Operations Faculty

Vishal Agrawal

Associate Professor and Biet Family Faculty Fellow

  • Sustainable operations
  • New product development
  • Supply chain management.
  • Managerial challenges in business and the environment
  • Effect of consumer behavior on operations
  • E-learning in India

Volodymr Babich

Lapeyre Family Term Associate Professor of Business Administration

  • Problems at the interface of operations and finance
  • Strategic procurement
  • Supply chain management
  • Supply chain risk management
  • Operations
  • Finance
  • Stochastic modeling

So Yeon Chun

Assistant Professor

  • Interface of marketing and operations
  • Revenue management (demand forecasting and dynamic pricing)
  • Risk management with applications to the transportation, retail, and hospitality industries

Shiliang [John] Cui

Assistant Professor

  • Supply chain
  • Global production trends
  • Decisions in service settings
  • Queueing games
  • Inventory management
  • Consumer wait times
  • Waiting in line
  • Launguage Skill: Chinese

Robin L. Dillon-Merrill


  • Decision and risk analysis
  • Natural disasters impact on decision-making
  • Impact of near-misses on decisions
  • Rational choice models
  • How people think and behave

Ricardo Ernst

Baratta Chair in Global Business and Director, Georgetown Global Business Initiative

  • Global logistics
  • Supply chain management.
  • Supplier –manufacturing – distribution linkages
  • Inventory control
  • Globalization
  • Competitiveness and governability
  • Free trade and Latin American markets
  • Language skill: Spanish

Kasra Ferdows

Heisley Family Chair of Global Manufacturing

  • Global logistics
  • Global trends in manufacturing
  • International operations strategy
  • Outsourcing and off-shoring production
  • Strategic roles of domestic and international factories

Jose-Luis Guerrero-Cusumano

Associate Professor

  • Benchmarking
  • Quality control
  • International standards
  • ISO 9000 certification procedures
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Quality in ecommerce
  • Language skills: Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, and German

Victor Richmond Jose

William and Karen Sonneborn Term Associate Professor

  • Decision
  • Risk analysis
  • Forecasts
  • Development of prescriptive models and tools that help managers make good decision in uncertain environments, probability elicitation, forecast verification and expert combination of forecasts
  • Health
  • Supply chains
  • Homeland security

Bharat Kaku

Teaching Professor

  • Global supply chains
  • Business statistics
  • Management science
  • Cellular manufacturing
  • Facilities layout
  • Risk management in supply chains

Bardia Kamrad

Professor, Senior Associate Dean for Executive Degree Programs

  • Risk management
  • Decision-making problems in the face of uncertainty
  • Operational risk management issues
  • Related capital investment problems in operations
  • Inventory management
  • Pricing and forecasting
  • Risk management as a useful approach to economic development

Mustafa Koksalan

Associate Professor

  • Profitability analysis and earnings management
  • Financial statement analysis
  • Profit margins

Bonnie Montano

Teaching Professor

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Decision support systems
  • Knowledge management
  • Information systems

Betsy Sigman

Distinguished Teaching Professor

  • Technology
  • Big Data
  • Social media
  • Information systems
  • Analysis and management of information systems
  • Business statistics
  • Electronic commerce
  • Public policy statistics
  • Surveys and form completion on the web
  • Issues management and data systems

Jonathan Stroud

Associate Professor

  • Statistical financial data
  • Bayesian Statistics
  • State space models
  • MCMC
  • Particle filters
  • Finance
  • Stochastic volatility
  • Spatio-temporal models
  • Data assimilation

Sezer Ulku

Associate Professor and Greek Family Faculty Fellow

  • Operations strategy
  • Supply chain management
  • Outsourcing
  • New product development
  • Innovation private equity
  • Entrepreneurship

Canan Ulu

Associate Professor and Awad Family Faculty Fellow

  • Bayesian learning in sequential decision problems
  • Decision-making under multiple criteria
  • Language Skill: Turkish

Safak Yucel

Assistant Professor

  • The energy sector
  • Capacity investment in electricity and energy supply chains
  • Energy-related operations
  • Socially responsible supply chain management
  • Sustainability
  • The impact of governmental policies on investments in renewable and conventional energy sources

Jason Schloetzer

William Charles Sonneborn Term Associate Professor

Wei (Vicky) Tang

Associate Professor