Operations, Information & Technology Seminars

OIT seminars are held on Wednesdays from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Events for the 2015-16 academic year will be added here as they are scheduled.

Questions?

Contact our seminar organizers, Dan Iancu, Mohsen Bayati, or Kostas Bimpikis.

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Click the * link next to the seminar to view the schedule or email Miriam Torres for an appointment (Stanford GSB faculty only).

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Spring 2016SpeakerTitleTime/PlaceMeet the Speaker
April 6 Panos Kouvelis
Washington University in St. Louis 
To Hedge or Not to Hedge: Contracts, Hedges and Volatile Commodity Prices (Abstract 12:00 - 1:00 PM
C105
(•)
April 13 Eva Lee
Georgia Institute of Technology 
Challenges in Vaccine Design (abstract) 12:00 - 1:00 PM
P102
(•)
April 20 Paul Glasserman 
Columbia Business School (Decision, Risk and Operations Group)  
Hidden Illiquidity with Multiple Central Counterparties joint with Ciamac Moallemi, and Kai Yuan 12:00 - 1:00 PM
P102
(•)
April 27 Garrett Van Ryzin
Columbia Business School  
Surge Pricing at Uber 12:00 - 1:00 PM
P102
(•)
May 11 Steve Scott
Google Research
 

Multi-armed bandit experiments in the online service economy 

12:00 - 1:00 PM
P102
(•)
May 25 Margaret Brandeau
Stanford MS&E 
12:00 - 1:00 PM
P102
(•)
June 1 Jim Smith
Duke University, The Fuqua School of Business 
12:00 - 1:00 PM
P107 
(•)

Winter 2016SpeakerTitleTime/PlaceMeet the Speaker
January 6 Stefan Wager
Stanford University  
Estimation and Inference of Heterogeneous Treatment Effects using Random Forests 12:10 - 1:25 PM
E101 
January 13 Nick Arnosti
Stanford University   

Centralized clearinghouse design: a quantity-quality tradeoff

12:10 - 1:25 PM
E101 
January 27 Peng Shi
MIT

Optimal Allocation Without Money: An Engineering Approach

12:10 - 1:25 PM
E104
February 3 Hummy Song
Harvard University 
Public Relative Performance Feedback in Complex Service Systems: Improving Productivity through the Adoption of Best Practices 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
E101 
February 10 Carlee Joe-Wong
Princeton University 
Multiresource Allocation: Fairness-Efficiency Tradeoffs in a Unifying Framework 12:10 - 1:25 PM
E101 
February 17 Kamalini Ramdas
London Business School  

Variety and Experience: Learning and Forgetting in the Use of Surgical Devices (Abstract

4:00 - 5:00 PM
P107 
(•)
February 25 Gideon Weiss
The University of Haifa, Israel (Joint OIT/OR)
FCFS bipartite infinite matching and its applications (abstract 4:15 - 5:15 PM
Y2E2 382 
March 2 Soo-Haeng Cho
Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University  
Incentives in Contests with Heterogeneous Solvers (Abstract 4:00 - 5:00 PM
P107 
(•)

Fall 2015SpeakerTitleTime/PlaceMeet the Speaker
September 30 Avi Seidman
University of Rochester 
The Process Implications of using Telemedicine for Chronically Ill Patients: Analyzing Key Consequences for Patients and Medical Specialists 4:00-5:00 PM
E103 
(•)
October 7 Ming Hu
University of Toronto 
Dynamic Matching in a Two-Sided Market
Joint with Yun Zhou
4:00-5:00 PM
C106
(•)
October 14 Georgia Perakis
MIT Sloan School of Management  
The Analytics of Promotions: Pricing and Vehicle Planning (Abstract 4:00-5:00 PM
E103 
(•)
October 21 Nicola Secomandi
Carnegie Mellon University 
Energy and Commodity Merchant Operations: Storage Practice Revisited and Extensions (Abstract 4:00-5:00 PM
E103 
(•)
October 28 Amy Ward
University of Southern California Marshall School of Business 
Incentive Based Service System Design: Staffing and Compensation to Trade Off Speed and Quality  4:00-5:00 PM
E103 
(•)
November 11 Yash Kanoria  (Joint with MS&E Department) 
Columbia Business School  
Competition and Choice in Matching Markets (Abstract 4:00 - 5:00 PM
G102 
(•)
November 18 Karen Zheng
MIT Sloan School of Management  
Establishing Socially Responsible Supply Chains: Transparency, Consumer Behavior, and Supply Chain Structure (Abstract 4:00-5:00 PM
C102
(•)
December 9 Ken Moon
Stanford Graduate School of Business  
Randomized Markdowns and Online Monitoring (Abstract) joint with Kostas and Haim Mendelson 4:00 - 5:00 PM
P107