Past Seminar Speakers

SPRING 2016

Baris Ata, Prof​essor of Operations Management, Booth School of Business, University Chicago.  "OrganJet: Overcoming geographical disparities in access to deceased donor kidneys in the United States."

Carrie Chan, Associate Professor of Business, Columbia Business School, Columbia.  "Should Hospitals Keep Their Patients Longer? The Role of Inpatient Care in Reducing Post Charge Mortality."

 

FALL 2015

Mor Armony, Associate Professor of Operations Management, Stern School of Business, NYU. "Critical Care in Hospitals: When to introduce a Step Down Unit?"
 
George Ball, Assistant Professor of Operations and Decision, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University.  "Fast or Slow? An Empirical Examination of Product Recall Responsiveness."   

Gah-Yi Vahn, Assistant Professor of Management Science and Operations, London School of Business.  "The data-driven (s, S) policy: why you can have confidence in censored demand data."

 

SPRING 2015

Damian Beil, Associate Professor of Technology and Operations, Faculty Director, Master of Management, Ross Business School, University of Michigan. "Total-Cost Procurement Auctions with Sustainability Audits to Inform Bid Markups."

Ming Hu, Assistant Professor of Operations Management, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.  "Dynamic Matching in a Two-Sided Market."

JJ Kovach, Visiting Lecturer, Operations Area, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of Carolina at Chapel Hill. "Focused or Flexible? How Target Outcomes Influence Innovation."

Jun Li, Assistant Professor of Technology and Operations, Ross Business School, University of Michigan. "Competition-Based Dynamic Pricing in Online Retailing: A Methodology Validated with Field Experiments."

Marcelo Osvaldo Olivares, Adjunct Associate Professor, Columbia, Business School/Assistant Professor, Universidad de Chile. "Retailing in High Definition: Using Video Analytics in Store Salesforce Management." 

 

Fall 2014

Gad Allon, Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

Laurens Debo, Associate Professor of Operations Management, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago.  "Inferring Quality from Wait Time." 

Itai Gurvich,  Associate Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences, Kellog School of Management, Northwestern.  "Collaboration and Multitasking in Networks: Architectures, Bottlenecks, and Capacity."

Wallace Hopp, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research, Herrick Professor of Business, Professor of Technology and Operations, Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering, Ross Business School, University of Michigan. "Global Product Innovation: Efficacy of Distributed Teams"; “In-House Globalization: The Role of Globally Distributed Design and Product Architecture on Product Development Performance”; “The Impact of Misalignment of Organizational Structure and Product Architecture on Quality in Complex Product Development.”

Shanshan Hu, Assistant Professor of Operations and Decision Technologies, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University Bloomington. "Capacity Investment in Renewable Energy Technology with Supply Intermittency."

 

FALL 2013

Omar Besbes, Associate Professor, Decision, Risk & Operations Graduate School of Business, Columbia University.  "Intertemporal Price Discrimination: Structure and Computation of Optimal Policies."

Steve Graves, Abraham J. Siegel Professor of Management Science, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Systems, MIT.  "Optimal Planning of a Reverse-Logistics Supply Chain for a Consumer Electronics Retailer."

Noel Greis, Adjunct Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  "Data Analytics And Decision Support At CLDS: A “Deeper Dive” Into Three Projects, The Boeing Company – Logistics Investment Optimizer, SAP AG – Anomaly Detection in Transactional Data, NCDA&CS – Logic Programming for Supply Chain Track-and-Trace. "

Saravanan Kesavan, Assistant Professor of Operations, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina @ Chapel Hill.  "Volume Flexibility in Services: The Costs and Benefits of Flexible Labor Resources."

N. Bora Keskin, Assistant Professor of Operations Management and Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow, Chicago Booth Business School, University of Chicago. "Dynamic Pricing with Demand Model Uncertainty: Pitfalls of Myopia and Promise of Experimentation." 

Robert Swinney, Associate Professor in the Operations Management Fuqua School of Business, Duke University. D"ynamic Pricing with Demand Model Uncertainty: Pitfalls of Myopia and Promise of Experimentation."

Amy Ward, Associate Professor of Data Sciences and Operations, USC Marshall School of Business, USC. "Routing and Staffing to Incentivize Servers in Many-Server Systems." 

 

SPRING 2013

Morris Cohen, Panasonic Professor of Manufacturing and Logistics; Professor of Operations and Information Management, Co-Director, Fishman-Davidson Center for Service and Operations Management Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. "Service Competition and Product Quality in the U.S. Automobile Industry."


FALL 2012

John Birge, Professor of Operations Management and Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow, Operations Management, Booth Business, University of Chicago. "Firm Profitability, Inventory Volatility, and Capital Structure."

Elisa F. Long, Assistant Professor of Operations Management, Yale School of Management, Yale University.  "Patients without Patience: A Priority Queuing Simulation Model of the Intensive Care Unit."

Milind Sohon, Associate Professor of Operations and Management Science, Operations and Mangement Science, India School of Business. "Decentralizaton of Diagnostic Networks:  Access vs. Accuracy Trade-off and Network Externality."

Serguei Netessine, Chaired Professor of Technology and Operations Management, Technology and Operations Management Department, INSEAD. "Are Consumers Strategic? Structural Estimation from the Air-Travel Industry."

Christian Terwiesch, Andrew M. Heller Professor at the Wharton School, Operations and Information Management, The Wharton School,  University of Pennsylvania. "The Relationship Between Primary Care Access and ER Use."

Anita Tucker, Associate Professor of Business Administration, Marvin Bower Fellow, Harvard Business School, Harvard. "Facilitating versus Forcing Employees’ Improvement-Oriented Behaviors: Laboratory Experiments on Organizational Levers for Learning from System Problems."

Owen Wu, Assistant Professor of Operations and Management Science, Ross Business School, University of Michigan. "Curtailing Intermittent Generation in Electrical Systems."


SPRING 2012

Aydın Alptekinoğlu, Assistant Professor, Information Technology and Operations Management, Cox Business School, SMU. "Flexible Products for Dynamic Needs."

Adam Mersereau, Sarah Graham Kenan Scholar and Assistant Professor of Operations, Technology, and Innovation Management, Kenan Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. "Initial Shipment Decisions for New Products at Zara."

Sampath Rajagopalan, Professor of Information and Operations Management, Marshal School of Business, University of Southern California. "Information and Operations Management Pricing and Operational Performance in Discretionary Services."

Hyoduk Shin, Assistant Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences; Operations, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. "Strategic Communication for Capacity Alignment with Pricing in a Supply Chain." 

Vinod Singhal, Brady Family Professor of Operations Management, Associate Dean for MBA Program, Operations Management, College of Management, Georgia Tech.  "An Empirical Investigation on the Appointments of Supply Chain and Operations Management Executives."

 

FALL 2011

Hyun-Soo Ahn, Associate Professor of Operations Management, The Ross School Of Business, University of Michigan. "When Consumers Negotiate: Implications For Retailer And Supply Chain." 

Feryal Erhun, Assistant Professor Management Science and Engineering, Terman Engineering Center, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. "Capacity Planning in the Semiconductor Industry: Dual-Mode Procurement with Options."

Nicholas Hall, Professor of Management Sciences, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University. "What They Don’t Tell You in Graduate School about Academic Careers."

Stefan Scholtes, Dennis Gillings Professor of Health Management, Cambridge Judge Business School, Cambridge University. "Stress on the Ward: an Empirical Study of the Nonlinear Relationship between Organizational Workload and Service Quality."

Gill Souza, Associate Professor of Operations Management, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University. "Capacity Investment Decisions With Multiple Competing Technologies: A Portfolio Approach."

Brad Staats, Assistant Professor of OTIM, Kenan Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina @ Chapel Hill. "Specialization and Variety in Repetitive Tasks: Evidence from a Japanese Bank."

 

SPRING 2011

Sarang Deo, Assistant Professor, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. "Improving Access To Community-Based Chronic Care Through Improved Capacity Allocation."

Vinayak Deshpande, Associate Professor Operations and Information Management, Krannert School of Management, Purdue University.

Jan Fransoo, Professor of Operations Management and Logistics, School of Industrial Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands.

Dimitris Kostamis, Assistant Professor of OTIM, Kenan-Flagler School of Business, University of North Carolina @ Chapel Hill. "Optimal Selling to Asymmetric Retailers."

Gustavo Vulcano, Associate Professor, Information Operations and Management Sciences, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, NYU. "Revenue Sharing in Airline Alliances."

 

FALL 2010

Laurens Debo, Associate Professor, Operations Management, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago.

Amr Farahat, Assistant Professor, Operations Management, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University.

Diwas S. Kc, Assistant Professor, Information Systems & Operations Management, Goizueta Business School, Emory University.

Senthil Veeraraghavan, Associate Professor, OPIM Department, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

 

SPRING 2010

Baris Ata, Associate Professor, Operations Management, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. "A Broader View of Designing the Liver Allocation System."

Rene Caldentey, Associate Professor, Operations Management, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University.

Xuanming Su, Assistant Professor, Operations and Information Technology Management Group, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.

 

FALL 2009

Nicole DeHoratius, Professor, Operations Management, Booth School of Business, The University of Chicago and Zaragoza Logistics Center, Spain.

Noah Gans, Joel S. Ehrenkranz Family Professor; Professor of Operations and Information Management, Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania.

Michael Lapre, E. Bronson Ingram Research Professor, Operations Management, Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University.

Martin Lariviere, John L. and Helen Kellogg Professor, Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

Terry Taylor, Associate Professor, Business, Haas Operations and Information Technology Management Group, University of California @ Berkeley.

Fuqaing Zhang, Associate Professor, Operations & Manufacturing Management, Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis.

 

SPRING 2009

Gad Allon, Associate Professor, Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

Karen Donohue, Associate Professor (CSOM Supply Chain & Operations), Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.

Greys Sosic, Associate Professor, Information and Operations Management, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California.

 

FALL 2008

Costis Maglaras, David and Lyn Silfen Professor, Business, Decision, Risk and Operations Division, Graduate School of Business, Columbia University.

 

SPRING 2008

Marshall Fisher, Professor, Operations and Information Management, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.

Roman Kapuscinsk, Professor, Operations and Management Science; Goff Smith Co-Director, Tauber Institute for Global Operations, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan.

Anath Raman, UPS Foundation Professor, Business Logistics, Harvard Business School, Harvard University.

Sridhar Tayur, Ford Distinguished Research Chair; Professor, Operations Management, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon. 

 

FALL 2007

Anant Balakrishnan, Professor, Information, Risk and Operations Management, McCombs Business School, University of Texas.

Ozalp Ozer, Assistant Professor, Management Science and Engineering, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University.

Hans Sebastian (Seb) Heese, Associate Professor, Department of Operations and Decision Technologies, Kelly School of Business, Indiana University.

 

FALL 2006

Tava Olsen, Professor, Olin School of Business, Washington University in St. Louis.

Subramanian Raghavan, Associate Professor, Management Science, Robert H. Smith School of Business & Institute for Systems Research, University of Maryland.

Sampath Rajagopalan, Professor, Information and Operations Management, Information and Operations Management Department, Marshal School of Business, University of Southern California.