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

Hau L. Lee
Production and Operations Management. September
2018, Vol. 27, Issue 9, Pages 1642-1646

Big data and the related methodologies could have great impacts on operations and supply chain management. Such impacts could be realized through innovations leveraging big data. The innovations can be...

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...

Stefan Wager, Susan Athey
Journal of the American Statistical Association. June
6 , 2018

Many scientific and engineering challenges—ranging from personalized medicine to customized marketing recommendations—require an understanding of treatment effect heterogeneity. In this article, we develop a nonparametric causal forest for estimating heterogeneous treatment effects...

Morris Cohen, Shiliang Cui, Ricardo Ernst, Arnd Huchzermeier, Panos Kouvelis, Hau L. Lee, Hirofumi Matsuo, Marc Steuber, Andy Tsay
Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. May
8 , 2018, Vol. 20, Issue 3, Pages 389-600

Problem definition: Manufacturing firms are undergoing restructuring defined by a collection of adjustments and decisions, which affect the source and destination of manufactured products throughout the firm’s global supply chain...

Yash Kanoria, Daniela Saban, Jay Sethuraman
Operations Research. May
2018, Vol. 66, Issue 3
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...