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Operations and Decision Analytics


Jiaru Bai

Jiaru Bai is an Assistant Professor in the Stony Brook University College of Business. She received her Ph.D. in Management from the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine. She obtained a Master's degree in Statistics from UC Irvine, a B.S. degree in Engineering from Beihang University, and a double B.S. degree in Economics from Beijing University. Her research interests lie in the interface between operations and marketing, supply chain management, and healthcare analytics. Her recent work addresses issues in crowd-sourcing platforms. Her research projects apply economic models and statistical models to analyze the tradeoffs between cost and effectiveness in various domains for both managers and individual decision-makers. Her research has been published in academic journals such as Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, Decision Sciences, European Journal of Operational Research, Gynecologic Oncology, etc.

Mohammad Delasay 

Mohammad Delasay is an Associate Professor at the College of Business. His research interests focus on managing operations in service and healthcare systems. He develops mathematical and stochastic models to investigate and improve the performance of such systems. He has published papers in Operations ResearchProduction and Operations Management, the European Journal of Operational ResearchHealth Care Management Science, and various other journals. He teaches courses on operations and supply chain management.

Young Shin (Aaron) Kim

Dr. Young Shin (Aaron) Kim received his doctorate degree from Sogang University in Korea, in 2005, and completed the Habilitation (Doctor of Science) process at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, in 2011. His current professional and research interests are in the area of mathematical modeling and its application to finance. He is interested in mathematical models having fat-tails, asymmetric dependence, clustering of volatility, and long-range dependence, and in financial issues including financial risk management, portfolio management, and derivative pricing. Dr. Kim published more than 50 research papers in internationally refereed journals and was awarded one patent. He is an expert in computer programming and shares basic libraries and tools implemented by him.

Herbert F. Lewis

Herb Lewis is an Associate Professor in the Stony Brook University College of Business. He received his Ph.D. in Operation Research from the Stony Brook University. He has published extensively in the area of Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), a linear programming-based methodology for measuring the relative efficiency of units that consume multiple inputs to produce multiple outputs.  His work has contributed to both the DEA methodology and its applications.  In addition, Dr. Lewis has published papers in the areas of vehicle routing, job scheduling, gene sequencing and educational pedagogy.

Christine Pitocco

Christine Pitocco, PhD MT (ASCP) BB is a Research Professor and Director of the Undergraduate Program in Business at Stony Brook University. Dr. Pitocco currently teaches Information Systems for Management, Quality Management and Ethics and Healthcare in the College of Business at Stony Brook University. She has also taught as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Bachelor of Health Science Program, Clinical Laboratory Science Program, Masters in Public Health Program and Master of Science in Healthcare Policy and Management at Stony Brook University. She earned a BS in Medical Biology at LIU C.W. Post, a Master’s in Management and Public Policy with an advanced certificate in Information Systems at Stony Brook University and a PhD in Information Studies and Technology from LIU C.W. Post. Prior to teaching she was the evening supervisor in the Blood Bank at Stony Brook Hospital. She has published multiple journal articles in the healthcare field. Her main research interests are performance measurement outcomes, quality, healthcare management and blood banking.

Thomas R. Sexton

Dr. Sexton is internationally known for his research in Data Envelopment Analysis, a mathematical model that measures the efficiency and performance of complex organizations such as hospitals, nursing homes, school districts, and transportation systems. He has also done considerable research in healthcare management. Dr. Sexton worked for 8 years in the aerospace industry as a Reliability Engineer before coming to Stony Brook in 1977. During his tenure here, he has served as Director of the Harriman School (the predecessor of the College of Business) and as Associate Dean of the College of Business.

Jadranka Skorin-Kapov

Jadranka Skorin-Kapov serves as the Head of Management Area at the College of Business, Stony Brook University. In addition, she has affiliated faculty positions in the Department of Philosophy and the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics. Skorin-Kapov has a diverse educational background, with three PhDs: in Operations Research, in Philosophy, and in Art History and Criticism. She founded the Center for Integration of Business Education & Humanities (CIBEH) in an effort to enhance business education with ideas framed by philosophy and art. Skorin-Kapov is the author or coauthor of over seventy scholarly publications in Operations Research and Combinatorial Optimization, and the recipient of a number of grants and awards, including five National Science Foundation grants and a Fulbright Award. Her work in Operations Research includes applications of discrete optimization to network design, manufacturing design, scheduling, and location and layout. She developed algorithms (heuristic search and learning, and polynomial algorithms for special cases) for difficult decision problems arising in engineering and business areas. Skorin-Kapov has published scholarly books in continental philosophy and film art and criticism. Her research in philosophy is in the area of Continental Philosophy, especially aesthetics and the phenomenology of surprise. The diversity of her academic interests has underlined her understanding of the notions of surprise and irreducible newness, presented in her book The Aesthetics of Desire and Surprise: Phenomenology and Speculation, (Lexington Books, 2015). The intertwining of aesthetics and ethics, relevant for contemporary business, is presented in her book The Intertwining of Aesthetics and Ethics: Exceeding of Expectations, Ecstasy, Sublimity, (Lexington Books, 2016).
Skorin-Kapov’s research in art history concerns the filmic art and her recent book is Darren Aronofsky's Films and the Fragility of Hope (Bloomsbury Academic, 2015). Skorin-Kapov integrated her research in business, philosophy, and art history in the book entitled Professional and Business Ethics through Film: The Allure of Cinematic Presentation and Critical Thinking (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). This book on business ethics through film considers ethical issues arising in professional and business settings and the role of individuals making decisions and coping with moral dilemmas. Readers can benefit from engagement in filmic narratives, as a simulated environment for developing a stance towards ethical challenges. Skorin-Kapov is a recipient of the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities in 2016, and Ideas Worth Teaching Award from the Aspen Institute Business and Society Program in 2017. In 2020 Skorin-Kapov was elected as the corresponding member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts in the Department of Social Sciences. In 2022 Skorin-Kapov was appointed as SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor.

Keli Xiao

Dr. Xiao’s research interests include business analytics, business intelligence, data mining and knowledge discovery, urban computing, economic bubbles and crises, and asset pricing. His research has appeared in many refereed journals, e.g., IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data EngineeringScientific ReportsINFORMS Journal on ComputingACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from DataACM Transactions on Management Information Systems, Real Estate EconomicsInformation Sciences, etc., and conference proceedings, e.g., ACM SIGKDD, WWW, and ICDM. He regularly serves as a program committee member of numerous international conferences, e.g., ACM SIGKDD, ACM SIGIR, AAAI, IJCAI, ICML, ICDM, and CIKM. He serves on the editorial board of several refereed journals. He is a senior member of the IEEE and the ACM.