2012 MSOM Student Paper Competition Results
Soroush Saghafian (Arizona State University)
"Complexity-Based Triage: A Tool for Improving Patient Safety and Operational Efficiency"
Yina Lu (Columbia University)
"Measuring the effect of Queues on Customer Purchases"
Emre Nadar (Bilkent University)
"New Functional Characterizations and Optimal Structural Results for Assemble-to-Order M-Systems"
Bar Ifrach (Stanford)
"Monopoly Pricing in The Presence of Social Learning"
Buket Avci (INSEAD)
"Electric Vehicles with a Battery Switching Station: Adoption and Environmental Impact"
Sang Won Kim (Columbia)
"Measuring the Performance of Large-Scale Combinatorial Auctions: A Structural Estimation Approach"
2011 MSOM Student Paper Competition Results
Jun Li (University of Pennsylvania)
"Are Consumers Strategic? Structural Estimation from The Air-Travel Industry"
Turgay Ayer (Georgia Tech)
"Personalizing Breast Cancer Screening Policies"
Sam Aflaki (INSEAD)
"Strategic Investment in Renewable Energy Sources,"
Yasin Alan (Cornell)
"Operational Investment and Capital Structure Under Asset Based Lending: A One Period Model"
Kenan Arifoglu (Northwestern University)
"Consumption Externality and Yield Uncertainty in the Influenza Vaccine Supply Chain: Interventions in Demand and Supply Sides"
Robert Bray (Stanford University)
"Information Transmission and the Bullwhip Effect: An Empirical Investigation,"
Morvarid Rahmaniam (UCLA) "Contracting and the Dynamics of Collaboration"
2010 MSOM Student Paper Competition Results
Srikanth Jagabathula (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
"A New Approach to Modeling Choice"
Mazhar Arikan (Purdue University)
"Building Reliable Air-Travel Infrastructure Using Empirical Data and Stochastic Models of Airline Networks"
Sam Aflaki (INSEAD)
"Managing Satisfaction in Relationships over Time"
Sripad Devalkar (University of Michigan)
"Dynamic Risk Management of Commodity Operations: Model and Analysis"
Jose Guajardo (University of Pennsylvania)
"Impact of Performance-Based Contracting on Product Reliability: An Empirical Analysis"
Anicham Kumarasamy (Stanford University)
"An Unintended Incentive Problem Concerning the Use of Dialysis Treatment in Kidney Allocation Policies"
2009 MSOM Student Paper Competition Results
Denis Saure (Columbia University)
"Optimal Dynamic Assortment Planning," advisor: Assaf Zeevi (Columbia University)
Mehmet Begen (University of British Columbia)
"Appointment Scheduling with Discrete Random Durations," advisor: Maurice Queyranne (University of British Columbia)
Ali Ekici (Georgia Tech)
"Modeling Influenza Pandemic, Intervention Strategies, and Food Distribution," advisors Pinar Keskinocak and Julie Swann (Georgia Tech)
Biyu (Polly) He (Stanford University)
"Staffing in Hospital Operating Rooms: Capturing Information on Workload Heterogeneity to Reduce Total Costs," advisor Stefanos Zenios (Stanford University)
Ying Rong (UC Berkeley)
"Bullwhip and Reverse Bullwhip Effects under the Rationing Game," advisor Lawrence Snyder (Lehigh University)
Onesun (Steve) Yoo (UCLA)
"A Time-Management Framework for Entrepreneurial Process Improvement," advisor Charles Corbett (UCLA)
2008 MSOM Student Paper Competition Results
Jagpreet Chhatwal (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
"Optimal Breast Biopsy Decision-Making Based on Mammographic Features and Demographic Factors," advisor Oguzhan Alagoz (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Guoming Lai (Carnegie Mellon University)
"Stock Market Pressure on Inventory Investment and Sales Reporting for Publicly Traded Firms," advisor Laurens Debo (Chicago GSB)
Finalists (in alphabetical order)
Mustafa Akan (Carnegie Mellon University)
"Revenue Management by Sequential Screening," advisor Baris Ata (Northwestern University)
Diwas Kc (Emory University)
"An Econometric Analysis of Patient Flows in the Cardiac ICU," advisor Christian Terwiesch (Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania)
Robert Lien (Northwestern University)
"Sequential Resource Allocation for Nonprofit Operations," advisors Karen Smilowitz and Seyed Iravani (Northwestern University)
Zhixi Wan (University of Michigan)
"Bargaining power and supply base diversification," advisor Damian Beil (University of Michigan)
2007 MSOM Student Paper Competition Results
Tong Wang (INSEAD)
?Inventory Management with Advance Demand Information and Flexible Delivery,? advisor Beril Toktay (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Soo-Haeng Cho (UCLA)
?The Optimal Composition of Influenza Vaccines Subject to Random Production Yields,? advisor Kevin McCardle (UCLA)
Finalists (in alphabetical order)
Lucy Chen (National University of Singapore)
?The Impact of Financial Turbulence on Inventory Control,? advisor Lawrence Robinson (Cornell University)
Shanshan Hu (University of Michigan)
?Price Dispersion in Electricity Auctions: Strategic Analysis and Economic Implications,? advisor Roman Kapuscinski (University of Michigan)
Richard Lai (Harvard University)
?Inventory's Fiscal Year End Effect,? advisor Noel Watson (Harvard University)
Pamela Pei (MIT)
?Towards a Unified Theory of Procurement Contract Design: Production Flexibility, Spot Market Trading and the Structure of Options Contracts,? advisor David Simchi-Levi (MIT)
2006 MSOM Student Paper Competition Results
"Cross-Selling in a Call Center with a Heterogeneous Customer Population" (Columbia Graduate School of Business, Advisors: Mor Armony and Costis Maglaras)
"Cournot Competition under Yield Uncertainty: The Case of the U.S. Influenza Vaccine Market" (UCLA Anderson School of Management, Advisor: Charles Corbett)
"Dynamic Pricing with a Prior on Market Response" (Stanford Electrical Engineering, Advisor: Benjamin Van Roy)
"Effects of Customer Rebates & Retailer Incentives on Manufacturer Profit & Sales" (Georgia Tech)
"Performance Contracting in After-Sales Service Supply Chains" (Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania)
"Optimal Initiation & Management of Dialysis" (Stanford University)