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Baris Ata, Professor of Operations Management, takes a problem-driven approach to bridge the theory and practice of operations management. He has used stochastic models to study delivery of health care services, sustainable operations, management of manufacturing and service operations, and revenue management. His current research interests also include operational issues in the criminal justice system and the logistical challenges in the last-mile delivery problems in Africa His research has been recognized by the Best Paper in Service Science Award, INFORMS (2009) and William Pierskalla Best Paper Award, INFORMS (2015). He is a recipient of Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Young Scholar Prize, INFORMS (2015).

Prior to joining Booth, Ata was a faculty member at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University for ten years, where he taught Operations Management, Operations Strategy, and Analytical Decision Modeling with Spreadsheets. Ata received his Ph.D. degree in Operations, Information, and Technology from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University in 2003. Prior to his academic career, he worked for McKinsey & Co.

Ata serves as the Editor for the Stochastic Models and Simulation Department of Management Science. 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

2020 - 2021 Course Schedule

Number Course Title Quarter
36106 Managerial Decision Modeling 2021 (Winter)
36801 Managerial Decision Modeling 2021 (Summer)
40801 Operations Management 2020 (Autumn)
36906 Stochastic Processes 2020 (Autumn)