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Indiana University Bloomington

Operations & Decision Technologies

ODT Widget Faculty

"The faculty at Kelley are amazing to work with. The Academy students are really engaged and are very impressive."
Casey Wayson,
Recruiter, Eaton Corp.

Alex Mills

Contact Information

(812) 855-3484
millsaf [at] indiana [dot] edu (E-mail)
Business School

  • Assistant Professor


  • Bloomington


  • PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2012
  • BS, College of William and Mary, 2007

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, 2012-present

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • 2012 Finalist, Doing Good with Good OR paper competition, INFORMS
  • 2008 Excellence in Teaching Award, UNC

Professional Interests

Healthcare Operations Management, Service Systems, Stochastic Models, Simulation

Current Projects

  • Mills, A.F., N.T. Argon, and S. Ziya. "Dynamic Casualty Distribution in the Aftermath of a Disaster," under revision for Operations Research.
  • Mills, A.F., J.E. Helm, and Y. Wang. "SURGE: Smoothing Usage of Resource is Good for Emergencies," under review.

Selected Publications

  • Mills, A. F. , N. T. Argon, S. Ziya, B. Hiestand, J. E. Winslow (2014). “ReSTART: A Novel Framework for Resource-Based Triage in Mass-Casualty Events,” Journal of Special Operations Medicine 14(1): 30-39.

  • Frame, A. M., and A. F. Mills (2014). “Condition-Dependent Mate Choice: a Stochastic Dynamic Programming Approach,” Theoretical Population Biology, forthcoming.

  • Mills, A.F., N.T. Argon, and S. Ziya (2013). "Resource-Based Patient Prioritization in Mass-Casualty Incidents," Manufacturing and Service Operations Management 15(3): 361-377.