Awards

PROFESSIONAL AWARDS:

  • Second place in Manufacturing and Service Operations Management society student paper competition, 2000.

  • Meritorious Service Awards from Operations Research, 2002, 2003, 2008.

  • Miller-Sherrerd Teaching Awards, 2002-2003, 2004-2005, 2005-2006, 2008-2009 (top student evaluations among MBA core courses), The Wharton School.

  • Finalist in the Junior Faculty Interest Group Best Paper competition, 2003, 2006.

  • Meritorious Service Awards from Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010.

  • Production and Operations Management Society Wickham Skinner Early-Career Research Accomplishment Award, 2005.

  • Supervised (with Morris Cohen) research of Sang-Hyun Kim, the recipient of 2006 SOLE (The International Society of Logistics) doctoral dissertation award, 2006 Bonder Scholarship for Applied Operations Research in Military Applications, finalist of 2006 Manufacturing and Service Operations Management society student paper competition, finalist of 2008 Production and Operations Management society student paper competition, winner of 2008 Danzig Dissertation Award.

  • MBA Core teaching award by student vote "Tough, but will thank you in 5 years", 2008, 2010.

  • Highest course ratings among all core classes at INSEAD in Fall 2008 and nominated for the Best Teaching Award for Core course in the Fontainebleau campus.

  • Meritorious Associate Editor Award from Management Science, 2009.

  • Distinguished Service Award from Management Science, 2010, 2011, 2012.

  • Finalist of Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Best Paper Competition 2010.

  • Supervised (with Morris Cohen) research of Jose Guajardo, finalist of 2010 M&SOM student paper competition, finalist of 2010 ISBM Doctoral Dissertation Award, winner of 2010 Juran Dissertation Fellowship Award.

  • Wharton MBA Core teaching award by student vote "Goes above and beyond the call of duty", Spring 2010.

  • One of the most influential articles in 10 years of the ECR Journal, 2010.

  • Academy of Management Best Papers Proceedings (<10% acceptance rate), 2011 and OM Division Chan Hahn Best Paper Award.

  • Deans’ Commendation for Excellence in MBA Teaching, 2010-2011.

  • Supervised research of Sam Aflaki, finalist of 2011 M&SOM student paper competition.

  • Supervised research of Jun Li, Winner of 2011 M&SOM student paper competition, 3rd place winner, Best Paper Award for the Chinese Business Initiative at the Chazen Institute’s OCSMASE, 2011, 3rd place winner, INFORMS 2011 Service Science Section Best Student Paper Competition, finalist of Industry Studies Association 2012 Dissertation Award.

  • Nominated for the MBA Best Teaching Award for Core course in the Fontainebleau campus, 2011.

  • Supervised (with Karan Girotra) research of Buket Avci, 2nd place winner of 2012 POMS Supply Chain College Student Paper Competition, finalist of 2012 M&SOM student paper competition.

  • Supervised (with Karan Girotra) research of Nitish Jain, 1st place winner of 2013 POMS Supply Chain College Student Paper competition, finalist, 2013 M&SOM student paper competition.

  • Finalist, Management Science 2013 Best Paper Award in Operations Management.

  • Winner, M&SOM Young Scholar Prize, 2013.

  • 1st place winner, Decision Sciences Institute Best Teaching Case Studies Award, 2013.

  • Supervised (with Karan Girotra) research of Simone Marinesi, 1st place winner of POMS 2014 Supply Chain College Best Student Paper Competition.

  • Silver medal winner, 8th Annual Axiom Business Book Awards in "Business Theory" category for "The Risk-Driven Business Model: Four Questions that will Define your Company".

  • Dean's Commendation for Excellence in Executive Education Teaching, 2013-2014, 2014-2015.

  • Dean’s Commendation for Excellence in MBA Teaching, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016.

  • Finalist, 2015 Management Science Best Paper Award in Operations Management.

  • Finalist, 2015 M&SOM Service Management SIG Prize for the best paper on service management published in the past three years.

  • Outstanding contribution to the PhD program at INSEAD, inaugural faculty award, 2015.

  • Distinguished Service Award from M&SOM Society, 2016.

  • Runner-up, MSOM Service Management SIG Best Paper Award, 2017 (for the paper Are consumers strategic? Structural estimation from the air travel industry).

  • Supervised (with Karan Girotra) research of Konstantinos Stouras, runner up of 2018 TIMS Doctoral Dissertation Award.

  • Supervised (with Ioana Popescu) research of Bhavani Shanker Uppari, 2nd place winner of 2018 M&SOM student paper competition.

  • Runner up, 2018 INFORMS Technology, Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship Section (TIMES) Best Paper Award for the paper “Business Model Innovation for Sustainability”.

  • Distinguished Fellow of M&SOM Society of INFORMS, 2018.

  • Supervised (with Masha Shunko) research of Vivek Choudhary, Finalist of 2019 IBM Service Student Paper Competition.

  • Supervised (with Gerry Tsoukalas) research of Rowena Gan, Finalist of 2019 INFORMS Finance Student Paper Competition.

  • Wharton Teaching Excellence award for academic year 2020.

  • Honorable mention, Behavioral Operations Best Working Paper 2020 for "Off-Grid Lighting Business Models to Serve the Poor: Evidence From a Structural Model and Field Experiments in Rwanda".

  • Runner-up of the 2020 INFORMS TIMES Best Paper Award for “Electric Vehicles with a Battery Switching Station: Adoption and Environmental Impact”.

  • Finalist of DAS/SDP Practice Award 2020 for "Off-Grid Lighting Business Models to Serve the Poor: Evidence From a Structural Model and Field Experiments in Rwanda".

  • Supervised (with Masha Shunko) research of Vivek Choudhary, Honorable Mention in the College of Behavioral OM Junior Scholar Paper Competition 2020.

  • “Off-Grid Lighting Business Models to Serve the Poor: Evidence From a Structural Model and Field Experiments in Rwanda” has been chosen as a Winner for the 2021 PSOR Best Paper Award.

  • "Best selling case award" 2019, 2020, 2021 from The Case Center for "Where in the world is Timbuk2: Outsourcing, offshoring and mass customization".

  • Supervised research of Cristian Kaps, Honorable Mention in 2022 Student Paper Competition of College of Sustainable Operations (CSO) of Production and Operations Management Society (POMS).

  • Finalist of 2022 INFORMS Technology, Innovation Management, and Entrepreneurship Section’s (TIMES) best working paper competition for "Design of Off-Grid Lighting Business Models to Serve the Poor: Field Experiments and Structural Analysis".

FUNDED RESEARCH:

Grant from Wharton e-Business Initiative for investigating supply chain choice by Internet retailers, 2002 ($10,000).

Grant from Columbia Center for Excellence in E-Business to investigate dynamic product bundling in e-commerce retailing, 2003-2004 (co-investigator with Sergei Savin, $4,000).

Grant from Mack Center for Technological Innovation for investigation of manufacturing flexibility in the automotive industry, 2004 ($5,000).

Grant from Fishman-Davidson Center for Service and Operations Management for investigation of manufacturing flexibility in the automotive industry, 2004 ($15,000).

Gift from Procter & Gamble and Gillette to study retail store execution strategies, 2005 (co-investigator with Marshall Fisher, $100,000).

Grant from the Mack Center for Technological Innovation for study of competition and capacity investment for startup firms, 2005 ($2,000).

Grant from the Mack Center for Technological Innovation for study of manufacturing flexibility adoption in the automotive industry, 2005 ($13,000).

Grant from the Fishman-Davidson Center for Service and Operations Management to study the impact of new product launches on automotive assembly productivity, 2005 ($12,500).

Grant from the Mack Center for Technological Innovation to study new product launches in the automotive industry, 2006 ($12,000).

Gift from Procter & Gamble and Gillette to study retail store execution strategies 2006 (co-investigator with Marshall Fisher, $100,000).

Grant from the Fishman-Davidson Center for Service and Operations Management to study retail store execution strategies, 2006 ($12,000).

Grant from the Fishman-Davidson Center for Service and Operations Management to study performance-based logistics, 2006 ($7,000).

Grant from the Mack Center for Technological Innovation to study to study revenue management through opaque selling, 2007 ($12,000).

Grant from the Mack Center for Technological Innovation to study the long tail of electronic commerce, 2007 ($7,000).

Grant from International Commerce Institute (ECR) to study retail store execution strategies, 2007 (co-investigator with Marshall Fisher and Nicole DeHoratius, $100,000).

Grants from various suppliers to the Department of Defense to study performance contracting in repair and maintenance services, 2007-2008 (co-investigator with Morris Cohen, >$100,000).

Grant from International Commerce Institute (ECR) to study retail store execution strategies, 2008 (co-investigator with Marshall Fisher and Nicole DeHoratius, $70,000).

Grant from the Wharton-INSEAD Alliance, 2008 (co-investigator with Nils Rudi, $22,000).

Grant from the Mack Center for Technological Innovation to study effects of airline codesharing agreements upon operational performance, 2008 ($14,000).

€15,000 grant from the Wharton-INSEAD alliance, 2009 (with Nils Rudi).

$7,500 grant from Marketing Science Institute (MSI) and the Wharton Interactive Media Initiative (WIMI) on “Modeling ‘Multichannel’ Customer Behavior”, 2010.

€39,000 Grant from INSEAD R&D committee on “Consumer Behavior in Retail” (with Nils Rudi). 2011.

€26,000 Grant from INSEAD R&D committee on “Study of Global Sourcing” (with Karan Girotra). 2012.

€9,760.00 Grant from INSEAD-Wharton Alliance to conduct “Research on Effective Store Execution” (with Marshall Fisher) 2013.

£60,000 Grant from IGC for Randomized Control Trial in Rwanda on off-grid business models 2015.

€60,000 Grant from ADEC Abu Dhabi for Randomized Control Trial in Rwanda on off-grid business models 2015.

€25,000 Grant from INSEAD R&D Committee to study lean startup practices 2015.

€100,000 Grant from INSEAD R&D committee for “The New Product Bet” book project 2016.

€25,000 Grant from INSEAD R&D Committee to study practices of internet retailers 2016.

€20,000 Grant from Wharton-INSEAD Alliance to study off-grid electricity adoption at the bottom of the pyramid, 2017.

€10,000 Grant from Wharton-INSEAD Alliance to study adoption of blockchain technology in supply chains, 2017.

€20,000 Grant from Wharton-INSEAD Alliance to study manufacturing flexibility automotive industry, 2017.

$12,000 Grant from Wharton Global Initiatives to study Global Sourcing, 2018.

$7,500 Grant from Wharton Social Impact to study rechargeable lamp business models in Africa, 2018.

$10,000 Grant from Mack Institute for Technological Innovation to study automotive telematics, 2019.

$20,000 Grant from Fishman Davidson Center to study retail labor management, 2019.

$10,000 from Fishman Davidson Center to study impact of telematics technology.

$4,000 from Mack Center for “Power to X - Why and When to Use Electricity to Make Gas Renewable”

$6,250 from Mack Center for “Do smart traffic lights reduce congestion?”

$10,000 from Fishman Davidson Research Center for Impact of Technology Adoption on Success of E-Commerce Firms Globally,

$11,800 from Fishman-Davidson Research Center “Inventory, Speculators, and Initial Coin Offerings” (with Gerry Tsoukalas and Rowena Gan)

$10,000 from Ripple Research Fund “Inventory, Speculators, and Initial Coin Offerings” (with Gerry Tsoukalas and Rowena Gan)

$15,000 from Dean’s research fund to study impact of solar lights in Ghana.

$10,000 from Mack center to study the impact of solar lights in Ghana.

$24,000 from Mack center to study markets for Non-fungible tokens.