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2019 M&SOM Practice-Based Paper Competition: Finalist Papers and Presentation

  • 1.  2019 M&SOM Practice-Based Paper Competition: Finalist Papers and Presentation

    Posted 16 days ago
    Dear Colleagues,

    It is my pleasure to announce the Finalists of this year's M&SOM Practice-Based Paper Competition, listed in the order of their upcoming presentation on the morning of July 1st at the upcoming MSOM Annual Conference in Singapore:

    8:30-10:00 Session E

    1. "Forecasting Airport Transfer Passenger Flow Using Real-Time Data and Machine Learning" by Yael Grushka-Cockayne, Xiaojia Guo and Bert De Reyck
    2. "Detecting Customer Trends for Optimal Promotion Targeting" by Georgia Perakis, Lennart Baardman, Setareh Borjian- Boroujeni, Tamar Cohen-Hillel and Kiran Panchamgam
    3. "Disclosing Product Availability in Online Retail" by Ruomeng Cui, Laura Wagner and Eduard Calvo

     11:30-13:00 Session F

    1. "Data-Driven Optimization for Commodity Procurement under Price Uncertainty" by Christian Mandl and Stefan Minner
    2. "Pricing for Heterogeneous Products: Analytics for Ticket Reselling" by Georgia Perakis, Michael Alley, Max Biggs, Rim Harris, Charles Herrmann and Michael Li
    3. "Understanding the Value of Fulfilment Flexibility in an Online Retailing Environment" by Yehua Wei, Levi DeValve, Di Wu and Rong Yuan

    These papers were selected by an Academic Committee composed of Turgay Ayer (Georgia Institute of Technology), John Birge (The University of Chicago Booth School of Business), Feryal Erhun (Cambridge Judge Business School), Marshall Fisher (The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania) and myself.

    The final outcome of this competition will be determined on July 1st by an industry judge panel composed of Desmond Cai (Research Scientist, IBM), Sameer Gupta (Chief Analytics Officer, DBS Bank) and Wanli Min (Chief Data Scientist and Vice President, Alibaba Cloud). The results will be announced at the MSOM Business Meeting organised that day in Singapore.

    Best regards,



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    Jérémie Gallien
    Professor and Area Chair,
    Management Science & Operations
    London Business School
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