James P. Minas

Assistant Professor
PhD, Operations Research & Statistics, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Dr. James P. Minas earned his PhD in Operations Research and Statistics from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Australia in 2013. Prior to joining Tobin in 2021, he spent seven years in AACSB-accredited business schools including a visiting position at Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada and tenure-track appointments at SUNY New Paltz and Ithaca College.

Teaching Interests

Business Analytics, Business Statistics, Decision Sciences.

Research Interests

Use of advanced analytics methods (such as: optimization, simulation, graph theory, and machine-learning) to provide insights into complex business problems and help make better decisions. Application areas I have worked on include: emergency/disaster management, supply chain coordination, healthcare operations and taxation policy.

Courses Taught

BUA
631
PRESCP ANALYTC & SPRDSHT MODEL
BUA
1333
MODERN STATISTICS I
BUA
2333
MODERN STATISTICS I
BUA
2334
MODERN STATISTICS II
BUA
3350
BUSINESS RESEARCH METHODS

Select Publications

Journal Articles

Minas, J., and Minas, J. P. (2021). Deductions for work related expenses in Australia: An analysis of options for reform. Australian Tax Forum . vol. 36, pp. 53-70.

Jahani, H., Abbasi, B., Hosseinifard, Z., Fadaki, M., and Minas, J. P. (2021). Disruption risk management in service level agreements. International Journal of Production Research. vol. 59, pp. 226-244.