Ozalp Ozer

Ashbel Smith Professor
Professor - Management
Tags: Supply Chain Operations Management

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
Columbia University - 2000
M.S. - Operations Research
Columbia University - 1997
B.S. - Industrial Engineering
Bilkent University - 1996

Research Areas

Research Interest

Information and Operations Management; Supply Chain Management; Distribution Channel Management; Multi-Echelon Inventory Planning and Control; Incentive Mechanisms and Contracts; Pricing and Revenue Optimization; Behavioral Operations.


Competing on Time: Integrated Framework to Optimize Dynamic Time-to-Market and Production Decisions, (with O. Uncu), to appear in Production and Operations Management. forthcoming - Publication
Mechanism Design for Capacity Planning under Dynamic Evolutions of Asymmetric Forecasts, (with S. Oh), to appear in Management Science. forthcoming - Publication
Quality Risk in Outsourcing: Non-contractible Product Quality and Asymmetric Quality Cost Information, (with M. Kaya), Naval Research Logistics, 56(7), pp. 669–685, 2009. forthcoming - Publication
Stochastic Multi-Item Inventory Systems with Markov-Modulated Demands and Production Quantity Requirements, (with A. Atali), Probability in the Engineering and Information Sciences, 26, pp.263- 293, 2012. 2012 - Publication
Pricing in Business-to-Business Contracts: Sharing Risk, Profit and Information, (with M. Kaya), Chapter 28 in The Oxford Handbook of Pricing Management, pp. 738-783, 2012. 2012 - Publication
Behavioral Issues in Pricing Management, (with Y. Zheng). Chapter 20 in The Oxford Handbook of Pricing Management, pp. 415-462, 2012. 2012 - Publication
The Oxford Handbook of Pricing Management. Oxford University Press, (with R. Phillips), June 2012. 2012 - Publication
Inventory Management: Information, Coordination and Rationality. Chapter 14 in the Handbook in Production Management. K. Kempf, P. Keskinocak, and R. Uzsoy (Eds.), Kluwer, 2011. 2011 - Publication
Trust in Forecast Information Sharing, (with K. Zheng and K. Chen), Management Science, 57(6), pp 1111-1137, 2011. 2011 - Publication
A Tale of Two Countries: Trust and Trustworthiness in China and the U.S., (with K. Zheng and Y. Ren), Submitted to (2nd Round) Management Science, 2011. 2011 - Publication


University of Texas at Dallas [2012–Present]
Associate Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [2009–2012]
Associate Professor
Columbia University [2008–2009]
Consulting Associate Professor
Stanford University [2007–2009]
Assistant Professor
Stanford University [2000–2007]
Affiliated Faculty
Stanford University [2000–Present]
Research Assistant
Columbia University [1999–2000]
Research Assistant
Columbia University [1998–1999]
Columbia University [1998–2000]

Additional Information

  • 2009 NSF-GOALI Grant. Title: “A Phased Approach for Investigating Trust and Trustworthiness in Forecast Information Sharing” Date: August 9, 2009 ($278,570) Awd# 0927741
  • 2007 Hewlett Packard Gift Fund
  • 2006 NSF-GOALI Grant. Title: “Retail and Direct Internet Channels Management: Incentives, Contracts and Behaviors” Date: April 15, 2006 ($225,669) Awd # 0556322
  • 2006 Hewlett Packard Laboratories Gift Fund
  • 2006 UPS Foundation
  • 2005 Lillie Funds
  • 2005 Presidential Research Grant
  • 2005 Hitachi Gift Fund ($80,000)
  • 2005 Hewlett Packard Laboratories Gift Fund
  • 2005 UPS Endowment Award
  • 2004 Intel Gift Fund
  • 2004 Hewlett Packard Gift Fund
  • 2003 Hellman Faculty Scholar 
  • 2003 Alliance for Innovative Manufacturing Teaching and Research Grant
  • 2001-2003 General Motors ($125,000)
  • 2001-2003 Ericsson LLC ($1,000,000, Co-PIs: W. Hausman and H. Lee)
  • 2000 David Morgenthaler II Faculty Scholar ($75,000)
  • 2012 M&SOM Meritorious Service Award.
  • 2012 Keynote Speaker at the Supply Chain Thought Leaders Roundtable, Istanbul.
  • 2012 Tutorial lecture at 2012 Behavioral Operations Management Conference.
  • 2011 Tutorial lecture at 2011 INFORMS-Charlotte Annual Conference.
  • 2010 Inducted to Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society (“nations oldest, largest, and most selective honor society”).
  • 2009 Recognition for Teaching Excellence, Columbia University (based on student evaluations).
  • 2008-2010 Secretary and Board Member of the Production and Operations Management Society
  • 2008 Keynote Speaker at the Supply Chain Thought Leaders Roundtable, Madrid. 
  • 2007 Plenary Speaker at RFID Eurasia 2007 Conference, Istanbul. 
  • 2006 Keynote Speaker at the Supply Chain Thought Leaders Roundtable, St. Louis.
  • 2005 New York University, Stern School of Business, Professor-in-Residence, New York.
  • 2003-2005 Hellman Faculty Scholar, Stanford University
  • 2004 Wickham Skinner Early-Career Research Accomplishment Award, POM society.
  • 2004 Supervised Ph.D dissertation research of H. Lutze, finalist in the MSOM student paper competition. 
  • 2004 Eugene L. Grant Award for Excellence in Teaching, Stanford University (by student vote).
  • 2003 Undergraduate Teaching Award, Stanford University (by student vote).
  • 2001-2004 David T. Morgenthaler II Faculty Scholar, Stanford University.
  1. Oytun Eskiyenenturk. 2006. Determinants of Intersegment Performance Differences: the Case of Automotive Supplier’s in Turkey. Rapt Company. (Reading Committee).
  2. Ozgur Yazlali. 2006. Managing Demand Risk via Supply Contracts: A Tactical Outlook for Operational Excellence. The Gap. (Reading Committee).
  3. Gary Gaukler. 2005. RFID in Supply Chain Management. Assistant Professor at Texas A&M. (Reading Committee).
  4. Nicole Bastian. 2005. Divisional Performance Measurement and Transfer Pricing for Intangible Assets. Assistant Professor at University of California-Berkeley. (GSB, Oral Examination Chair).
  5. Jinxing Chang. 2004. A Simulation Access Language and Framework with Applications to Project Management. Civil and Environmental Engineering. (SoE, Oral Examination Chair).
  6. Mark Wilkinson. 2004. Collaboration in Decentralized Supply Chains.. Intel Corporation. (Reading Committee).
  7. Jan Pietzsch. 2004. Early Technology Assessment of New Medical Devices and Procedures. Consulting Assistant Professor, Stanford University. (Examiner).
  8. Özlem Yuksel. 2003. Managing Supply Contracts and Inventory Risk in a Supply Chain. Associate, McKinsey and Company. (Reading Committee).
  9. Kaijai Jiang. 2003. Product Design, Pricing and Inventory Planning in Dual Channel Supply Chains. MIT Zaragoza Logistics Institute. (Reading Committee).
  10. Julia Miyaoka. 2003. Essay’s on Forecast Updating in a Two Stage Supply Chain. Assistant Professor, San Francisco State University. (Reading Committee).
  11. Goker Aydin. 2003. Product Variety Issues in Supply Chain Management. Assistant Professor, University of Michigan-Ann arbor, IOE. (Reading Committee).
  12. Victor Araman. 2002. The Maximum of Perturbed Random Walk Limit Theorems and Applications. Assistant Professor, New York University, GSB. (Reading Committee).
  13. Kaijie Zhu. 2002. New Approaches to Inventory Management. Assistant Professor, Hong Kong Univ. of Science and Technology. (Reading Committee).
  14. Barchi Peleg. 2002. Modeling Supply Chain Impacts of E-Procurement. Director of Research Global Supply Chain Forum. (Reading Committee).
  15. Daricha (Sutivong) Techopitayakull. 2001. ASP-Based Software Delivery: Economics, Pricing and Contract Structuring Using Real Options. Assistant Professor, Chulalongkorn University, Bang Kong, Thailand. (Reading Committee).
  16. Maria Ines De Miranda. 2001. A Real Option Approach to Network Expansion. Reading Committee.
  17. Gal Raz. 2001. “A Discrete Service Levels Perspective to the Newsvendor Model.” Assistant Professor, Australian Graduate School of Management. (GSB, University Chair).

News Articles

Business Prof Explores How Much Trust is Enough
A classroom full of students sat behind desktop computers in a School of Management computer lab recently making business decisions and wondering whether they could trust one another. As students role-played the parts of manufacturers and suppliers in an online simulation, they calculated each decision as if they were playing chess. Taking learning beyond the classroom, Professor Özalp Özer offered these students an intriguing blend of teaching and research by simulating real-life business challenges with a game of trust, the subject of his National Science Foundation-funded research.
JSOM Profs Bring Data-Driven Business Perspective to Healthcare Operations
By securing an undisclosed amount of funding from one of the nation's leading healthcare systems to jump-start research into data-driven medical decision making, a Naveen Jindal School of Management professor has once again strengthened the reputation of the school and UT Dallas as go-to partners for innovation at the cutting edge of the changing global economy.
Dr. Özalp Özer
, Ashbel Smith Professor of Operations Management, will collaborate with University Hospitals of Cleveland to develop technology that can more easily extract valuable information from electronic medical records. The goal is to help healthcare providers optimize medical decisions that can improve healthcare outcomes for patients while also improving operational efficiencies.
Jindal Professors Earn NSF Grants for Operations Management Studies
Two professors in the Naveen Jindal School of Management’s operations management program — Dr. Alain Bensoussan and Dr. Özalp Özer — recently were awarded grants by the National Science Foundation.

“We are especially pleased to have two research grants from the National Science Foundation awarded to our faculty in recent months,” said Dr. Hasan Pirkul, dean of the Jindal School. “Our faculty and our centers, such as the International Center for Decision and Risk Analysis, are solving real-world problems relevant to the industry’s needs of today.”

Bensoussan, professor of risk and decision analysis and Ashbel Smith Professor, was awarded a $208,559 grant in August for a project titled “New Problems in Mean Field Control Theory.”


Wei Wei. 2003. Capacity Management under Forecast Update in Decentralized Supply Chains. Associate, Morgan Stanley, Fixed Income Derivatives Research. Holly Lutze. 2004. Mitigating Supply Chain Risk: Pooling, Contracting, and Supply Channel Selection. Assistant Professor, University of Texas, Dallas, School of Management. Aykut Atali. 2006. Quantitative Modeling in Inventory Management with Imperfect Information. Algorithm Design Engineer, SmartOps Inc. Murat Kaya. 2006. Essays in Supply Chain Contracting: Dual Channel Management with Service Competition and Quality Risk in Outsourcing. Assistant Professor, Sabanci University, Turkey, School of Engineering and Research Scientist at Hewlett Packard Laboratories. Onur Uncu. 2007. Dynamic Time-to-market and Operational Decisions in High Technology Firms. Associate, Fixed Income, Credit Suisse. Heng Liu, 2007. Essays in New Product Management. Senior Software Product Development Manager, Oracle. Sechan Oh, 2010. Optimal Stopping Problems in Operations Management., IBM
Karen Zhang, Expected graduation 2010