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									                                        Marius Florin Niculescu
                                       Curriculum Vitae (updated Aug 15, 2010)
                                    College of Management, Georgia Institute of Technology
                                         800 W. Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30308

Ph.D. June 2009. Stanford Graduate School of Business. Operations, Information and Technology.

        o      Dissertation: Essays on the Management and Diffusion of Information Technology Products and Services
               (Advisor: Prof. Seungjin Whang)

M.S.   June 2007. Stanford University. Financial Mathematics.

B.A.   March 2004. Harvard University. Applied Mathematics (Computer Science as field of application).

        o      Magna Cum Laude with Highest Honors
        o      Senior Thesis: Mathematical Methods for Rank Aggregation (Advisor: Prof. M. Mitzenmacher)


2009-present     Georgia Institute of Technology. College of Management.
                 Assistant Professor of IT Management
                   o   Undergraduate: MGT 2200 - Management Information Systems (Winter 2010)

2005-2009        Stanford University. Graduate School of Business.
                 Course Co-developer and Lecturer
                  o PhD core: Intro to Theory of Operations (Fall 2007)

                 Teaching Assistant / Grader
                   o   MBA core: Global Operations (Spring 2009)
                   o   MBA core: Technology Concepts for Managers (Fall 2008)
                   o   MBA core: Operations (Winter 2006, Winter 2007)
                   o   MBA elective: Global Operations (Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009)
                   o   MBA elective: Supply Chain Management & Technology (Spring 2006, Spring 2008)

2001-2003        Harvard University.
                 Course assistant
                  o Undergraduate: Discrete Mathematics (Fall 2003)
                  o Undergraduate: Algorithms and Data Structures (Spring 2003)
                  o Undergraduate: Discrete Mathematics (Fall 2002)
                  o Harvard Extension School: Groups, Graphs and Algebraic Structures for Computing (Spring 2002)

                 Peer Tutor in Mathematics (Spring 2001)
2001, 2002     National Bureau of Economic Research. Cambridge. Massachusetts.
               Research Assistant. Behavioral economics (Supervisor: Prof. David Laibson)
                  o   Behavioral patterns in contributions to retirement plans (Summer 2002)
                  o   Dutch Books/Bids – various arbitrage schemes in the presence of asymmetric information (Summer

2000           PriceWaterhouseCoopers Romania, Audit division. Summer Internship.

1999           40th International Mathematics Olympiad. Bucharest. Romania.
               Member of the Organizing Committee, database operator, publications editor.

                                          RESEARCH INTERESTS

Economics of IT
Management and Diffusion of IT Products and Services
Dynamics and Evolution of Digital Goods Markets
Software Quality Management and Pricing
Hardware-Software Synergies
Cloud Computing
Supply Chain Management and Coordination


Co-diffusion of Wireless Voice and Data Services: An Empirical Analysis of the Japanese Mobile Telecommunications
Market, with Prof. S. Whang, under revision

The Influence of Software Process Maturity and Customer Error Reporting on Software Release and Pricing, with Prof. T.
August, under revision

Underlying Consumer Heterogeneity in Markets for Information Technology Services with Network Effects, with Prof. H.
Shin and Prof. S. Whang, under revision

Freemium - A Software Innovation Diffusion Model, with Prof. DJ Wu, working paper

Hardware-Software Synergies in Digital Entertainment Markets, with Prof. T. August and Prof. H. Shin, working paper

                                OTHER RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS

Harvard College Research Project.
    o   Methods for Rank Aggregation (Prof. M. Mitzenmacher) – 2003
    o   Web Graphs, Error Correcting Codes (Prof. M. Mitzenmacher) – Summer 2002

A Problem of Minimum in Graph Theory, with R. S. Niculescu – Mathematical Reports, Vol. 2(52), July-September 2000,
Publishing House of the Romanian Academy
                                               GRANTS / AWARDS

Jan 2010 - REEI - Roadmap for an Entrepreneurial Economy Initiative – Grant supported by Kauffman Foundation and GRA
- Project proposal “Freemium - A Model of Software Innovation Diffusion”, with Prof. DJ Wu. Proposal was selected to
receive total funding of $10,000.


WISE, Phoenix, AZ, Dec. 14-15, 2009. Co-diffusion of Wireless Voice and Data Services: The Case of the Japanese Market,
with Prof. S. Whang.

INFORMS, San Diego, CA, Oct. 11-14, 2009. Co-diffusion of Wireless Voice and Data Services: The Case of the Japanese
Market, with Prof. S. Whang. Invited to present within the ISR sponsored session Information Technology Impacts.

INFORMS, Washington DC, Oct. 12-15, 2008. Consumer Rationality Embedded in Diffusion Models for Subscription-Based
Services under Network Effects, with Prof. S. Whang.

                                      INVITED RESEARCH SEMINARS

Apr 2010 - Co-diffusion of Wireless Voice and Data Services: An Empirical Analysis of the Japanese Mobile
Telecommunications, Emory University, Goizueta Business School

Jan-Feb 2009 - Strategic Release and Pricing of Software in the Presence of Bugs and Quality Sensitive Consumers

    o   Stanford University. Graduate School of Business.
    o   University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Kenan-Flagler Business School.
    o   University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Stephen M. Ross School of Business.
    o   London Business School.
    o   INSEAD.
    o   Singapore Management University. Lee Kong Chian School of Business.
    o   Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Business School.
    o   Georgia Institute of Technology. College of Management.
    o   University of Texas at Dallas. School of Management.
    o   University of Southern California. Marshall School of Business.

                                ACADEMIC AFFILIATION AND SERVICE

Member: INFORMS, MSOM Society, IS Society
Referee: Management Science, Information Systems Research, Production and Operations Management, International
Conference on Information Systems, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, Management Information Systems

                                      OTHER AWARDS AND HONORS

Harvard University – BA - Magna Cum Laude with Highest Honors (March, 2004)
Harvard University - John Harvard Scholarship and Detur Prize for the recognition of academic achievement of the highest
distinction (1999-2000)
National Romanian Math Olympiad (USAMO equivalent) - Gold Medal (1996, 1998), Silver Medal (1994, 1997), Bronze
Medal (1993, 1995)
Reserve for Romanian team at International Math Olympiad (1998)
The First International Math Project Competition – Kocaeli, Turkey - Silver Medal (1997)

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