOR), Interfaces, the International Journal of Production Economics (IJPE), and IISE Transactions (formerly IIE Transactions).

Selected Publications

Freeman, N.K., Keskin, B.B., and Capar, I. (2017). Attractive Orienteering Problem with Proximity and Timing Interactions. European Journal of Operational Research (EJOR), Forthcoming.

Freeman, N.K., Mittenthal, J., Melouk, S.H., and Keskin, B.B. (2017). Sourcing Strategies for a Capacitated Firm Subject to Supply and Demand Uncertainty. Omega, Available online.

Freeman, N.K., Zhao, M., and Melouk, S.H. (2017). An Iterative Approach for Case Mix Planning Under Uncertainty. Omega, Available online.

Freeman, N.K., Melouk, S.H., and Mittenthal, J. (2016). A Scenario-Based Approach for Operating Theater Scheduling under Uncertainty. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (MSOM), 18(2), 245-261.

Keskin, B.B., Capar, I., Sox, C., and Freeman, N.K. (2014). An Integrated Load Planning Algorithm for Outbound Logistics at Webb Wheel. Interfaces, 44(5):480-497.

Freeman, N.K., Mittenthal, J., and Melouk, S.H. (2014). Parallel Machine Scheduling to Minimize Overtime and Waste Costs. IIE Transactions (now IISE Transactions), 46(6):601-618.

Melouk, S.H., Freeman, N.K., Miller, D., and Dunning, M. (2013). Simulation Optimization-Based Decision Support Tool for Steel Manufacturing.  International Journal of Production Economics, 141(1):269-276.