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Technology & Operations

  The topics covered in each of theses seminars are listed below. At least one doctoral seminar is offered in each semester, and seminars related to new research topics are always under development. Additional research seminars which include presentations by faculty from other institutions, industry leaders, and our own doctoral students area also held.
    BIT885 Design Science Research (Instructor - Prof. Joseph Walls)
    BIT885 Economics of Information Systems & Analytical Modeling (Instructor - Prof. Hila Etzion)
    BIT885 Foundations & Frontiers of IT Business Value Research (Instructor - Prof. Nigel Melville)
    BIT885 IT & Business Innovation (Instructor - Prof. M.S. Krishnan)
    BIT885 Theory Foundations of Information Systems Research (Instructor - Prof. Nigel Melville)
    OMS885 Logistic Networks: Theory and Applications
    OMS885 Queuing Theory I
    OMS885 Topics in Global Health Delivery
    OMS885 Topics in Sustainable Supply Chains
    OMS885 Value of Information & Risk Management
    OMS899 Customer Behavior in Operations
    OMS899 Experimental Research in Economics, Management and Operations
    OMS899 Interfaces of Operations and Finance
    OMS899 Revenue Management
    OMS899 Stochastic Resource Allocation and Dynamic Pricing
    OMS899 Supply Chain Management
    OMS899 Technology Management
    OMS899 Theories of Procurement
OMS885 Logistic Networks: Theory and Applications (Instructor - Prof. Amitabh Sinha)
  1. Models, formulations and solution concepts
  2. Cost recovery and duality
  3. Monopolist’s distribution locations
  4. Selfish routing and network control
  5. Competitive location
  6. Truckload transportation

   OMS855 Queuing Theory I (Instructor - Prof. Izak Duenyas)
  1. Birth-death queues, time reversibility, stochastic orders
  2. Jackson networks: Open, closed and semi-open networks
  3. Stochastic Comparisons: Likelihood Ratio Ordering
  4. Kelly Networks, Quasi Reversibility, PASTA Property
  5. Heavy Traffic and Fluid Limits of Queues

OMS885 Topics in Global Health Delivery (Instructor - Prof. Ravi Anupindi)
  1. Introduction & Forecasting
  2. Tiered-Pricing
  3. Advance Market Commitments
  4. Design and Coordination
  5. Randomized Field Experiments
  6. Transportation

OMS885 Topics in Sustainable Supply Chains (Instructor - Prof. Ravi Anupindi)
  1. Economic and Legal Views
  2. Classical Approaches (Environmental Economics and Industrial Ecology) and Operations Management
  3. OM Research (Extended Producers Responsibility)
  4. OM Research (Closed Loop Supply Chains)
  5. Energy Sustainability
  6. Empirical Research

OMS855 Value of Information & Risk Management (Instructor - Prof. Roman Kapuscinski)
  1. Value of Information
  2. Value of Information and Effect of Response Time
  3. Value of Centralized Systems
  4. Bullwhip Effect
  5. Risk and Hedging
  6. Operations and Financial Constraints
  7. Disruption Risks

OMS899 Customer Behavior in Operations (Coordinators: Profs. Roman Kapuscinski
           and Hyun-soo Ahn)
  1. Learning and Pricing
  2. Basic (Clearance) Sales Model
  3. Pricing of Short Life-Cycle Product (Price for Individual Customer)
  4. Product Life Cycle and Market Evolution
  5. Bundling
  6. Advance Selling
  7. Distribution Channels
  8. Queuing and Price
  9. Strategic Consumers
  10. Product Line Decision (Product assortment decision.)
  11. Switching Costs
  12. Promotion

OMS899 Experimental Research in Economics, Management and Operations
           (Instructor - Prof. Stephen Leider)
  1. Methods, Markets, Game Theory
  2. Bargaining, Fairness
  3. Reciprocity & Incentives
  4. Production (Field Experiments), Social Networks
  5. Behavioral Operations, Contracting
  6. Risk & Decision Making
  7. Biases, Self-Control, Overconfidence

OMS899 Interfaces of Operations and Finance (Instructor - Prof. Owen Wu)
  1. Single Period Forward Hedging
  2. Hedging with Multiple Futures or Multiple Periods
  3. Options, Hedging Cost, and Other Issues
  4. Inventory Management and the Capital Asset Pricing Model
  5. Introduction to Commodity Price Models
  6. Commodity Procurement and Sales
  7. Real Options
  8. Global Supply Chair Management
  9. Value of Operational Flexibility
  10. Supply Chain Contracts with Financial Hedging
  11. Introduction to Commodity Price Models
  12. Commodity Price Behavior
  13. Inventory and Price Dynamics

OMS899 Revenue Management (Instructor - Prof. Stefanus Jasin)
  1. Network Resource Allocation
  2. Dynamic Pricing
  3. Markdown Pricing
  4. Strategic Customers
  5. Robust Revenue Management
  6. Competitive Revenue Management
  7. Auction and Mechanism Design
  8. Industry Applications

OMS899 Stochastic Resource Allocation and Dynamic Pricing
           (Instructor - Prof. Hyun-Soo Ahn)
  1. Single resource capacity control and rationing
  2. Theory of Pricing: Part I
  3. Theory of Pricing: Part II
  4. Multi-product Pricing Strategy
  5. Consumer Choice Model
  6. Departures from classical demand models: Strategic and Myopic Consumers
  7. Departures from classical demand models: Reference Price and Quantity Effect

OMS899 Supply Chain Management (Instructor - Prof. Roman Kapuscinski)
  1. Inventory Theory
  2. Multi-echelon structures
  3. VMI and outsourcing
  4. Inventory and pricing - centralized
  5. Modeling Exchange risk
  6. Advanced demand information
  7. Proportional yield and uncertain capacity
  8. Games, incentives, information
  9. Inventory and pricing in decentralized systems
  10. Capacity and entry deterrence
  11. Substitution
  12. Decentralized systems – wholesale price and coordination

OMS899 Technology Management (Instructor - Prof. William Lovejoy)
  1. Industrial dynamics
  2. Strategy, Diversity and Internal Organization
  3. Internal Organization (inertia and core competencies)
  4. The nature of innovation
  5. Organizing for new product innovations
  6. Models for information flows and development process capacity
  7. R&D project portfolio management
  8. Exploration vs Exploitation I: Models for learning at cost
  9. Exploration vs Exploitation II: Bandit problems
  10. Managing internal knowledge

OMS899 Theories of Procurement (Instructor - Prof. Damian Beil)
  1. Single source models I: Basic auction theory
  2. Single source models II: Mechanism design, Multi-attribute auctions
  3. Single source models III: Capacity investments, Auctions with bidder qualification checks
  4. Multiple source models I: Split-award contracts, Quantity-flexible contracts
  5. Multiple source models II: Entry fees, Repeated sourcing events
  6. Competitive bidding and moral hazard
  7. Option and spot markets with forward contracts
  8. Multiple source models III: Combinatorial auctions, Topology of buyer-seller networks