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Operations/Supply Chain Management Seminar Series

The Naveen Jindal School of Management at UT Dallas is privileged to host academic experts presenting their latest research on the most relevant topics facing our discipline today. Operations/Supply Chain Management Seminars are held every Fall and Spring semester. For information about attending, please contact Lindsay Hamm.

Spring 2017
Date Guest Lecturer/Presentation Title
3/31/2017 Gad Allon ( University of Pennsylvania)
Managing Service Systems in the Presence of Social Networks
3/24/2017 Rakesh Vohra ( University of Pennsylvania)
Network Formation and Systemic Risk
2/17/2017 Sreekumar Bhaskaran (Southern Methodist University)
An Economic Analysis of Customer Co-design
2/6/2017 Tobias Stangl (University of Cologne)
Equivalent Inventory Metrics: A Behavioral Perspective
2/3/2017 Yun Zhou (University of Toronto)
Operational Problems in the Sharing Economy: Pricing and Matching
1/30/2017 Qi (George) Chen (University of Michigan)
Real-Time Dynamic Pricing with Minimal and Flexible Price Adjustment
1/23/2017 Xiaoyang Long (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
A Behavioral Study on Abandonment Decisions in Multi-Stage Projects
1/20/2017 Shima Nassiri (University of Washington)
Bundled Payment vs. Fee-for-Service: Impact of Payment Scheme on Performance
1/13/2017 Nan Liu (Columbia University)
When Waiting to See a Doctor is Less Irritating: Understanding Patient Preferences and Choice Behavior in Appointment Scheduling
Fall 2016
Date Guest Lecturer/Presentation Title
12/2/2016 Felipe Caro (UCLA)
Managing Online Content to Build a Follower Base
11/18/2016 Hao Zhang (University of British Columbia)
A Dual Framework for Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes
10/28/2016 Adam Mersereau (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Optimal Merchandise Testing with Limited Inventory
10/21/2016 Xishu Li (Erasmus University)
Competitive Capacity Investment under Uncertainty
10/14/2016 Manu Goyal (University of Utah)
Ethics, Bounded Rationality and Incomplete Outsourcing Contracts
9/30/2016 Bin Hu (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Is Reshoring Better than Offshoring? The Effect of Offshore Supply Dependence
Spring 2016
Date Guest Lecturer/Presentation Title
4/1/2016 Thomas Archibald (University of Edinburgh)
Modeling Transshipment Decisions in Retail Networks
3/25/2016 Robert Phillips (Columbia University)
Revenue-Maximizing Dynamic Tolls
2/5/2016 Şafak Yücel (Duke University)
Impact of Electricity Pricing Policies on Renewable Energy Investments and Carbon Emissions
1/29/2016 Renyu Zhang (Washington University in St. Louis)
Trade-in Remanufacturing, Strategic Customer Behavior, and Government Subsidies
1/25/2016 Guang Li (University of Southern California)
The d-Level Nested Logit Model: Choice Modeling and Assortment Optimization
1/22/2016 Xin Wang (Carnegie Mellon University)
Green Technology Development and Adoption: Competition, Regulation, and Uncertainty – A Global Game Approach
1/15/2016 Nan Yang (Washington University in St. Louis)
PBM Competition in Pharmaceutical Supply Chain: Formulary Design and Drug Pricing
1/13/2016 Asa Palley (Duke University)
Eliciting and Aggregating Forecasts When Information is Shared
Fall 2015
Date Guest Lecturer/Presentation Title
12/4/2015 Gabriel Weintraub (Columbia University)
A Framework for Dynamic Oligopoly in Concentrated Industries
11/30/2015 Shouqiang Wang (Clemson University)
Inducing Environmental Disclosures: A Dynamic Mechanism Design Approach
11/20/2015 Nicholas Petruzzi (Pennsylvania State University)
Overconfident Competing Newsvendors
10/23/2015 Senthil Veeraraghavan (University of Pennsylvania)
A Model of Rational Retrials in Queues
10/16/2015 John Birge (University of Chicago)
Alternative Pricing Policies and Market Design in Electricity Markets
10/2/2015 Terry Taylor (University of California, Berkeley)
Testing by Competitors in Enforcement of Product Standards
9/4/2015 Alain Bensoussan (The University of Texas at Dallas)
Base Stock List Price Policy in Continuous Time
Spring 2015
Date Guest Lecturer/Presentation Title
5/4/2015 Li Chen (Duke University)
Mitigating Supplier Responsibility Risk in Emerging Economies: An Ethical Sourcing Framework
3/27/2015 Xing Hu (University of Oregon)
Trust and Reciprocity in Firms’ Capacity Sharing
2/20/2015 Ying Xu (Carnegie Mellon University)
Combating Child Labor: Incentives and Information Transparency in Global Supply Chains
2/16/2015 Yiangos Papanastasiou (London Business School)
Crowdsourcing Exploration
2/13/2015 Lin Wei Xin (Georgia Institute of Technology)
New Approaches to Inventory Control: Algorithms and Asymptotics
2/6/2015 Ahmet Serdar Simsek (Cornell University)
Who Should Set the Prices? Analysis of Pricing Decentralization in Customized Pricing Systems
2/2/2015 Yao Cui (University of Michigan)
Should Event Organizers Prevent Resale of Tickets?
1/30/2015 Kris Johnson (MIT)
Data-Driven Retail Revenue Management
1/26/2015 Ruth Beer (University of Michigan)
The Signaling and Incentive Effects of Supplier Awards
1/23/2015 Daniela Saban (Columbia University)
Procurement Mechanisms for Differentiated Products
1/16/2015 Maxime Cohen (MIT)
When Data Analytics Meets Promotion Pricing
1/12/2015 George Ball (University of Minnesota)
Plant Inspection Outcomes and Product Recalls: The Role of Inspector Experience
Fall 2014
Date Guest Lecturer/Presentation Title
12/5/2014 Volodymyr Babich (Georgetown University)
Franchise Contracting: The Effects of The Entrepreneur’s Timing Option and Debt Financing
11/14/2014 Gustavo Vulcano (New York University)
A Market Discovery Algorithm to Estimate a General Class of Non-Parametric Choice Models
10/24/2014 Kevin Shang (Duke University)
Joint Inventory and Cash Management for Multi-Divisional Supply Chains
10/3/2014 Shengqi Ye / Anyan Qi (The University of Texas at Dallas)
Campaign Earlier or Later? Sponsored Search Advertising when Customers Re-click / Investing in a Shared Supplier in a Competitive Market: Stochastic Capacity Case
9/19/2014 Alex Angelus (The University of Texas at Dallas)
Knowledge You Can Act On: Optimal Policies for Assembly Systems with Expediting and Advance Demand Information
9/5/2014 John Semple (Southern Methodist University)
A Dynamic Model of Shopping and Consumption
Spring 2014
Date Guest Lecturer/Presentation Title
3/21/2014 Vishal Gaur (Cornell University)
Systematic Risk in Supply Chain Networks
2/21/2014 Ling Dong (Washington University in St. Louis)
IBM Vision of Advanced Analytics
Fall 2013
Date Guest Lecturer/Presentation Title
11/1/2013 Pierre Haren (IBM)
IBM Vision of Advanced Analytics
10/11/2013 Mahesh Nagarajan (The University of British Columbia)
Invariance Results for Games with Dynamic Stability
10/4/2013 Mark Spearman (Factory Physics)
Of Physics and “Factory Physics”
09/13/2013 Laurens Debo (The University of Chicago)
Herding in a Queue
9/6/2013 Sridhar Tayur (Carnegie Mellon University)
Operations Management in Practice: Schumpeter’s Capitalism, State Capitalism and “Rawlsian” Capitalism
Spring 2013
Date Guest Lecturer/Presentation Title
4/5/2013 Lauren Lu (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Dynamic Bargaining in a Supply Chain with Asymmetric Demand Information
4/1/2013 Dorothee Honhon (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven)
Learning Consumer Tastes Through Dynamic Assortments: Parametric and Non-Parametric Approaches
3/1/2013 Santiago Gallino (University of Pennsylvania)
Does Inventory Increase Sales? The Billboard and Scarcity Effects in U.S. Automobile Dealerships
2/20/2013 Sang Won Kim (Columbia University)
Measuring the Performance of Large-Scale Combinatorial Auctions: A Structural Estimation Approach
2/15/2013 Santiago Balseiro (Columbia University)
Competition and Yield Optimization in Online Display Advertising Exchanges
2/8/2013 Naveed Chehrazi (Stanford University)
Monotone Approximation of Decision Problems
2/1/2013 Seyed Emadi (Northwestern University)
Empirical Analysis of Callers’ Delay Sensitivity in Call Centers
1/25/2013 Yan Yin (University of Michigan)
Procurement Auctions with Error-Prone RFQs
1/18/2013 Guangwen Kong (University of Southern California)
Revenue Sharing and Information Leakage in a Supply Chain
Fall 2012
Date Guest Lecturer/Presentation Title
9/28/2012 Hongmin Li (Arizona State University)
Managing Multiple Differentiated Technology Products: Models of Optimal Pricing and Long-Range Forecasting
9/14/2012 Robert Phillips (Columbia University)
Endogeneity in Price Sensitivity Estimation in Customized Pricing
Spring 2012
Date Guest Lecturer/Presentation Title
3/23/2012 Yossi Aviv (Washington University in St. Louis)
Dynamic Pricing of Fashion Products: The Effects of Demand Learning and Strategic Consumer Behavior
2/24/2012 Hao Zhang (University of Southern California)
Dynamic Performance-Based Business Share Allocation in a Supply Chain with Competing Suppliers
2/10/2012 Yinghao Zhang (University of Minnesota)
Buyback versus Revenue Sharing Contracts: Influence of Loss Aversion
1/27/2012 Elena Katok (Penn State)
When Does It Pay to Delay Supplier Qualification? Theory and Experiments
1/20/2012 Jordan Tong (Duke University)
Inventory Management and Supply Chain Finance: Theory and Empirics
Fall 2011
Date Guest Lecturer/Presentation Title
12/2/2011 Katariina Kempainnen (Nokia)
Sales & Operations Planning Practices and Research Opportunities
10/14/2011 Retsef Levi (MIT)
Near-Optimal LP-Based Policies for Revenue Management of Reusable Resources
10/7/2011 George Shanthikumar (Purdue)
When Does More Information-Gathering Lead To More Production?
9/30/2011 Guoming Lai (The University of Texas at Austin)
Supply Chain Performance Under Market Valuation: An Operational Approach to Restore Efficiency
9/23/2011 Elena Katok (Penn State)
Designing Contracts for Irrational but Predictable Newsvendors
Spring 2011
DateGuest Lecturer/Presentation Title
3/25/2011 Asoo Vakharia (University of Florida)
Wholesale Pricing in Decentralized Supply Chains: The Case of Uniform vs. Retailer-Specific Pricing; Integrating Environmental Considerations and Consumer Propensity in Channel Design
3/11/2011 Martin Lariviere (Northwestern University)
Would the Social Planner Let Bags Fly Free?
2/14/2011 Ruben Lobel (MIT)
Consumer Choice Model for Forecasting Demand and Designing Incentives for Solar Technology
1/28/2011 Karen Zheng (Stanford)
Trust in Forecast Information Sharing
1/21/2011 Andrew Davis (Penn State)
An Experimental Investigation of Pull Contracts
1/18/2011 Sripad Devalkar (University of Michigan)
Dynamic Risk Management of Commodity Operations: Model and Analysis
1/14/2011 Tingliang Huang (Northwestern University)
Are You Willing to Click? On the Value of Advance Demand Information When Selling to Strategic Customers
Fall 2010
Date Guest Lecturer/Presentation Title
11/12/2010 Victor Araman (American University of Beirut)
Optimal Pricing Under Uniform Allocation Policy: A Model for Online Advertising
11/5/2010 Alp Muharremoglu (Columbia University)
Analysis of Single-Stage, Serial and Assemble-to-Order Systems Under Exogenous Lead Times
10/29/2010 Morgan Swink (Texas Christian University)
A Tale of Two Studies: Insights Into Competencies of Top Performing Supply Chains
10/15/2010 Canan Savaskan (SMU)
Optimal Reverse Channel Structure for Consumer Product Returns
9/24/2010 Sridhar Seshadri (The University of Texas at Austin)
Fixed versus Random Proportion Demand Models for Assortment Planning
9/17/2010 Georgia Perakis (MIT)
The “Price” of Retailer Asymmetry and Product Differentiation in a Competitive Supply Chain
9/10/2010 Feryal Erhun (Stanford)
Dynamic Dual Source Capacity Expansion Problem With Backorders
Spring 2010
Date Guest Lecturer/Presentation Title
5/22/2010 Aditya Jain (Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India)
Differential Pricing for Information Sharing Under Competition
4/2/2010 Izak Duenyas (University of Michigan)
Sourcing Under Asymmetric Information
2/26/2010 Rene Caldentey (New York University)
Insider Trading With a Random Deadline
1/29/2010 John Hasenbein (The University of Texas at Austin)
Scheduling Semiconductor Wafer Fabs: Queueing, Simulation, and MDP’s
1/22/2010 Nicole DeHoratius (University of Chicago)
Retail Inventory Management when Records Are Inaccurate
Fall 2009
Date Guest Lecturer/Presentation Title
11/13/2009 John Birge (University of Chicago)
Estimate Effects in Large-Scale Optimization Models
10/30/2009 Alexandar Angelus (Singapore Management University)
Managing Capacitated Multiechelon Systems With Domain-Optimal Policies
10/23/2009 Rob Zuidwijk (Erasmus University, The Netherlands (UCLA) )
Extended Producer Responsibility Based on Cumulative Energy Demand Instead of Recovery Quota
10/16/2009 Ram Kuppuswamy and Aloke Mishra (Nokia Customer Logistics North America)
Supply Chain of the Future: A Nokia Perspective
10/2/2009 Douglas Morrice (The University of Texas at Austin)
Predicting and Selecting the Best Scenario in a Complex Dynamic Stochastic Process
9/18/2009 Steve Graves (MIT)
Strategic Safety Stocks in Supply Chains: Update on Recent Research
8/21/2010 Sreekumar Bhaskaran (SMU)
Implications of Channel Structure for Leasing or Selling of Durable Goods
Spring 2009
Date Guest Lecturer/Presentation Title
2/25/2009 Ozalp Ozer (Columbia University)
Forecast Information Sharing: The Role of Contracts, Behaviors and Timing
2/20/2009 Dorothee Honhon (The University of Texas at Austin)
Making the Most of Choice: Product Selection Under Heterogeneous Consumer Preferences
2/13/2009 Zhixi Wan (University of Michigan)
Procurement Auctions With Supplier Qualification Screening
2/9/2009 Xin Chen (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)
Inventory Centralization Games
1/30/2009 Enis Kayis (Stanford)
Delegation vs. Control of Component Procurement Under Asymmetric Cost Information and Price-Only Contracts
1/23/2009 Erkut Sonmez (Carnegie Mellon University)
Model-based Analysis of Liquefied Natural Gas Regasification Technologies
1/16/2009 Michael Metzger (MIT)
Avoiding the Eye of the Storm