Operations/Management Science Workshop


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


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



Harper Center HC3B

*Thursday October 10, 1:30 - 2:40, C04*


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

Fall 2013

Date Topic Speaker
October 1
Amin Saberi, Stanford
October 10

*Thursday, C04 1:30*

"Efficient Feed-In-Tariff Policies For Renewable Energy Technologies" Francis de Vericourt, INSEAD
October 15 "Ethical Sourcing in Emerging Economies" Li Chen, Duke
October 22 "Data-Driven Operation Research Analyses in the Public Sector" Larry Wein, Stanford
October 29 "Why 787 Slips Were Inevitable" Yao Zhao, Rutgers
November 5 "Risk neutral and risk averse approaches to multistage stochastic programming." Alex Shapiro, Georgia Tech
November 12 "Stochastic Control at Warp Speed" J. Michael Harrison, Stanford
November 19 "Countably infinite linear programs and their application to Markov decision processes" Archis Ghate, University of Washington
November 26 "Insider Trading with Incomplete Information" Rene Caldentey, NYU
December 3
"Dynamic Linear Production Games under Uncertainty" Alejandro Toriella, Georgia Tech

Spring 2013

Date Topic Speaker
April 2 cancelled Robert Swinney, Stanford
April 9 "Optimal Design of Social Comparison Effects: Setting Reference Groups and Reference Points" Xuanming Su, Wharton
April 16 "Non-parametric Approximate Dynamic Programming Via the Kernel Method" Vivek Farias, MIT
*Friday* April 19 Title:  Designing Large-scale Nudge Engines An Incentive Mechanism for Decongesting the Roads:
A Pilot Program in Bangalore
Steptacular: an incentive mechanism for promoting wellness
Balaji Prabhakar, Stanford
*Monday* April 22 Terror queue staffing and the duration of terror plots Terror Queues Ed Kaplan, Yale
April 30 Dynamic Bargaining in a Supply Chain with Asymmetric Demand Information Guoming Lai, UT Austin
May 14 Resolving the Paradox of Discounting Under Risk The Trojan Horse of Time-Risk Preference Representations Discounting Axioms Imply Risk Neutrality Preferences, Risk Neutrality, and Utility Functions Matt Sobel, Case Western
May 21 Dynamic Assortment Customization with Limited Inventories


Fernando Bernstein, Duke
May 28 Optimal Long-Term Supply Contracts with Asymmetric Demand Information Wenqiang Xiao, NYU
June 4
Ranking algorithms on directed random networks  Mariana Olvera, IEOR Columbia

Winter 2013

Date Topic Speaker
January 14 "Social Insurance and the Marriage Market" Petra Persson, Columbia
January 8 Talk: Robust Queueing Theory - A theory of Stochastic Analysis via Robust Optimization Robust Queueing Theory Tractable Stochastic Analysis in High Dimensions via Robust Optimization Chaitanya Bandi, MIT
January 15 Talk: Mixed Integer Optimization: A Solution Methodology Experiments with Two-Row Cuts from Degenerate Tableaux Maximal Lattice-Free Convex Sets in Linear Subspaces Amitabh Basu, UC Davis
January 29
9:00-10:20 a.m. *Room 3A*
"Efficient and Effective Implementation of Electronic Waste Take-back Legislation" Luyi Gui, Georgia Tech
February 5 Talk: The Crowded Emergency Department: Empirical Studies of Patients & Providers Responding to Queue Length Waiting Patiently: An Empirical Study of Queue Abandonment in an Emergency Department Doctors Under Load: An Empirical Study of State-Dependent Service Times in Emergency Care Robert Batt, Wharton, University of Pennsylvania
February 12 Incentives for Experimenting Agents Larry Samuelson, Yale University
February 19 Iterative Auction Design for Graphical Valuations Ozan Candogan, MIT

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