Innovative research from guest lecturers

High-profile researchers from within the business analytics field have been invited to present at Tippie to an audience of faculty, PhD students, and researchers from around the University of Iowa. Join us for an upcoming guest speaker as part of our series.

Spring 2022

date speaker
March 25, 2022
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
S401 PBB
Danial Davarnia
Iowa State University
TOPIC: Solving mixed integer programs via decision diagrams
April 1, 2022
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Kristin Bennett
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
TOPIC: AI for Health Equity
April 8, 2022
10:00-11:00 a.m.
S121 PBB
Rahul Mazumder
TOPIC: Sparse Learning at Scale: Convex, Mixed Integer Programming, and Statistical Perspectives
April 15, 2022
10:00-11:00 a.m.
S121 PBB
Negar Soheili
University of Illinois Chicago
TOPIC: On the Projection and Rescaling Algorithm
April 22, 2022
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Paola Scaparra
University of Kent
TOPIC: How can analytics support the Sustainable Development Goals? A real-life example in Vietnam
May 6, 2022
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
S121 PBB
Anindita Bandyopadhyay and Brianna Mueller
TOPIC: First Year PhD Presentation


Past Speakers

Fall 2021 Seminars

date speaker
September 24, 2021
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Emma Frejinger
Université de Montréal
TOPIC: Periodic Demand Estimation for Large-Scale Tactical Planning
October 1, 2021
11:00 a.m.-11:55 a.m.
Abhijeet Ghoshal
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
TOPIC: Preserving Degree Distributions When Sampling from Networks
October 29, 2021
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Hong Guo
University of Notre Dame
TOPIC: Measuring algorithmic interpretability: A human-learning-based framework and the corresponding cognitive complexity score
November 12, 2021
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Thiago Serra
Bucknell University
TOPIC: What Makes Neural Networks So Expressive, and What Could Make Them Smaller? Some Answers Based on Polyhedral Theory and Mixed-Integer Linear Programming


Spring 2021

date speaker
February 5, 2021
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Dr. Linwei Xin
University of Chicago
TOPIC: Multi-Item Online Order Fulfillment in a Two-Layer Network
February 12 - March 19, 2021 Thought Leaders: Tippie Seminar Series
Join us for six talks by top researchers in business analytics
April 2, 2021
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Dr. Guodong (Gordon) Gao
University of Maryland
TOPIC: Friend or Foe? How Artificial Intelligence Affects Human Performance in Medical Chart Coding
April 9, 2021
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Business Analytics PhD Students
TOPIC: First Year Presentations
April 16, 2021
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Dr. Giacomo Nannicini
IBM Research
TOPIC: A Snapshot of Quantum Algorithms for Optimization
May 7, 2021
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Dr. Amy Ward
University of Chicago
TOPIC: Matching Impatient and Heterogeneous Demand and Supply


Fall 2020

date speaker
September 25, 2020
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Dr. Justin Goodson
St. Louis University
TOPIC: Optimal Service Time Windows
October 30, 2020
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Sara Reed
TOPIC: Value of Autonomous Vehicles in Last-Mile Delivery on the Urban-Rural Continuum
November 6, 2020
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Kurt Anstreicher
University of Iowa
TOPIC: Testing Copositivity via Mixed-Integer Linear Programming
November 20, 2020
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Dr. Grani Hanasusanto
University of Texas at Austin
TOPIC: Finding Minimum Volume Circumscribing Ellipsoids Using Generalized Copositive Programming
December 4, 2020
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Dr. Siqian Shen
University of Michigan
TOPIC: Multistage Distributionally Robust Mixed-Integer Programming with Decision-Dependent Ambiguity Sets
December 11, 2020
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Dr. Cynthia Rudin
Duke University
TOPIC: Do Simpler Models Exist and How Can We Find Them?


Fall 2019

date speaker
September 6, 2019
9:30-11:00 a.m.
Marlin Ulmer
September 13, 2019
9:30-11:00 a.m.
Laura Albert
University of Wisconsin Madison
October 11, 2019
9:30-11:00 a.m.
Subodha Kumar
Temple University
October 25, 2019
9:30-11:00 a.m.
Florian Potra
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
November 1, 2019
9:30-11:00 a.m.
Wenjun Zhou
University of Tennessee Knoxville


Spring 2019

date speaker
March 1, 2019
Time: 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Xinshang Wang
Alibaba Group DAMO Academy
TOPIC: Inventory Balancing with Online Learning
March 15, 2019
Time: 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Charlotte Köhler
Otto von Guericke University, Germany
TOPIC: Dynamic Flexible Time Window Pricing
April 5
Time: 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Kai Larsen
University of Colorado-Boulder
TOPIC: Employing Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning to Improve Psychometrics: Can we Develop a Distance Measure for Constructs in IS, Management, and Psychology?
April 19, 2019
Time: 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Xiao Fang
University of Delaware
TOPIC: A Deep Learning Approach to Industry Classification
April 26, 2019
Time: 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Johanna Amaya Leal
Iowa State University
TOPIC: Social Costs and Districting after Disaster


Fall 2018

date speaker
September 14, 2018
Time: 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Peter I. Frazier
School of Operations Research and Information Engineering
Cornell University
TOPIC: Bayesian Optimization in the Tech Sector
October 12, 2018
Time: 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Ahmed Abbasi
McIntire School of Commerce
University of Virginia
TOPIC: Finding Needles in a Haystack: Deep Learning for Rare Adverse Event Detection
November 30, 2018
Time: 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Jeff Linderoth
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison
TOPIC: Perspectives on Integer Programming in Sparse Optimization
December 7, 2018
Time: 10:00-11:20 a.m.
Guanglin Xu
Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications
University of Minnesota
TOPIC: Improved Decision Rule Approximations for Multi-Stage Robust Optimization


Spring 2018

date speaker
April 27, 2018
2:30–3:20 p.m.
Kyungchan Park, Yichen Ding, Vahid Eghbal Akhlaghi, and Jafar Namdar
TOPIC: First Year PhD Presentation
May 5, 2018 Jeffrey Hu
George Institute of Technology


Fall 2017

date speaker
September 29, 2017
2:30–3:20 p.m.
C107 PBB
Maytal Saar-Tsechansky
McCombs School of Business
The University of Texas at Austin
TOPIC: "More for Less: Adaptive Labeling Payment for Online Labor Markets"
October 13, 2017
2:30–3:20 p.m.
Madhu Reddy
Northwestern University
TOPIC: "Reflecting on 15 years of research at the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction and Medical Informatics: A sociotechnical perspective on collaboration"
October 18, 2017
1:30–3:20 p.m.
W107 PBB
INFORMS Practice Seminar
Presenters: Michael Redmond, John Rios, Amin Vahedian, and Bhupesh Shetty
November 6, 2017
9:30-11:00 a.m.
W307 PBB
Patrick Fan
Virginia Tech
TOPIC: "Combining Machine Intelligence and Human Intelligence for Effective Pharmacovigilance: A Deep Learning-Based Multi-Source Feature Ensemble Approach"
December 1, 2017
9:30-11:00 a.m.
W207 PBB
Indranil Bardhan
University of Texas at Dallas
TOPIC: "Are Online Reviews of Physicians Reliable Indicators of Clinical Outcomes?"


Summer 2017

date speaker
July 24, 2017
3:30–4:30 p.m.
S121 PBB
Yongjia Song
Virginia Commonwealth University
August 3, 2017
3:30–4:30 p.m.
S121 PBB
Marlin Ulmer
Carl-Friedrich Gauss Department
Technische Universität Braunschweig


Spring 2017

date speaker
Jan 20, 2017
10:30–11:30 a.m.
W401 PBB
Dashun Wang
Northwestern University
TOPIC: Understanding Success in Science and Technology
Feb 24, 2017
2:30–3:20 p.m.
Foster Provost
Stern School of Business, New York University
TOPIC: The Predictive Power of Massive Data about our Fine-Grained Behavior
March 24, 2017
2:30–3:30 p.m.
Susan M. Sanchez
Naval Postgraduate School
April 7, 2017
2:30–3:30 p.m.
Maytal Saar-Tsechansky
McCombs School of Business
The University of Texas at Austin
April 14, 2017
2:30–3:30 p.m.
Garud Iyengar
Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
Columbia University
TOPIC: Linear Convergence of Stochastic Frank Wolfe Variants
May 4, 2017
2:30–3:30 p.m.
1st-Year PhD Presentation
May 5, 2017
2:30–3:30 p.m.
Olivia Sheng
Department of Operations and Information Systems
University of Utah
Sept 8, 2017 or Sept 15, 2017
2:30–3:30 p.m.
Tom Van Woensel
School of Industrial Engineering
Eindhoven University of Technology
Sept 29, 2017
2:30–3:30 p.m.
Maytal Saar-Tsechansky
McCombs School of Business
The University of Texas at Austin
Oct 13, 2017
2:30–3:30 p.m.
Madhu Reddy


Fall 2016

date speaker
Oct. 7, 2016
2:30–3:30 p.m.
Prof. Tianbao Yang
Department of Computer Science
University of Iowa
TOPIC: Improving the Generalization of Deep Learning
Oct. 21, 2016
2:30–3:30 p.m.
Zhenzhen Yan
National University of Singapore
TOPIC: Disruption Risk Mitigation in Supply Chains: The Risk Exposure Index Revisited
Oct. 28, 2016
2:30–3:30 p.m.
Prof. Sanvesh Srivastava
Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science
University of Iowa
TOPIC: Scalable Bayes via Barycenter in Wasserstein Space
Nov. 4, 2016
10:30–11:30 a.m
Prof. Aaron Clauset
University of Colorado, Boulder
TOPIC: The Ground Truth about Metadata and Community Detection in Networks
Nov. 11, 2016
2:30–3:30 p.m.
PhD Students
Business Analytics
TOPIC: INFORMS talk practice session