Information Session on Graduate Program

24/03/2021 @ 17:30 – The Department of Industrial Engineering at Bilkent University is inviting applications for its graduate programs for students who will start in Fall 2021. An online information session (via zoom) will be held to introduce the department and the graduate programs on March 24, 17:30 Turkey time (GMT+3). In order to receive the zoom link, please […]

An Empirical Analysis of Intra-Firm Product Substitutability in Fashion Retailing

19/02/2021 @ 16:00 – 18:00 – The Spread of Scarcity: An Empirical Analysis of Intra-Firm Product Substitutability in Fashion Retailing Mehmet Gümüş – McGill University February 19, Friday, 16:00 The seminar will be via Zoom. Zoom Meeting ID: 666-413-1670 Zoom Password: 930450 Zoom Meeting Link: https://zoom.us/j/6664131670?pwd=alRHS2VPQjZxV0xwVytpVmh5WktEZz09 This study offers an empirical investigation of product shortages on sales in neighboring outlets in the […]

Decrypting the Hill Cipher by Integer Programming

05/02/2021 @ 16:00 – 18:00 – Deniz Akkaya, Bilkent University, IE Time: February 5, 16:00 Zoom Meeting ID: 666-413-1670 Zoom Password: 606848 https://zoom.us/j/6664131670?pwd=em9ydVdyRkRjcGRVU2YvanpYVjg5dz09 Abstract: The Hill Cipher is one of the older methods in classical cryptography based on linear algebra over finite fields. It was invented by Hill as a practical algebraic method for larger block sizes. The method heavily depends […]

SEMINAR: Retailer and Manufacturer Perspectives on Trade Promotions Involving In-Store Promotional Displays

25/12/2020 @ 13:40 – 15:30 – Retailer and Manufacturer Perspectives on Trade Promotions Involving In-Store Promotional Displays Oguz Cetin, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University December 25, Friday 13:40 via Zoom https://zoom.us/j/2640847932?pwd=a0hCdWlWVUovczZ5ZjdHckdnMVFvdz09 Meeting ID: 264 084 7932 Passcode: 887862 Manufacturers often provide incentives (trade deals) to induce retailers to feature their own products by displaying and discounting the retail price, but […]

SEMINAR: How to Conclude a Suspended Sports League?

18/12/2020 @ 13:40 – 15:30 – How to Conclude a Suspended Sports League? Ali Hassanzadeh, Paul Merage School of Business December 18, Friday 18:00 via Zoom https://zoom.us/j/6547746234?pwd=ZENZNWtCbUlQRjVMMVFneWtxZGlzZz09   Professional sports leagues may be suspended due to various reasons such as the recent COVID-19 pandemic. A critical question the league must address when re-opening is how to appropriately select a subset of […]

Is Kindness the Magical Spell? The Role of Information and Reciprocity in Revenue-sharing Crowdfunding

11/12/2020 @ 16:00 – 18:00 – Is Kindness the Magical Spell? The Role of Information and Reciprocity in Revenue-sharing Crowdfunding   Behrooz Pourghannad, University of Minnesota December 11, Friday 16:00 via Zoom   We consider an entrepreneur funding his project via a revenue-sharing crowdfunding campaign. The early investor (insider) has a social tie with the entrepreneur and is informed about the […]

On Standard Quadratic Programs with Exact and Inexact Doubly Nonnegative Relaxations

11/12/2020 @ 13:40 – 15:40 – On Standard Quadratic Programs with Exact and Inexact Doubly Nonnegative Relaxations   Emre Alper Yıldırım, University of Edinburgh December 11, Friday 13:40 via Zoom   The problem of minimizing a (nonconvex) quadratic form over the unit simplex, referred to as a standard quadratic program, admits an exact convex conic formulation over the computationally intractable cone […]

Scalable Convex Optimization with Applications to Semidefinite Programming

08/12/2020 @ 13:40 – 15:40 – Scalable Convex Optimization with Applications to Semidefinite Programming Dr. Alp Yurtsever , Information and Decision Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology December 8, Tuesday 16:00 via Zoom Storage and arithmetic costs are critical bottlenecks that prevent us from solving semidefinite programs (SDP) at the scale demanded by real-world applications. For instance, SDPs often have […]

A prescriptive approach to surgical inpatient discharges

04/12/2020 @ 13:40 – 15:30 –  A prescriptive approach to surgical inpatient discharges Taghi Khaniyev, MIT Sloan School of Management December 4, Friday 16:00 via Zoom   Predicting inpatient discharges has become an important operational problem as hospitals continue to experience frequent capacity crises caused by, among other factors, an imbalance of the timing of patient admissions and discharges. Often during […]

Can Shared Service Delivery Increase Customer Engagement? A Study of Shared Medical Appointments 

27/11/2020 @ 13:40 – 15:30 – Can Shared Service Delivery Increase Customer Engagement? A Study of Shared Medical Appointments  Nazlı Sönmez, London Business School November 27, Friday 13:40 via Zoom Customers and providers alike often consider one-on-one service delivery to be ideal, assuming – perhaps unquestioningly – that devoting individualized attention maximizes customer engagement and improves outcomes. Alternatively, shared service delivery, […]