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Past IOMS-OM Research Seminars

Fall 2013

Speaker and Affiliation Date
Title and Abstract
Vineet Goyal
Columbia
September 11th A Markov Chain Approximation for Choice Modeling
Tauhid Zaman
MIT
September 25th Predictive Models of Retweeting in Twitter
Richard Larson
MIT
October 16th Education as a Complex Service System
Sheldon Ross
USC
October 30th Dynamic Models for Selling Multiple Items
Diwakar Gupta
UMN
November 6th On Improving Operating Room Schedules
Li Chen
Duke
November 20th Ethical Sourcing in Emerging Economies
Hyoduk Shin
UCSD
December 4th Inclusive Innovation: Broader Market Coverage for Innovative Products with Deliberate Supply Chain Leadership
Christian Terwiesch
Wharton
December 13th, 2-3pm  Patient Portals in Primary Care: Impacts on Patient Health and Physician Productivity


Spring 2011

Speaker

Date

Time/
Location

Title

Feryal Erhun
Stanford
Wednesday, March 2nd 12:00pm-1:30pm
KMC 4-110
Contract Complexity and Performance under Asymmetric Demand Information:
An Experimental Evaluation
Itai Ashlagi
MIT
Wednesday, March 23rd 12:00pm-1:30pm
KMC 4-120
Individual Rationality and Participation in Large Scale, Multi-Hospital Kidney
Exchange
Murad Taqqu
Boston Univ.
Friday,
March 25th
11:30-
12:30

Tisch LC-21
Technique for computing the PDFs and CDFs of non-negative infinitely divisible random variables
**This is a joint IOMS-Operations Management and IOMS-Statistics seminar.**
Mehmet Begen
Univ. of
Western Ontario
Wednesday, April 6th 12:00pm-1:30pm
KMC 5-90
Appointment Scheduling with Discrete Random Durations and Applications
Vivek Farias
MIT
Wednesday, April 13th 10:00am-11:30am
KMC 4-110
Dynamic Allocation with
Volatile Demand
Garud Iyengar
Columbia
FRIDAY,
April 22nd
10:00am-11:30am
KMC 4-110
Inequality and Network Structure
Yossi Aviv
Washington Univ.
in St. Louis
Wednesday, May 11th 11:00am-12:30pm
KMC 5-75
Recent Research on Strategic Consumer Behavior in Dynamic Pricing Systems


Fall 2010

Speaker

Date

Time/
Location

Title

A. Gurhan Kok
Duke

Thursday,
September 16th

12:00-1:30,
KMC 4-110


Dynamic Assortment Customization with Limited Inventories

Jose Correa
University of Chile

Tuesday,
September 21st

12:00-1:30,
KMC 4-110

Optimal targeting of customers for a last-minute sale

Ben Melamed
Rutgers

Thursday,
October 14th

12:00-1:30,
KMC 2-80

Optimization of Make-To-Stock Production-Inventory Systems
Via Infinitesimal Perturbation Analysis (IPA)

Ciamac Moallemi
Columbia

Wednesday,
October 20th

12:00-1:30,
KMC 5-90

Topics in Market Microstructure and Optimal Trade Execution

Noah Gans
Wharton

Wednesday,
October 27th

2:00-3:30,
KMC 5-75

Accounting for Arrival-Rate Uncertainty in Call-Center Scheduling

Ioana Popescu
INSEAD

Thursday, November 11th

11:00am-12:30pm,
KMC 4-110

Managing Satisfaction in Relationships Over Time

Adam Mersereau
Univ. of
North Carolina

Thursday,
November 18th

12:00-1:30,
KMC 4-120

Dynamic Capacity Allocation to Customers Who
Remember Past Service

Yi Xu
Univ. of
Maryland

Thursday,
December 2nd

12:00-1:30,
KMC 4-120

Optimal and Competitive Assortments with Endogenous Pricing Under Hierarchical Consumer Choice Models

Beril Toktay
Georgia Tech

Thursday,
December 9th

12:00-1:30,
KMC 4-120

Is Leasing Greener than Selling?



SPRING 2010

SPEAKER

DATE

TIME/
LOCATION

TITLE

Tunay Tunca
Stanford

Monday
,
February 15th
12:30-2pm
KMC 5-85
An Empirical Analysis of Price, Quality, and Incumbency in Online Service Procurement Auctions (joint work with DJ Wu and Vivian Zhong)
This is a joint seminar with IOMS-Information Systems.

Gad Allon
Northwestern

Thursday, March 4th

12:30-2pm,
KMC 5-75


"We Will Be Right With You:" Managing Customers' Expectations With
Vague Promises and Cheap Talk

Baris Ata
Northwestern

Thursday, March 25th

12:30-2pm
KMC 3-60
A Broader View of Designing the Liver Allocation System

Gerard Cachon
Wharton

Thursday,
April 1st

12:30-2pm,
KMC 5-75

The Cost of Carbon and Supply Chain Design

Michael Trick
Carnegie Mellon

Friday,
April 2nd


10:30am-12pm,
KMC 5-75


Adventures in Sports Scheduling
Candace Yano
UC Berkeley

Thursday,
April 22nd

12:30-2pm,
KMC 5-75

Pareto-Improving Manufacturer Pricing Policies when Retailers Offer
Discounts and Consumers Stockpile

Dimitris Bertsimas
MIT

Thursday,
April 29th

12:30-2pm,
KMC 5-75

Advances in multistage stochastic optimization

FALL 2009

SPEAKER

DATE

TIME/
LOCATION

TITLE

Christopher Tang
UCLA

Thursday,
September 24

12:30-2pm,
KMC 3-80

Project Management Contracts with Delayed Payments

Edieal Pinker
University of Rochester

Thursday,
October 22

12:30-2pm,
KMC 3-80

Division of Labor in Medical Office Practices

Andreas Schulz
MIT

Thursday,
October 29

12:30-2pm,
KMC 3-80

Order Scheduling: Inapproximability Results and Approximation Algorithms

Gad Allon
Northwestern

RESCHEDULED
Thursday,
November 5

12:30-2pm,
KMC 3-80

"We Will Be Right With You:" Managing Customers' Expectations With Vague Promises and Cheap Talk
***This seminar has been rescheduled for March 4th, 2010.***

Marshall Fisher
Wharton

Thursday,
November 19

12:30-2pm,
KMC 3-80

Retail Assortment Optimization
Soulaymane Kachani
Columbia

Thursday,
December 3

12:30-2pm,
KMC 3-80

Joint Pricing, Innovation, and Product Introduction Strategies under Consumer Reference-Price Effects

Francis de Vericourt
European School of Management and Technology

Thursday, December 10

 

12:30-2pm,
KMC 3-80

 

Diagonostic Services Under Congestion

SPRING 2009

SPEAKER

DATE

TIME/
LOCATION

TITLE

Gideon Weiss
University of Haifa

Friday
February 6

10:30 am,
KMC 5-80

Infinite Virtual Queues (IVQ) and the Control of Multi Class Queueing Networks (MCQN)

Martin A Lariviere
Northwestern University

Thursday
March 12
10:30 am, KMC 3-80 Saving Seats for Strategic Customers

Uriel Rothblum
Israel Institute of Technology

Thursday
March 26

10:30 am, KMC 3-80

Partition problems: Optimality and Clustering

Robert Shumsky
Dartmouth

Thursday
April 2

10:30 am, KMC 3-80

Revenue Management in Airline Alliances

Paul Zipkin
Duke University
Friday
May 1

10:30 am, KMC 5-85

Quality Snags in the Mortgage-Finance Supply Chain

FALL 2008

SPEAKER

DATE

TIME/
LOCATION

TITLE

Sergei Savin
Columbia University

Friday
September 19

10:30 am,
KMC 5-85

Reducing Delays for Medical Appointments

Xiuli Chao
University of Michigan

Friday
September 26

10:30 am,
KMC 5-85

Optimal Control of Remanufacturing Inventory Systems With Multiple Types of Return

Felipe Caro
UCLA

Friday
October 3

10:30 am,
KMC 5-85

Understanding the Competitive Advantage of Fast Fashion Retailers

Hao Zhang
University of Southern California

Friday
October 17

10:30 am,
KMC 5-85

Dynamic Adverse Selection: Models, Methods and Results

Ramandeep Randhawa University of Texas at Austin

Friday
October 31

10:30 am,
KMC 5-85

A Little Flexibility is All You Need: Optimality of Tailored Chaining and Pairing

Nicola Secomandi
Carnegie Mellon University

Friday
November 7

10:30 am,
KMC 5-85

An Approximate Dynamic Programming Approach to Benchmark Practice-based Heuristics for Natural Gas Storage Valuation

Haipeng Shen
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Friday
November 21

10:30 am,
KMC 5-85

Workforce Management for Labor-Intensive Service Systems through the Statistics Lens

Bill Cooper
University of Minnesota

Friday
December 5

10:30 am,
KMC 5-85

Demand Estimation and Pricing with Models that do not Explicitly Account for Competition

Garrett J van Ryzin
Columbia University

Friday
December 12

10:30 am,
KMC 5-85

Estimating primary demand for substitutable products from sales transaction data

FALL 2007

SPEAKER

DATE

TIME/
LOCATION

TITLE

Ken Kortanek
University of Iowa

Friday
September 7th

10:30 am
KMC 5-80

Optimization Technique for Extracting a Forward
Rate Function from Coupon-Paying
Financial Instruments

**Joint talk with IOMS-Statistics

Rakesh Vohra
Kellogg School of
Management

Friday
September 14th

10:30 am
KMC 5-80

Testing Forecasts

 

Xuanming Su
UC Berkeley

Friday
September 28th

10:30 am
KMC 5-80

Bounded Rationality in Newsvendor Models

Amy Ward
University of Southern
California

Friday
October 5th

10:30 am
KMC 5-80

A Single-Server System with In-line
and Off-line Waiting, Generalized Processor Sharing,
and Abandonments

Victor DeMiguel
London Business School

Friday
October 12th

10:30 am
KMC 5-80

A Stochastic Multiple Leader Stackelberg Model:
Analysis, Computation, and Application

Sergio Chayet
Washington University

Friday
October 26th

10:30 am
KMC 5-80

Product Variety and Congested Production Systems:
Capacity Investments and Vertical Differentiation

Peng Sun
Duke University

Friday
November 9th

10:30 am
KMC 5-80

Information Relaxations and Duality in
Stochastic Dynamic Programs

Serguei Netessine
U. Penn Wharton

Friday
November 16th

10:30 am
KMC 5-80

Revenue Management with Strategic Customers:
Last-Minute Selling and Opaque Selling

Nicholas Hall
Ohio State University

Friday
November 30th

10:30 am
KMC 5-80

Capacity Allocation and Scheduling in Supply Chains

Avishai Mandelbaum
Technion

Monday
December 3rd

12:30 pm
KMC 5-80

Simple Models at the Service of Complex Realities

Gabriel Weintraub
Columbia University

Friday
December 7th

10:30 am
KMC 5-80

Approximations for Markov Perfect Industry Dynamics

Philippe Baptiste
The Ecole Polytechnique

Friday
December 14th

10:30 am
KMC 5-80

On Scheduling a Multifunction Radar:
Models and Algorithms

SPRING 2007

SPEAKER DATE TIME/ LOCATION TITLE
Uriel Rothblum Technion Friday, March 2nd 10:30 am,
KMC 5-85
Risk-Sensitive and Risk-Neutral
Multi-Armed Bandits
Maria Polukarov Technion Friday, March 9th 10:30 am,
KMC 5-85
Congestion Games with
(Load-Dependent) Failures
Timothy Laseter University of Virginia Thursday, April 5th 12:00 pm,
KMC 5-80
Internet Retailing Research and The Long Tail
David Simchi-Levi MIT Friday, April 6th 10:30 am,
KMC 5-85
An Axiomatic Approach for Product Variety
Senthil Veeraraghavan U. Penn Wharton Friday, April 13th 10:30 am,
KMC 5-85
Models of Customer Herding Behavior
in Choosing Services
Greys Sosic USC Friday, April 20th 10:30 am,
KMC 5-85
Stable Inventory-Sharing Alliances

 

FALL 2006

SPEAKER DATE TIME/ LOCATION TITLE
Jan Van Mieghem Northwestern Friday, September 15th 10:30 am, KMC 5-85 Risk Management and Operational Hedging Paper
Kevin Shang Duke Friday, October 6th 10:30 am KMC 5-85 Analysis of Serial Inventory Systems
with Batch Ordering
and
Nested Replenishment Schedule
Noah Gans UPenn Wharton Friday, October 13th 10:30 am KMC 5-85 Simple Models of Discrete Choice
and Their Performance Bandit Experiments
Paper
Jeannette Song Duke Friday, October 20th 10:30 am KMC 5-85 Bricks and Mortar vs. Clicks and Mortar –
An Equilibrium Analysis
Gerard Cachon UPenn Wharton Friday, October 27th 10:30 am, KMC 5-85 Purchasing and Pricing in the Presence
of Strategic Consumers
Paper
Terry Taylor Columbia Friday, November 3rd 10:30 am, KMC 5-85 Incentives for Retailer Forecasting:
Rebates versus Returns
Paper
Jay Sethuraman Columbia Friday, November 10th 10:30 am, KMC 5-85 Online Buffer Management in QoS Switches
Tim Huh Columbia Friday, November 17th 10:30 am, KMC 5-85 A Non-Parametric Data-Driven Approach to
Inventory Planning and Revenue Management
Stephen Graves MIT Friday, December 1st 10:30 am, KMC 5-85 The Benefits of Re-evaluating
Real Time Fulfillment Decisions
Anton Kleywegt Georgia Tech Friday, December 8th 10:30 am, KMC 5-85 Pricing Dynamics of Competitors With
Imperfect Models of Competition


SPRING 2006

SPEAKER DATE TIME/ LOCATION TITLE
Li Chen Stanford University Friday, March 24th 10:30 am, KMC 5-85 Dynamic Inventory Management with Learning about the Demand
Distribution and Substitution Probability
Paper
Georgia Perakis MIT Friday, March 31st 10:30 am, KMC 5-85 Multi-Period Pricing of Perishable Products: Competition, Uncertainty and Learning and Substitution Probability
Yao Zhao Rutgers University Friday, April 7th 10:30 am, KMC 5-85 Analysis and Evaluation of Assemble-to-Order Systems with Stochastic Sequential Lead-Times
Costis Maglaras Columbia University Friday, April 21st 10:30 am, KMC 5-85 Economics of Queues
Yigal Gerchak Tel Aviv University Monday, April 24th 12:30 pm, KMC 5-80 Inventory Centralization when Shortage Costs Differ: Priorities and Costs Allocation
Roy Radner NYU Stern School Friday, April 28th 10:30 am, KMC 5-85 Self-enforcing Climate-Change Treaties Paper

FALL 2005

SPEAKER DATE TIME/ LOCATION TITLE
Xin Chen U. Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Tuesday, August 9th 2:30 pm, KMC 5-80 A Robust Optimization Perspective of Stochastic Programming
Retsef Levi IBM Friday, September 16th 2:30 pm KMC 5-80 Provably Near-Optimal Sampling-Based Policies
for Stochastic Inventory Control Models
Peter Glynn Stanford Monday, September 19th 12:25 pm, KMC 5-85 Modeling Issues for Queues
Peter Glynn Stanford Friday, September 23rd 2:30 pm, KMC 5-80 Distributed Algorithms in the Mean Field Limit
Larry Robinson Cornell Friday, September 30th 2:30 pm, KMC 5-80 Improved Base-Stock Approximations for Independent Stochastic Lead Times with Order Crossover Paper
John Birge U. Chicago Friday, October 7th 10:30 am, KMC 5-90 Operational Decisions, Capital Structure, and Managerial Compensation Paper
Kevin Ross UC Santa Cruz Friday, October 28th 10:30 am, KMC 5-90 Resource Allocation and Optimization in Service Networks
William Cooper University of Minnesota Friday, November 4th 10:30 am, KMC 5-85 Dynamic Forecasting and Optimization with Modeling Error: The Spiral-Down Effect in Revenue Management Paper
Andres Weintraub University of Chile Friday, November 18th 10:30 am, KMC 5-85 Vehicle Routing with Fixed and Uncertain Repair Times
Daniel Corsten University of St. Gallen Monday, November 21st 12:30 pm, KMC 8-170 Do Suppliers Benefit from Collaborative Relationships
with Large Retailers?: An Empirical Investigation
of ECR Adoption Paper
Vinod Singhal Georgia Tech Friday, December 2nd 10:30 am, KMC 5-85 Excess Inventory and Long-Term Stock Price Performance Paper Presentation
Tava Olsen Washington U., St. Louis Friday, December 9th 10:30 am, 5-85 Service Level Agreements in Call Centers: Perils and Prescriptions Paper

Seminars before 2005

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