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Katsunobu Sasanuma

Management Professor

Katsunobu Sasanuma


Katsunobu Sasanuma is a Professor in the Department of Management Information Science at NUCB, Nagoya University of Commerce and Business. He also holds a Visiting Associate Professor position at the Research Center for Policy Design at the Graduate School of Economics and Management at Tohoku University. Prior to joining the faculty at NUCB, Dr. Sasanuma was an Assistant Professor at College of Business at Stony Brook University, State University of New York.

Dr. Sasanuma graduated from the University of Tokyo with both a bachelor's and master's degree, majoring in condensed matter physics. Upon graduation, Dr. Sasanuma worked in the industry as a semiconductor engineer at the Toshiba R&D Center. His efforts led to him being granted three Japanese patents and two U.S. patents. He later went on to work as a consultant at the Almec Corporation. After working in the industry, he studied Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and Operations Research at Operations Research Center at Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He then pursued his Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management (Operations Management) at Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University. His doctoral thesis, "Congestion-Based Control Policy for Service Systems", explores a new Markov chain decomposition technique to analyze service systems. He was honored with the 2016 William W. Cooper Doctoral Dissertation Award at Carnegie Mellon University.

Dr. Sasanuma's current research areas include: probability theory, stochastic processes, queueing theory, inventory theory, and business analytics. He has taught classes in Operations Research/Operations Management/Information Systems. His work has been presented at various conferences and has appeared in professional journals.

Research Interests

Operations Research, Operations Management, Business Analytics

Final Education

Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University

Academic Papers

  • Katsunobu Sasanuma (2024) Evaluating the Effectiveness of Recommendation Engines on Customer Experience Across Product Categories. International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction (IJTHI) :1548-3908
  • Katsunobu Sasanuma (2022) A marginal analysis framework to incorporate the externality effect of ordering perishables. Operations Research Perspectives (Elsevier) 9 (100230) :2214-7160
  • Katsunobu Sasanuma (2022) Controlling arrival and service rates to reduce sensitivity of queueing systems with customer abandonment. Results in Control and Optimization (Elsevier) 6 (100089) :2666-7207
  • Katsunobu Sasanuma (2022) An opaque selling scheme to reduce shortage and wastage in perishable inventory systems. Operations Research Perspectives (Elsevier) 9 (100220) :2214-7160
  • Katsunobu Sasanuma (2021) Evaluating the Dynamic Impact of Theater Performances and Sports Events on Parking Demand in Downtown Pittsburgh. Smart Cities 4 (4) :2624-6511
  • Katsunobu Sasanuma (2021) Asymptotic Analysis for Systems with Deferred Abandonment. Mathematics 9 (18) :2227-7390
  • Katsunobu Sasanuma (2021) Approximate performance measures for a single station two-stage reneging queue. Operations Research Letters 49 (2) :0167-6377


  • (2023) Development of Markov chain decomposition algorithm and its application to social network analysis. Amano Institute of Technology Primary Researcher