Ph.D. in Operations Management, Stern School of Business, New York University, 2006 Bachelor’s and Master’s in Management Engineering, University of Liege, 2000
Current Position Associate Professor in Operations Management, Naveen Jindal School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas, From September 2015
Past Positions Assistant Professor in Operations Management, Naveen Jindal School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas, July 2013 - August 2015 Assistant Professor in Operations Management, School of Industrial Engineering, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, 2011 - 2013 Assistant Professor in Operations Management, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin, 2006 - 2011 Visiting Professor, Zaragoza Logistics Center, Summer 2008 Teaching and Research Assistant, Department of Corporate Finance, University of Liege, 2000 - 2001
“Product Variety and Inventory Decisions Under a Locational Choice Model,” with Vishal Gaur, Management Science, 2006, 52(10), 1528-1543.
“Admission Control With Incomplete Information to a Finite Buffer Queue,” with Sridhar Seshadri, Probability in the Engineering and the Information Sciences, 2007, 21, 19-46.
“Assortment Planning and Inventory Decisions Under Stock-out Based Substitution,” with Vishal Gaur and Sridhar Seshadri, Operations Research, 2010, 58(5), 1364-1379.
“A meta-heuristic for the time-dependent pollution routing problem,” with Anna Franceschetti, Emrah Demir, Tom Van Woensel, Gilbert Laportea, Mark Stobbe, European Journal of Operation Research, 2017, 259(3), 972-991.
“Strategic fleet planning for city logistics,” with Anna Franceschetti,Gilbert Laporte,Tom Van Woensel, Jan C. Fransoo, Transportation Research Part B, 2017, 95, 19-40.
"Supplying to Mom and Pop: Traditional Retail Channel Selection in Megacities" (with Jiwen Ge, Jan Fransoo and Lei Zhao), Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Forthcoming.
"Manufacturer Competition in the Nanostore Retail Channel" (with Jiwen Ge, Jan Fransoo and Lei Zhao), European Journal of Operational Research, Forthcoming.
“Why I Love Grocery Shopping,” POMS Chronicle, 2008, 15(2), 12.
ICI-Unilever Research Grant, Co-investigator with Gurhan Kok, 2009, €20,000
McCombs Research Excellence Grant, Co-investigator with Canan Ulu, $6075
Honors and Awards
Wickham Skinner Best Paper Published in Production and Operations Management (2012) for the paper entitled, “Assortment Planning for Vertically Differentiated Products” (with Xiajun Amy Pan)
Presented in the “Best of WORMS” session at INFORMS, 2011: “Three Women in OR/MS Present Their Highly Influential Work Published in INFORMS Journals in 2010”
Trammell/CBA Foundation Teaching Award for Assistant Professors (2011), $2,500 prize
University of Texas Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award for Assistant Professors, 2010, $25,000 prize
MSOM Meritorious Service Award, 2009
Stern Award for Ph.D. Teaching Excellence, 2005-2006
Fonds E.G. de Barsy Fellowship, Fonds National de la Recherce Scientifique, Belgium, 2001-2002
Dexia Prize for best undergraduate thesis, University of Liege, 2000
Invited Seminars & Conferences
INSEAD (2012, 2006), INFORMS (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006) Behavioral OM Conference (INSEAD, 2011), POMS Annual Conference (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009), George Washington University, TU/e Eindhoven, ALIO-INFORMS (2010), CORS-INFORMS (2009), University of Texas at Dallas, Southern Methodist University, University of Michigan, Cornell, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Texas at Austin, University of Utah, University of Alberta, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Melbourne Business School, University of Ottawa, Zaragoza Logistics Center
Ph.D. Student Supervision
Anna Franceschetti, Technische Univsersiteit Eindhovem 2011-present, Daily Supervisor
Xiajun (Amy) Pan, University of Texas at Austin, 2007-2009, Co-chair of thesis committee
Sreelata Jonnalagedda, University of Texas at Austin, 2007-2009, Member of thesis committee
Annals of Operations Research, IEEE Transactions of Engineering Management, Management Science, MSOM, Naval Research Logistics, Operations Research, OR Letters, Production and Operations Management
Chaired the INFORMS Future Academician Colloquium at the Annual Meeting in Austin, 2010
Member of the IROM Department’s Executive Committee at the McCombs School of Business of the University of Texas at Austin, 2009-2011
Professional Affiliations INFORMS, MSOM, Consortium of Operations Excellence in Retailing.Strategic fleet planning for city logistics