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ISOM Department e-Newsletter

Spring 2017 ISOM e-Newsletter

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


DEPARTMENT & FACULTY NEWS

ISOM Faculty, Staff, PhD students, Visiting Scholars, and VISIT students gathered on
May 26, 2017 for their quarterly lunch held at the UW Club.

 

Moinzadeh_Thumbnail KAMARAN MOINZADEH
Prof. Moinzadeh has agreed to continue on as Chair of the ISOM Department for another three years.
Fan_Thumbnail MING FAN
Prof. Fan has been appointed the new Faculty Director of the MSIS Program.
YONG-PIN ZHOU
Prof. Zhou has been appointed the new Faculty Director of the MSCM Program.

 

USTC – UW INSTITUTE for GLOBAL BUSINESS and FINANCIAL INNOVATION

On May 9, 2017 the Foster School of Business held the opening ceremony for the new USTC-UW Institute for Global Business and Finance Innovation.  This joint venture between the University of Science and Technology of China and University of Washington is intended to provide a platform for commercial and financial theory and practice of collaborative innovation between the two universities.
Pictured (left to right): Xiao-Ping Chen (Associate Dean of Foster School of Business, UW), Mark Westfield (Director of Center for Finance, USTC-UW Institute), Yong Tan (Associate Director of USTC-UW Institute), Xinshuai Guo (Vice Director of Finance Education, USTC-UW Institute), Yongfeng Wei (Program Manager of USTC-UW Institute), Wei Lu (Assistant Dean of the School of Management, USTC-UW Institute), and Jim Jiambalvo (Dean of Foster School of Business, UW) were all in attendance for the ceremony.
YONGFENG ‘Emma’ WEI will work as the Program Manager for the USTC-UW Institute of Global Business and Finance Innovation at the University of Washington campus.

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2016 – 2017 AWARDS

Hillier_Thumbnail MARK HILLIER
– Spring 2017 MBA Professor of the Quarter (Class 2018)
Iravani_Thumbnail FOAD IRAVANI
– Dean’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching
– Winter 2017 MBA Professor of the Quarter (Class 2018)
APURVA JAIN
– Pacific Coast Banking School Dean’s Leadership Award
Mamani_Thumbnail HAMED MAMANI
– Dean’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Research
Moinzadeh_Thumbnail KAMRAN MOINZADEH
– Pacific Coast Banking School Dean’s Leadership Award
– MSCM Excellence in Teaching Award (Class 2017)
Ou_Thumbnail SHAOSONG OU
– Undergraduate Faculty of the Year: Information Systems
Manoj_Thumbnail MANOJ PARAMESWARAN
– MSIS Outstanding Teaching Award (Class 17)
Siegel_Thumbnail ANDY SIEGEL
– EMBA: Robert M. Bowen Excellence in Teaching Award (N. America Class 18)
– EMBA: Robert M. Bowen Excellence in Teaching Award (Regional Class 33)
ERICH STUDER-ELLIS
– Undergraduate Faculty of the Year: OPMGT/QMETH
– GEMBA Excellence in Teaching Award (Class 6)
– All-Campus Greek Faculty Award (2016)
Tan_Thumbnail YONG TAN
– Pacific Coast Banking School Dean’s Leadership Award
– PhD Outstanding Mentor Award (ISOM)
MICHAEL WAGNER
Best Paper Award in IIE Transactions (Scheduling and Logistics) for his paper entitled: “Robust Purchasing and Information Asymmetry in Supply Chains with a Price-Only Contract.”

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PUBLICATIONS

FACULTY PUBLICATIONS
HAMED MAMANI, SHIMA NASSIRI (PhD), and E. Adida. (May 2017.)  Bundle Payments vs. Fee-for-Service: Impact of Payment Scheme on Performance. Management Science, Volume 63(5), 1606-1624.
HAMED MAMANI, SHIMA NASSIRI (PhD), and MICHAEL WAGNER. (May 2017.)  Closed-Form Solutions for Robust Inventory Management. Management Science, Volume 63(5), 1625-1643.
KAMRAN MOINZADEH, APURVA JAIN, and HAMED MAMANI. (March 2017.)  Impact of Retailers with Knowledge of Supplier’s Inventory on Supply Chain Performance. Production and Operations Management, Volume 26(3), 542-556.
MASHA SHUNKO, H. Do, and A. Tsay. (Feb. 2017.)  Supply Chain Strategies and Intentional Tax Arbitrage.  Production and Operations Management, Volume 26(2), 231-251.

 

FORTHCOMING PUBLICATIONS
KAMRAN MOINZADEH, YONG TAN, H. Ghasemkhani, and Y. Li.  Contracting Models for P2P Content Distribution.  Production and Operations Management.
YONG TAN, P. De, L. Hao, and Y. Li.  Quality of Service Based Pricing Schemes for Content Sharing in Peer-to-Peer Networks.  Production and Operations Management.
YONG-PIN ZHOU and J. Wang.  Impact of Queue Configuration on Service Time:  Evidence from a Supermarket.  Management Science.

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CONFERENCES | INVITED TALKS | RESEARCH

Production and Operations Management Society (POMS)
Seattle, WA  |  May 5 – 8, 2017
Professors APURVA JAIN and MASHA SHUNKO served as Program Co-Chairs on this year’s planning committee.  Furthermore, Prof. KAMRAN MOINZADEH organized a track in Inventory Management.  This year’s theme was “Global Operations:  Emerging Horizons, Social Good, and Technology.”
SHI
CHEN          
He presented four times at the 28th annual conference:
– “Cloud Pricing and Capacity Management:  Utilization-Based vs. Reservation-Based Incentive Schemes”, co-authored by Kamran Moinzadeh and H. Lee.
– “Motivating Suppliers’ Pollution Reduction Efforts via Sourcing Strategies”, co-authored by Q. Zhang and W. Hausman.
– “Impact of Supply Chain Transparency on Supplier Compliance:  When to Reveal the Supplier List?” co-authored by Yong-Pin Zhou and Q. Zhang.
– “Inventory and Quotation Management for Project Supply Chains with Modularization,” co-authored by Kamran Moinzadeh.
– Prof. Chen also served as a chair for the Inventory Management track.
ELINA 
HWANG
Served as a chair for the Information in Operations Management track.
FOAD 
IRAVANI
– Presented his paper (co-authored by Hamed Mamani and S. Alizamir) entitled, “Price Vs. Revenue Protection:  An Analysis of Government Subsidies in the Agriculture Industry.”
– Also served as a chair for the Socially Responsible Operations track.
TED KLASTORIN Served as the chair for the Operations Management workshop session.  The focus on the tutorial was to design a modern PM course that focuses on the management of complex risky projects.  The goal is to elevate PM curriculum above the level of traditional tools like CPM and PERT and design a course that is taught at an intellectual level.
KAMRAN MOINZADEH Had three of his papers presented by his co-authors at this year’s conference.
MASHA SHUNKO Had three of her papers presented at this years’ conference:
– “Quality Propagation in Supply Chain and Its Implication on Customer Future Purchasing Behavior,” co-authored by S. Mankad and Q. Yu.
– “Impact of Behavioral Factors on Performance of Multi-Server Queueing Systems,” co-authored by H. Do, M. Lucas, and D. Novak.
– Presented her paper entitled, “Impact of Uncertainty About Co-Workers Capability on Server Behavior in Queueing Systems,” co-authored by Y. Rosokha and S. Bansal.
YONG
TAN
Had three of his papers presented at this year’s conference.
MICHAEL WAGNER Had three of his papers presented at this year’s conference.  His own presentation was entitled “Range Contracts: Risk Sharing and Beyond,” co-authored by D. Hochbaum.
YONG-PIN ZHOU – Served as the chair for the Service Operations track.
– “Impact of Queue Configuration on Service Time: Evidence From a Supermarket,” co-authored by J. Wang.
MOHAMMAD ARBABIAN
(PhD)
– Presented his paper (co-authored by Kamran Moinzadeh and Shi Chen) entitled, “Infinite Horizon Optimal Policy for Deploying New Servers in a Cloud Computing Company.”
– Presented his paper (co-authored by Michael Wagner) entitled, “Subsidizing Contracts for 3D Printing/ Manufacturing Products.”
SORAYA ‘Nadia’ FATEHI
(PhD)
– Presented her paper (co-authored by Michael Wagner) entitled, “Crowdfunding via Revenue-Sharing Contracts.”
– Served as chair for the Revenue Management and Pricing track.
ARAVINDA GARIMELLA
(PhD)
Presented her paper (co-authored by Ming Fan) entitled, “When Do Givers Take and Takers Give?  Reciprocity Styles and Student Interaction On MOOC’s,” during the Information in Operations Management track chaired by PhD Alum Antino Kim.
SAREH
NABI-ABDOLYOUSEFI
(PhD)
Presented her paper (co-authored by Hamed Mamani and D. Simchi-Levi) entitled, “Customer’s Strategic Behavior in Sequential Decision Making Using Thompson Sampling.”
SHIMA
NASSIRI
(PhD)
– Presented her paper (co-authored by Hamed Mamani and E. Adida) entitled, “Bundled Payment vs. Fee-for-Service:  Impact of Payment Scheme on Performance.”
– Presented her paper (co-authored by Hamed Mamani and E. Adida) entitled, “Hospital-Patient Alignment in Healthcare Systems.”
XUE ‘Jane’ 
TAN
(PhD)
– Presented her paper (co-authored by Yong Tan and Y. Lu) entitled, “Users’ Resilience to Kickstarter Scam.”
– Presented her paper (co-authored by Yong Tan and Y. Lu) entitled, “Engaging Charitable Content Generation in Online Social Networks:  Evidence from Twitter.”
JINYANG ZHENG
(PhD)
Presented his paper (co-authored by Yong Tan, Z. Qi, and Y Dou) entitled, “How Mega is the Mega?  Measuring the Spillover Effects of WeChat by Machine Learning.”
INVITED TALKS  |  RESEARCH
SHI
CHEN
– Attended the 2017 INFORMS Business Analytics Conference in Las Vegas, NV on April 2 – 4, 2017.
– Attended the Third Workshop on Marketplace Innovation on May 31 – June 5, 2017 hosted by Stanford University.  He presented his paper, (co-authored by Kamran Moinzadeh and H. Lee) “Pricing War in Cloud Computer:  Utilization-Based versus Reservation-Based Schemes.”
MING
FAN
Attended the IT Teaching Workshop hosted by the University of California, Irvine on May 18 – 19, 2017.
FOAD
IRAVANI
Was invited to present his paper entitled “Price vs. Revenue Protection:  An Analysis of Government Subsidies in the Agriculture Industry” at the following universities:
– UCLA: Anderson School of Management on May 12, 2017
– UC, San Diego: Rady School of Management on May 17, 2017
– UC, Irvine: Paul Merage School of Business on May 18, 2017
– UC, Riverside: Anderson Graduate School of Management on June 2, 2017
MICHAEL WAGNER – Attended the Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC) on May 20 – 23, 2017.
– He was invited (invitation only) to the Supply Chain Finance & Risk Management Workshop hosted at Washington University in St. Louis, MO on May 13 – 15, 2017.  He presented his paper entitled “Crowdfunding via Revenue-Sharing Contracts.”
– Attended the 2017 INFORMS Business Analytics Conference in Las Vegas, NV on April 2 – 4, 2017.
YONG-PIN ZHOU – Attended the Conference on Labor Standards and Management Systems in the Apparel and Footwear Industries: Building a New, More Sustainable and Just Business Model for the 21st Century.  The conference brings together researchers to exchange ideas with industry and academic thought leaders on the sustainability issues in supply chain.
– Was invited to present his paper entitled, “Store Fulfillment Strategy for an Omni-Channel Retailer” at the University of Wisconsin, Madison on March 31, 2017.

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SEMINAR SERIES

March 31, 2017
ROBERT SWINNEY
Duke University | Operations Management
TITLE: Designing Rewards-Based Crowdfunding Campaigns: Signaling Quality and Mitigating Strategic Waiting
April 7, 2017
MICHAEL WAGNER
University of Washington | Operations Management
TITLE: Crowdfunding via Revenue-Sharing Contracts
April 14, 2017
ANUJ KUMAR
University of Florida | Information Systems
TITLE: Remedying Education with Personalized Learning: Evidence from Randomized Field Experiment in India
April 21, 2017
FUQIANG ZHANG
Washington University in St. Louis | Operations Management
TITLE: 3D Printing vs. Traditional Flexible Technology: Implications for Manufacturing Strategy
April 28, 2017
DONALD LEE
Yale University | Operations Management
TITLE: Can Arrival Processes be Modelled by Simple Waves?
May 5, 2017
LING XUE
Georgia State University | Information Systems
TITLE: Third-Party Developers’ Adoption of APIs and Their Continued New App Development in Software Platform:  A Competing Risk Analysis
May 12, 2017
XINXIN LI
University of Connecticut | Information Systems
TITLE: Salience Effect in Crowdsourcing Contests
May 19, 2017
AMY WARD
USC | Operations Management
TITLE: Dynamic Matching for Real-Time Ridesharing
May 26, 2017
ELINA HWANG
University of Washington | Information Systems
TITLE: 
Rebalancing Geographic Health Resource Disparity Through Telemedicine

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DOCTORAL PROGRAM

ISOM DEPARTMENT: 2017 PhD AWARD RECIPIENT
ARAVINDA GARIMELLA
2017 Doctoral Student Excellence in Teaching
2017 DEAN ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
SHAHRYAR DOOSTI received the Dean’s Achievement Award.
ARAVINDA GARIMELLA received the Dean’s Teaching Award.
Nassiri,Shima_thumbnail SHIMA NASSIRI successfully defended her dissertation on June 6, 2017.
Her presentation was entitled “Essays on Healthcare Payments and Operations.”
HAOYAN SUN successfully defended her dissertation on May 1, 2017.
Her presentation was entitled “Essays on the Empirical Analysis of Seller Behavior in Online Marketplace.”
Tan,Jane_thumbnail XUE ‘Jane’ TAN successfully defended her dissertation on April 19, 2017.
Her presentation was entitled “Essays on Social Media Fundraising and E-Commerce.
The quarterly ISOM doctoral program lunch was held over two days May 23 & 24, 2017.  Senior PhD students shared their recent job market experiences and answered questions from new PhD students.

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MSIS PROGRAM

On June 2, 2017 the Foster MSIS Program celebrated the Class of 2017 graduation.  Along with family and friends, the MSIS Program welcomed Jim Little, Technology Strategy Lead for EY, as the keynote speaker and Ben Hou gave remarks on behalf of the class of 2017.  During the ceremony Mohit Deshpande received the MSIS Student Merit Award and the MSIS Faculty Teaching Award was given to Prof. Manoj Parameswaran.

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MSCM PROGRAM

CONGRATULATIONS MSCM CLASS OF 2017!
On June 7, 2017, the inaugural cohort of the Master of Supply Chain Management Program came together with family and friends in Kane Hall to celebrate their graduation.  These trailblazers worked extremely hard over the last 12 months to complete a rigorous master’s degree in an accelerated format.  We were honored to celebrate their accomplishments and welcome them as alumni.  The keynote address was given by Dave Clark, SVP of Worldwide Operations at Amazon and an MSCM advisory board member.  During the ceremony Megha Aggarwal received the MSCM Student Merti Award and the MSCM Faculty Teaching Award was given to Prof. Kamran Moinzadeh.

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STUDENT CLUBS

Operations & Supply Chain Management Club
OSCM CLUB 
The OSCM Club hosted Brand Koster, transportation planner and UW Alum from King County Metro on April 26, 2017 to discuss how he manages the immense amount of data.

On May 17, 2017 the OSCM Club held its Spring Quarter Industry Mixer where students interested in supply chain were able to network with industry professionals from Boeing, Starbucks, Convoy, Honeywell, King County Metro, and Joe’s Garage Coffee.

 

Business Information Technology Society
(BITS)

Pictured (left to right): Team Coach- Prof. Shaosong Ou, UW Team: Kimberly Perdue, Kalei Munsell, and Jack Post
BITS sent a team of three to compete in the 2017 Competition on Management Information Systems (CoMIS) in Minneapolis, MN on March 29 – April 1, 2017. This year’s competition theme was “Business in the Twin Cities.”  Twenty teams competed in this year’s competition from nine countries.  The UW Foster School team delivered an amazing presentation, but did not advance. In addition to displaying their business skills they were able to attend networking events with corporate sponsors like 3M, General Mills, and BlueShield.

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University of Washington
Foster School of Business
ISOM Department
Paccar Hall  |  Box 353226
Seattle, WA  98195-3226
(206) 543-1043 | disom@uw.edu
www.foster.uw.edu/isom