The purpose of the course is to broadly cover topics in OM and areas of interest to the DRO community. It will consist of 3 hour sessions, each on a different topic, with the intent to introduce you to the topic, peak your interest, expose you to the methodologies and research areas people are working on, and help you think about what types of courses to take in the future in order to prepare yourself for this course. We will ask students to submit a 1 page summary of each session or a particular paper discussed in the session. It is primarily targeted to 1st and 2nd years, but all years are certainly welcome to take the course and/or select certain sessions to attend.
Professor of Business
Professor Chan teaches the core MBA class, Operations Management. Her primary research interests are in data-driven modeling of complex stochastic systems, dynamic optimization, and queueing with applications in health-care operations management. Her current focus is on combining empirical approaches with mathematical modeling to develop evidence-based approaches to improving patient flow through hospitals, and particularly intensive care units.