Operations/Management Science Workshop


Emily O'Neill (Emily.Oneill@ChicagoBooth.edu)


Tuesday, 12:10p.m.-1:20 p.m.


Harper Center HC3B

Please refer to the weekly announcement for up to date room or time changes.

Autumn 2011

Date Topic Speaker
Sept. 27 "Outsourcing a Two-Level Service Process" Robert Shumsky, Dartmouth College
October 4 Abstract of the talk and a brief bio Baris Ata, Northwestern University
October 11 "Durable Products, Time Inconsistency, and Lock-in" "Durable Products, Time Inconsistency, and Lock-in Appendix" Steve Gilbert, University of Texas - Austin
October 18 "Maximization nonmonotone submodular functions under matroid or knapsack constraints" "Maximum entropy sampling" Jon Lee, University of Michigan
October 25 The relationship between abnormal inventory growth and future earnings for U.S. public retailers Saravanan Kesavan, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
November 1   Tom Best, Chicago Booth PhD student
November 8 Appointment Sequencing and Scheduling with Limited Distributional Information Jiawei Zhang, New York University
November 15 INFORMS week NO WORKSHOP
November 22 Retail Selling with All-Pay Auctions Fredrik Odegaard, University of Western Ontario
November 29 "1 OR in Public Health: A Little Help Can Go a Long Way" Margaret Brandeau, Stanford University
December 6 Subsidizing the Distribution Channel: Donor Funding to Improve the Availability of Products with Positive Externalities Abstract Terry Taylor, University of California-Berkeley

Spring 2011

Date Topic Speaker
March 29 Optimal Emissions Reduction Investment under Green House Gas Emissions Regulations

Diego Klabjan, Northwestern University
April 5 Do Inventory and Gross Margin Data Improve
Sales Forecasts for U.S. Public Retailers?
Ananth Raman, Harvard University
April 12 ABSTRACT Effect of Traffic on Sales and Conversion Rates of
Retail Stores
Jay Swaminathan, UNC
April 26 Assortment Selection in Retailing: Strict Return Policies Call for Eccentric Products Aydin Alptekinoglu, Southern Methodist University
May 3 The Design of Combinatorial Auctions for Procurement: An Empirical Study of the Chilean School Meals Auction Gabriel Weintraub, Columbia University
May 5 Nonsimultaneous Chains and Dominos in Kidney Paired Donation – Revisited

Individual rationality and participation in large scale,
multi-hospital kidney exchange
Al Roth, Harvard University
May 10 Supply Chain Design and Carbon Emissions: Should Carbon be Taxed? Gerard Cachon, University of Pennsylvania
May 17 Making better fulfillment decisions on the fly Stephen Graves, MIT
May 24 Allocating Resources for HIV Prevention and Treatment Scale-up Elisa Long, Yale University

Winter 2011

Date Topic Speaker
January 4 Price-Quoting Strategies of a Tier-Two Supplier Bin Hu, University of Michigan
January 11   Nikolaos Trichakis, MIT
January 18 A continuous time model for network evolution Gail Gilboa Freedman, Tel Aviv University
January 25 A Non-parametric Approach to Modeling Choice with Limited Data Srikanth Jagabathula, MIT
January 26 Price of Correlations in Stochastic Optimization Shipra Agrawal, Stanford University
February 8 Forecast Information Sharing and Tacit Collusion in Supply Chains Noam Shamir, Tel Aviv University
February 11 No Need for Guesswork: Traffic-oblivious Resource Management Policies for Multi-server systems Varun Gupta, Carnegie Mellon University
February 15   Mazhar Arikan, Purdue University
February 17
11:45 a.m. - 1p.m. HC 3B
Designing Adaptive Clinical Trials
Dynamic pricing and allocation to customers with memory of past interactions
Vishal Ahuja, Chicago Booth Xiao Wu, Chicago Booth
February 22 Large-Scale Optimization with Applications in Compressed Sensing Paper 2 Fatma Kilinc-Karzan, Georgia Institute of Technology
March 8 Self-equalizing headways reduce bus-bunching Don Eisenstein, Chicago Booth

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