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Opher Baron

Opher Baron

    Opher Baron

    Area Coordinator, Operations Management
    Professor of Operations Management

    Degrees: PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    MBA, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
    BSc, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
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    Bio

    Opher Baron is a Professor of Operations Management and the area coordinator for Operations Management and Statistics at the Rotman School of Management, the University of Toronto.  He has a PhD in Operations Management from the Sloan school at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology along with an MBA and BSc in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Technion.  On the teaching front, Opher is especially proud of the "The Art of Modeling with Spreadsheet" MBA elective course he introduced and teach at Rotman.  His research interest include queueing, applied probability, facility location, service operations (such as healthcare and call centers), inventory planning, and revenue management.  Opher's published at leading journals such as Operations Research, and Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, and he has won several research awards and grants, including the 1000 Talent Plan Scholar of the Shanghai Municipal Government, 2016.  Opher is active in the operations research and operations management community.  He has chaired several conferences, clusters, and sessions and currently serves on the editorial board of the Mathematical Methods of Operations Research, the Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, and Information System and Operational Research journals.

    Academic Positions

    2015-present  Area Coordinator, Operations Management and Statistics; Rotman School of Management, the University of Toronto
    2016-2017  Visiting Professor; Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
    2014-present  Full Professor; Rotman School of Management, the University of Toronto
    2009-2014  Associate Professor; Rotman School of Management, the University of Toronto
    2009-2010  Visiting Associate Professor; Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
    2003-2009  Assistant Professor; Rotman School of Management, the University of Toronto

    Selected Publications - Papers

    Recent Presentations

    Academic / Professional Service

    2010-2015  Masters Programs Committee; University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

    Honors and Awards

    2016  1000 Talent Plan; Shanghai Municipality
    2016  For the paper 'M/M/c queue with two priority classes. by Wang J., Baron, O., and Scheller Wolf, A., Operations Research (2015), 63(3):733-749'; Wang Jianfu won the CORS Queueing SIG student competition award
    2014  'Now Playing: DVD Purchasing for A Multi-Location Rental Firm,' by Opher Baron, Hajizadeh, Iman, and Joseph Milner, M&SOM, Vol. 13, No. 2, 2011; Finalist M&SOM best paper award
    2014  For the paper ' Using strategic idleness to improve customer service experience in service networks,' by Baron, O., Berman, O., Krass, D., and Wang J., Operations Research, 62(1), January-February 2014. pp123-140.; Wang Jianfu won the CORS Queueing SIG student competition award
    2014  For the paper 'Allocation policies in blood transfusion'; Sarhangian Vahid won the Runner-up in the CORS 2014 Student Paper Competition (Open Category) (with Abouee-Mehrizi, H., Berman, O.)
    2014  For the paper ' Customer Acquisition, Retention, and Service Quality for a Call Center: Optimal Promotions, Priorities, and Staffing; Araghi Mojtaba won a Finalist for the CORS 2013 Student Paper Competition (Open Category) (with Afeche, P. )
    2011  M&SOM Meritorious Service Award; M&SOM
    2007  Roger Martin and Nancy Lang Award for Excellence in Research; University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management

    Professional Affiliations/Memberships

    INFORMS

    Research and Teaching Interests

    Modeling, Spreadsheet, Applied probability, Queueing, Inventory management, Facility location, Stochastic process, and Call centers.  

    Other Info

    Opher Baron is a Professor of Operations Management and the area coordinator for Operations Management and Statistics at the Rotman School of Management, the University of Toronto. He has a PhD in Operations Management from the Sloan school at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology along with an MBA and BSc in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Technion. On the teaching front, Opher is especially proud of the "The Art of Modeling with Spreadsheet" MBA elective course he introduced and teach at Rotman. His research interest include queueing, applied probability, facility location, service operations (such as healthcare and call centers), inventory planning, and revenue management. Opher's published at leading journals such as Operations Research, and Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, and he has won several research awards and grants, including the 1000 Talent Plan Scholar of the Shanghai Municipal Government, 2016. Opher is active in the operations research and operations management community. He has chaired several conferences, clusters, and sessions and currently serves on the editorial board of the Mathematical Methods of Operations Research, the Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, and Information System and Operational Research journals.  

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