Faculty & Research

Workshop in Operations/Management Science


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 Spring 2020 workshops are currently on hiatus.

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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