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.

Date

Fall 2014
Guest Lecturer/Presentation Title
12/05/2014 Volodymyr Babich (Georgetown University)
To Be Announced
11/14/2014 Gustavo Vulcano (New York University)
To Be Announced
10/24/2014 Kevin Shang (Duke University)
Joint Inventory and Cash Management for Multi-Divisional Supply Chains
10/03/2014 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
09/19/2014 Alex Angelus (The University of Texas at Dallas)
Knowledge You Can Act On: Optimal Policies for Assembly Systems with Expediting and Advance Demand Information
09/05/2014 John Semple (Southern Methodist University)
A Dynamic Model of Shopping and Consumption

Date

Spring 2014
Guest Lecturer/Presentation Title
03/21/2014 Vishal Gaur (Cornell University)
Systematic Risk in Supply Chain Networks
02/21/2014 Ling Dong (Washington University in St. Louis)
IBM Vision of Advanced Analytics

Date

Fall 2013
Guest Lecturer/Presentation Title
11/01/2013 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
10/04/2013 Mark Spearman (Factory Physics)
Of Physics and “Factory Physics”
09/13/2013 Laurens Debo (The University of Chicago)
Herding in a Queue
09/06/2013 Sridhar Tayur (Carnegie Mellon University)
Operations Management in Practice: Schumpeter’s Capitalism, State Capitalism and “Rawlsian” Capitalism

Date

Spring 2013
Guest Lecturer/Presentation Title
04/05/2013 Lauren Lu (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Dynamic Bargaining in a Supply Chain with Asymmetric Demand Information
04/01/2013 Dorothee Honhon (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven)
Learning Consumer Tastes Through Dynamic Assortments: Parametric and Non-Parametric Approaches
03/01/2013 Santiago Gallino (University of Pennsylvania)
Does Inventory Increase Sales? The Billboard and Scarcity Effects in U.S. Automobile Dealerships
02/20/2013 Sang Won Kim (Columbia University)
Measuring the Performance of Large-Scale Combinatorial Auctions: A Structural Estimation Approach
02/15/2013 Santiago Balseiro (Columbia University)
Competition and Yield Optimization in Online Display Advertising Exchanges
02/08/2013 Naveed Chehrazi (Stanford University)
Monotone Approximation of Decision Problems
02/01/2013 Seyed Emadi (Northwestern University)
Empirical Analysis of Callers’ Delay Sensitivity in Call Centers
01/25/2013 Yan Yin (University of Michigan)
Procurement Auctions with Error-Prone RFQs
01/18/2013 Guangwen Kong (University of Southern California)
Revenue Sharing and Information Leakage in a Supply Chain

Date

Fall 2012
Guest Lecturer/Presentation Title
12/14/2012 George Georgiadis (UCLA)
Projects and Team Dynamics
12/07/2012 Jingqi Wang (Northwestern University)
Warranty Pricing with Product Failures and Forward Looking Consumers: an Empirical Approach
11/09/2012 Aydın Alptekinoğlu (Southern Methodist University)
Optimal Design of Horizontally Differentiated Product Lines
10/19/2012 Damian Beil (University of Michigan)
The Role of Cost Modeling in Competitive Bid Procurement
10/04/2012 Sarang Deo (Indian School of Business)
Improving Diagnosis of HIV in Infants in Sub-Saharan Africa: Some Early Findings
09/28/2012 Hongmin Li (Arizona State University)
Managing Multiple Differentiated Technology Products: Models of Optimal Pricing and Long-Range Forecasting
09/14/2012 Robert Phillips (Columbia University)
Endogeneity in Price Sensitivity Estimation in Customized Pricing

Date

Spring 2012
Guest Lecturer/Presentation Title
03/23/2012 Yossi Aviv (Washington University in St. Louis)
Dynamic Pricing of Fashion Products: The Effects of Demand Learning and Strategic Consumer Behavior
02/24/2012 Hao Zhang (University of Southern California)
Dynamic Performance-Based Business Share Allocation in a Supply Chain with Competing Suppliers
02/10/2012 Yinghao Zhang (University of Minnesota)
Buyback versus Revenue Sharing Contracts: Influence of Loss Aversion
01/27/2012 Elena Katok (Penn State)
When Does It Pay to Delay Supplier Qualification? Theory and Experiments
01/20/2012 Jordan Tong (Duke University)
Inventory Management and Supply Chain Finance: Theory and Empirics

Date

Fall 2011
Guest Lecturer/Presentation Title
12/02/2011 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
10/07/2011 George Shanthikumar (Purdue)
When Does More Information-Gathering Lead To More Production?
09/30/2011 Guoming Lai (The University of Texas at Austin)
Supply Chain Performance Under Market Valuation: An Operational Approach to Restore Efficiency
09/23/2011 Elena Katok (Penn State)
Designing Contracts for Irrational but Predictable Newsvendors

Date

Spring 2011
Guest Lecturer/Presentation Title
03/25/2011 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
03/11/2011 Martin Lariviere (Northwestern University)
Would the Social Planner Let Bags Fly Free?
02/14/2011 Ruben Lobel (MIT)
Consumer Choice Model for Forecasting Demand and Designing Incentives for Solar Technology
01/28/2011 Karen Zheng (Stanford)
Trust in Forecast Information Sharing
01/21/2011 Andrew Davis (Penn State)
An Experimental Investigation of Pull Contracts
01/18/2011 Sripad Devalkar (University of Michigan)
Dynamic Risk Management of Commodity Operations: Model and Analysis
01/14/2011 Tingliang Huang (Northwestern University)
Are You Willing to Click? On the Value of Advance Demand Information When Selling to Strategic Customers

Date

Fall 2010
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
09/24/2010 Sridhar Seshadri (The University of Texas at Austin)
Fixed versus Random Proportion Demand Models for Assortment Planning
09/17/2010 Georgia Perakis (MIT)
The “Price” of Retailer Asymmetry and Product Differentiation in a Competitive Supply Chain
09/10/2010 Feryal Erhun (Stanford)
Dynamic Dual Source Capacity Expansion Problem With Backorders

Date

Spring 2010
Guest Lecturer/Presentation Title
05/22/2010 Aditya Jain (Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India)
Differential Pricing for Information Sharing Under Competition
04/02/2010 Izak Duenyas (University of Michigan)
Sourcing Under Asymmetric Information
02/26/2010 Rene Caldentey (New York University)
Insider Trading With a Random Deadline
01/29/2010 John Hasenbein (The University of Texas at Austin)
Scheduling Semiconductor Wafer Fabs: Queueing, Simulation, and MDP’s
01/22/2010 Nicole DeHoratius (University of Chicago)
Retail Inventory Management when Records Are Inaccurate

Date

Fall 2009
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
10/02/2009 Douglas Morrice (The University of Texas at Austin)
Predicting and Selecting the Best Scenario in a Complex Dynamic Stochastic Process
09/18/2009 Steve Graves (MIT)
Strategic Safety Stocks in Supply Chains: Update on Recent Research
08/21/2010 Sreekumar Bhaskaran (SMU)
Implications of Channel Structure for Leasing or Selling of Durable Goods

Date

Spring 2009
Guest Lecturer/Presentation Title
02/25/2009 Ozalp Ozer (Columbia University)
Forecast Information Sharing: The Role of Contracts, Behaviors and Timing
02/20/2009 Dorothee Honhon (The University of Texas at Austin)
Making the Most of Choice: Product Selection Under Heterogeneous Consumer Preferences
02/13/2009 Zhixi Wan (University of Michigan)
Procurement Auctions With Supplier Qualification Screening
02/09/2009 Xin Chen (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)
Inventory Centralization Games
01/30/2009 Enis Kayis (Stanford)
Delegation vs. Control of Component Procurement Under Asymmetric Cost Information and Price-Only Contracts
01/23/2009 Erkut Sonmez (Carnegie Mellon University)
Model-based Analysis of Liquefied Natural Gas Regasification Technologies
01/16/2009 Michael Metzger (MIT)
Avoiding the Eye of the Storm