In this workshop, faculty members and others present their latest operations and management science research. The organizer of this workshop is Johannes de Nova. Please refer to the weekly announcement for up-to-date room or time changes.

When possible, links to the workshop papers are posted to this page for printing. Occasionally, speakers opt not to circulate their papers. Therefore, the link will be unavailable.

Please note that workshops are currently being held virtually on Zoom. Contact Johannes de Nova if you would like to be added to the weekly mailing list.

Spring 2022

Date Time Location Topic Speaker Institution
Tuesday, March 29 12:10–1:20 p.m. Zoom (HC-3B) Labor Cost Free-Riding in the Gig Economy
Garrett Van Ryzin Amazon
Thursday, March 31 (Brownbag) 12:00–1:00 p.m. Dual Modality (C05) Structured Ambiguity and Model Misspecification / Asset Pricing under Smooth Ambiguity in Continuous Time
Lars Peter Hansen University of Chicago
Tuesday, April 5 12:10–1:20 p.m. Dual Modality (HC-3B) Online Optimization Problems with Learning Options Patrick Jaillet MIT
Tuesday, April 12 12:10–1:20 p.m. Dual Modality (HC-3B) Does Fake News Create Echo Chambers? Senthil Veeraraghavan UPenn Wharton
Tuesday, April 19

No Meeting    
Tuesday, April 26     No Meeting    
Tuesday, May 3 12:10–1:20 p.m.
Zoom (HC-3B) Geometric Aggregation of the Social Welfare in Resource Allocation
Yinyu Ye Stanford University
Tuesday, May 10 1:30–2:30 p.m.
Dual Modality (HC-3B) A Primal-Dual Approach to Constrained Markov
Decision Processes
Jing Dong Columbia University
Tuesday, May 17 12:10–1:20 p.m.
Dual Modality (HC-3B) Simultaneous and Sequential Choice Behavior with Search Cost: Modeling, Optimization and Estimation (Relevant Papers: 1, 2) Ruxian Wang Johns Hopkins University
Tuesday, May 24 12:10–1:20 p.m.
Zoom (HC-3B) Exactness and Algorithmic Efficiency in Semidefinite Programming Relaxations Fatma Kilinc-Karzan Carnegie Mellon University

Winter 2022

Date Time Location Topic Speaker Institution
Tuesday, January 4 12:10–1:20 p.m. Zoom Causal Inference with Selectively Deconfounded Data
Kyra Gan Carnegie Mellon University
Tuesday, January 11 12:10–1:20 p.m. Zoom Beyond First-Order Methods for Large-Scale Optimization (Relevant papers: 1, 2, 3)
Brian Bullins Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago
Tuesday, January 18 12:10–1:20 p.m. Zoom A New Toolbox for Scheduling Theory
Ziv Scully Carnegie Mellon University
Tuesday, January 25 12:10–1:20 p.m. Zoom Revenue Management Meets Inventory Management (Relevant papers: 1, 2, 3) Stefanus Jasin University of Michigan
Tuesday, February 1 12:10–1:20 p.m.
Dual Modality (HC-3B) Searching for the Best Yardstick:
Cost of Quality Improvements in the U.S. Hospital

Jong Myeong Lim University of Pennsylvania
Tuesday, February 8 12:10–1:20 p.m. Dual Modality Fair Exploration for Online Learning (Relevant paper)
Jackie Baek MIT
Tuesday, February 15 12:10–1:20 p.m.
Dual Modality Discrimination, diversity, and information in college admissions policies (Relevant Paper)
Faidra Monachou Stanford University
Tuesday, February 22 12:10–1:20 p.m.
Dual Modality Causal inference for socio-economic and engineering systems (Relevant papers: 1 and 2)
Anish Agarwal

Autumn 2021

Date Time Location Topic Speaker Institution
Tuesday, September 14 12:10–1:20 p.m. Dual Modality Optimal Patient Selection into Care Management Programs
Alba Nadal Chicago Booth
Tuesday, September 21 12:10–1:20 p.m. Dual Modality Multi-Item Online Order Fulfillment in a Two-Layer Network Linwei Xin Chicago Booth
Tuesday, September 28 12:10–1:20 p.m. Zoom Scoring-based resource allocation: theory and application
Nikos Trichakis MIT
Tuesday, October 5 12:10–1:20 p.m. Dual Modality Smooth Contextual Bandits: Bridging the Parametric and Non-differentiable Regimes Nathan Kallus Cornell University
Tuesday, October 12 12:10–1:20 p.m.
Zoom Choice Overload with Search Cost and Anticipated Regret: Theoretical Framework and Field Evidence Dennis Zhang Washington University in St. Louis
Tuesday, October 19 12:10–1:20 p.m. Zoom Private vs. Pooled Transportation: Customer Preference, Environmental Impact, and Congestion Management
Fanyin Zheng Columbia University
Tuesday, October 26     No Meeting

Tuesday, November 2 12:10–1:20 p.m.
Dual Modality Policy Robustness in Stochastic Processing Networks
John Hasenbein UT Austin
Tuesday, November 9 12:10–1:20 p.m.
Dual Modality New Theory and Improved Computational Performance of the Frank-Wolfe Method for Data Science Applications (abstract) (relevant paper)
Robert Freund MIT
Tuesday, November 16 12:10–1:20 p.m. Dual Modality First Order Methods for Linear Programming: Theory, Computation, and Applications
Sean Lu Chicago Booth
Tuesday, November 23 12:10–1:20 p.m.   No Meeting    
Tuesday, November 30 12:10–1:20 p.m. Dual Modality Marketplace Expansion through Marquee Seller Adoption: Externalities and Quality Implications (Bio) Wedad Elmaghraby University of Maryland
Tuesday, December 7 12:10–1:20 p.m.
Zoom Optimal Queue Design (Online Appendix) (Bio) Yeon-Koo Che
Columbia University

Spring 2021


Date Time Location Topic Speaker Institution
Tuesday, March 30 12:10–1:20 p.m. Zoom Data-Driven Pricing Omar Besbes Columbia University
Tuesday, April 6 12:10–1:20 p.m. Zoom Models and Methods for Omni-channel Fulfillment R. Ravi Carnegie Mellon University
Tuesday, April 13 12:10–1:20 p.m. Zoom The Spillover Effects of Capacity Pooling in Hospitals (Bio)
Hummy Song University of Pennsylvania
Tuesday, April 20 12:10–1:20 p.m. Zoom Scoring-based resource allocation: theory and application (CANCELLED) Nikos Trichakis MIT
Tuesday, April 27 12:10–1:20 p.m.
Zoom Online Assortment Optimization for Two-sided Matching Platforms
Daniela Saban Stanford University
Tuesday, May 4     No Meeting    
Tuesday, May 11 12:10–1:20 p.m. Zoom Parallel Approximate Undirected Shortest Paths Via Low Hop Emulators
Cliff Stein Columbia University
Tuesday, May 18 12:10–1:20 p.m.
Zoom The Impact of Sampling Error on Pay for Performance
Nicos Savva London Business School
Tuesday, May 25 12:30–1:40 p.m. Zoom The M&SOM Journal and a Taste of the Role of Analytics in the Fight of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Georgia Perakis MIT
Tuesday, June 1 12:10–1:20 p.m. Zoom The Impact of Bots in the (First) Impeachment of Donald Trump
Tauhid Zaman Yale University

Winter 2021

Date Time Location Topic Speaker Institution
Tuesday, January 5 12:10–1:10 p.m. Zoom Hospital Boarding Crises: The Impact of Urgent versus Prevention Responses on Length of Stay Temidayo Adepoju Boston University
Tuesday, January 12 12:10–1:10 p.m. Zoom Quality Selection in Two-Sided Markets: A Constrained Price Discrimination Approach
Bar Light Stanford University
Tuesday, January 19 12:10–1:10 p.m. Zoom Optimizing group-level food policy interventions (Abstract) (Full Paper)
Elisabeth Paulson MIT
Tuesday, Janaury 26 12:10–1:10 p.m. Zoom Data-driven Optimization of Online Advertising Auctions (Abstract) (Paper 1) (Paper 2)
Mahsa Derakhshan University of Maryland
Tuesday, February 2

No Meeting
Tuesday, February 9 12:10–1:10 p.m. Zoom Online Policies for Efficient Volunteer Crowdsourcing
Vahideh Manshadi Yale University
Tuesday, February 16 12:10–1:10 p.m. Zoom Constant Regret Re-solving Heuristics for Revenue Management Problems
He Wang Georgia Institute of Technology
Tuesday, February 23 12:10–1:10 p.m.
Zoom Coordinated Care: Capacity Allocation to Improve Itinerary Completion in Queueing Networks Pengyi Shi Purdue University
Tuesday, March 2 12:10–1:10 p.m. Zoom Experimenting in Equilibrium Stefan Wager Stanford University
Tuesday, March 9     No Meeting    
Tuesday, March 16 12:10-1:10 p.m. Zoom Delay Information in Virtual Queues: A Large-Scale
Field Experiment on a Ride-Sharing Platform
(Relevant Media) (Bio)
Qiuping Yu Georgia Institute of Technology

Autumn 2020

Date Time Location Topic Speaker Institution
Tuesday, September 22 12:10–1:10 p.m. Zoom Fairness in Pollution Regulation (Paper) (Bio) Krishnan Anand University of Utah
Tuesday, September 29 12:10–1:10 p.m. Zoom The Value of Personal Data in Internet Commerce: a High-stake Field Experiment on Data Regulation Policy Tianshu Sun University of Southern California
Tuesday, October 6 12:10–1:10 p.m. Zoom Sparsity-Agnostic Lasso Bandit Garud Iyengar Columbia University
Tuesday, October 13 12:10–1:10 p.m. Zoom Queueing Network Controls via Deep Reinforcement Learning Jim Dai Cornell University
Tuesday, October 20 12:10–1:10 p.m. Zoom Marrying Stochastic Gradient Descent with Bandits: Learning Algorithms for Inventory Systems with Fixed Costs (Abstract/Bio) (Full Paper) Cong Shi
University of Michigan
Tuesday, October 27 12:10–1:10 p.m. Zoom Maximizing Sequence-Submodular Functions and its Application to
Online Advertising

Azarakhsh Malekian University of Toronto
Tuesday, November 3 12:10–1:10 p.m. Zoom Operational Data Analytics (ODA): From Data Driven to Data Integrated Prescriptive Operations Management
George Shanthikumar Purdue University
Tuesday, November 10 12:10–1:10 p.m.
Zoom No Meeting
Tuesday, November 17 12:10–1:10 p.m. Zoom Faster Deliveries and Smarter Order Assignments for an On-Demand Meal Delivery Platform Chris Tang UCLA
Tuesday, December 1 12:10-1:10 p.m. Zoom Experimental Design in Two-Sided Platforms: An Analysis of Bias Ramesh Johari Stanford University
Tuesday, December 8 12:10-1:10 p.m. Zoom Matching in Dynamic Environments Amin Saberi Stanford University

Winter 2020

Date Time Location Topic Speaker Institution
Tuesday, January 7 12:10–1:10 p.m. HC-3B
No meeting

Tuesday, January 14
12:10–1:10 p.m. HC-3B Network Revenue Management with Performance Guarantees: An Approximate Dynamic Programming Approach (see related paper) Mika Sumida Cornell University
Tuesday, January 21 12:10–1:10 p.m. HC-3B From affine to threshold policies: a new framework in dynamic robust optimization Omar El Housni Columbia University
Tuesday, January 28 12:10–1:10 p.m. HC-3B
Large Dimensional Latent Factor Modeling with Missing Observations and Applications to Causal Inference Ruoxuan Xiong Stanford University
Tuesday, February 4 12:10–1:10 p.m. HC-3B Online Linear Programming: Dual Convergence, New Algorithms, and Regret Bounds (abstract) (full paper) Xiaocheng Li
Stanford University
Tuesday, February 11 12:10–1:10 p.m. HC-3B Large-Scale Optimization and Nonconvexity: From Deep Learning to Energy Markets (abstract) (Paper 1) (Paper 2) Navid Azizan Caltech
Tuesday, February 18 12:10–1:10 p.m. HC-3B Predicting with Proxies: Transfer Learning in High Dimension Hamsa Bastani University of Pennsylvania
Monday, February 24 12:10–1:10 p.m.
HC-3B CloudEx: Using Accurate Clocks to Build a Financial Exchange in the Cloud (abstract) (Paper 1) (Paper 2) Balaji Prabhakar Stanford
Tuesday, February 25 12:10–1:10 p.m. HC-3B Incentive-aware Learning (Paper 1) (Paper 2) Negin Golrezaei MIT
Tuesday, March 3 1:30–2:30 p.m. C05 Efficient Graph Matching: Algorithms and Theory (abstract) (Paper 1) (Paper 2) (Paper 3) Jiaming Xu Duke University

Autumn 2019

Date Time Location Topic Speaker Institution
Tuesday, September 24 12:10–1:10 p.m. HC-3B
Data-Pooling in Stochastic Optimization Vishal Gupta University of Southern California
Tuesday, October 1
12:10–1:10 p.m. HC-3B Rent-to-Own Business Models in Developing Economies Jose Guajardo UC Berkeley
Tuesday, October 8 12:10–1:10 p.m. HC-3B 3D Printing and the Future of Spare Parts (Abstract) (Relevant Papers: "3D Printing of Spare Parts via IP License Contracts" and "Stock or Print? Impact of 3-D Printing on Spare Parts Logistics") Jeannette Song Duke University
Tuesday, October 15 12:10–1:10 p.m. HC-3B
Optimal Genetic Testing for Families Kanix Wang The University of Chicago
Tuesday, October 22 No Meeting (INFORMS)
Tuesday, October 29 No Meeting
Tuesday, November 5 12:10–1:10 p.m. HC-3B Does crowdfunding benefit entrepreneurs and venture capital investors? Volodymyr Babich Georgetown University
Tuesday, November 12 12:10–1:10 p.m. HC-3B Management and Effects of In-Store Promotional Displays Ali Parlaktürk University of North Carolina
Tuesday, November 19 12:10–1:10 p.m. HC-3B Dynamic Optimization of Mobile Push Advertising Campaigns Van-Anh Truong Columbia University
Tuesday, November 26 No Meeting
Tuesday, December 3 12:10–1:10 p.m. HC-3B Seeding the Herd: Pricing and Welfare Effects of Social Learning Manipulation Yiangos Papanastasiou UC Berkeley

Spring 2019

Date Time Location Topic Speaker Institution
Tuesday, April 2 12:10–1:10 p.m. HC-3B
Market Design for Uber's Ride-Hailing Platform Hamid Nazerzadeh University of Southern California
Tuesday, April 9
12:10–1:10 p.m. HC-3B The Price and Variety Effects of Vertical Mergers Awi Federgruen Columbia University
Tuesday, April 16 12:10–1:10 p.m. HC-3B Learning and Efficiency of Outcomes in Games Eva Tardos Cornell University
Tuesday, April 23 12:10–1:10 p.m. HC-3B
Achieving High-Service Level without Safety Stock? Optimal Rationing Policy of Pooled Resources Jiawei Zhang New York University
Tuesday, April 30 12:10–1:10 p.m. HC-3B Improving Welfare in Agricultural Supply Chains in Developing Countries Karen Zheng Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tuesday, May 7 12:10–1:10 p.m. HC-3B Learning in Repeated Auctions with Budgets: Regret Minimization and Equilibrium Santiago Balseiro Columbia University
Tuesday, May 14 12:10–1:10 p.m. HC-3B Adaptive Sequential Experiments with Unknown Information Flows Yonatan Gur Stanford University
Tuesday, May 21 No Meeting
Tuesday, May 28 12:10–1:10 p.m. HC-3B Models and Methods for Omni-channel Fulfillment (CANCELLED) R Ravi Carnegie Mellon University
Tuesday, June 4 12:10–1:10 p.m. HC-3B Business Models for Technology-Intensive Supply Chains Hyoduk Shin University of California, San Diego
Tuesday, June 11 12:10–1:10 p.m. HC-3B Managing inventory for a multi-divisional corporation with cash pooling Kevin Shang Duke University

Winter 2019

Date Time Location Topic Speaker Institution
Tuesday, Jan 8 12:10–1:10 p.m. HC-3B
A Primal-Dual Approach to Analyzing ATO Systems Levi DeValve Duke University
Tuesday, Jan 15
12:10–1:10 p.m. HC-3B Learning Models with Uniform Subpopulation Performance Hongseok Namkoong Stanford University
Tuesday, Jan 22 12:10–1:10 p.m. HC-3B Gradient Boosting Machines: New Insights, Algorithms, and Improved Complexity
Haihao (Sean) Lu MIT
Tuesday, Jan 29 12:10–1:10 p.m. HC-3B
Learning to Make Decisions in Statistical and Strategic Environments (See: paper) Zhengyuan Zhou Stanford University
Tuesday, Feb 5 12:10–1:10 p.m. HC-3B Spatial Capacity Planning Francisco Castro Columbia University
Thursday, Feb 7 12:10–1:10 p.m. C25 The Impact of Medication Delays on Patient Health in the ICU: Estimating Marginal Effects Under Endogenous Delays Lesley Meng University of Pennsylvania
Tuesday, Feb 12 12:10–1:10 p.m. HC-3B Data, Markets, and Structured Online Learning Rad Niazadeh Stanford University
Tuesday, Feb 26 12:10–1:10 p.m. HC-3B Dynamic Disruption Management in Airline Networks under Airport Operating Uncertainty Lavanya Marla University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Tuesday, March 5 12:10–1:10 p.m. HC-3B Zero-Order Methods for the Optimization of Noisy Functions Jorge Nocedal Northwestern University
Tuesday, March 12 1:30–2:30 p.m.  HC-3B Optimized Pricing in Advert markets and in Insurance (Abstract) (Paper) Neil Walton University of Manchester
Tuesday, March 19 12:10–1:10 p.m.  HC-3B Nonlinear Dynamics in Queueing Theory: Determining the Size of Oscillations in Queues with Delay and A Stochastic Analysis of Queues with Customer Choice and Delayed Information Jamol Pender Cornell University

Autumn 2018

Date Time Location Topic Speaker Institution
Tuesday, Sept 25 12:10–1:10 p.m. HC-3B
Three Operations Management Problems in Criminology  Lawrence Wein Stanford University
Tuesday, Oct 2
12:10–1:10 p.m. HC-3B On the Regret of Dynamic and Stochastic Knapsack Problems
Alessandro Arlotto Duke University
Tuesday, Oct 9 12:10–1:10 p.m. HC-3B Sustaining Smallholders and Rainforests by Eliminating Payment Delay in a Commodity Supply Chain—It Takes a Village  Dan Iancu
Stanford University
Tuesday, Oct 16 12:10–1:10 p.m. HC-3B
Optimal worst-case pricing for a logit demand model with network effects William Cooper University of Minnesota
Tuesday, Oct 23 12:10–1:10 p.m. HC-3B Persuading Customers to Buy Early: The Value of Personalized Information Provisioning Kimon Drakopoulos University of Southern California
Tuesday, Oct 30 12:10–1:10 p.m. HC-3B
Non-Stationary Streaming Principal Component Analysis, Variance-Aware Optimal Power Flow, and Stochastic Defense Against Complex Grid Attacks Daniel Bienstock Columbia University
Tuesday, Nov 6 No Meeting
Tuesday, Nov 13 12:10–1:10 p.m. HC-3B A Queueing Model and Analysis for Autonomous Vehicles on Highways
Soo-Haeng Cho Carnegie Mellon University
Tuesday, Nov 20 No Meeting
Tuesday, Nov 27 12:10–1:10 p.m. HC-3B
Prophet Inequalities and Posted Price Mechanisms  Jose Correa
University of Chile
Tuesday, Dec 4 12:10–1:10 p.m. HC-3B Discounted Regret Minimization and Expert Selection Vijay Kamble
University of Illinois at Chicago
Tuesday, Dec 11 No Meeting

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