Baris Ata

Chookaszian Family Professor of Operations Management and Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow
Chicago Booth

Baris Ata

Baris Ata, professor of operations management at Chicago Booth, 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 also 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 Managementand Stochastic Systems.

Baris Ata will speak at "Booth in the Boardroom: Applying Operations Management Tools in the Nonprofit Sector."