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Supply Chain Management and Analytics Seminar Series

2021-22 Academic Year

Dr. Priyank Arora, Assistant Professor of Operations and Information Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Title: Analysis of Farm Equipment Sharing in Emerging Economies
September 10, 2021 | 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Hybrid (via Zoom and in HLH 310)


Dr. Xuying Zhao, Associate Professor of Operations Management, University of Notre Dame

Title: Strategic Timing and Pricing For Selling Bonus Actions in Video Games
September 17, 2021 | 10:30 a.m. – noon | Hybrid (via Zoom and in HLH 310)


Dr. Gopesh Anand, Professor of Business Administration and William N. Scheffel Faculty Fellow, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Title: Product Recalls, Innovation, and Learning
October 1, 2021 | 10:30 a.m. – noon | Hybrid (via Zoom and in HLH 310)


Dr. Diwas KC, Goizueta Foundation Term Professor of Information Systems and Operations Management, Emory University

Title: Impact of Store Closures on Online Sales and Shopping Behavior
October 29, 2021 | 10:30 a.m. – noon | Hybrid (via Zoom and in HLH 310)


Dr. Stefan Feuerriegel, Professor and Head of the Institute of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Management, LMU Munich

Title: Solving Management Problems with Explainable AI: Methods, Applications and Business Impact
November 5, 2021 | 10:30 a.m. – noon | Hybrid (via Zoom and in HLH 310)


Dr. Adrian Ramirez Nafarrate, Professor, Universidad Panamericana

Title: Analysis of the Adoption of Electric Vehicles in Mexico and Its Charging Infrastructure
November 12, 2021 | 10:30 a.m. – noon | Hybrid (via Zoom and in HLH 310)


Dr. Can Zhang, Assistant Professor of Operations Management, Duke University

Title: Partial Completion as a Nonprofit Strategy
December 3, 2021 | 10:30 a.m. – noon | Hybrid (via Zoom and in HLH 310)


Dr. Rui Zhang, Assistant Professor of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Operations, University of Colorado Boulder

Title: Product-based Approximate Linear Programs for Network Revenue Management
January 28, 2022 | 10:30 a.m. – noon | via Zoom


Dr. Mazhar Arikan, Associate Professor of Analytics, Information Systems and Operations, University of Kansas

Title: The Role of Network Structure in the Efficiency and Resilience of Airline Operations: Evidence from the Wright Amendment Repeal
February 11, 2022 | 10:30 a.m. – noon | via Zoom


Dr. Tinglong Dai, Professor of Operations Management and Business Analytics, Johns Hopkins University

Title: Artificial Intelligence on Call: The Physician’s Decision of Whether to Use AI in Clinical Practice
February 25, 2022 | 12 – 1:30 p.m. | via Zoom


Dr. Morvarid Rahmani, Assistant Professor of Operations Management, Georgia Tech

Title: TBD
March 4, 2022 | 10:30 a.m. – noon | via Zoom


Dr. Jun Li, Associate Professor of Technology and Operations and Michael R. and Mary Kay Hallman Fellow, University of Michigan

Title: TBD
March 11, 2022 | 10:30 a.m. – noon | via Zoom


Dr. Rakesh R Mallipeddi, Assistant Professor, Tulane University

Title: TBD
March 25, 2022 | 10:30 a.m. – noon | via Zoom


Dr. Mehmet Gumus, Professor of Operations Management, McGill University

Title: TBD
April 15, 2022 | 10:30 a.m. – noon | via Zoom


Dr. Rong Li, Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management, Syracuse University

Title: TBD
April 29, 2022 | 10:30 a.m. – noon | via Zoom


2020-21 Academic Year

Dr. Bariş Ata, Chookaszian Family Professor of Operations Management, University of Chicago

Title: Structural Estimation of Kidney Transplant Candidates’ Quality of Life Scores: Improving National Kidney Allocation Policy Under Endogenous Patient Choice and Geographical Structure
September 25, 2020 | 10:30 a.m. – noon | via Zoom


Dr. Bilal Khan, Happold Professor in the Sociology and Computer Science Departments, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Title: A New Platform to Collect Continuous Contextual Data on Attitudes and Behaviors from Networked Populations Over Long Timescales
October 2, 2020 | 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. | via Zoom


Dr. Luv Sharma, Assistant Professor of Management Science, University of South Carolina

Title: An Empirical Study of Food Waste in U.S. Food Banks
October 16, 2020 | 10:30 a.m. – noon | via Zoom


Dr. Krishnamurthy Iyer, Associate Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Minnesota

Title: Information Design for Congested Social Services: Optimal Need-Based Persuasion
October 23, 2020 | 10:30 a.m. – noon | via Zoom


Dr. Ruizhi Zhang, Assistant Professor of Statistics, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Title: Adaptive Change-Point Detection on the Ising Model and Non-Convex M-Estimation
October 30, 2020 | 10:30 a.m. – noon | via Zoom


Dr. Meng Li, Associate Professor in Operations Management, Rutgers University

Title: AI and Procurement
November 6, 2020 | 10:30 a.m. – noon | via Zoom


Dr. Yixin (Iris) Wang, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, University of Illinois

Title: Manufacturing and Regulatory Barriers to Generic Drug Competition: A Structural Model Approach
December 4, 2020 | 10:30 a.m. – noon | via Zoom


Dr. Susan Lu, Gerald Lyles Rising Star Associate Professor of Management, Purdue University

Title: The Value of Health IT Interoperability: Evidence from Interhospital Transfer of Heart Attack Patients
March 5, 2021 | 10 – 11:30 a.m. | via Zoom


Dr. Chao Liang, Assistant Professor of Operations Management, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business

Title: E-tailers’ Inventory Storage Location and Pricing Decisions with Strategic Customer Behavior Consideration
March 26, 2021 | 9:30 – 11 a.m. | via Zoom


Dr. Yen-Ting (Daniel) Lin, Department Chair of Operations, Supply Chain Management and Information Technology Management and Associate Professor of Operations Management, University of San Diego

Title: Implication of Return Shipping Insurance on E-commerce Platforms and Vendors
April 2, 2021 | 12:30 – 2 p.m. | via Zoom


Dr. Long Zhao, , Assistant Professor of Analytics and Operations, National University of Singapore

Title: Not to Invest, It Should be an Option: A Better Pursuit of Maximum-Sharpe Portfolio
April 16, 2021 | 9:30 – 11 a.m. | via Zoom


Dr. Michael Lash, Assistant Professor in Analytics, Information and Operations Management, University of Kansas

Title: Model-Agnostic Human-in-the-Loop Decision Making via Inverse Classification
April 30, 2021 | 10:30 a.m. – noon | via Zoom


2019-20 Academic Year

Dr. Vedat Verter, John H. McConnell Chair in Business Administration, Michigan State University

Title: Hypertension Management: A Value of Information Perspective
October 11, 2019 | 10:30 a.m. – noon in HLH 310


Dr. Hui Zhao, Associate Professor and Robert G. and Caroline Schwartz Fellow, Penn State University

Title: Drug Reimbursement Policy and Drug Shortages
March 6, 2020 | 10:30 a.m. - noon in HLH 306


Dr. Feng (Susan) Lu, Gerald Lyles Rising Star Associate Professor of Management, Purdue University

Title: TBA
March 13, 2020 | 10:30 a.m. - noon in HLH 310


Dr. Stefan Feuerriegel, Assistant Professor in Management Information Systems, ETH Zurich

Title: TBA
March 19, 2020 | TBD


2018-19 Academic Year

Dr. Nagesh Gavirneni, Professor of Operations Management, Cornell University

Title: Government-to-Government (G2G) Contracts for India's Pulses Procurement: Ad-Hoc Bargaining, Long-Term Contracting and Supplier Diversification
September 7, 2018 | 10:30 a.m. – noon in HLH 310


Dr. John Fowler, Motorola Professor/Chair of Supply Chain Management, Arizona State University

Title: The Use of Simulation in Genetic Algorithms
September 21, 2018 | 10:30 a.m. – noon in HLH 310


Dr. Renato de Matta, The University of Iowa

Title: Supplier Production and Inventory Planning with Retailer Financing in a Supply Chain
September 28, 2018 | 10:30 a.m. – noon in HLH 310


Liang (Leon) Xu, Doctoral Candidate, Penn State University

Title: Inducing Compliance with Post-Market Studies for Drugs Under FDA'S Accelerated Approval Pathway
December 10, 2018 2-3:30 p.m. in HLH 209


Miao Bai, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery at Mayo Clinic

Title: Transforming Healthcare with Operations Research and Domain Knowledge
January 11, 2019 10:30 a.m.-noon in HLH 310


Jon Petersen, Head of Data Science for Aviation, Uber Technologies

Title: The Dawn of Urban Aerial Ridesharing
March 29, 2019 10:30 a.m.-noon in HLH 231 - SPECIAL MEET AND GREET AT 10 a.m.


Dr. Marco Ugarte, Sustainability Consultant, Antea Group

Title: Supply Chain Sustainability & The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
April 29, 2019 10:30a.m.- noon in HLH 310


2017-18 Academic Year

Dr. Kenneth Schultz, Associate Professor of Operations Management, Air Force Institute of Technology

Title: Behavioral Operations Management
September 15, 2017 | 10:45 a.m. – noon in CoB 231


Dr. Sajeesh Sajeesh, Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Title: The Effect of Consumer Heterogeneity on Firm Profits in Conspicuous Goods Markets
September 29, 2017 | 10:45 a.m. – noon in CoB 111 A


Dr. Ann Campbell, Professor, University of Iowa

Title: Minimizing Costs and Emissions of Urban Freight Delivery
October 13, 2017 | 10:45 a.m. – noon in CoB 231


Dr. Yunxia (Peter) Zhu, Assistant Professor II, Rider University

Title: Outpatient Appointment Block Scheduling Under Patient Heterogeneity and Patient No-Shows
November 6, 2017 | 10:30 a.m. – noon in CoB 310


Yingchao Lan, Doctoral Candidate, Ohio State University

Title: Collaboration Structures in Integrated Health-care Delivery: Evidence from Accountable Care Organizations
November 10, 2017 | 10:30 a.m. – noon in CoB 302


Dr. Shivam Gupta, Assistant Professor, Texas State University

Title: Procurement with Cost and Non-Cost Attributes: Cost-Sharing Mechanisms
November 17, 2017 | 10:30 a.m. – noon in CoB 310


Eric Webb, Doctoral Candidate, Indiana University

Title: Mind the Gap: Coordinating Energy Efficiency and Demand Response
December 4, 2017 | 10:30 a.m. - noon in CoB 310


Vashkar Ghosh, Doctoral Candidate, University of Florida

Title: The Impact of Online Reviews for Service Competition of Online Retailers
January 26, 2018 | 10:30 a.m. - noon in CoB 310


Dr. Christian Haas, Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Title: Analyzing Complex Systems-Algorithms, Strategic Behavior and Agent-based Models
February 9, 2018 | 1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. in CoB 310


Dr. Mark Ferguson, Chair/Professor, University of South Carolina

Title: Optimizing SKU Selection for Promotional Display Space at Grocery Retailers
March 27, 2018 | 10 - 11:30 a.m. in CoB 310

Dr. Damian Beil, Director/Professor, University of Michigan

Title: Recent Empirical and Analytical Studies in Supplier Selection
April 6, 2018 | 10 - 11:30 a.m. in CoB 310