Vivek F. Farias


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Vivek Farias is the Patrick J. McGovern (1959) Professor and a 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.


INFORMS honors Farias with Young Scholar Prize

Farias wins teaching award

Farias wins 2020 Jamieson Prize

Farias' Paper a finalist for Wagner Prize

Vivek Farias paper awarded

Vivek Farias paper honored

Vivek Farias and Tavneet Suri have each received funding from the Solomon Buchsbaum Research Fund


"The Limits to Learning a Diffusion Model."

Jackie Baek, Vivek F. Farias, Andreea Georgescu, Retsef Levi, Tianyi Peng, Deeksha Sinha, Joshua Wilde, and Andrew Zheng. In Proceedings of the 22nd ACM conference on Economics and Computation (EC), Budapest, Hungary: July 2021. arXiv Preprint.

"Assortment Optimization under Consider-then-Choose Choice Models."

Aouad, Ali, Vivek F. Farias, and Retsef Levi. Management Science Vol. 67, No. 6 (2021): 3368-3386. SSRN Preprint.

"Analysis of the Human Plasma Proteome Using Multi‐Nanoparticle Protein Corona for Detection of Alzheimer's Disease."

Corbo, Claudia, Andrew A. Li, Hossein Poustchi, Gha Young Lee, Sabrina Stacks, Roberto Molinaro, Philip Ma, Theo Platt, Shahed Behzadi, Robert Langer, Vivek Farias, and Omid C. Farokhzad. Advanced Healthcare Materials Vol. 10, No. 2 (2021): 2000948.

"Near-Optimal A-B Testing."

Bhat, Nikhil, Vivek F. Farias, Ciamac C. Moallemi, and Deeksha Sinha. Management Science Vol. 66, No. 10 (2020): 4477-4495. Download Preprint.

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