Thomas Roemer

Curriculum Vitae


Contact Information

Rady School of Management
Otterson Hall, Room 3S139
9500 Gilman Drive #0553
La Jolla, CA 92093-0553
Phone: 858.822.3837­
Fax: 858.534.0745­

Research Areas

Product development process
Project management scheduling

Industry Areas


Thomas Roemer

Assistant Professor of Innovation, Technology and Operations

Roemer is currently conducting studies on the rate of new product introduction in high-tech industries, on part commonality strategies and on cooperation patterns between developers and manufacturers. His research has been supported by the MIT Center for Digital Business, the Center for Innovation in Product Development and the Leaders for Manufacturing program.

An authority on product development processes, Roemer has been cited in various newspapers in the U.S., Europe and Asia. He studies product development with an emphasis on time to market, project coordination and information sharing.

Roemer received his Ph.D. in operations and technology management from UCLA's Anderson Graduate School of Management. He then became a professor at the Sloan School of Management at M.I.T., serving most recently as the Robert N. Noyce Assistant Professor of Operations Management. He received a four-year fellowship while studying at the Anderson School. Roemer was named the first MIT-Ford Faculty Fellow in August 2000.

Selected Publications

With H. Arslan and S. Graves, “Inventory Management with Multiple Demand Classes,” forthcoming in Management Science.

A note on the complexity of the concurrent open shop problem,” Journal of Scheduling, 9, 4  389-396, 2006.

With R. Ahmadi & U. Bagchi, “Coordinated Scheduling of Customer Orders for Quick Response,” Naval Research Logistics, 52, 6, 493-512, 2005.

With R. Ahmadi, “Concurrent Crashing and Overlapping in Product Development,” Operations Research, 52, 4, 606-622, 2004.

With R. Ahmadi and R. Wang “Structuring Product Development Processes,” European Journal of Operational Research, 130, 539-558, 2001.

With R. Ahmadi and R. Wang “Time-Cost Trade-Offs in Overlapped Product Development,” Operations Research, 48, 6, 858-865, 2000.