ISOM Department e-Newsletter

Winter 2017 ISOM e-Newsletter

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DEPARTMENT NEWS | FACULTY NEWSPUBLICATIONS | CONFERENCES
SEMINAR SERIES | DOCTORAL PROGRAM | MSIS PROGRAM
MSCM PROGRAM | STUDENT CLUB


DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

SHAWNA REIMERS, ISOM’s Administrator, was nominated for the 2017 University of Washington Distinguished Staff Award.  This campus wide award honors staff members who create a world of good through their hard work, dedication and selfless spirit.  This years’ nominees attended the reception on February 23, 2017.  Ms. Reimers was pictured with Rickey Hall, Vice President for Minority Affairs & Diversity.

 

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FACULTY NEWS

FOAD IRAVANI Prof. Iravani was awarded the Winter 2017 Professor of the Quarter Award by the full-time MBA class of 2017.
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STUDER-ELLIS
Prof. Studer-Ellis received the UW Greek Outstanding Faculty Award for 2016 from the Panhellenic Association and the Interfraternity Council.
MICHAEL WAGNER Prof. Wagner has been awarded the 2016 M&SOM Meritorious Service Award.

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PUBLICATIONS

FORTHCOMING PUBLICATIONS
KAMRAN MOINZADEH, YONG TAN,  Hossein Ghasemkhani (PhD  alum), and Y. Li.  Contracting Models for P2P Content Distribution.   POMS.

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CONFERENCES  |  INVITED TALKS  |  RESEARCH

HAWAII INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SYSTEM SCIENCES
(HICSS)

Waikoloa Village, HI  |  January 4 – 7, 2017
DEB DEY and MING FAN attended this year’s HICSS Conference, which provides a unique and interactive environment for researchers to exchange ideas in information, computer, and system sciences.  2017 marked the conference’s 50th anniversary.
THEORY IN ECONOMIC OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS
(TEIS)
Sonoma, CA  |  March 18 – 19, 2017
DEB DEY, MING FAN, and JIANQING ‘Fisher’ WU attended the 2017 TEIS Conference.  Prof. Wu served as one of the discussant’s during the conference.
WORKSHOPS  |  INVITED TALKS  |  RESEARCH
SHI CHEN Prof. Chen visited Stanford University to meet with colleagues to discuss several research ideas and explore cooperation opportunities.
MASHA SHUNKO
  • Attended the WCAI Symposium on January 11 – 13, 2017.  The annual conference brings together Operations Management scholars from around the world to attend academic presentations.  Prof. Shunko’s seminar was entitled, “A Quality Value Chain: Linking Supply Chain Quality to Customer Lifetime Value.”
  • Presented at the Utah Winter Operations Conference on February 2 – 4, 2017.  This invitation only conference gathers Operations Management scholars from around the world for two days of academic presentations and outdoor recreation.
  • Presented a seminar at USC on February 10, 2017 entitled: “A Quality Value Chain: Linking Supply Chain Quality to Customer Lifetime Value.”
MICHAEL WAGNER Was invited to give a talk at the University of Washington Industrial & Engineering Department on January 24, 2017.  The title of his seminar was called “Closed-Form Solutions for Robust Inventory Management.”

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SEMINAR SERIES

January 6, 2017
DONGWON LEE
University of Maryland  |  Information Systems
TITLE: “Mobile & Me”:  Field Experiments on the Use of Recommendation Systems in the Mobile Channel
January 13, 2017
YINGJIE ZHANG
Carnegie Mellon University  |  Information Systems
TITLE: Modeling User Engagement in Mobile Content Consumption with Tapstream Data and Field Experiment
January 20, 2017
YINGFEI WANG
Princeton University  |  Information Systems
TITLE: Smarter Health: Data – Driven Decision Making and Statistical Machine Learning
January 27, 2017
STEPHANIE LEE
Stanford  |  Information Systems
TITLE: Quantifying the Benefits of Smartphone Adoption: Digital Device Substitution and Digital Consumption Expansion
February 3, 2017
ARUN RAI
Georgia State University  |  Information Systems
TITLE: Reducing Capital Market Anomaly: The Role of Information Technology Using an Information Uncertainty Lens
Chen_Shi February 10, 2017
SHI CHEN
University of Washington  |  Operations Management
TITLE: Pricing Wars in Cloud Computing: Utilization-Based versus Reservation-Based Pricing Schemes
February 17, 2017
ITAI GURVICH
Cornell University  |  Operations Management
TITLE: Collaboration and Multi-tasking in Networks
February 24, 2017
GORDON GAO
University of Maryland  |  Information Systems
TITLE: 
How Digital Word-of-Mouth Affects Consumer Decision Making: Evidence from a Natural Experiment
March 3, 2017
MASHA SHUNKO
University of Washington  |  Operations Management
TITLE: 
A Quality Value Chain: Linking Supply Chain Quality to Customer Lifetime Value

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DOCTORAL PROGRAM

ARAVINDA GARIMELLA

Passed her general examination on March 3, 2017.  Her presentation was entitled “Essays on Business Transformation through Social Technologies.”

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MSIS PROGRAM

NEW STAFF
Allison Shults is the new Admissions and Recruitment Specialist in the MSIS Program.  She comes to us from Dominican University of California where she worked as a graduate admissions counselor.  Allison is a recent graduate of Park University, earning a Master of Arts in Communication and Leadership.  She brings more than three years of experience working in higher education.

On Saturday March 11, 2017 the Foster School of Business – Master of Science in Information Systems Program, in partnership with REI, hosted its 2nd annual Case Competition. For the five teams that competed, the competition provided great experience to test their ability to apply information systems solutions to a real-world business problem. Congrats to the winning team –  Karthik Junnuri, Tianjiao Liu, and Pradyumna Reddy! Huge thanks to REI executives Julie Averill, Mark Seidl, Sathya Venkatapathy, and Vaidyanathan Seshan for judging this year’s competition and engaging with our students! The case competition, offered annually, serves as a capstone experience for students in the MSIS program.

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MSCM PROGRAM

MSCM brought 2016 to a close with guest speaker Ann Ardizzone, advisory board member and VP of Supply Chain at Alaska Airlines.  In February, several students were selected to attend the Oracle Future Supply Chain Leaders Program in San Jose, CA.  Students put their knowledge to the test and competed with peers in the Littlefield Technologies supply chain simulation.  Professor Yong-Pin Zhou and MSCM program director Sara Jones led the first-ever Foster Supply Chain Tour.  Students traveled to Hong Kong and Vietnam to learn about the opportunities and challenges faced by supply chain professionals operating in a global environment.  Thank you to Expeditors, Datalogic, Coca Cola, Li & Fung, DHL, Nike, Lee Kum Kee, PVH, AmCham Hong Kong, Esquel, Starbucks and the ports for hosting!

Foster MSCM and MBA students at Expeditors in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Students at Lee Kum Kee in Hong Kong.

 

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STUDENT CLUB

Operations & Supply Chain Management Club
(OSCM)
January 11, 2017 Phillips’ guest speakers Nick Smith and Craig Smith on the concepts of Lean Operations and Supply Chain Management.
January 21, 2017 The OSCM club took part of the Seattle World School (SWS) Volunteer Day.  The SWS volunteer day focus is to empower students as self, global advocates in our rapidly changing world.
March 1, 2017 Hosted a Boeing panel discussion that covered the basics of operations and supply chain management as well as careers at Boeing.  Guest speakers included Dave Poplawski – Supplier Management Engineering, Jason Jarisch – Supply Chain Logistics Manager, Jared Farmer – former Supply Chain Specialist, David Selover – Supply Chain Analyst intern, Rose Zhan – Supplier Quality Regulatory Affairs intern, and Amanda Ellinghaus – incoming Boeing Intern.

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