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Call for Papers: Data Science Challenges in Management and Decision Sciences (Boston, 2020)

  • 1.  Call for Papers: Data Science Challenges in Management and Decision Sciences (Boston, 2020)

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    Data Science Challenges in Management and Decision Sciences


    *** Workshop Topics and Motivation ****

    Applications are being solicited for the Data Science Challenges in Management and Decision Sciences. This workshop, hosted by HBS-IMS New Researchers Group, will be held April 9-10, 2020 on the Harvard Business School campus

    The workshop is geared toward junior faculty members in the data sciences, management, and decision sciences communities. The purpose of this workshop is to provide a forum for sharing cross-disciplinary research and to introduce a broad community of junior scholars to cutting-edge methods and substantive areas. We aim to open up common ground for future discussions and ultimately to spur collaborations between researchers who are using, or wish to use, data science in their research. In addition to short presentations from junior faculty, the workshop will feature panels of senior researchers (confirmed list below) focused on publishing in multiple outlets and collaboration across disciplines.

    *** Submission ****

    We invite Assistant Professors across statistics, data science, operations research, strategy, management, information systems, and marketing science to apply. As part of your application to participate, please provide a current CV, a title, and an abstract on a topic that you would present as part of a lighting presentation. Working papers and open problems are encouraged. Those invited to participate will have travel and accommodations paid for. 
    The deadline for submitting the application is February 6th. Notifications about acceptance will be made by February 10th. Please submit applications by email to

    *** Confirmed Workshop Speakers ***

     Communicating with A Broader Public

    Amy Bernstein

    Editor of Harvard Business Review

    Harvard Business School


    Xiao-Li Meng

    Whipple V. N. Jones Professor of Statistics, Founding Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Data Science Review

    Department of Statistics, Harvard University



    Edoardo Airoldi

    Millard E. Gladfelter Professor of Statistics and Data Science, Director of the Fox School's Data Science Center

    Temple Fox School of Business 


    David Simchi-Levi

    Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Co-Director of Leaders for Global Operations, Editor-in-Chief of Management Science

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    K. Sudhir

    James L. Frank '32 Professor of Marketing, Private Enterprise and Management, Founder-Director of the Yale China India Insights Program, Editor-in-Chief of Marketing Science

    Yale School of Management

    Interdisciplinary Collaboration

    Susan Murphy

    Professor of Statistics, Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at the Radcliffe Institute Harvard University, Professor of Computer Science

    Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences


    Jeffrey Polzer

    UPS Foundation Professor of Human Resource Management

    Harvard Business School


    Kannan Srinivasan

    H.J. Heinz II Professor of Management, Marketing and Business Technologies

    CMU Tepper School of Business


    Sha Yang

    Ernest Hahn Professor of Marketing

    USC Marshall School of Business


    Juanjuan Zhang

    John D. C. Little Professor of Marketing

    MIT Sloan School of Management

    *** Workshop Co-Organizers ***

    Shunyuan Zhang, Harvard Business School

    Alexandra Feldberg, Harvard Business School

    Iavor Bojinov, Harvard Business School

    Alexander Volfovsky, Duke University

    *** Important Dates ***

     Abstract submission deadline              6 February 2020
      Notification of acceptance                   10 February 2020
    Workshop sessions                              9-10 April 2020


    Shunyuan Zhang
    Assistant Professor
    Harvard Business School
    Boston MA