Operations, Information & Technology Seminars

Find seminars on operations, information, and technology that are open to the Stanford University community.

OIT seminars are held on Wednesdays from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. PT, unless otherwise indicated.

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Spring 2022

Date & Time Speaker Title
Apr 13
12:00–1:00
M105
Soroush Saghafian
Harvard Kennedy School
 joint paper with Wallace J. Hopp
Apr 20
12:00–1:00
C106
Mor Armony
New York University, Stern School of Business
Queue configurations and customer ownership: An analytical and experimental investigation joint paper with Guillaume Roels and Hummy Song ( )
Apr 27
11:45–12:45
M105
Gabriel Weintraub
Stanford University, Graduate School of Business
Analytics Saves Lives During the Covid Crisis in Chile: Chile’s Presentation to the Franz Edelman Award 2022
May 04
12:00–1:00
Zoom
John R. Birge
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Managing Prediction Markets with Informal Agents
May 11
12:00–1:00
Zoom
Jay Sethuraman
Columbia University
A Systematic Approach to Selection Problems joint paper with Nick Arnosti and Carlos Bonet
May 18
12:00-1:00
M105
Daniel Russo
Columbia University
joint paper with Chao Qin
May 25
12:00–1:00
M105
Baris Ata
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
joint paper with Amy Lehman and Robert J. Montgomery joint paper with Charlie Hannigan
Jun 01
12:00–1:00
M105
Assaf Zeevi
Columbia University, Business School
Structured Learning in Sequential Selections Problems ( )

Winter 2022

Date & Time Speaker Title
Jan 19
11:45–1:00
C106
Jong Myeong Lim
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Searching for the Best Yardstick: Cost of Quality Improvements in the U.S. Hospital Industry joint paper with Ken Moon and Sergei Savin
Jan 21
11:45–1:00
C106
Guy Aridor
Columbia University
Drivers of Digital Attention: Evidence from a Social Media Experiment
Jan 24
11:45–1:00
C106
Omer Karaduman
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Economics of Grid-Scale Energy Storage in Wholesale Electricity Markets
Jan 26
11:45–1:00
C106
Manolis Zampetakis
University of California, Berkeley
How to handle Biased Data and Multiple Agents in Machine Learning?
Jan 28
11:45–1:00
C106
Chara Podimata
Harvard University
Incentive-Aware Machine Learning for Decision Making
Jan 31
11:45–1:00
Zoom
Jackie Baek
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Fair Exploration via Axiomatic Bargaining joint paper with Vivek F. Farias
Feb 02
11:45–1:00
C106
Yue Hu
Columbia University
Prediction-Driven Surge Planning with Application in the Emergency Department joint paper with Carri W. Chan and Jing Dong
Feb 04
11:45–1:00
Zoom
Jason Altschuler
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Transport and Beyond: Optimization Over Probability Distributions joint paper with Jonathan Weed and Philippe Rigollet

Fall 2021

Date & Time Speaker Title
Sep 29
12:00–1:00
Zoom
Tauhid Zaman
Yale School of Management 
The Impact of Bots in the (First) Impeachment of Donald Trump (
Oct 06
12:00–1:00
Zoom
Kevin Williams
Yale School of Management 
Organizational Structure and Pricing: Evidence from a Large U.S Airline  joint paper with Ali Hortasçu, Olivia Natan, Hayden Parsley, and Timothy Schwieg
Oct 13
12:00–1:00
Zoom
Georgina Hall
INSEAD
Traceability Technology Adoption in Supply Chain Networks ( joint paper with Philippe Blaettchen and Andre Calmon
Oct 20
12:00–1:00
M104
Elisabeth Paulson 
Stanford University Postdoctoral Fellow, Immigration Policy Lab 
Optimal interventions for increasing healthy food consumption among low-income populations joint paper with Retsef Levi and Georgia Perakis (
Nov 10
12:00–1:00
Zoom
Nathan Kallus
Cornell University 
Learning and Optimization: Separate or Integrate? ( )
Nov 17
12:00–1:00
Zoom
Vahideh Manshadi
Yale School of Management 
Online Policies for Efficient Volunteer Crowdsourcing (

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