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2012 MSOM Student Paper Competition

2012 MSOM Student Paper Competition Results

First Prize

  • Soroush Saghafian (Arizona State University)
    "Complexity-Based Triage: A Tool for Improving Patient Safety and Operational Efficiency" 
  • Yina Lu (Columbia University)

Finalists

  • Emre Nadar (Bilkent University)
  • 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

First Prize

  • Jun Li (University of Pennsylvania)
     "Are Consumers Strategic? Structural Estimation from The Air-Travel Industry"

Second Prize

  • Turgay Ayer (Georgia Tech)
     "Personalizing Breast Cancer Screening Policies"

Finalists

  • 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

First Prize

  • Srikanth Jagabathula (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
     "A New Approach to Modeling Choice"

Second Prize

  • Mazhar Arikan (Purdue University)
     "Building Reliable Air-Travel Infrastructure Using Empirical Data and Stochastic Models of Airline Networks"

Finalists

  • 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

First Prize

  • Denis Saure (Columbia University)
     "Optimal Dynamic Assortment Planning," advisor: Assaf Zeevi (Columbia University)

Second Prize

  • Mehmet Begen (University of British Columbia)
     "Appointment Scheduling with Discrete Random Durations," advisor: Maurice Queyranne (University of British Columbia)

Finalists

  • 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

First Prize

  • 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)

Second Prize

  • 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

First Prize

  • Tong Wang (INSEAD)
     ?Inventory Management with Advance Demand Information and Flexible Delivery,? advisor Beril Toktay (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Second Prize

  • 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

First Prize

  • Itay Gurvich
     "Cross-Selling in a Call Center with a Heterogeneous Customer Population" (Columbia Graduate School of Business, Advisors: Mor Armony and Costis Maglaras)

Second Prize

  • Sarang Deo
     "Cournot Competition under Yield Uncertainty: The Case of the U.S. Influenza Vaccine Market" (UCLA Anderson School of Management, Advisor: Charles Corbett)
  • Vivek Farias
     "Dynamic Pricing with a Prior on Market Response" (Stanford Electrical Engineering, Advisor: Benjamin Van Roy)

Finalists

  • Ozgun Demirag
     "Effects of Customer Rebates & Retailer Incentives on Manufacturer Profit & Sales" (Georgia Tech)
  • Sang-Hyun Kim
     "Performance Contracting in After-Sales Service Supply Chains" (Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania)
  • Chris Lee
    "Optimal Initiation & Management of Dialysis" (Stanford University)
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