Operations and Information Management Faculty Seminars and Workshops

The operations and information management faculty members regularly organize seminars and workshops for fellow faculty members.

Fall 2021

Zoom Link: https://georgetown.zoom.us/j/98911659900 (new window)

Friday, October 29, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Karen Zheng, MIT
https://mitsloan.mit.edu/faculty/directory/y-karen-zheng (new window)
Title: Improving Farmers’ Welfare via Digital Agricultural Platforms (new window)
Abstract: In order to improve the welfare of smallholder farmers, multiple countries (e.g., Ethiopia and India) have launched digital agricultural platforms to transform traditional markets. However, there is still mixed evidence regarding the impact of these platforms and more generally how they can be leveraged to enable more efficient agricultural supply chains and markets. In this talk, we describe a body of work that provides the first rigorous impact analysis of such a platform and highlights several important supply chain and logistics parameters that can inform its design and optimization. The work is focused on the Unified Market Platform (UMP) that connects all the agriculture markets in the state of Karnataka, India. Leveraging both public data and detailed bidding data from the platform, a difference-in-differences analysis demonstrates that the launch of the UMP has significantly increased the modal prices of certain commodities (2.6%-6.5%), while prices for other commodities have not changed. Furthermore, the analysis provides evidence that logistical challenges, bidding efficiency, market concentration, and price discovery processes are important factors explaining the variable impact of UMP on prices. These insights led to the design and field implementation of a new two-stage auction mechanism. The auction design aims to intensify anticipated regret of the traders to increase the farmers’ revenue. To ensure implementability and protect farmers’ revenue, the design process is guided by theory-informed, semi-structured interviews with a majority of the traders in the field and carefully accounts for operational constraints. The interviews suggest that both anticipated regret and anchoring would likely affect the traders’ bidding strategies in a two-stage auction. A new behavioral auction model is thus developed to capture these factors and determine when the two-stage auction can generate a higher revenue for farmers than the traditional single-stage, first-price, sealed-bid auction. The new auction mechanism was implemented on the UMP for a major market of lentils in February 2019. By the end of May 2019, commodities worth more than $6 million (USD) had been traded under the new auction. A difference-in-differences analysis demonstrates that the implementation has yielded a significant 4.7% price increase with an impact on farmer profitability ranging 60%–158%, affecting over 10,000 farmers who traded in the treatment market. This talk is based on joint work with Retsef Levi (MIT), Somya Singhvi (USC), Manoj Rajan (ReMS) and his team in Karnataka, India.

Zoom Link: https://georgetown.zoom.us/j/98911659900 (new window)

Friday, November 5, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Bora Keskin, Duke
https://www.fuqua.duke.edu/faculty/bora-keskin (new window)

Zoom Link: https://georgetown.zoom.us/j/98911659900 (new window)

Friday, November 12, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Jie Ning, CWRU
https://weatherhead.case.edu/faculty/jie-ning (new window)

Zoom Link: https://georgetown.zoom.us/j/98911659900 (new window)

Spring 2021

Friday, February 12, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Robin Dillon-Merrill (Georgetown)
https://gufaculty360.georgetown.edu/s/contact/00336000014RgsNAAS/robin-dillonmerrill

Zoom Link: https://georgetown.zoom.us/j/93960796518?pwd=Wk1pSHBhUlFLYXAwUTVtaVlhQXhpdz09

Friday, February 19, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Jose Guajardo (UC Berkley) https://haas.berkeley.edu/faculty/guajardo-jose/
Zoom Link: https://georgetown.zoom.us/j/97546547299?pwd=b2ZBbUdtQUViTm5TQ1A1SlRkUDR3QT09

Friday, March 5, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Brad Staats (North Carolina) https://www.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/faculty/directory/bradley-staats/
Zoom Link: https://georgetown.zoom.us/j/92247092057?pwd=UnNLSkRRZWwrdVBrZmp3d3p3OG5JZz09

Friday, March 12, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Ilia Tsetlin (INSEAD)
Zoom Link: https://georgetown.zoom.us/j/96654690714?pwd=WWJyUVl3djFOcmlaeE5ucld6R1VFdz09

Friday, April 16, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Bardia Kamrad (Georgetown) https://gufaculty360.georgetown.edu/s/contact/00336000014RlAFAA0/bardia-kamrad
Zoom Link: https://georgetown.zoom.us/j/92698620863?pwd=Nk1XTkloUmczVVh6Rmc5NlVDekoyUT09

Friday, April 30, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Negin Golrezaei (MIT) https://mitsloan.mit.edu/faculty/directory/negin-nicki-golrezaei
Zoom Link: https://georgetown.zoom.us/j/91622581717?pwd=NTNHNW1Pd1ErakI5R0F4ZDE5Smdpdz09

Fall 2020

Friday, October 16, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Yao Cui, Cornell
https://www.johnson.cornell.edu/faculty-research/faculty/yc2268/ (new window) Zoom Link: (new window)https://georgetown.zoom.us/j/91769715228?pwd=K1VCNkJqMDhTS3R5YmRvVmU5cFNndz09 (new window)

Friday, October 23 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Luyi Gui, UC Irvine
https://merage.uci.edu/research-faculty/faculty-directory/Luyi-Gui.html (new window) Zoom Link: https://georgetown.zoom.us/j/99479128614?pwd=K3FTZ0M0QVhkcC91NnNSakJqVkpFdz09 (new window)

Friday, October 30, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Basak Kalkanci, Georgia Tech
https://www.scheller.gatech.edu/directory/faculty/kalkanci/index.html (new window) Zoom Link: https://georgetown.zoom.us/j/94705240234?pwd=QnVLRkowRDQ2YzQ0cnNPazhXbjF3Zz09 (new window)

Friday, November 6, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Guoming Lai, UT Austin
https://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Directory/Profiles/Lai-Guoming (new window) Zoom Link: https://georgetown.zoom.us/j/99199134367?pwd=QnVYVzBoejlMc21CTS84NExQUXJ4UT09 (new window)

Friday, November 20, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Lesley Meng, Yale
https://som.yale.edu/faculty/lesley-meng (new window) Zoom Link: https://georgetown.zoom.us/j/99801679797?pwd=VlZYbXVOQ2tBODJYaW5uUzdpVm5Sdz09 (new window)

Friday, December 11, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Stephen Leider, U Michigan
http://www-personal.umich.edu/~leider/ (new window) Zoom Link: https://georgetown.zoom.us/j/96719194273?pwd=R2hRdXdTZ21BTTFwbGJrZXVhZUIxZz09 (new window)

Spring 2020


Friday, February 28, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 415
Jussi Keppo, NUS
https://bizfaculty.nus.edu.sg/faculty-details/?profId=314

Friday, March 6, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 150
Dorothee Honhon, UT Dallas
https://jindal.utdallas.edu/faculty/dorothee-honhon

Monday, April 3, 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 155
Bardia Kamrad, Georgetown
https://gufaculty360.georgetown.edu/s/contact/00336000014RlAFAA0/bardia-kamrad

Friday, April 17, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 150
Jun Li, U of Michigan
https://michiganross.umich.edu/faculty-research/faculty/jun-li

Friday, May 1, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 415
Karen Zheng, MIT
https://mitsloan.mit.edu/faculty/directory/y-karen-zheng


Fall 2019


Friday, September 20, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 260
Shouqiang Wang, The University of Texas at Dallas
https://jindal.utdallas.edu/faculty/shouqiang-wang

Friday, October 4, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 570
Shi Chen, University of Washington   

Friday, October 11, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 415
Philipp Afeche, University of Toronto
https://www.rotman.utoronto.ca/FacultyAndResearch/Faculty/FacultyBios/Afeche


Spring 2019


Friday, January 25, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 160
Nur Sunar, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
https://www.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/faculty/directory/operations-technology-and-innovation-management-otim/Nur-Sunar

Friday, February 8, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 130
Jack Soll, Duke University
https://www.fuqua.duke.edu/faculty/jack-soll

Wednesday, March 27, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 570
Beril Toktay, Georgia Tech
https://www.scheller.gatech.edu/directory/faculty/toktay/index.html

Friday, April 5, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 130
Kevin Shang, Duke University 
https://www.fuqua.duke.edu/faculty/kevin-shang

Friday, April 12, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 370
Sezer Ulku, Georgetown University
https://gufaculty360.georgetown.edu/s/contact/00336000014RlQ4AAK/sezer-ulku

Thursday, April 25, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 570
Xiande Zhao, CEIBS
http://www.ceibs.edu/zhao-xiande

Wednesday, May 1, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 360
Jing Wu, City University of Hong Kong

Wednesday, May 8, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 570
Helen Zhou, Singapore Management University
https://www.smu.edu.sg/faculty/profile/80228/ZHOU-Yangfang%2C-Helen


FALL 2018 


Friday, November 2, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 150
Daniel Corsten, IE Business School, Madrid 
https://www.ie.edu/business-school/faculty-and-research/faculty/daniel-corsten/

Friday, November 9, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 250
Marcelo Olivares, Industrial EngineeringUniversity of Chile
https://www.marcelo-olivares.com/

Friday, November 16, 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 250
Keith Ord, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University.

Friday, November 30, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 250
Serdar SimsekNaveen Jindal School of Management, The University of Texas at Dallas                                    http://www.utdallas.edu/~axs158032/

Friday, December 7, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 350
Pnina Feldman, Questrom School of Business, Boston University 
https://www.bu.edu/questrom/faculty-research/faculty-directory/pnina-feldman/


Spring & Summer 2018 


Friday, January 26, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 370Jiří Chod, Carroll School of Management, Boston Collegehttps://www.bc.edu/bc-web/schools/carroll-school/faculty-research/faculty-directory/jiri-chod.html


Friday, February 9, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 250
Vishal Ahuja, Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University
http://www.smu.edu/Cox/Departments/FacultyDirectory/AhujaVishal


Friday, February 23, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 250
Ming Hu, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
http://www.rotman.utoronto.ca/FacultyAndResearch/Faculty/FacultyBios/Hu.aspx


Friday, March 2, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 370
Janne Kettunen, School of Business, George Washington University 
https://business.gwu.edu/janne-kettunen


Friday, April 13, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 350
Ioannis (Yannis) Bellos, School of Business, George Mason University 
http://mason.gmu.edu/~ibellos/


Friday, May 25, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 350
Enno Siemsen, Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin


Friday, June 1, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 150
John Birge, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
https://www.chicagobooth.edu/faculty/directory/b/john-r-birge


Thursday, June 7, 1:30-3 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 360
Michael Lapré, Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University
https://business.vanderbilt.edu/bio/michael-lapre/


Fall 2017 


Friday, September 22, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 360
Necati Tereyagoglu, Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology
https://www.scheller.gatech.edu/directory/faculty/tereyagoglu/index.html


Friday, October 13, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 155
Tinglong Dai, Carey Business School, Johns Hopkins University
http://carey.jhu.edu/faculty-research/faculty-directory/tinglong-dai-phd


Friday, October 20, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 250
Panos Kouvelis, Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis
https://olin.wustl.edu/EN-US/Faculty-Research/Faculty/Pages/FacultyDetail.aspx?username=kouvelis


Friday, October 27, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 360
Foad Iravani, Foster School of Business, University of Washington


Friday, November 3, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 230
Sang Kim, School of Management, Yale University
https://som.yale.edu/sang-kim


Friday, November 13, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 570
Serguei Netessine,OWharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania
https://oid.wharton.upenn.edu/profile/netessin/


Spring 2017 Thursday, March 16, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 360
Víctor Martínez de Albéniz, IESE Business School
http://www.iese.edu/en/faculty-research/professors/faculty-directory/victor-martinez-de-albeniz/


Friday, March 17, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 145
Saif Benjaafar, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Minnesota
http://www.isye.umn.edu/faculty/Benjaafar.shtml


Friday, March 24, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 145
Huseyin Topaloglu, School of Operations Research and Information Engineering, Cornell University
https://people.orie.cornell.edu/huseyin/


Friday, April 7, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 145
Lauren Lu, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
http://public.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/faculty/lul/


Friday, April 21, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 145
Sezer Ulku and Shiliang (John) Cui, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University
http://explore.georgetown.edu/people/su8/http://explore.georgetown.edu/people/cs1470/


Friday, April 28, 10:30 a.m.-12, Intercultural Center (ICC), Room 108
Lingxiu Dong,Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis
https://olin.wustl.edu/EN-US/Faculty-Research/Faculty/Pages/FacultyDetail.aspx?username=dong


Friday, May 12, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 145
Bardia Kamrad, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University
http://faculty.msb.edu/kamradb/


Wednesday, June 14, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 360
Francis de Vericourt, ESMT Berlin
https://www.esmt.org/francis-de-vericourt


Fall 2016 

Friday, September 9, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 250
Bin Hu, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
http://public.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/faculty/hubi/


Friday, September 16, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 155
Tim Kraft, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia
http://www.darden.virginia.edu/faculty-research/directory/tim-kraft/


Friday, September 30, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 155
Gerard Cachon, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
http://opim.wharton.upenn.edu/~cachon/


Friday, October 7, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 155
Robert Swinney, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
http://people.duke.edu/~rps23/


Friday, October 21, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 155
Chris Tang, Anderson School of Management, University of California Los Angeles
http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/faculty/decisions-operations-and-technology-management/faculty/tang


Friday, November 4, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 155
Vlad Babich, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University
http://explore.georgetown.edu/people/vob2/


Friday, December 2, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 155
Laurens Debo, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College
http://www.tuck.dartmouth.edu/faculty/faculty-directory/laurens-debo


Spring 2016


Friday, January 29, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 570
Fangruo Chen, Graduate School of Business, Columbia University
http://www8.gsb.columbia.edu/cbs-directory/detail/fc26


Friday, February 19, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 340
Shiliang (John) Cui, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University
http://explore.georgetown.edu/people/cs1470/


Friday, March 18, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 570
Brian Tomlin, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College
http://faculty.tuck.dartmouth.edu/brian-tomlin/


Friday, April 1, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 570
Stephen Broomell, Department of Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University 
http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/sbb59/


Friday, April 8, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 570
Vishal Gaur, Johnson School of Management, Cornell University 
https://www.johnson.cornell.edu/Faculty-And-Research/Profile?id=vg77


Friday, April 15, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 415
Rakesh Sarin, Anderson School of Management, University of California Los Angeles http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/faculty/decisions-operations-and-technology-management/faculty/sarin


Friday, April 22, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 570
Chris Parker, Smeal College of Business, Pennsylvania State University 
http://php.smeal.psu.edu/smeal/dirbio/displayBio.php?t_user_id=cdp18


Fall 2015 Schedule


Friday, September 18, 10:30am-12:00pm, Rafik B. Hariri Building Rm. 570
Sreekumar Bhaskaran, Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University
http://www.smu.edu/Cox/Departments/FacultyDirectory/BhaskaranSreekumar


Thursday, September 24, 11:00am-12:00pm, Rafik B. Hariri Building Rm. 570
Sezer Ulku, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University
http://explore.georgetown.edu/people/su8/


Monday, September 28, 1:30pm-3:00pm, Rafik B. Hariri Building. Rm. 570
Vera Tilson, Simon School of Business, University of Rochester
http://www.simon.rochester.edu/faculty–research/faculty-directory/full-time-faculty-directory/vera-tilson/index.aspx


Wednesday, September 30, 10:00am-11:00am, Rafik B. Hariri Building Rm. 415
Paul Slovic and Bill Burns, Decision Research
http://www.decisionresearch.org/researcher/paul-slovic-ph-d/http://www.decisionresearch.org/researcher/william-burns-ph-d/


Friday, October 16, 10:30am-12:00pm, Rafik B. Hariri Building Rm. 160
Kamalini Ramdas, London Business School
https://www.london.edu/faculty-and-research/faculty/profiles/ramdas-k#.Vw7Hm_krK9J


Friday, October 30, 10:30am-12:00pm, Rafik B. Hariri Building Rm. 415
Onur Boyabatli, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University
https://www.smu.edu.sg/faculty/profile/9464/Onur-BOYABATLI


Thursday, November 5, 10:30am-12:00pm, Rafik B. Hariri Building Rm. 570
Ioana Popescu, INSEAD
https://www.insead.edu/faculty-research/faculty/ioana-popescu


Friday, November 6, 1:30pm-3:00pm, Rafik B. Hariri Building Rm. 415
Vasiliki Kostami, London Business School
https://www.london.edu/faculty-and-research/faculty/profiles/kostami-v#.VhLocY9Viko