Daniela Saban

Associate Professor, Operations, Information & Technology

Daniela Saban

Associate Professor of Operations, Information & Technology

Botha-Chan Faculty Scholar for 2023-2024

Research Statement

Professor Saban’s research interests lie in the interface of operations, economics, and computer science. Much of her current research focuses on decision-making in competitive environments. In particular, she uses techniques from game theory, applied probability and optimization to study how the strategic interactions between multiple agents can impact firms, governments, and individuals.

Research Interests

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Procurement Mechanisms
  • Resource Allocation
  • Market Design


Daniela Saban is an associate professor of operations, information, and technology at Stanford Graduate School of Business. She received her PhD in operations management from Columbia Business School in 2015. Professor Saban also holds B.Sc. (2006) and M.Sc. (2009) degrees in computer science from University of Buenos Aires.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Operations Management, Graduate School of Business, Columbia University, 2015
  • MS, Computer Science, Universidad de Buenos Aires, 2009
  • BS, Computer Science, Universidad de Buenos Aires, 2006

Awards and Honors

  • Winnick Family Faculty Scholar for 2019–20
  • Winnick Family Faculty Scholar, 2018–19
  • The Paul and Sandra Montrone Doctoral Fellowship, 2014–15
  • Doctoral Fellowship, Columbia Business School, 2010–15
  • Columbia University - Glasgow University Exchange Program Fellowship, 2014
  • Deming Doctoral Research Fellowship, The W. Edwards Deming Center, 2013
  • Research Fellowship, Agencia Nacional de Promocion Cientifica y Tecnologica (equivalent to NSF), Argentina, 2009–10
  • Tesis de Licenciatura (MSc. Thesis): Finalist in the National Thesis Contest, organized as part of the Jornadas Argentinas de Informatica, 2009


Journal Articles

Ignacio Rios, Daniela Saban, Fanyin Zhen
Manufacturing & Service Operations Management
July 2023 Vol. 25 Issue 4 Pages 1304–1323
Kostas Bimpikis, Ilan Morgenstern, Daniela Saban
Operations Research
June 2023
Ali Aouad, Daniela Saban
Management Science
April 2023 Vol. 69 Issue 4 Pages 2069–2087
Je-ok Choi, Daniela Saban, Gabriel Weintraub
Manufacturing & Service Operations Management
March 2023 Vol. 25 Issue 2 Pages 613–630
Yonatan Gur, Gregory Macnamara, Daniela Saban
Management Science
2022 Vol. 68 Issue 4 Pages 2714–2731
Itai Ashlagi, Anilesh K. Krishnaswamy, Rahul Makhijani, Daniela Saban, Kirankumar Shiragur
Operations Research
Ruth Beer, Ignacio Rios, Daniela Saban
Management Science
December 2021 Vol. 67 Issue 12 Pages 7291–7950
Yash Kanoria, Daniela Saban
Management Science
October 2021 Vol. 67 Issue 10 Pages 5969–6627
John Birge, Ozan Candogan, Hongfan Chen, Daniela Saban May 2021 Vol. 23 Issue 3 Pages 569–588
Daniela Saban, Gabriel Weintraub
Operations Research
May 2021 Vol. 69 Issue 3 Pages 683–1013
Kostas Bimpikis, Ozan Candogan, Daniela Saban
Operations Research
May 3, 2019 Vol. 67 Issue 3 Pages 599-904
Yash Kanoria, Daniela Saban, Jay Sethuraman
Operations Research
May 2018 Vol. 66 Issue 3
Yonatan Gur, Daniela Saban, Nicolas Stier-Moses
Operations Research
2018 Vol. 66 Issue 4 Pages 1058-1067
Daniela Saban, Jay Sethuraman
Mathematics of Operations Research
June 17, 2015 Vol. 40 Issue 4 Pages 1005-1014
Daniela Saban, Jay Sethuraman
Journal of Mathematical Economics
January 2014 Vol. 50 Pages 283-289
Flavia Bonomo, Andres Cardemil, Guillermo Duran, Javier Marenco, Daniela Saban
May 16, 2012 Vol. 42 Issue 3 Pages 245-259
Daniela Saban, Flavia Bonomo, Nicolas E. Stier-Moses
Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
September 2010 Vol. 389 Issue 17 Pages 3661-3673
Daniela Saban, Flavia Bonomo, Javier Marenco, Nicolas Stier-Moses
Electronic Notes in Discrete Mathematics
December 1, 2009 Vol. 35 Pages 197-202

Working Papers

M. Olivares, Daniela Saban, Gabriel Weintraub, E. Lara, P. Zanocco, P. Moreno April 2023
Daniela Saban, Gabriel Weintraub August 2019
John R. Birge, Ozan Candogan, Hongfan Chen, Daniela Saban September 30, 2018
Yash Kanoria, Daniela Saban, Jay Sethuraman September 2016

Academic Publications

Yonatan Gur, Gregory Macnamara, Ilan Morgenstern, Daniela Saban
Web and Internet Economics (WINE)

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