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Vivek Farias

Vivek Farias

Robert N. Noyce Career Development Professor Associate Professor of Operations Management
Contact Information
Office: E62-566
Tel: (617) 253-7659
Fax: (617) 258-7579
E-mail: vivekf@mit.edu
Support Staff

Name: Ariel Brandner
Tel: (617) 253-6605
E-mail: abrandne@mit.edu

Group(s)

Operations Management

Research Center(s)

Operations Research Center

General Expertise

Airlines; Applied probability; Decision making, decision support; Financial engineering; Mathematical programming; Operations management; Operations research

Biography

Vivek Farias is the Robert N. Noyce Career Development Professor and an Associate Professor of Operations Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

His research focuses on the development of new methodologies for large-scale dynamic optimization under uncertainty, and the application of these methodologies to the design of practical revenue management strategies across various industries ranging from airlines and retail to online advertising. Farias is a recipient of the 2006 INFORMS MSOM Student Paper prize for a research paper judged to be the best in the field of operations management. A consultant in the finance industry, he most recently contributed to GMO LLC’s first successful high-frequency algorithmic trading strategy.

Farias holds a  BS in computer engineering from the University of Arizona, and a PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford University.

Web Site: http://web.mit.edu/vivekf/www/

Janet Wilkinson

Janet Wilkinson

Senior Lecturer
Contact Information
Office: E62-490
Tel: (617) 253-7418
E-mail: jwilkin@mit.edu
Support Staff

Name: Alison Prosek
Tel: (617) 324-2117
E-mail: aprosek@mit.edu

General Expertise

Healthcare delivery, Organizational Learning, System Dynamics

Biography

Janet Wilkinson is a Senior Lecturer in Management Science at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Much of her career has been spent at MIT conducting research in System Dynamics, Organizational Learning, and in the educational theory and technology needed to create effective learning environments. She was also the director of two research centers at MIT Sloan, and developed senior executive programs. She currently uses her experience to work with students and senior leaders in global healthcare delivery.

Wilkinson founded an international consulting firm that specialized in developing System Dynamics simulation models, educational programs, and systems thinking consulting and coaching for their clients.  Inc. Magazine ranked her company as one of the fastest growing businesses in the US.

She was an elected member of municipal government, serving as the chair of the Board of Selectmen for a Massachusetts community.  She has served on the Governor’s Local Government Advisory Commission and as a senior board member for the Massachusetts Municipal Association and the Massachusetts Selectmen’s Association.

Wilkinson holds a BA in economics from Boston University, an MEd in computer technology from Lesley University,  and an MEd and ABD from Harvard University in planning and social policy.

Publications

“Building Learning Organizations in Engineering Cultures,” in The Journal of Management in Engineering vol .16, #4, July 2000, pp. 72-83

“Overcoming Organizational Anxiety,” in Organizational Learning at Work, (ed. Sterman, et al), Pegasus Communications, Inc., Waltham, MA, 1998

“Systemic Creation of Organizational Anxiety: an Empirical Study,” Journal of Applied Behavioral Science vol. 33, #4, winter 1997, pp.471-489

“Organizational Learning Style as a Core Capability,” in Organizational Learning and Competitive Advantage (Moingenon and Edmondson, eds.) Sage Press, Thousand Oaks, CA., 1996

“ Understanding Organizations as Learning Systems,” in Sloan Management Review vol.36, #2, winter 1995

“Experimentation in Learning Organizations,” in Modeling for Learning Organizations, Morecroft and Stermand, eds. Productivity Press: Portland, OR. (1994)

“System Dynamics in Education,” System Dynamics Review, vol. 9, #2, summer 1993, pp. 101-112

“Experimentation in Learning Organizations: A Management Flight Simulator Approach,” in European Journal of Operational Research, vol. 59, # 1, pp. 167-182 (1992)

Nicolene Hengen

Nicolene Hengen

Lecturer
Contact Information
Office: E38-634
Tel: (617) 253-7633
E-mail: nhengen@mit.edu
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