We are delighted to welcome Dr. Sebastian Souyris as a tenure-track assistant professor holding the Wellington Development Chair in Analytics at the Lally School of Management. Dr. Souyris obtained his Ph.D. in information, risk, and operations management from The University of Texas at Austin in 2019. He joins Lally from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where he was a visiting assistant professor at Gies College of Business. He obtained an M.Phil. in operations management from the Stern School of Business at New York University in 2009, and a bachelor's (industrial engineering) and master's (operations management) degree from the University of Chile, in 2003 and 2005, respectively.
Dr. Souyris’ research broadly addresses issues related to the challenges and the means of achieving environmental and human sustainability from an operations management perspective, combining optimization modeling, data analytics, and econometric modeling. His recent work includes applying decomposition and constraint programming methods to optimize dispatching decisions (in European Journal of Operations Research) and robust optimization-based decision modeling under uncertainty in service times (in Optimization Letters). Moreover, his work in the application of operations research tools in soccer leagues (in INFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics) was a finalist for the prestigious Franz Edelman Award, while a second in the same journal was nominated for EURO Excellence in Practice Award. He also received the 2022 INFORMS Revenue Management and Pricing Practice Award for his paper “Scheduling Advertising on Cable Television,” which will be published in Operations Research, an FT 50-listed academic journal.