ISOM Newsletter

July 9, 2018

Spring 2018 e-Newsletter

DEPARTMENT & FACULTY NEWS | PUBLICATIONS | AWARDS
CONFERENCES | DOCTORAL PROGRAM
MSIS PROGRAM | MSCM PROGRAM | SEMINAR SERIES


DEPARTMENT & FACULTY NEWS

ISOM Faculty, Staff, PhD students, Visiting Scholars, and VISIT students gathered on May 11, 2018 for the Department’s quarterly lunch held at the UW Club.
MICHAEL WAGNER
Prof. Wagner has been promoted to Associate Professor.

USTC – UW INSTITUTE for GLOBAL BUSINESS and FINANCIAL INNOVATION

Professors KAMRAN MOINZADEH (pictured below) and SHI CHEN co-taught at the USTC – International MBA program on March 28, 2018.  Their Operations Management seminar was entitled “Pricing and Capacity Management in Cloud Computing Industry.”
The recruiting process continued for the institute as they invited qualified candidates interviewed by Prof. Yong Tan, Yong-Pin Zhou, and Oliver Rutz.  Visiting Scholar, Mo Chen (pictured below, center), visited for a couple of months to network and work on research projects. 
(from left to right)  Hui Li, Director of Dean Office at USTC International Institute of Finance.  Mo Chen, Associate Professor of Management at USTC.  Youlin Chai, Director of International Collaboration at USTC International Institute of Finance.

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PUBLICATIONS

FACULTY PUBLICATIONS
DEB DEY, A. Kim (PhD Alum), and A. Lahiri. (May 2018.)  Online Piracy and the “Longer Arm” of Enforcement. Management Science
Retrieved from: https://doi.org/10.1287/mnsc.2017.2984.
FOAD IRAVANI, HAMED MAMANI, and S. Alizamir. (March 2018.)  An Analysis of Price vs. Revenue Protection: Government Subsidies in the Agriculture Industry. Management Science
Retrieved from: https://doi.org/10.1287/mnsc.2017.2927.
MASHA SHUNKO, H. Do, M. Lucas, and D. Novak. (April 2018.) Impact of Behavioral Factors on Performance of Multi-Server Queueing Systems.  Production and Operations Management. 
Retrieved from: https://doi.org/10.1111/poms.12883.
YONG TAN, G. Nan, D. Wu, and M. Li.  (April 2018.)  Optimal Freemium Strategy for Information Goods in the Presence of Piracy.  Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Volume 19(4), 266-305.
YINGFEI WANG and W. Powell.  (2018.)  Finite-Time Analysis for the Knowledge-Gradient Policy.  SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, Volume 56(2), 1105-1129.
FORTHCOMING PUBLICATIONS
KAMRAN MOINZADEH, SHI CHEN, and H. Lee. Pricing Schemes in Cloud Computing: Utilization-Based versus Reservation-Based.  Production and Operations Management.
ELINA HWANG, Param Vir Singh (PhD Alum), and L. Argote.  Jack of All, Master of Some:  Information Network and Innovation in Crowdsourcing Communities.  Information Systems Research.
ANDY SIEGEL, J. Koski, and J. Brogaard.  Do Upgrades Matter? Evidence from Trading Volume.  Journal of Financial Markets.
YONG TAN and J. Wang. Who Wants Consumers to be Informed?  Facilitating Information Disclosure in a Distribution Channel.  Information Systems Research.
YONG TAN and J. Wang.  An Empirical Study of Free Product Sampling and Rating Bias.  Information Systems Research.

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2017 – 2018 AWARDS

Hillier_Thumbnail MARK HILLIER
– Winter 2018 MBA Professor of the Quarter (Class 2018)
ELINA HWANG
– ISOM PhD Outstanding Mentor Award
Mamani_Thumbnail HAMED MAMANI
– MSCM Outstanding Teaching Award (Class 18)
Manoj_Thumbnail MANOJ PARAMESWARAN
– MSIS Outstanding Teaching Award (Class 18)
– Information Systems Undergraduate Faculty of the Year
MASHA SHUNKO
– Spring 2018 MBA Professor of the Quarter (Class 2019)
Siegel_Thumbnail ANDY SIEGEL
– EMBA: Robert M. Bowen Excellence in Teaching Award (Regional 34)
ISSARIYA SIRICHAKWAL
– Autumn 2017 TMMBA Professor of the Quarter (Class 2017)
Tan_Thumbnail YONG TAN
– Dean’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Research
YINGFEI WANG
– Undergraduate New Faculty of the Year
YONG-PIN ZHOU
– Operations Management Undergraduate Faculty of the Year

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CONFERENCES | INVITED TALKS | RESEARCH

Production and Operations Management Society (POMS)
Seattle, WA  |  May 5 – 8, 2017
SHI
CHEN          
He presented two papers at this year’s conference:
– “Inventory Control and Delivery Time Quotation for Assembly Supply Chains”, co-authored by Kamran Moinzadeh.
– “Pricing Schemes in Cloud Computing: Reservation Based versus Utilization Based”, co-authored by Kamran Moinzadeh and H. Lee.
DEB 
DEY
His paper entitled, “Circumventing Circumvention: An Economic Analysis of the Role of Education and Enforcement,” was presented by co-authors A. Ghoshal and A. Lahiri.
FOAD
IRAVANI
Chaired the Sustainable Operations Management session.
TED KLASTORIN Presented his paper (co-authored by Michael Wagner) entitled, “Contract Design and Risk Allocation in Decentralized Projects.”
HAMED
MAMANI
His paper entitled, “Reference Pricing for Healthcare Services” was presented by co-author and PhD alum Shima Nassiri.
MASHA SHUNKO Two of her papers were presented at this years’ conference:
– “Impact of Behavioral Factors on Performance of Multi-Server Queueing Systems,” co-authored by H. Do, M. Lucas, and D. Novak.
– “Evaluating Tail Performance of Queueing Systems Using a Novel Stochastic Ordering Approach,” co-authored by H. Do and A. Scheller-Wolf.
YINGFEI
WANG
Her paper entitled, “Users’ Commitment to Weight Management in the Online Weight-loss Communities,” was presented by Tongxin Zhou (PhD) and co-authored with Lu ‘Lucy’ Yan (PhD alum.)
YONG
TAN
His paper, “Research and Teaching as Boundaries between Functional Silos Blur,” co-authored by P. Pavlou, K. Kanma, and V. Mookerjee was presented.
MOHAMMAD ARBABIAN
(PhD)
Presented two papers:
– “Finite Horizon Capacity Expansion with Bundled Supply of Capacity Attributes in Cloud Industry,” co-authored by Kamran Moinzadeh and Shi Chen.
– “The Impact of 3D Printing on Manufacturer-Retailer Contractual Relationships,” co-authored by Michael Wagner.
SORAYA ‘Nadia’ FATEHI
(PhD)
Presented two papers:
-“A Robust Optimization Approach to Crowdsourcing Last-Mile Deliveries,” co-authored by Michael Wagner.
– “Crowdfunding via Revenue-sharing Contracts,” co-authored by Michael Wagner.
Professor Ming Fan and PhD students Yuankun ‘Andrea’ Li and Tongxin Zhou were also in attendance.
INVITED TALKS  |  RESEARCH  |  WORKSHOPS
KAMRAN MOINZADEH and SHI CHEN were invited to present their joint research project at Tsinghua University during the Spring Quarter.  Their presentation was entitled “Pricing Scheme and Capacity Expansion in Cloud Computing Industry.”
SHI
CHEN
Attended the Value Chain Innovation Workshop on May 31, 2018 hosted by the Stanford Graduate School of Business. After the workshop Prof. Chen met with his co-author at Stanford to discuss future research projects.
HAMED
MAMANI
Was invited to present a seminar entitled, “Payment Models in Healthcare,” at Yale School of Management on April 19, 2018.
FOAD
IRAVANI
Attended the 10th Annual Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability Conference (ARCS) hosted by MIT, Sloan School of Management on June 11 – 13, 2018.  He also visited his co-author at Yale School of Management to work on their upcoming research projects.
YONG
TAN
Was invited to give a seminar at Facebook Headquarters on May 18, 2018.  He was welcomed by two employees and PhD alumns, Jieling Han and I-Fu ‘Tony’ Chen (pictured below.)
MICHAEL
WAGNER
Was invited to present his paper entitled “Crowdfunding via Revenue-Sharing Contracts” at two events during the Spring Quarter:
– April 21, 2018: Crowdsourcing in the Sharing Economy conference, hosted by the Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins University.
– May 13, 2018: Supply Chain Finance & Risk Management Workshop organized by the Washington University in St. Louis, Olin Business School.

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DOCTORAL PROGRAM

2018 PhD GRADUATE PLACEMENTS
ARAVINDA GARIMELLA has accepted an offer to join the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign as an Assistant Professor of Information Systems.
SAREH NABI-ABDOLYOUSEFI accepted a Product Intelligence Manager position at Microsoft.
ISOM DEPARTMENT: 2018 PhD AWARD RECIPIENTS
 MOHAMMAD ARBABIAN
2018 Doctoral Student

Excellence in Teaching
SORAYA ‘Nadia’ FATEHI
2018 Doctoral Student

Excellence in Research
2018 DEAN ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
ZIXUAN ‘Maggie’ MENG received the Dean’s Achievement Award.  This annual award is presented to third year PhD students that have displayed outstanding performance in their first two years in the PhD program. 
MOHAMMAD ARBABIAN passed his general exam on April 23, 2018.  His presentation was entitled “Capacity Expansion with a Bundled Supply of Attributes: An Application to Cloud Computing.”
SAREH NABI-ABDOLYOUSEFI passed her final exam on June 6, 2018.  Her presentation was entitled “Study of Customer Behavior in Revenue Management Setting Using Data-Driven Approaches.”
On April 19, 2018, KYUNG SUN ‘Melissa’ RHEE competed in the second annual UW Three Minute Thesis Competition. She was a top ten finalist in this years’ competition.  This professional development competition celebrates the capstone and research experiences of graduate students at the University of Washington.  

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MSIS PROGRAM

Spring 2018 was a busy time for the Foster MSIS Program! On April 18th, 2018, the program held its annual Industry Networking Night, where current students, alumni, industry mentors and faculty had the opportunity to learn more about three of Seattle’s leading tech startup’s: Xealth, Amplero and FastBar. Representatives from each company attended and held demos and presentations showcasing their company’s focus. The evening also provided a great opportunity for a special presentation to thank MSIS industry mentors for their time and dedication to the program. Overall it was a fun and informative evening.
On June 1st, 2018, the Foster MSIS Program celebrated the Class of 2018 Graduation!  Joined by family and friends, the ceremony featured Neal Dempsey, Managing General Partner for Bay Partners and the namesake of Dempsey Hall, as the keynote speaker. Woody Fuller gave remarks on behalf of the Class of 2018, and Ben Hu received the MSIS Student Merit Award. This year’s MSIS Faculty Teaching Award was presented to Prof. Manoj Parameswaran.

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MSCM PROGRAM

CONGRATULATIONS MSCM CLASS OF 2018
On June 8, 2018 the Master of Supply Chain Management program graduated its second cohort. We were honored to celebrate their accomplishments and welcome them as alumni. The keynote address was given by Ann Ardizzone, VP of Supply Chain at Alaska Airlines, an MSCM advisory board member, and Foster EMBA Alumna. 

Each year MSCM students select two faculty to recognize for their excellence in teaching. This year the graduating class selected Lloyd Tanlu and Hamed Mamani. Lloyd Tanlu teaches Finance and Accounting in the first quarter and brings a level of enthusiasm to the subject that always wins over students! Hamed Mamani teaches our Supply Chain Project Management and Global Supply Chain Logistics courses. He also led our supply chain study tour to the Netherlands and Spain during spring break!

Prof. Kamran Moinzadeh was invited to present his research project at the Puget Sound Chapter of the Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) event co-sponsored by the MSCM Program.

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SEMINAR SERIES

March 30, 2018
LIANGFEI QIU
University of Florida | Information Systems
TITLE: Learning from Your Friends’ Check-Ins: An Empirical Study of Location-Based Social Networks
April 6, 2018
PAUL PAVLOU
Temple University | Information Systems
TITLE: Do Electronic Medical Record Systems Inflate Medicare Reimbursements
April 20, 2018
NARENDRA AGRAWAL
Santa Clara University | Operations Management
TITLE: Optimal Inventory Management Using Retail Prepacks
April 27, 2018
SUBODHA KUMAR
Temple University | Information Systems
TITLE: Sustainability of Healthcare Information Exchanges and Their Impact on Healthcare Quality and Efficiency
May 11, 2018
SHAHRYAR DOOSTI
University of Washington | Information Systems
TITLE: How Rewarding is the Reward: Demand Estimation of Online Reward-Based Crowdfunding Platforms
May 18, 2018
RAJIV DEWAN
University of Rochester | Information Systems
TITLE: Choice of Acute Care Facility by Patients: Implications for Managing Urgent Care Centers
May 25, 2018
BARDIA KAMRAD
Georgetown University | Operations Management
TITLE: Newsvendor Model as an Exchange Option on Demand and Supply Uncertainty

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