Vivek F. Farias

Faculty

Vivek F. Farias

About

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.

Honors

Vivek Farias paper awarded

Vivek Farias paper honored

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

Publications

"The Approximability of Assortment Optimization under Ranking Preferences."

Aouad, Ali, Vivek Farias, Retsef Levi, and Danny Segev. Operations Research. Forthcoming.

"The Impact of Delays on Service Times in the Intensive Care Unit."

Chan, Carri W., Vivek F. Farias, and Gabriel J. Escobar. Management Science Vol. 63, No. 7 (2017): 2049 - 207.

"Optimistic Gittins Indices."

Eli Gutin, and Vivek Farias. In Proceedings of the 30th Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems , Barcelona, Spain: December 2016.

"On the Efficacy of Static Prices for Revenue Management in the Face of Strategic Customers."

Yiwei Chen, and Vivek Farias. In Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Economics and Computation, Maastricht, The Netherlands: July 2016.

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