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Optimal Sequential Exploration on Large Networks
Jim Smith, Fuqua School of Business Wednesday, September 14, 2011 12:00-1:00
Decision Sciences Seminar McKinley Seminar Room

High Frequency Revenue Management: Dynamic Allocation With Volatile Demand
Vivek Farias, MIT Wednesday, October 19, 2011 11:00-12:30
Decision Sciences Seminar McKinley Seminar Room

Smart Money, Dumb Money, and Learning Type from Price
Nicholas Polson, University of Chicago -- Booth School of Business Wednesday, November 2, 2011 11:00-12:30
Decision Sciences Seminar McKinley Seminar Room

Evaluating the Potential Effects from Probabilistic Selling of Seasonal Items
Jian Chen, Tsinghua University, China Friday, November 11, 2011 3:30-5:00
Decision Sciences Seminar McKinley Seminar Room

Risk Estimation via Regression
Mark Broadie, Columbia Wednesday, November 16, 2011 11:00-11:45
Decision Sciences Seminar McKinley Seminar Room

Assessing Golfer Performance on the PGA Tour
Mark Broadie, Columbia Wednesday, November 16, 2011 11:45-12:30
Decision Sciences Seminar McKinley Seminar Room

Designing incentives for green technology with industry dynamics
Ruben Lobel Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania Wednesday, December 7, 2011 11:00-12:30
Decision Sciences Seminar McKinley Seminar Room

Nash Bargaining in Project Management Contracts under Uncertainty
Kevin McCardle, UCLA Wednesday, February 22, 2012 12:00-1:00
Decision Sciences Seminar McKinley Seminar Room

Uncertainty and Robustness: Two Optimization Models
Sam Burer, University of Iowa Wednesday, March 28, 2012 11:00-12:30
Decision Sciences Seminar McKinley Seminar Room

Partial Ambiguity
Soo Hong Chew, National University of Singapore Tuesday, September 25, 2012 3:00-4:30
Decision Sciences Seminar McKinley Seminar Room

Bad semidefinite programs: they all look the same
Gabor Pataki, UNC Wednesday, September 26, 2012 11:00-12:30
Decision Sciences Seminar McKinley Seminar Room

The Free Installment Puzzle
Professor John Rust, Department of Economics, Georgetown University Wednesday, November 7, 2012 11:00-12:30
Decision Sciences Seminar McKinley Seminar Room

Assortment Optimization under Variants of the Nested Logit Model
Huseyin Topaloglu, Cornell University Wednesday, November 28, 2012 11:00-12:30
Decision Sciences Seminar McKinley Seminar Room

Two-Stage Robust Linear Programming: Application to Appointment Scheduling and Process Flexibility
Jiawei Zhang, NYU Wednesday, December 5, 2012 9:30-11:00
Decision Sciences Seminar McKinley Seminar Room

Three Adventures in Applied Probability: Network Backbones, the Bellman equation, and Lady Gaga
J. Michael Steele
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 11:00-12:30
Decision Sciences Seminar McKinley Seminar Room

Optimal Hiring and Retention Policies for Heterogeneous Workers who Learn
Noah Gans
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 11:00-12:30
Decision Sciences Seminar McKinley Seminar Room

The statistical price to pay for computational efficiency in sparse PCA
Philippe Rigollet Princeton University Friday, April 12, 2013 11:00-12:30
Decision Sciences Seminar McKinley Seminar Room

A computationally tractable theory of performance analysis in stochastic systems
Dimitris Bertsimas
MIT
Friday, May 17, 2013 11:00-12:30
Decision Sciences Seminar McKinley Seminar Room

Some statistical problems in models for complex networks
Shankar Bhamidi UNC, Department of Statistics and Operations Research Wednesday, September 4, 2013 11:00-12:30
Decision Sciences Seminar McKinley Seminar Room

Structural Estimation of Callers: Delay Sensitivity in Call Centers
Baris Ata, University of Chicago Wednesday, September 18, 2013 11:00-12:30
Decision Sciences Seminar McKinley Seminar Room

Decisions, Risks and Games Involving Intelligent Adversaries
Elisabeth Paté-Cornell
Stanford University
Friday, September 20, 2013 1:00-2:30
Decision Sciences Seminar Mosler Classroom

Generalized gamma approximation with rates for urns, walk, and trees
Erol A. Peköz
Boston University
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 11:15-12:30
Decision Sciences Seminar Sauer Classroom

Asymptotic Optimality of Constant-Order Policies for Lost Sales Inventory Models with Large Lead Times
David A. Goldberg Wednesday, November 6, 2013 11:00-12:30
Decision Sciences Seminar McKinley Seminar Room

Budget-Constrained Procurement
Giuseppe Lopomo Fuqua School of Business Wednesday, December 4, 2013 12:00-1:00
Decision Sciences Seminar McKinley Seminar Room

Local Algorithms for Large Scale Networks. Power, Limitations and Applications
David Gamarnik MIT, Sloan School of Management Friday, December 6, 2013 4:15-5:15
Decision Sciences Seminar McKinley Seminar Room

Sequential Search and Learning from Rank Feedback: Theory and Experimental Evidence
Asa Palley
The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Monday, December 9, 2013 12:00-1:00
Decision Sciences Seminar McKinley Seminar Room

Information Relaxations, Duality, and Convex Dynamic Programs
David Brown, Fuqua School of Business Wednesday, December 11, 2013 11:45-12:45
Decision Sciences Seminar McKinley Seminar Room

Satiation Preferences: theory, neurobiological justification, and data from social media
Manel Baucells Universitat Pompeu Fabra Wednesday, January 22, 2014 11:15-12:30
Decision Sciences Seminar McKinley Seminar Room

Optimal Sparse Designs for Process Flexibility via Probabilistic Expanders
Xi Chen, UC Berkeley Wednesday, February 26, 2014 12:00-1:00
Decision Sciences Seminar McKinley Seminar Room

Information and the Value of Execution Guarantee
Krishnamurthy (Kris) Iyer
Cornell University
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 11:15-12:30
Decision Sciences Seminar McKinley Seminar Room

The Big Data Newsvendor: Insights from Machine Learning with Application to Nurse Staffing
Gah-Yi Vahn, LBS Wednesday, March 19, 2014 11:00-12:30
Decision Sciences Seminar McKinley Seminar Room

Tax-Aware Dynamic Asset Allocation
Garud Iyengar, Columbia University Wednesday, April 9, 2014 11:15-12:30
Decision Sciences Seminar McKinley Seminar Room

Confidence regions and confidence intervals for stochastic variational inequalities via the normal map approach
Shu Lu, UNC Department of Statistics and Operations Research Wednesday, April 23, 2014 11:00-12:00
Decision Sciences Seminar McKinley Seminar Room

Procurement Framework Agreements: Auction Models, Mechanism Design, and Policy Recommendations
Gabriel Weintraub, Columbia Business School Friday, May 2, 2014 11:15-12:30
Decision Sciences Seminar Rand Classroom

Two-sided Matching with Incomplete Information
Sushil Bikhchandani, UCLA Anderson School of Management Wednesday, May 7, 2014 11:15-12:30
Decision Sciences Seminar McKinley Seminar Room

Inducing Environmental Disclosures: A Dynamic Mechanism Design Approach
Shouqiang Wang
Clemson University
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 1:30-2:30
Decision Sciences Seminar McKinley Seminar Room

Product Assortment Competition with the Decoy Effect
Anton Kleywegt
Georgia Institute of Technology
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 11:15-12:30
Decision Sciences Seminar McKinley Seminar Room

Learning local relationships in networks with data
Spyros Zoumpoulis
MIT/Insead
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 11:15-12:30
Decision Sciences Seminar McKinley Seminar Room

Waiting for Prizes
James Schummer
Kellogg School of Management
Northwestern University
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 11:00-12:15
Decision Sciences Seminar McKinley Seminar Room

On stochastic games with perfect information
T.E.S. Raghavan, University of Illinois at Chicago Wednesday, October 8, 2014 11:15-12:30
Decision Sciences Seminar McKinley Seminar Room

Hidden Illiquidity with Multiple Central Counterparties
Paul Glasserman
Columbia University
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 11:15-12:15
Decision Sciences Seminar McKinley Seminar Room

Optimal allocation without money: an engineering approach
Itai Ashlagi
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 11:15-12:30
Decision Sciences Seminar McKinley Seminar Room

Bounds on the Profitability of a Durable Good Monopolist
Gerardo Berbeglia, Melbourne Business School, University in Melbourne, Australia Wednesday, November 19, 2014 11:15-12:30
Decision Sciences Seminar McKinley Seminar Room

Operationalizing financial covenants
Gerry Tsoukalas (Wharton) Wednesday, December 3, 2014 11:15-12:30
Decision Sciences Seminar McKinley Seminar Room

TBA
Marco Scarsini
LUISS
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 11:15-12:30
Decision Sciences Seminar McKinley Seminar Room

TBA
Amarjit Budhiraja
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 11:15-12:30
Decision Sciences Seminar McKinley Seminar Room