Baris Ata takes a problem-driven approach to bridge the theory and the practice of operations management, and has used stochastic models to study stochastic networks, manufacturing and service operations, airline revenue management, delivery of health care services and operational innovation in the social sector.

Ata’s current research interests also include xenotransplantation, operational issues in the criminal justice system and the logistical challenges in the last-mile delivery problems in Africa. His work has been recognized by the Best Paper in Service Science Award, INFORMS (2009), William Pierskalla Best Paper Award, INFORMS (2015) and Wickham Skinner Best Paper Award, POMS (2019). He is a recipient of the Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Young Scholar Prize, INFORMS (2015) and Emory Williams MBA Teaching Award at Chicago Booth (2021).

Ata serves as the editor for the Stochastic Models and Simulation Department of Management Science and the deputy editor for Stochastic Systems. He has also served as an associate editor for Mathematics of Operations Research, Operations Research, Management Science, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, and Stochastic Systems.

Academic Areas

  • Operations Management

Working Papers

2021 - 2022 Course Schedule

Number Course Title Quarter
36106 Managerial Decision Modeling 2021 (Autumn)
40801 Operations Management 2022 (Winter)
36906 Stochastic Processes 2021 (Autumn)