13th Annual Behavioral Operations Conference, 2018


The Naveen Jindal School of Management at The University of Texas at Dallas is proud to host the 13th annual Behavioral Operations Conference on June 29 – July 1, 2018.

The goal of the conference is to bring together researchers with a common interest in the intersection of human behavior and operations, with the aim of sharing current work, fostering research development and developing relationships among scholars in the field.

Keynote Speaker

David Simchi-Levi

David Simchi-Levi

Professor of Engineering Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Editor-in-chief of Management Science

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Please note the following key deadlines:

  • Extended-Abstract Submission (1-page limit) for Main Conference and/or Young Scholars Workshop: April 15, 2018
  • Notification of Acceptance: April 30, 2018
  • Registration Deadline: May 25, 2018
  • Conference fees are $175 for faculty and $75 for students.

If you are interested in presenting at the main conference or the Young Scholars Workshop, please indicate so when you register and include an extended abstract (one-page limit) of your work. Please also indicate who will present in the abstract.

Young Scholar’s Workshop Schedule UT Dallas and Area Maps

Presenters

Dr. Tony Haitao Cui

Dr. Tony Haitao Cui

Dr. Tony Haitao Cui

Dr. Tony Haitao Cui is the Deputy Associate Dean of Global DBA, Holden-Werlich Professor in Marketing at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, and the Chang Jiang Chaired Professor by the Ministry of Education of China. He is also the Vice President of POMS College of Behavioral Operations and the Vice President of Behavioral Operations Research and Management Chapter of Operations Research Society of China. Cui is also the faculty member of the Social Media and Business Analytics Collaborative of U of Minnesota, and the faculty member of the Initiative on the Sharing Economy of U of Minnesota. Cui serves as Senior Editor at Production and Operations Management, Guest Associate Editor at Management Science, and serves on the editorial board of Marketing Science, Journal of Operations Management, and Journal of Marketing Science.

His research interest lies in Behavioral Modeling, Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Brand Management, Competitive Strategies, Distribution Channels, Interfaces between Behavioral Science and Big Data, Pricing, and Marketing-Operations Interfaces. In recent years, he has been devoted to applying behavioral and experimental economics to business decision making. Cui is among the cohort of pioneers in this emerging academic area and is still contributing in a non-trivial way to the further development of this emerging academic field. His research has been published on top tier business journals including Journal of Marketing Research, Management Science, and Marketing Science. Cui has been named the Marketing Science Institute Young Scholars in 2011 (awarded once every two years to scholars mostly likely to be “potential leaders of the next generation of Marketing academics”), 3M Non-Tenure Faculty Award from 2007 to 2010, Management Science Meritorious or Distinguished Service Awards from 2009 until 2017, Marketing Science Service Award in 2013 and 2014, and was selected as an AMA-Sheth Doctoral Consortium Fellow in 2004. He was selected by Carlson CHEMBA EMBA students as the “Popular Professor of 2016” in February 2017, and was awarded the “Carlson Outstanding Research Award” in 2017.

Dr. Cui has been invited to give keynote speeches and academic talks in schools such as Carnegie-Mellon University, Duke University, and Indiana University, and other 30 domestic and overseas universities. Cui has taught DBA, EMBA and EDP courses such as Marketing Management and Strategic Marketing Management and has more than one thousand executive students from those programs. He has provided consulting services to more than twenty companies, many of which are Global Fortune 500 companies.

Dr. Cui received dual B.Eng. degrees and an IMBA from Tsinghua University. He also received an M.A. in Operations and Information Management and a Ph.D. in Managerial Science & Applied Economics both from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Ryan W. Buell

Ryan W. Buell

Ryan W. Buell

Ryan W. Buell is the UPS Foundation Associate Professor of Service Management in the Technology and Operations Management Unit at Harvard Business School. His research investigates the interactions between service businesses and their customers, and how operational choices affect customer behaviors and firm performance. He is affiliated with the Behavioral Insights Group at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership. His work has been published in Management Science, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, Quarterly Journal of Economics, and Harvard Business Review. It has also received media attention from outlets such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, The Boston Globe The Huffington Post, The Financial Post, BNET.com, Wired,The Guardian, and Forbes.com.

Professor Buell earned a DBA in Technology and Operations Management at Harvard Business School, where he received the Dean’s Award and the Wyss Doctoral Research Award. He also received an MBA with high distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was a George F. Baker Scholar, and a BBA with high distinction from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Conference Schedule UT Dallas and Area Maps

Keynote Speaker

David Simchi-Levi

David Simchi-Levi

David Simchi-Levi is a Professor of Engineering Systems at MIT and Chairman of Opalytics, a cloud analytics platform company.  He is considered one of the premier thought leaders in supply chain management and business analytics.

His research focuses on developing and implementing robust and efficient techniques for operations management. He has published widely in professional journals on both practical and theoretical aspects of supply chain and revenue management.

His Ph.D. students have accepted faculty positions in leading academic institutes including U. of California Berkeley, Columbia U., Cornell U., Duke U., Georgia Tech, Harvard U., U. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, U. of Michigan, Purdue U. and Virginia Tech.

Professor Simchi-Levi co-authored the books Managing the Supply Chain (McGraw-Hill, 2004), the award winning Designing and Managing the Supply Chain (McGraw-Hill, 2007) and The Logic of Logistics (3rd edition, Springer 2013). He also published Operations Rules: Delivering Customer Value through Flexible Operations (MIT Press, 2011).

Professor Simchi-Levi is the current Editor-in-Chief of Management Science, one of the two flagship journals of INFORMS. He served as the Editor-in-Chief for Operations Research (2006-2012), the other flagship journal of INFORMS and for Naval Research Logistics (2003-2005). He is an INFORMS Fellow, MSOM Distinguished Fellow and the recipient of the 2014 INFORMS Daniel H. Wagner Prize for Excellence in Operations Research Practice; 2014 INFORMS Revenue Management and Pricing Section Practice Award; 2009 INFORMS Revenue Management and Pricing Section Prize and Ford 2015 Engineering Excellence Award.

Professor Simchi-Levi has consulted and collaborated extensively with private and public organizations. He was the founder of LogicTools which provided software solutions and professional services for supply chain optimization. LogicTools became part of IBM in 2009. In 2012 he co-founded OPS Rules, an operations analytics consulting company. The company became part of Accenture in 2016.

A group of rooms has been blocked under the name ‘Behavioral Operations Management (BOM) Conference’. When calling to make a reservation, please mention this.

Richardson Holiday Inn

1655 N Central Expy, Richardson, TX, US, 75080

For reservations, please contact 1-972-238-1900 or 1-844-721-3921. You can also reserve directly on the Holiday Inn website, but you may need to call the hotel directly to get the special group rate.

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Organizers

Organizing Committee

Elena Katok

Elena Katok (Chair)
Ken Schultz

Ken Schultz
Jordan Tong

Jordan Tong
Yanchong Karen Zheng

Yanchong Karen Zheng

Local Organizers

Anyan Qi

Anyan Qi
Gary Bolton

Gary Bolton
Kyle Hyndman

Kyle Hyndman
Blair Flicker

Blair Flicker

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