Alessandro Arlotto

Alessandro Arlotto

Associate Professor of Statistical Science

External address: 
100 Fuqua Drive, Box 90120, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
100 Fuqua Drive, Box 90120, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-7780


Alessandro Arlotto is an Associate Professor of Business Administration, Mathematics, and Statistical Science at Duke University. Alessandro holds a primary appointment in the Decision Sciences area of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and secondary appointments in the departments of Mathematics and Statistical Science. Alessandro received his Ph.D. in 2012 from the University of Pennsylvania and joined Duke University in the same year.

Alessandro’s research interests are in probability, optimization and their applications to business and economics. His research has appeared in several journals including the Annals of Applied Probability, Management Science, Mathematics of Operations Research, Operations Research, and Stochastic Processes and their Applications. Alessandro is a recipient of the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation.

At Duke, Alessandro teaches the core course Probability and Statistics in the Daytime and Executive MBA programs as well as the Quantitative Business Analysis course for the Master in Management Studies. Alessandro also teaches the graduate course Stochastic Models.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania 2012

  • M.A., University of Pennsylvania 2009

  • M.S., University of Turin (Italy) 2007

  • B.S., University of Turin (Italy) 2004

Selected Grants

CAREER: The effects of centralized and decentralized sequential decisions on system performance awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2021

Conference on Probability Theory and Combinatorial Optimization awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2016