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 2012

Date Topic Speaker
October 2"Integrating Inventory Replenishment and Cash Payment Decisions in Supply Chains"Kevin Shang, Duke University
October 9"With or Without Forecast Sharing: Competition and Credibility under Information Asymmetry"Mehmet Gumus, McGill University
October 16No Workshop - Informs Week 
October 23PHD Students present curriculum papersPHD Students
October 30Cancelled due to weather Wenqiang Xiao, NYU
November 6"Systemic Risk: Insights from Networks"Alireza Tahbaz-Salehi, Columbia University
November 13"Using Newsvendor Models to Design Parallel-Server Queueing Networks"Ramandeep Randhawa, USC
November 20"Endogeneity and Price Sensitivity in Customized Pricing"Robert Phillips, Columbia University and Nomis Solution
November 27Please email coordinator for paper Noah Gans, University of Pennsylvania
December 4"Demand Estimation from Censored Observations with Inventory Record Inaccuracy"Adam Mersereau, UNC Chapel Hill
December 11"Revenue Sharing in Airline Alliances"Rene Caldentey, NYU

Spring 2012

Date Topic Speaker
March 27 The Demand Weighted Vehicle Routing Problem Kipp Martin, Chicago Booth
April 3 Near-Potential Games: Geometry and Dynamics Pablo Parrilo, MIT
April 10 Competitive Electricity Markets with Consumer Subscription Service in a Smart Grid Hung-po Chao, New England ISO
April 17
A Dynamic Model of Leap-Frogging Investments and Bertrand Price Competition John Rust, University of Maryland
April 24 Systematic Risk and the Bullwhip Effect in Supply Chains Vishal Gaur, Cornell University
May 1 Dynamic Pricing of Fashion Products: The Effects of Demand Learning and Strategic Consumer Behavior Yossi Aviv, Washington University
May 10
3:10 - 4:30
Physician Workload and Hospital Reimbursement: Overworked Physicians Generate Less Revenue Per Patient Sergei Savin, University of Pennsylvania
May 15
A computationally tractable theory of performance analysis in stochastic systems Dimitris Bertsimas, MIT
May 22 The role of cost modeling in competitive bid procurement Hyun-soo Ahn, University of Michigan
May 29 A Note on the Implementation of an Interior-Point Algorithm for Nonlinear Optimization with Inexact Step Computations Andreas Wachter, Northwestern University

Winter 2012

Date Topic Speaker
January 9
11:45 - 12:55

Dynamic Pricing with an Unknown Linear Demand Model: Asymptotically Optimal Semi-myopic Policies Bora Keskin,
Stanford University
January 10 Markov Decision Problems where Means Bound Variances Optimal Sequential Selection of a Unimodal Subsequence of a Randon Sequence Alessandro Arlotto,
University of Pennsylvania
January 24 Monopoly Pricing in the Presence of Social Learning Bar Ifrach,
Columbia University
January 27
11:45 - 12:55
Room 3A
How Much Is a Reduction of Your Customers’ Wait Worth? An Empirical Study of the Fast-Food Drive-Thru Industry Based on Structural Estimation Methods Margaret Pierson, HBS
February 7 Are Consumers Strategic? Structural Estimation from the Air-Travel Industry Jun Li, Wharton
February 10
11:45 - 12:55
Room 3A
Supply Chain Structure: Centralization, Anarchy and Intermediaries Elena Belavina, INSEAD
February 14 A Learning-while-Doing Algorithm for Single-Product Revenue Management Problems Zizhuo Wang, Stanford University
February 28 Retail Selling with All-Pay Auctions Fredrik Odegaard, University of Western Ontario

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