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About Robert Phillips

Robert Phillips is Professor of Professional Practice in the Decision, Risk and Operations Division. He is also Director of the Center for Pricing and Revenue Management at Columbia University. His research and teaching interests are in the broad area of predictive analytics and the use of quantitative methods to help businesses make more effective decisions. His recent research has focused on the ways in which businesses can use their pricing and product positioning to improve profit and create competitive advantage.

Robert Phillips is an American entrepreneur, academic and author. He was previously director of marketplace optimization sciences at Uber. He is also founder of Nomis Solutions, a Silicon Valley company specializing in pricing science and practice for financial institutions. Previously, he was professor of Professional Practice at Columbia Business School and director of Columbia University’s Center for Pricing and Revenue Management. Phillips is author of the book Pricing and Revenue Optimization, a textbook on revenue management (also called yield management) and pricing optimization tactics. He was also co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Pricing Management.

Phillips earned a Ph.D. in Engineering-Economic Systems from Stanford University and has undergraduate degrees in Mathematics and Economics from Washington State University. Prior to starting Nomis Solutions, Phillips was chief technology officer of Manugistics. He also was founder and chief executive officer for Talus Solutions, which was acquired by Manugistics in 2000 and chief executive officer of Decision Focus Incorporated, a management consulting company. He was elected to the 2014 class of Fellows of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences.

Professor Phillips is Experienced Founder with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry. Strong business development professional skilled in Business Intelligence, Business Analytics, Optimization, Operations Research, and Big Data.

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