Thomas Roemer


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Thomas Roemer is a Senior Lecturer in Operations Management and has served as the Executive Director of the Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) Program since July 2014.

Roemer is interested in the intersection of engineering and management and, in particular, the value creation during the design, manufacture, and delivery of products.  His research on product development, design for manufacturing, machine scheduling, and inventory theory has been published in leading journals.  He has taught classes in operations management and strategy, product design and development, quantitative analysis, and business ethics.

From 2000 to 2006, Roemer was an Assistant Professor at MIT Sloan, where he served as the first MIT-Ford Faculty Fellow and was named the Robert N. Noyce Assistant Professor in Operations Management.  From 2006 to 2014, he was on the faculty at the Rady School of Management at the University of California at San Diego, where he helped create the Architecture-based Enterprise Systems Engineering (AESE) Program.  He also served as associate director of the Program.  He has won numerous teaching awards at the Rady School and, in 2009, received the award for “Outstanding Faculty Teaching” from the Graduate Student Association at UCSD. 

Roemer received a Diplom-Ingenieur degree from the Technische Universität Berlin and his PhD from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.


"The Traveling Salesman Problem with Flexible Coloring."

Roemer, T., R. Ahmadi, and S. Dasu. Discrete Applied Mathematics Vol. 160, No. 12 (2012): 1798-1814.

"Models for Concurrent Product and Process Design."

Roemer, T., and R. Ahmadi. European Journal of Operational Research Vol. 203, No. 3 (2010): 601-613.

"A Single-Product Inventory Model for Multiple Demand Classes."

Arslan, Hasan, Stephen C. Graves and Thomas A. Roemer. Management Science Vol. 53, No. 9 (2007): 1486-1500.

"A Single-Product Inventory Model for Multiple Demand Classes."

Arslan, H., S. Graves, and T. Roemer. Management Science Vol. 53, No. 9 (2007): 1486-1500.

"A Pilot Program on Teaching Dispersed Product Development in Collaboration with an International University."

Helminen, P., K. Holtta-Otto, K. Ekman, and T. Roemer. In Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education, 2007.

"A Note on the Complexity of the Concurrent Open Shop Problem."

Roemer, T. Journal of Scheduling Vol. 9, No. 4 (2006): 389-396.

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