Operations, Information & Technology

Our focus in the operations, information, and technology area is on the management of systems, processes, and networks.

Examples include health care systems, product design and manufacturing processes, supply networks, information systems, energy and environmental systems, homeland security systems, and social networks. We employ methods from the fields of operations research, game theory, econometrics, computer science, probability and statistics, and exploit the growing availability of data.

Recent Journal Articles in Operations, Information & Technology

Lawrence M. Wein, Can Wang
Journal of Forensic Science. July
2018, Vol. 63, Issue 4, Pages 1110-1121

Motivated by the debate over how to deal with the huge backlog of untested sexual assault kits in the U.S.A., we construct and analyze a mathematical model that predicts the...

Kuang Xu, Se-Young Yun
Proceedings of ACM SIGMETRICS. July
2018

We study the effect of imperfect memory on decision making in the context of a stochastic sequential action- reward problem. An agent

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Yiangos Papanastasiou, Kostas Bimpikis, Nicos Savva
Management Science. April
2018, Vol. 64, Issue 4, Pages 1727-1746

Motivated by the proliferation of online platforms that collect and disseminate consumers’ experiences with alternative substitutable products/services, we investigate the problem of optimal information provision when the goal is to...

John N. Tsitsiklis, Kuang Xu
Operations Research. March
2018, Vol. 66, Issue 2, Pages 587-596

We formulate a model of sequential decision making, dubbed the Goal Prediction game, to study the extent to which an overseeing adversary can predict the final goal of...

Laurent Massoulié, Kuang Xu
Operations Research. March
2018, Vol. 66, Issue 2, Pages 568-586

We propose and analyze a family of information processing systems, where a finite set of experts or servers are employed to extract information about a stream of incoming jobs. Each...

Ken Moon, Kostas Bimpikis, Haim Mendelson
Management Science . March
2018, Vol. 64, Issue 3, Pages 1271-1290

Online retail reduces the costs of obtaining information about a product’s price and availability and of flexibly timing a purchase. Consequently, consumers can strategically time their purchases, weighing the costs...

Hau L. Lee, Christopher S. Tang
Management Science. March
2018, Vol. 64, Issue 3, Pages 983-996

By examining the state of operations management (OM) research from 1980 to 2015 and by considering three new industry trends, we propose new OM research directions in socially and environmentally...