ORIE Colloquium: Vahideh Manshadi (Yale)


Password: 2020


Vahideh Manshadi is an Associate Professor of Operations at Yale School of Management. She is also affiliated with the Yale Institute for Network Science, the Department of Statistics and Data Science, and the Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics.

Her current research focuses on the operation of online and matching platforms, especially those with profound societal impact, including volunteer crowdsourcing, organ allocation, and information (news) platforms. She has collaborated with nationwide platform-based nonprofits, including Food Rescue US and VolunteerMatch. She has also worked on operational problems in e-commerce platforms such as online shopping and advertising. Her research draws on various computational disciplines, including machine learning, algorithm design, mechanism design, real-time optimization, and analysis of complex stochastic systems. At Yale, she teaches the MBA elective “Big Data” and the Ph.D. course “Models of Operations Research and Management.”

Professor Manshadi serves as an associate editor for the journals Management Science, Operations Research, and Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. Further, she has served the ACM Conference on Economics and Computation, on the senior program committee (2019, 2020), and the program committee (2018); she will also serve as the track chair for the Applied Modeling track in 2021. She received her Ph.D. in electrical engineering at Stanford University, where she also received M.S. degrees in statistics and electrical engineering. Before joining Yale, she was a postdoctoral scholar at the MIT Operations Research Center.