Third Annual Young Researchers Workshop

The School of Operations Research and Information Engineering is holding a two-day workshop October 14-15, featuring young scholars from different institutions doing exciting work in the broad area of data-driven decision making.

The talks will start at 9:30 a.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday. All presentations will be in 253 Rhodes Hall.


Friday, October 14

Session I • A Miscellany • 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Session I Video
Assortment Optimization Under Consider-then-Choose Choice Models
Ali Aouad, MIT

Portfolio Liquidity Estimation and Optimal Execution
Kai Yuan, Columbia University

Session II • Pricing • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Session II Video

Dynamic Pricing in Social Networks: The Word of Mouth Effect
Amir Ajorlou, MIT

Markdown Pricing with Quality Perception and Consumer Optimism: From Experiment to Theory
Rim Hariss, MIT

Dynamic Learning and Pricing with Online Product Reviews
Dongwook Shin, Columbia University    

Session III • Matching • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Session III Video

Strategic Stable Marriage
James Bailey, Georgia Tech

Empty-car Routing in Ridesharing Systems
Anton Braverman, Cornell University

Matching while Learning
Vijay Kamble, Stanford University

Session IV • Robust Optimization I • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Session IV Video

Using data-driven DRO to optimally choose regularization parameter in machine learning
Karthyek Murthy, Columbia University

On deterministic reformulations of distributionally robust joint chance constrained optimization problems
Weijun Xie, Georgia Tech


Saturday, October 15

Session V • Learning • 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Session V Video

Learning Combinatorial Structures
Swati Gupta, MIT

Learning Preferences with Side-Information: Near Optimal Recovery of Tensors from Noisy Observations
Andrew Li, MIT

Learning and Pricing using Bundles
Will Ma, MIT

Session VI • Robust Optimization II • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Session VI Video

Distributionally Robust Stochastic Optimization with Wasserstein Distance
Rui Gao, Georgia Tech

Statistics of Robust Optimization
Hongseok Namkoong, Stanford University


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