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

Dirk Bergemann, Francisco Castro, Gabriel Weintraub
Journal of Economic Theory. July
2020, Vol. 188

We study the classic sequential screening problem in the presence of ex post participation constraints. We establish necessary and sufficient conditions that determine when the optimal selling mechanism is either...

Zhengli Wang, Kevin MacMillan, Mark Powell, Lawrence M. Wein
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. June
2020, Vol. 117, Issue 24, Pages 13,421–13,427

Although the backlog of untested sexual assault kits in the United States is starting to be addressed, many municipalities are opting for selective testing of samples within a kit, where...

Erik Sverdrup, Ayush Kanodia, Zhengyuan Zhou, Susan Athey, Stefan Wager
The Journal of Open Source Software. June
2020, Vol. 5, Issue 50

The problem of learning treatment assignment policies from randomized or observational data arises in many fields. For example, in personalized medicine, we seek to map patient observables (like age, gender,...

Kostas Bimpikis, Wedad J. Elmaghraby, Ken Moon, Wenchang Zhang
Management Science (Forthcoming). February
We explore marketplace design in the context of a B2B platform specializing in liquidation auctions. Even when the platform’s aggregate levels of supply and
Morris A. Cohen, Hau L. Lee
Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. January
2020, Vol. 22, Issue 1, Pages 15-24

This paper considers how research in operations management can support the development of strategies for the design and management of global supply chains. It includes a model-based statement of the...

Duygu Akkaya, Kostas Bimpikis, Hau L. Lee
MS&OM (Forthcoming). January

Agricultural innovation can help farmers improve their productivity, reduce their environmental impact, and address the challenges associated with ever-changing soil, weather, and market conditions. Promoting innovation often requires government support...

Stefan Wager, David A. Hirshberg
Journal of Business & Economic Statistics. December
20 , 2019, Vol. 38, Issue 1, Pages 19-24

There has recently been a considerable amount of interest in developing methods for statistical inference in high-dimensional regimes with more covariates than data points (Javanmard and Montanari 2014; van de...