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Baris Ata is an Associate Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences and coordinator of the school’s doctoral program in operations. He serves as Associate Editor of Manufacturing & Service Operations Management.

Ata’s research is on stochastic models of operations management, specifically the design and control of manufacturing service and telecommunications systems, and revenue management.

Ata received his PhD in Operations, Information and Technology from Stanford University. Prior to his appointment at Kellogg in 2003, he worked as an associate for McKinsey & Company in Istanbul.

Areas of Expertise
Pricing and Price Perception
Queuing Systems
Revenue Management
Print Vita
PhD, 2003, Operations, Information, and Techonology, Stanford University, California
MS, 2002, Statistics, Stanford University, California
MS, 2001, Mathematics, Stanford University, California
MS, 2000, Business Research, Stanford University, California
MS, 1999, Engineering Economic Systems & Operations Research, Stanford University, California
BS, 1997, Industrial Engineering, Bilkent University, Ankara,Turkey

Academic Positions
Associate Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2007-present
Program Coordinator, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2007-present
Assistant Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2003-2007
Associate, McKinsey&Co., 2001-2001

Editorial Positions
Area Editor, Operations Management, 2009-ongoing
Area Editor, Management Science, 2009-ongoing
Associate Editor, Management Science, 2009-ongoing
Associate Editor, IIE Transactions in Healthcare Engineering
Associate Editor, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, 2008-ongoing

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Research Interests
Dynamic control of manufacturing systems and communication networks: heavy traffic approximations, Brownian and fluid network models, discrete-review policies, and analysis of asymptotic performance; pricing congestible resources; revenue management

Agarwal, Manish, Michael Honig and Baris Ata. Forthcoming. Adaptive Training for Correlated Fading Channels with Feedback.
Ata, Baris and Itai Gurvich. 2011. On Optimality Gaps in the Halfin-Whitt Regime. Annals of Applied Probability. 22(1): 407-455.
Akan, Mustafa, Baris Ata and Martin Lariviere. 2011. Asymmetric Information and Economies-of-Scale in Service Contracting. Manufacturing and Service Operations Management. 13(1): 58-72.
Ata, Baris and Jan A. Van Mieghem. 2009. The Value of Dynamic Resource Pooling: Should a service network be integrated or Product-focused?. Management Science. 55(1): 115-131.
Ata, Baris and Wuqin Lin. 2008. Heavy Traffic Analysis of Maximum Pressure Policies for Stochastic Processing Networks with Multiple Bottlenecks. Queueing Systems: Theory and Applications. 59: 191-235.
Ata, Baris and Konstantinos E. Zachariadis. 2007. Dynamic power control in a fading downlink channel subject to an energy constraint. Queuing Systems. 55(1): 41-69.
Ata, Baris. 2006. Dynamic Control of a Multiclass Queue with Thin Arrival Streams. Operations Research. 54(5): 876-892.
Ata, Baris and Shiri Shnerson. 2006. Dynamic Control of an M/M/1 Service System with Adjustable Arrival and Service Rates. Management Science. 52(11): 1778-1791.
Ata, Baris and Sunil Kumar. 2005. Heavy Traffic Analysis of Open Processing Networks with Complete Resource Pooling: Asymptotic Optimality of Discrete Review Policies. Annals of Applied Probability. 15(1A): 331-391.
Ata, Baris, J. Michael Harrison and Larry A. Shepp. 2005. Drift Rate Control of a Brownian Processing System. Annals of Applied Probability. 15(2): 1145-1160.
Ata, Baris. 2005. Dynamic Power Control in a Wireless Static Channel Subject to a Quality of Service Constraint. Operations Research. 53(5): 842-851.
Working Papers
Rubino, Melanie and Baris Ata. Forthcoming. Dynamic Control of a Make-to-Order Parallel-Server System with Cancellations. Operations Research. Forthcoming
Islegen, OzgeBaris Ata and Jingqi Wang. 2013. Warranty Pricing with Product Failures and Forward-Looking Consumers: An Empirical Approach.
Islegen, OzgeBaris Ata and A. Serasu Duran. 2013. Is Demand Response Management Good for the Environment?.
Afeche, Philipp and Baris Ata. 2012. Revenue Management in Queueing Systems with Unknown Demand Characteristics.
Ata, Baris, R. Canan Savaskan-Ebert and Mustafa Akan. 2012. Dynamic Pricing of Remanufacturable Products Under Demand Substitution: A Product Life-Cycle Model.
Ata, Baris, D. Lee and M.H. Tongarlak. 2010. Harvest: Organic Waste Recycling with Energy Recovery (B). Case #611-034.
Ata, Baris, D. Lee and M.H. Tongarlak. 2010. Harvest: Organic Waste Recycling with Energy Recovery (A). Case #611-033.

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