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Oded Berman

Oded Berman

    Oded Berman

    Sydney C. Cooper Chair in Business and Technology;
    Professor of Operations Management and Statistics

    Degrees: PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    BA, Tel Aviv University
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    Bio

    Oded Berman is the endowed Sydney Cooper Chair in Business and Technology and a former Associate Dean of Programs at the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, the University of Toronto.  He received his PhD (1978) in Operations Research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Oded has published over 240 refereed articles and has contributed to several books in his field.  His main research interests include operations management in the service industry, location theory, network models, and stochastic inventory control.  He is a Fellow of the Institute of Operations Research, a winner of the 2012 Canadian Operations Research Society (CORS) Award of Merit and a winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award of the INFORMS's Section on Location Analysis.

    Academic Positions

    Jan 2003-present  Sydney C. Cooper Chair in Business and Technology; Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
    July 2000-present  Full Professor; Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
    July 1995-July 1996  Associate Dean Programs; Faculty of Management, University of Toronto
    July 1993-July 1994  Associate Chair; Division of Management and Economics, University of Toronto at Scarborough
    July 1992-July 1995  Area Coordinator, Operations Management Area; Faculty of Management, University of Toronto
    July 1990-Present  Full Professor; University of Toronto, Division of Management and Economics at Scarborough and Faculty of Management
    Sept 1989-Aug 1991  Full Professor; University of Massachusetts, College of Management
    Sept 1986-Aug 1991  Chair, Management Sciences Department; University of Massachusetts at Boston
    Sept 1984-Aug 1985  Visiting Professor; Faculty of Industrial and Management Engineering, The Technion, Haifa, Israel and Faculty of Management, Tel- Aviv University
    July 1981-July 1983  Chair, Management Science and Information Systems; Faculty of Management, University of Calgary
    July 1980-July 1986  Associate Professor; University of Calgary, Faculty of Management
    July 1978-July 1980  Assistant Professor; University of Calgary, Faculty of Management

    Selected Publications - Papers

    • Maximal Accessibility Network Design in the Public Sector; R. Aboolian, O. Berman, and V. Verter; Transportation Science; Issue: Vol. 50, No 1; 2016; Pages: 336-347
    • Bargaining within the Supply Chain and its Implications in an Industry; O. Baron, O. Berman and D. Wu; Decision Sciences; Issue: Vol. 47, Issue 2; 2016; Pages: 193-218
    • Strategic Idleness and Dynamic Scheduling in an Open-shop Service Network: Case Study and Analysis; O. Baron, O. Berman, D. Krass and J. Wang; Manufacturing & Service Operations Management; Issue: Vol. 19, Issue 1; 2016; Pages: 52-71
    • Directed Assignment vs. Customer Choice in Location Inventory Models; O. Berman, D. Krass and M. Menezes; International Journal of Production Economics; Issue: Vol. 179; 2016; Pages: 179-191
    • Supporting New Product or Service Introductions: Location, Marketing, and Word of Mouth; V. S. Abedi, O. Berman and D. Krass; Operations Research; Issue: 62(5); 2015; Pages: 994-1013.
    • Structural Properties of Voronoi Diagrams in Facility Location Problems with Continuous Demand; I. Averbakh, O. Berman and D. Krass; Operations Research; Issue: 63(2); 2015; Pages: 394-411.
    • Transshipment Policies in a Multi-Period Inventory System with Lost Sales; H. Abouee-Mehrizi, O. Berman and S. Sharma; Operations Research; Issue: 63(2); 2015; Pages: 342-350.
    • Up and Down: Bid-Price Trends in Revenue Management; Z. Pang, O. Berman and M. Hu; accepted for publication in Production and Operations Management; 2015
    • Maximal Accessibility Network Design in the Public Sector; O. Berman, R. Aboolian and V. Verter; accepted for publication in Transportation Science; 2015
    • Designing Production-Inventory-Transportation Systems with Capacitated Cross Docks; H. Abouee-Mehrizi, O. Berman and M.R. Baharnemati; Transportation Science; Issue: 48(1); 2014; Pages: 121-135.
    • Using strategic idleness to improve customer service experience in service networks; O. Baron, O. Berman, D. Krass and J. Wang; Operations Research; Issue: 62(1); 2014; Pages: 123-140.
    • Minisum Multipurpose Trip Location Problem on Trees; A. Mojtaba, I. Averbakh and O. Berman; Networks; Issue: 6(2); 2014; Pages: 154-159 .
    • Cooperative Covering Problems on Networks; I. Averbakh, O. Berman, D. Krass, J. Kalcsics and S. Nickel; Networks; Issue: 63(4); 2014; Pages: 334-349.
    • Bargaining within the Supply Chain and its Implications in an Industry; O. Baron, O. Berman and D. Wu; accepted for publication in Decision Sciences; 2014
    • Exact Analysis of Capacitated Two Echelon Inventory Systems with Priorities; H. Abouee Mehrizi, O. Baron and O. Berman; Manufacturing & Service Operations Management; Issue: 16(4); 2014; Pages: 561-577.
    • Solving a Stochastic Facility Location/Fleet Problem with Logic-Based Benders Decomposition; M. Fazel-Zarandi, O. Berman and J.C. Beck; IIE Transactions; Issue: 45(8); 2013; Pages: 896-911.
    • The Maximum Covering Problem with Travel Time Uncertainty; O. Berman, I. Hajizadeh and D. Krass; IIE Transactions; Issue: 45; 2013; Pages: 81-96.
    • Profit Maximizing Distributed Service System Design with Congestion and Elastic Demand; R. Aboolian, O. Berman and D. Krass; Transportation Science; Issue: 46(2); 2012; Pages: 247-261.
    • Do Shareholders Really Prefer Their Executives to Maximize the Equity Value? A Newsvendor Case; O. Berman, N. Sanajian and H. Abouee-Mehrizi; Decision Sciences; Issue: 43(3); 2012; Pages: 395-436.
    • Shelf Space Management when Demand Depends on the Inventory Level; O. Baron, O. Berman and D. Perry; Production and Operations Management.; Issue: 9(1); 2011; Pages: 714-726.
    • On the Benefits of Risk Pooling in Inventory Management; O. Berman, D. Krass and M. Mahdi Tajbakhsh; Production and Operations Management; Issue: 20(1); 2011; Pages: 57-71.
    • Big Segment Small Segment Global Optimization Algorithm on Networks; O. Berman, Z. Drezner and D. Krass; Networks; Issue: 58; 2011; Pages: 1-11.
    • On n-Facility Median Problem with Facilities subject to Failures Facing Uniform Demand; O. Berman and D. Krass; Discrete Applied Mathematics; Issue: 159; 2011; Pages: 420-432.
    • An Exact Analysis of a Joint Production-Inventory Problem in Two-Echelon Inventory System; H. Abouee-Mehrizi and O. Berman; Naval Research Logistics; Issue: 58(8); 2011; Pages: 713-730.
    • A Bilevel Model for Preventive Healthcare Facility Network Design with Congestion; Y. Zhang, O. Berman, and V. Verter; IIE Transactions; Issue: 42; 2010; Pages: 865-880.
    • Can Flexibility be Constraining?; E. Pinker, H-H. Lee and O. Berman; IIE Transactions; Issue: 42; 2010; Pages: 45-60.
    • Cooperative Cover Location Problems: The Planar Case; O. Berman, Z. Drezner and D. Krass; IIE Transaction; Issue: 42; 2010; Pages: 232-246.
    • The Ordered Gradual Covering Location Problem on a network; O. Berman, J.Kalcsics, D. Krass and S. Nickel; Discrete Applied Mathematics; Issue: 157; 2009; Pages: 3689-3707.
    • Ensuring Feasibility in Location Problems with Stochastic Demands and Congestion; O, Baron, O. Berman, S. Kim and D. Krass; IIE Transaction; Issue: 41; 2009; Pages: 477-481.
    • Optimal Location in the Presence of Disruptions and Incomplete Information; O. Berman, D. Krass and M. Menezes; Decision Sciences; Issue: 40; 2009; Pages: 845-868.
    • Facility Location with Stochastic Demand and Constraints on Waiting Time; O. Baron, O. Berman and D. Krass; Manufacturing & Service Operations Management; Issue: 10(3); 2008; Pages: 484-505.
    • The Route Expropriation Problem; O. Berman, Z. Drezner, Q. Wang and G. Wesolowsky; IIE Transactions; Issue: 40(4); 2008; Pages: 468-477.
    • Location and allocation of service units on a congested network; R. Aboolian, O. Berman and Z. Drezner; IIE Transactions; Issue: 40; 2008; Pages: 422-433.
    • A New Formulation for the Conditional p-Median and p-Center Problems; O. Berman and Z. Drezner; Operations Research Letters; Issue: 36; 2008; Pages: 481-483.
    • An (s, r, S) Diffusion Inventory Model with Exponential Lead times and Order Cancellations; O. Berman, D. Perry and W. Stadje; Stochastic Models; Issue: 24; 2008; Pages: 191-211.
    • Improved complexity results for the robust mean absolute deviation problem on networks with linear vertex weights; I. Averbakh, O. Berman, M. Leal

    Academic / Professional Service

    2011 - present  Associate Editor; Socio Economic Planning
    1987 - 2014  Associate Editor; Transportation Science
    1980 - 2010  Member, Editorial Advisory Board; Computers and Operations Research
    1995-2009  Associate Editor; Management Science
    1999-2006  Associate Editor; Operations Research
    2001-2005  Area Editor of Operational and Decision Sciences; Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences
    2001-2004  Member of the Grant Selection Committee for Industrial Engineering; NSERC
    1999-2003  Editorial Advisory Review Board; Journal of Service Research
    1995-1999  Area Editor of Services; Operations Research

    Honors and Awards

    2014  Distinguished Scholarly Contribution Award; Rotman School of Management
    2014  Best Application Paper - Scheduling and Logistics award for the paper The Maximum Covering Problem with Travel Time Uncertainty co-authored by D. Krass with I. Hajizadeh; IIE Transactions
    2014  For the paper - H. Abouee Mehrizi, O. Baron, O. Berman and Vahid Sarhangian, Allocation policies in blood transfusion, Vahid Sarhangian was selected as the runner up for the CORS Student Paper Competition (Open Category); CORS
    2014  For the paper - O. Baron, O. Berman, D. Krass and J. Wang, Using strategic idleness to improve customer service experience in service networks, Jeff Wang won the CORS Queuing Special Interest Group student competition; CORS
    2012  Canadian Operations Research Award of Merit
    2012-2017  Research Grant for Combined Location Problems; Natural Science and Engineering Research Council, Canada
    2012  Co-Winner, Lifetime Achievement in Location Analysis Award; SOLA
    2011  Fellow; Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
    2007  Honorable mention of the paper Inventory-Location Models for Remote and Direct Retailing with Time-Sensitive Demand, by O. Berman, D. Krass and M. Menezes; 2007 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management
    2007-2012  Research Grant for Strategical Tactical Issues in the Service Industry; Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Canada
    2002- 2007  Research Grant for Strategic and Tactical Issues in the Service Industry; Natural Science and Engineering Research Council, Canada
    2003-present  Sydney Cooper Chair in Business and Technology; Rotman School of Management
    1998- 2002  Research Grant for Strategic and Tactical Issues in the Service Industry; Natural Science and Engineering Research Council, Canada
    2000  Roger Martin and Nancy Lang Award for Excellence in Research; Rotman School of Management
    1994- 1998  Research Grant for Strategic and Tactical Issues in the Service Industry; Natural Science and Engineering Research Council, Canada
    1997  Equipment Grant for Laboratory for Manufacturing Research (with S. Sethi and D. Krass); Natural Science and Engineering Research Council, Canada
    1997  Principal's Research Award; University of Toronto at Scarborough
    1994-1995  Equipment Grant for Laboratory for Manufacturing Research (with S. Sethi and D. Krass); Natural Science and Engineering Research Council, Canada
    1991-1994  Research Grant for Strategic Issues in the Service Industry; Natural Science and Engineering Research Council, Canada
    1985  Levin Award, for the best paper (co-author D. Simchi-Levi); The Israeli Society of Operations Research
    1984-1985  International Collaborative Research Grant; Natural Science and Engineering Research Council, Canada
    1982-1985  Research Grant for Planning for and Management of Service Networks; Natural Science and Engineering Research Council, Canada
    1981-1982  Research Grant for Planning for and Management of Service Networks; Natural Science and Engineering Research Council, Canada
    1980-1981  Research Grant for Information System for Service Network Planning and Management; Natural Science and Engineering Research Council, Canada
    1979-1980  Grant awarded to Analysis of Transfer Lines; University of Calgary
    1979-1980  Grant awarded to Proposal for the Development of a Fire Research Centre in Alberta; Government of Alberta
    1972  The Lapid Award for the best student in the Department of Statistics; Tel-Aviv University

    Research and Teaching Interests

    Teaches courses in Operations Management, Logistics, Operations Management in the Service Industry, Management Science Models and Statistics. Research includes Logistics, Operations Management in the Service Industry, Workforce Management, and Software Reliability.  

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