Two Operations Management Faculty Receive Distinguished Professor Awards at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.
September 27, 2019
Toronto – Two professors in the operations management and statistics area at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have been honoured with the University of Toronto Distinguished Professor Award.
Profs. Opher Baron and Ming Hu will each hold the title of University of Toronto Distinguished Professor of Operations Management for a five-year term, which began on July 1.
This awards program is designed to advance and recognize faculty across the University with highly distinguished accomplishments and those who display exceptional promise.
Opher Baron is a professor of operations management and the area coordinator for Operations Management and Statistics at the Rotman School. He has a PhD from the Sloan School at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology along with an MBA and BSc in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Technion. He teaches in a number of Rotman School programs, and has introduced an innovative MBA elective, "Analytics for decision-making.” His research interests include queueing, applied probability, business analytics, service operations (such as healthcare), inventory planning, and revenue management. His research is published in leading journals such as Operations Research and Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, and he has won several research and teaching awards and grants. He is a frequent speaker at international scientific events and his former PhD students hold academic positions in leading universities. He is a guest editor of a special issue in Naval Research Logistics on service operations and he serves on the editorial boards of several journals including the Manufacturing & Service Operations Management and Service Science.
Ming Hu is a professor of operations management at the Rotman School. He was named as one of Poets & Quants Best 40 Under 40 business school professors in 2018. His research has been featured in mainstream media including the Financial Times. Most recently, his research has focused on operations management in the context of the sharing economy, social buying, crowdfunding, crowdsourcing, and two-sided markets, with the goal to exploit operational decisions to the benefit of the society. He recently edited a book titled Sharing Economy: Making Supply Meet Demand on operations management in the age of the sharing economy. He is the recipient of Wickham Skinner Early-Career Research Accomplishments Award by the POM Society (2016) and Best Operations Management Paper in Management Science Award by INFORMS (2017). He currently serves as the editor-in-chief of Naval Research Logistics, editor of a special issue of Manufacturing & Service Operations Management on sharing economy and innovative marketplaces, department editor of Service Science, associate editor of Operations Research and Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, and senior editor of Production and Operations Management. Starting November 2019, he will be serving as the Chair of Revenue Management and Pricing Section at INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences).
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