Faculty & Research

Ozan Candogan

Assistant Professor of Operations Management

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Chicago, IL 60637

Ozan Candogan is an assistant professor in Operations Management at Chicago Booth. Prior to joining Booth, he was an assistant professor at the Fuqua School of Business where he was a member of the Decision Sciences area. Candogan received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Professor Candogan’s research interests are in mechanism design, decision making in social and economic networks, and analysis of dynamic strategic interactions. His most recent work focuses on the design of novel iterative auction mechanisms for efficient allocation of resources, and he was a finalist in the 2013 George Nicholson Student Paper Competition. Potential applications of his research include novel auction formats that can be employed for procurement, pricing and advertising mechanisms that optimally utilize available social network information, and pricing mechanisms for selling cloud computing service. His research has appeared in journals such as Management Science, Operations Research, Mathematics of Operations Research, and Games and Economic Behavior.

Ozan Candogan is also a recipient of the 2012 Microsoft Research Ph.D. fellowship, and 2009 Siebel Scholarship. He teaches operations management at Booth.


2016 - 2017 Course Schedule

Number Name Quarter
36600 Workshop in Operations/Management Science 2016 (Fall)
36908 Networks II 2017 (Spring)
40000 Operations Management: Business Process Fundamentals 2017 (Winter)

O. Candogan, I. Menache, A. Ozdaglar, P. A. Parrilo, “Flow Representations of Games: Harmonic and Potential Games”,  published in Mathematics of Operations Research, 2011.

O. Candogan, K. Bimpikis, A. Ozdaglar , “Optimal Pricing in Networks with Externalities”, published in Operations Research, 2012.

O. Candogan, A. Ozdaglar, P. A. Parrilo, “Near-Potential Games: Geometry and Dynamics”, published in Transactions in Economics and Computations, 2013.

O. Candogan, A. Ozdaglar, P. A. Parrilo, “Dynamics in Near-Potential Games”, published in Games and Economic Behavior, 2013.

C. Borgs, O. Candogan, J. Chayes, I. Lobel, H. Nazerzadeh, “Optimal Multi-Period Pricing with Service Guarantees”, published in Management Science, 2014.

O. Candogan, A. Ozdaglar, P. A. Parrilo, “Iterative Auction Design for Tree Valuations ”, accepted to Operations Research, 2015.

Y. Cai, O. Candogan, C. Daskalakis, C. Papadimitriou, “A Multiplayer Generalization of the MinMax Theorem”, accepted to Mathematics of Operations Research, 2015.

O. Candogan, S. Pekec, “Efficient Iterative Auctions for Multi-Featured Items: A Network Flow Approach ”, submitted, 2014.

O. Candogan, A. Ozdaglar, P. A. Parrilo, “Iterative Auction Design for Graphical Valuations Part II: General Graphs”, submitted, 2014.

S. Balseiro, O. Candogan, “Optimal Contracts for Intermediaries in Online Advertising”, submitted, 2015.

K. Bimpikis, O. Candogan, S. Ehsani, “Supply Disruptions and Optimal Network Structures”, submitted, 2015.