Research

University-Wide Research Initiatives

  • "The Accenture and MIT Alliance in Business Analytics," November 2012-October 2017, PI and MIT Head of the Alliance
  • "MIT-Technion Postdoctoral Fellowship Program," July 2012-June 2022, MIT Head of the program.

Research Support

  • Accenture, "Business Process Outsourcing Research Program," 2014-2015.
  • United Technologies, "Modeling of Global Supply Chain," 2014-2015.
  • Boeing, "Identifying and Reducing Risk in Boeing Global Supply Chain," 2014-2015.
  • PricewaterhouseCooper, "Operational and Supply Chain Risk Research Project," 2012-2013
  • Ford, "Methods and Tools to Analyze and Optimize Ford Supply Chain Flexibility: Applicaitons to Electric and Hybrid Vehicles" 2012-2013
  • GE, "Supply Chain Systems Optimization" 2011-2012
  • SAP, "Demand Forecasting without POS Data using In-Memory Technology" 2011-2012
  • Bayer Business Services, "Lean Production" 2010-2011
  • TruEconomy, "SCM and the Agenda of the CEO and COO" 2009.
  • MIT/MIST, "Sustainable Supply Chain Networks Design: Recycling and Waste Management Systems Optimization" 2009-2010.
  • DHL, "Supply Chain for Mobile Communcation Devices" 2008-2009.
  • Nantional Science Foundation, ”Nearly Optimal Solutions to Stochastic Optimization Problems” (co-PI with Jim Orlin) August 2008 - July 2011.
  • Accenture, ”High Performing Supply Chains” 2008.
  • Plasma, Protein, Therapuetics Association (PPTA), "Analysis of ePedigree and Channel Integrity" 2008-2009.
  • TruEconomy, ”Analysis of Supply Chains in Europe” 2008.
  • SAP, ”Demand Forecasting without POS Data” 2008.
  • General Motors Corporation, "Flexibility in Global Supply Base Design" 2006-2007.
  • NASA, "Interplanetary Supply Chain Management and Logistics Architectures" 2005-2007 (co-PI with Olivier de Weck).
  • British Petroleum, "Managing Risk for Complex Oil Projects." January 2005- December 2005 (co-PI with Patrick Jaillet).
  • The Pepsi Bottling Group, "Inventory Optimization" December 2004 - May 2005.
  • National Science Foundation, Coordinating Inventory Control and Pricing Strategies, July 2003 - June 2006.
  • Department of Defense, Shelf-Life Simulation, March 2003 - June 2003.
  • Michelin, Push-Pull Supply Chain Strategies, March 2003 - September 2003.
  • Xerox, Push-Pull Supply Chain Strategies, September 2002 - September 2004.
  • SAP, Forum on Supply Chain Innovation, January 2002 - December 2005.
  • eBusiness Center, "Dynamic Pricing to Improve Supply Chain Performance" September 2000-August 2001.
  • Office of Naval Research. "Theoretical Analysis and Practical Algorithms for Large-Scale Distribution and Logistics Problems" January 2001- December 2003.
  • National Science Foundation, "Transportation, Logistics, and the Internet: New Challenges and Opportunities" (co-PI with Cynthia Barnhart) August 2000-August 2001.
  • General Motors Corporation, "Setting Forecasts and Initial Order Quantities for Spare Parts" March 2000- August 2000.
  • General Motors Corporation, "Effect of Make-To-Order on Supply Chain Performance" January 2000- July 2000.
  • General Motors Corporation, "Applied Pricing Research for CAFE and Vehicle Distribution" January 1999- May 2000.
  • Office of Naval Research. "Theoretical Analysis and Practical Algorithms for Large-Scale Distribution and Logistics Problems" Febraury 1999- January 2002.
  • National Science Foundation, "Development and Analysis of Robust and Efficient Algorithms for Large Scale Production/Distribution Systems" July 1998-July 2001.
  • Port of Singapore Authority. "AGV Routing: Algorithms Development" (co-PI with Barry Nelson) November 1996- December 1997.
  • JGC Corporation of Japan. "Scenario Generation and Evaluation of Discrete-Event Simulation" (co-PI with Barry Nelson) October 1996- March 1997.
  • Office of Naval Research. "Theoretical Analysis and Practical Algorithms for Large-Scale Distribution and Strike-Routing Problems" Febraury 1996- October 1998.
  • S&C Electric, Development of a computerized system for production scheduling, (co-PI with Yehuda Bassok) 1994-1997.
  • National Science Foundation, ``Engineering Research Equipment: A Multi-Processor Computing Facility for Large Scale Optimization'' (co-PI with Robert Fourer and Sanjay Mehrotra) September 1994-September 1995.
  • National Science Foundation, "Development and Analysis of Robust and Efficient Algorithms for Vehicle Routing" July 1994-July 1997.
  • Office of Naval Research. "Analytical Analysis of Vehicle Routing and Inventory Routing Problems" October 1992- December 1995.
  • National Science Foundation, "Workshop on Global Distribution Management'' February 1993.
  • National Science Foundation, "Analytical Analysis of Vehicle Routing and Inventory Routing Problems" August 1990-August 1993.
  • Office of Naval Research, "Analytical Analysis of Vehicle Routing and Inventory Routing Problems" May 1990-September 1992.
  • Center for Telecommunication Research, June 1987-May 1994.