Nan Ratisoontorn


Address:
3023 N.Clark Street Suite 408
Chicago, IL 60657
Phone: (312) 752-8592
email: nratis2@uic.edu


Ph.D. Research Topic:
Dissertation Thesis: Consignment contract with competition
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Elodie Goodman, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
My dissertation research addresses the mathematical modeling and solution of dynamic pricing decisions in the supply chain under competition and data uncertainty. Research studies Stackelberg and Nash Equilibria under a consignment contract for deterministic and stochastic cases. It considers, not only, the effect of vertical competition on equilibria, but also, the effect of horizontal competition between supply chain members.

Research Interests:
  • Game Theory and Equilibrium Problems
  • Linear and Nonlinear Optimization
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Decision Making Under Uncerntainty
  • Dynamic Pricing Strategy
  • Supply Chain Management

My research interests are in mathematical and game theoretical models for decision-making problems, including, but not limited to, pricing and supply chain management. Furthermore, my research interests extend to problems in other applications.

Academic History:
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
    University of Illinois at Chicago, 2007 - 2012
  • Master Degree of Science in Computer Science
    University of Chicago, 2006 - 2007
  • Master Degree of Science in Information Systems Management
    National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA), Bangkok, Thailand, 2002 - 2004
    Master's Degree Project: Improving Inventory Management Decisions using Data Mining
  • Bachelor Degree of Science in Mathematics
    Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, 1998 - 2002

Awards and Distinctions:
  • Royal Thai Government Scholarship (2005):
    Scholarship awarded to top-ranked undergraduate/graduate students admitted to graduate schools in Europe and the United States
  • Excellence in Education Award (2004):
    Award honoring students with exceptional academic achievement at National Institute of Development Administration
  • CCE Scholarship (2003):
    Scholarship for graduate students in the field of Information and Computer Sciences with outstanding academic performance from Computer & Communication Education Foundation, Thailand
  • Merit Award (2002):
    Award honoring undergraduate students with limited resources and excellent academic abilities at Mahidol University

Publications:
  • "Consignment Contracts with Retail Competition" (with E. Adida), European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 215(1): 136-148, 2011.
  • "Supply Chain Coordination under Consignment Contracts with Supplier Competition" (with E. Adida). Working paper.

Presentations:
  • "Consignment Contracts with Retail Competition." POMS Annual Conference, April 2012, Chicago IL.
  • "Consignment Contracts with Retail Competition." INFORMS Annual Meeting, November 2011, Charlotte NC.

Teaching Interests:
  • Opertions Research
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Regression Analysis and Time Series
  • Linear and Nonlinear Optimization
  • Operations Managment
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Game Theory
  • Stochastic Processes and Queueing Theory
  • Production Planning and Inventory Control

Teaching Experience:

    Visiting Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering:

    • Stochastic Processes and Queueing Theory (Core class for Industrial Engineering students) Fall 2013
      Sole instructor: developed and delivered all course materials for approximately 30 students
    • Operations Research I (Core class for Industrial Engineering students) Fall 2012, Fall 2013
      Sole instructor: developed and delivered all course materials for average of 50 students
    • Statistics and Probability for Engineers (Core class for Industrial Engineering students) Fall 2012, Fall 2013
      Sole instructor: developed and delivered all course materials for average of 75 students
    • Plant Layout and Material Handling (Core class for Industrial Engineering students) Spring 2013
      Sole instructor: developed and delivered all course materials for approximately 35 students
    • Production Planning and Inventory Control (Core class for Industrial Engineering students) Spring 2013
      Sole instructor: developed and delivered all course materials for approximately 45 students
    • Operations Research II (Core class for Industrial Engineering students) Spring 2012, Spring 2013
      Sole instructor: developed and delivered all course materials for average of 40 students
    • Work Productivity Analysis (Core class for Industrial Engineering students) Fall 2012
      Sole instructor: developed and delivered all course materials for average of 35 students

    Teaching Assistant, University of Illinois at Chicago:

    • Operations Research I (Core class for Industrial Engineering students) Fall 2011
      Assisted primary instructor: developed homework assignments, conducted review sessions, and worked individually with approximately 45 students
    • Numerical Methods in Mechanical Engineering (Core class for Mechanical Engineering students) Spring 2010, Summer 2012
      Assisted primary instructor: developed homework assignments, conducted review sessions, and worked individually with approximately 30 students
    • Statistics and Probability for Engineers (Core class for Industrial Engineering students) Fall 2010, Spring 2011
      Assisted primary instructor: developed homework assignments, conducted review sessions, and worked individually with approximately 50 students
    • Financial Engineering (Core class for Industrial Engineering students) Spring 2010, Summer 2012
      Assisted primary instructor: developed homework assignments, conducted review sessions, and worked individually with approximately 60 students
    • Introduction to Management Information Systems (Core class for all undergraduate Business students) Spring, Summer, Fall 2009
      Assisted primary instructor: developed homework assignments, conducted lab sessions, and worked individually with average of 60 students
    • Electronics Marketing (Core class for all undergraduate Business students) Spring 2008
      Assisted primary instructor: conducted group discussions and presentations and worked individually with average of 60 students

Work Experience:
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering,
    Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering,
    University of Illinois at Chicago, 2012 - present
  • Research Assistant,
    Department of Information and Decision Sciences
    UIC Liautaud Graduate School of Business, 2008
    - Determined a lower bound for the sample size required to achieve necessary power and significance in SEM based analyses of sample data.
    - Research Advisor: J. Christopher Westland
  • Programmer/Analyst
    Siam Teltech Computer Company, Nontaburi, Thailand, 2004
  • Summer Intern in the Data Management group
    TOT Public Company, Bangkok, Thailand, 2001

Skills:
  • Programming and Markup Languages:
    - PHP, CSS, HTML, JavaScript
    - Java, LATEX, Python, SQL, C, C++, Pascal, Visual Basic
    - CPLEX, GAMS, MPL
  • Software:
    - MATLAB, MINITAB, SAS, SPSS, STATA, R, S-PLUS
    - Oracle, SQL Server, MS Access
  • Platforms:
    - UNIX, Linux, MAC OS X, Windows

Service and Professional Memberships:
  • Reviewer for the International Conference on Information System, ICIS)
  • Member of the Institute of Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
  • Member of INFORMS forum on Women in OR/MS