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Faculty Publications and Honors for September 2021

September 19, 2021

Following are recent faculty publications and honors by department in alphabetical order for the month of September, 2021. 

Data Sciences and Operations

Kimon Drakopoulos
“Efficient and Targeted COVID-19 Border Testing Via Reinforcement Learning" (with H. Bastani, V. Gupta, J. Vlachogiannis, C. Hadjicristodoulou, G. Magiorkinis, D. Paraskevis, P. Lagiou, and S. Tsiodras), has been published in the journal Nature.


His paper, “Interpretable Operations Research for High-Stakes Decisions: Designing the Greek COVID-19 Testing System” (with H. Bastani, V. Gupta, J. Vlachogiannis, C. Hadjicristodoulou, G. Magiorkinis, D. Paraskevis, P. Lagiou, and S. Tsiodras), is a finalist for the 2021 Daniel H. Wagner Prize for Excellence in the Practice of advance Analytics and Operations Research. The winner will be announced during the INFORMS conference in October.

Yingying Fan
Received an NSF Focused Research Group grant, one of two such awards for the entire field of statistics this year.

"DeepLINK: Deep Learning Inference Using Knockoffs with Applications to Genomics” (with Zifan Zhu, Yinfei Kong, Jinchi Lv and Fengzhu Sun), has been accepted for publication in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America).

Vishal Gupta
“Efficient and Targeted COVID-19 Border Testing Via Reinforcement Learning" (with H. Bastani, V. Gupta, J. Vlachogiannis, C. Hadjicristodoulou, G. Magiorkinis, D. Paraskevis, P. Lagiou, and S. Tsiodras), has been published in the journal Nature.


His paper, “Interpretable Operations Research for High-Stakes Decisions: Designing the Greek COVID-19 Testing System” (with H. Bastani, K Drakopoulos, J. Vlachogiannis, C. Hadjicristodoulou, G. Magiorkinis, D. Paraskevis, P. Lagiou, and S. Tsiodras), is a finalist for the 2021 Daniel H. Wagner Prize for Excellence in the Practice of advance Analytics and Operations Research. The winner will be announced during the INFORMS conference in October.

Jinchi Lv
Received an NSF Emerging Frontiers grant for a five year period.

"DeepLINK: Deep Learning Inference Using Knockoffs with Applications to Genomics” (with Zifan Zhu, Yinfei Kong, Yingying Fan,and Fengzhu Sun), has been accepted for publication in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America).

Matteo Sesia
Sesia’s patent application for Recommendation System using Linear Stochastic Bandits and Confidence Interval Generation was granted. 

Somya Singhvi (Ph.D. student)
Singhvi’s dissertation has been chosen as a finalist for the Dantzig Award

Tianshu Sun
"Geographical Pattern of Online WOM: How Offline Environment Influences Online Sharing” (with Yanhao "Max" Wei and Joseph Golden), has been accepted at Information Systems Research.

 

Finance and Business Economics

Mark Griffiths
“What is a High-Quality Article in Finance and Which Schools Produce Them?” (with Drew Winters), was accepted for publication in the Journal of Financial Education.

 

Management and Organization

Tom Cummings
“Language and the Evolution of Academic Fields: The Case of Organization Studies” (with Chailin Cummings), has been accepted for publication in the Academy of Management Learning & Education.

“’An A is an A’: the New Bottom Line for Valuing Academic Research” (with Herman Aquinis, Chailin Cummings, and Ravi Ramini), was a finalist for Best Article Award for the Academy of Management Perspectives.

Peer Fiss
“Category Viability: Balanced Levels of Coherence and Distinctiveness” (with Jade Lo, Eunice Rhee and Mark Kennedy), was a finalist for the Academy of Management Review’s Best Article Award.

 Shon Hiatt
“Shared Fate and Entrepreneurial Collective Action in the U.S. Wood Pellet Market” (with S. Park), has been accepted for publication in Organization Science.

Nan Jia
"Theoretical Light in Empirical Darkness: Illuminating Strategic Concealment of Corporate Political Activity” (with Stanislav Markus and Timothy Werner), has been accepted by the Academy of Management Review.

Beverly Rich (Ph.D. student)
“The Contractual Governance of Transactions Within Firms” (with Catie Magelssen and K. J. Mayer), has been accepted for publication in Organization Science.

Violina Rindova

“To Shape or Adapt: Knowledge Problems, Epistemologies, and Strategic Postures under Knightian Uncertainty” (with H. Courtney), published in 2020, was the 2021 runner-up for OMT Best Published Paper Award.

 

Marketing

Shantanu Dutta
“A Dynamic Model of Player Level-Progression Decisions in Online Gaming” (with Zhao Yi, Sha Yang and Matt Shum), has been accepted for publication in Management Science and is forthcoming.

Gülden Ülkümen
“Lay Theories of Financial Well-Being Predict Political and Policy Message Preferences” (with Job Krijnen, Jonathan Bogard, and Craig Fox), has been accepted for publication the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and is forthcoming.

Yanhao "Max" Wei
"Geographical Pattern of Online WOM: How Offline Environment Influences Online Sharing” (with Tianshu Sun and Joseph Golden), has been accepted at Information Systems Research.

Sha Yang
“A Dynamic Model of Player Level-Progression Decisions in Online Gaming” (with Zhao Yi, Shantanu Dutta and Matt Shum), has been accepted for publication in Management Science and is forthcoming.