Opher Baron is a Professor of Operations Management (since 2003) and the area coordinator for Operations Management and Statistics at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. He was a visiting associate Professor at the Industrial engineering and Management faculty of Technion (2009/10) and a visiting Professor at the School of Information Management and Engineering, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (2016/17). He has a PhD in Operations Management from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an MBA and BSc in Industrial Engineering and Management from The Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. On the teaching front, Opher is especially proud of the "Analytics for decision-making" MBA elective course he introduced and teaches at Rotman. His research interests include queueing, applied probability, business analytics, service operations (such as healthcare), inventory planning, and revenue management. Opher's work 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, including the 1000 Talents Plan Scholar from the Shanghai Municipal Government, 2017. Opher is active in the operations research and operations management community. He has given numerous invited lectures and seminars, chaired several conferences, clusters, and sessions, and is currently serving on the editorial boards of several journals, including Manufacturing & Service Operations Management and Service Science.
Research and Teaching Interests
Modeling, Spreadsheet, Applied probability, Queueing, Inventory management, Facility location, Stochastic process, and Call centers.