The purpose of the course is to broadly cover topics in Operations Management and Operations Research and areas of interest to the Decision, Risk, and Operations division at CBS. It will consist of 3 hour sessions, each on a different topic, with the intent to introduce you to the topic, pique 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 year PhD students, but all years are certainly welcome to take the course and/or select certain sessions to attend.
Faculty instructors will be Prof. Santiago Balseiro, Prof. Omar Besbes, Prof. Jing Dong, Prof. Awi Federgruen, Prof. Paul Glasserman and Prof. Will Ma. Each instructor will teach one session.
Fridays 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Fri Jan 31 140 Uris
Fri Feb 07 140 Uris
Fri Feb 14 307 Uris
Fri Feb 21 307 Uris
Fri Feb 28 307 Uris
Fri Mar 13 TBA Uris
Professor Arnosti teaches the MBA core class B6102 Operations Management. His research focuses on market design, with particular emphasis on the allocation of social goods such as affordable housing and public school seats.
Associate 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.
Assistant Professor of Business
Hongyao Ma is an Assistant Professor of Business in the Decision, Risk, and Operations division at Columbia Business School. Her research is situated at the interface of computer science, economics and operations, with a particular focus on market design. Hongyao completed her Ph.D. in Computer Science at Harvard University in 2019, and worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Uber and then Caltech during 2019-...
William Von Mueffling Professor of Business
Ciamac C. Moallemi is the William Von Mueffling Professor of Business in the Decision, Risk, and Operations Division of the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University, where he has been since 2007. He also develops quantitative trading strategies at Bourbaki LLC, a quantitative investment advisor. A high school dropout, he received S.B. degrees in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and in Mathematics from...
Kravis Professor of Business
Assaf Zeevi is Professor and holder of the Kravis chair at the Graduate School of Business, Columbia University. His research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of Operations Research, Statistics, and Machine Learning. In particular, he has been developing theory and algorithms for reinforcement learning, Bandit problems, stochastic optimization, statistical learning and stochastic networks. Application domains include online retail platforms, healthcare...