Manuel Nunez

Associate Professor

Operations and Information Management

Education/Professional Certification

Ph.D., Operations Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Eng. Degree, M.Sc., Operations Research, Stanford University; M.Sc., Computer Science, Stanford University; M.Sc., B.S., Mathematics, University of Costa Rica; B.S., Computer Science, University of Costa Rica.

Areas of Expertise

Operations research, statistical modeling and simulation, analytics and business intelligence, computer programming and data structures, genetic algorithms, security and confidentiality in database systems, operations management and manufacturing, supply chain management, convex optimization, stochastic models.


Manuel Nunez is an Associate Professor of operations management at the Department of Operations and Information Management, University of Connecticut. He has published in a wide range of journals such as Mathematical Programming, SIAM Journal on Optimization, Operations Research, Annals of Operations Research, Decision Support Systems, INFORMS Journal on Computing, Information Systems Research, Information Technology and Management, Production and Operations Management, International Journal of Production Research, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Mathematical Economics, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions On Engineering Management, among others. He currently teaches an undergraduate course in decision support systems for manufacturing (MEM 3231) for the Management and Engineering for Manufacturing program; a course in business statistics (OPIM 5603) and a course in adaptive business intelligence (OPIM 5504) for the MSBAPM program; and a seminar in operations management (OPIM 6202) for the OPIM doctoral program.

Featured Publications

Manuel Nunez, Xue Bai, and Linna Du. “Leveraging Slack Capacity in IaaS Contract Cloud Services.” To appear in Production and Operations Management, 2020.

Hsiao-Hui Lee, Manuel Nunez, and Jose Cruz. “Competition for Limited Critical Resources and the Adoption of Environmentally Sustainable Strategies”. European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 264, No. 3, pages 1130-1143, February 2018.

Xue Bai, Manuel Nunez, and Jayant Kalagnanam. “Managing Data Quality Risk in Accounting Information Systems”. Information Systems Research, Vol. 23, No. 2, pages 453473, June 2012.

Steven Thompson, Manuel Nunez, Robert Garfinkel, and Matthew Dean. “Efficient Short Term Allocation and Reallocation of Patients to Floors of a Hospital during Demand Surges”. Operations Research, Vol. 57, No. 2, pages 261-273, March-April 2009.

Manuel Nunez, Robert Garfinkel, Ram Gopal. “Stochastic Protection of Confidential Information in Statistical Databases: A Hybrid of Query Restriction and Data Perturbation”. Operations Research, Vol. 55, No. 5, pages 890-908, 2007. Chosen as Operations Research Featured Article in December 2007.

“Keep true, never be ashamed of doing right, decide on what you think is right and stick to it.” George Eliot

Contact Information
Phone+1 (860) 486-1333
Mailing AddressUnit 1041-041d
Office LocationBUSN 370
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