Volodymyr Babich is an associate professor of Operations and Information Management at the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University. He earned his Ph.D. in Operations Research from Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management, in 2003. He also holds M.S. degrees in Management Science and Mathematics. Prior to joining Georgetown University, he was an assistant professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and worked for Penske Logistics Engineering. His research interests are the interface of operations and finance, supply risk management, supply chain management, stochastic modeling, and risk management. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, university, and industry grants. His papers have been published in leading Operations Research, Operations Management, and Industrial Engineering journals, including Management Science, Operations Research, M&SOM, IIE Transactions, European Journal of Operations Research, and Naval Research Logistics. Volodymyr Babich serves as an associate editor for Management Science and M&SOM journals and as a senior editor for Production and Operations Management. He is an active member of INFORMS, POMS, and the MSOM societies, and has served as the Chair of the MSOM Special Interest Group on the Interface of Finance, Operations, and Risk Management (iFORM).
Peter Berling is a PhD graduate from the Department of Industrial Management and Logistics at Lund University in Sweden. His dissertation work on the effect of financial risks on inventory policies utilizing a real options framework has been accepted for Management Science. Related research focuses on finding simple accurate methods to determine supply chain cost parameters that incorporate risk. Recent research focuses on perishable goods, lateral transshipments and supply chain management with a special interest in the influence of the lead time behavior. He has taught a number of courses in the areas of financial management, production and inventory control, economics and trade.
John R. Birge is the Jerry W. and Carol Lee Levin Professor of Operations Management at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Previously, he was Dean of the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science and Professor of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences at Northwestern University. He also served as Professor and Chair of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan and established the University of Michigan Financial Engineering Program. He is former Editor-in-Chief of Mathematical Programming, Series B and former President of INFORMS. He has received many honors and awards including the IIE Medallion Award, the INFORMS Fellows Award, the MSOM Society Distinguished Fellow Award, the Harold W. Kuhn Prize, the George E. Kimball Medal, the William Pierskalla Award, and election to the US National Academy of Engineering. He received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University in Operations Research, and an A.B. in Mathematics from Princeton University.
Onur Boyabatli is Assistant Professor of Operations Management at the Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University. He holds a Ph.D. in Technology and Operations Management from INSEAD, France, M.S. and B.S. degrees in Industrial Engineering from Bilkent University, Turkey. His research interests are in the area of integrated risk management in supply chains. In particular, he studies several operational issues (such as capacity management, procurement, farm-yield management, product pricing) of supply chains agents (such as farmers, processors) in different agricultural industries (such as live-animal, oilseeds, cocoa, grains). He also studies the technology and capacity management including integration with financing and financial risk management in capital-intensive industries (such as automotive). His research papers have been published in Management Science. He is the co-editor of “Handbook of Integrated Risk Management in Global Supply Chains.” He was awarded the Management Science Distinguished Service Award in 2012. He is currently co-organizing the 2014 IFORM (Interface of Finance, Operations and Risk Management) SIG at the MSOM conference. He co-organized the FORM SIG conference in 2012, the 5th Mini-conference on Integrated Risk Management in Operations and Global Supply Chains in 2008, and co-chaired the M&SOM-IFORM Cluster at the 2012 and 2013 INFORMS Annual Meetings.
Jiri Chod is an Associate Professor at the Carroll School of Management, Boston College. He received his PhD in Operations Management from the University of Rochester. Prof. Chod’s research interests span Operations Management, Industrial Organization and Corporate Finance, and his work has been published in journals such as Management Science, Operations Research and Journal of Financial Economics. Prof. Chod currently serves as an associate editor at M&SOM and a senior editor at POMS. At Boston College, he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Operations Management, Economics, and Management Sciences.
Dan Iancu is an Assistant Professor of Operations, Information and Technology at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. His research is focused on problems at the interface of finance and operations, typically involving decisions in rapidly changing environments, under high degrees of risk and uncertainty. He is interested in both the development of innovative algorithms and analytical support tools, as well as understanding how these interact and inform business decision making. Specific applications include supply chain management and contracting, dynamic pricing and revenue management, and portfolio optimization. Prior to joining Stanford, he spent one year as a Goldstine Fellow in the Risk Analytics Group at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. He received his PhD in Operations Research from the Sloan School of Management at MIT (2010), and he holds a SM degree in Engineering Sciences from Harvard University (2006), and a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Yale University (2004). He was the recipient of the INFORMS JFIG best paper award (2013), of the best student paper prize of the INFORMS Optimization Society (2009), and of two teaching prizes, at Harvard and MIT Sloan.
Burak Kazaz is the Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence and Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management. He served as a Whitman Teaching Fellow from 2010 to 2012, and is the recipient of the first-ever Whitman School of Management Teaching Innovation Award in 2011. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Industrial Engineering from Middle East Technical University in Turkey, and his Ph.D. from the Krannert Graduate School of Management at Purdue University. Prior to this appointment, he taught at the University of Miami and at Loyola University of Chicago. His teaching experience includes undergraduate, MBA and Executive MBA courses, and Ph.D. seminars on operations management, global supply chain management, and logistics. Dr. Kazaz’s research interests include the integration of operations (purchasing, production, distribution), marketing (pricing, market segmentation), and finance (managing economic/ currency risks, hedging), with a special interest in managing uncertainty and risk (e.g. exchange-rate fluctuations, supply disruptions, lead-time uncertainty, quality uncertainty, demand fluctuations) in global supply chains. His publications can be found in premier journals, such as: Management Science, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, and Production and Operations Management. He also serves as a Senior Editor for Production and Operations Management. Dr. Kazaz also worked at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY. His work is recognized by IBM, British Petroleum, and Procter & Gamble.
Panos Markou is a Ph.D. student at in the Operations Management department at IE Business School in Madrid, Spain. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA. He has several years of practical experience working in the Quality Management and Raw Materials Risk Management departments at BMW in South Carolina, USA and Munich, Germany. His research interests include supply chain management and the interface of operations and finance.
Nicola Secomandi is Associate Professor of Operations Management at the CMU Tepper School of Business. His current research focuses on the management of the trading operations of energy and commodity merchants, with an emphasis on real options and stochastic optimization methods. He is an associate editor for the INFORMS Journal on Computing, M&SOM, Management Science, Operations Research, and POMS. Nicola teaches real options in the Tepper MBA program. He received PhD and MS degrees from the University of Houston.
Professor Sridhar Seshadri is currently the Sr. Associate Dean for Faculty and Research at the Indian School of business (ISB), Hyderabad, India. Professor Sridhar Seshadri holds a Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley after graduating from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India and the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India. He was a Professor of Information, Risk, and Operations Management at the University of Texas, Austin. He has also been a faculty member at the Stern School of Business, New York University and the Administrative Staff College of India. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, India.
Fehmi Tanrisever is an assistant professor of Operations Management by the Faculty of Business Administration at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey. He received his PhD degree in Supply Chain and Operations Management from the McCombs School of Business of the University of Texas at Austin in 2009. After receiving his PhD, he worked an assistant professor of Operations Management and Finance at the Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences Department at Eindhoven University of Technology until 2013. His research interests include Start-up Operations and Risk Management, Clean Technology Development and Deployment, Supply Chain Finance, Commodity Risk Management and Operations-Finance Interface. He published in journals such as Production and Operations Management, European Journal of Operational Research and Energy. He teaches graduate and undergraduate level courses in integrated operational and financial risk management, operations management, business finance and financial accounting.
S. Alex Yang is an Assistant Professor of Management Science and Operations at London Business School, where he teaches on the full time and global executive MBA programs. He received his PhD and MBA for The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and his Bachelor degree from Tsinghua University, China. Alex's research focuses on the coordination of operational and financial decisions, supply chain management, risk management, and operations management. Alex has working and consulting experience related to risk management in companies including Citadel Investment Group and United Airlines.