Goker Aydin, PhD

Professor

Academic Discipline: Operations Management & Business Analytics

Areas of Interest: Supply Chain Management
Revenue Management
Dynamic Pricing
Operations Management
Quantitative Methods


Phone: 410-234-4715

Email: goker.aydin@jhu.edu

Biography

Goker Aydin joined the Carey Business School in January 2017 as Professor. His research is driven by the demand and supply uncertainty facing both retailers and their suppliers. To manage such uncertainty, firms can use inventory as a buffer, or they can leverage their prices to match supply with demand. Goker’s research uses mathematical models to gain insights into such inventory and pricing decisions. He currently teaches a course on data analytics, and has taught supply chain management and revenue management courses in the past. Prior to joining Carey, Goker served on the faculty of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan. He received his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University, M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University, and B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Bogazici University in Turkey.

Honors & Distinctions

  • 2015, 2014 Kelley School MBA Class Teaching Excellence Award
  • 2015 Kelley School Trustee Teaching Award
  • 2015 Runner up, MSOM iFORM Best Paper Award, “Using a Dual Sourcing Option in the Presence of Asymmetric Information about Supplier Reliability: Competition vs. Diversification”
  • 2014 Management Science Distinguished Service Award
  • 2012, 2011 Management Science Meritorious Service Award
  • 2011, 2009 M&SOM Meritorious Service Award
  • 2009 INFORMS JFIG Paper Competition Finalist, “Personalized Dynamic Pricing of Limited Inventories”
  • 2008 Alpha Pi Mu Outstanding Professor of the Year, awarded by the student honor society Alpha Pi Mu, Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
  • 2008 Jon R. and Beverly S. Holt Award for Excellence in Teaching, awarded by the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan

Selected Publications

  • S. Ye, G. Aydin, S. Hu “Sponsored Search Marketing: Dynamic Pricing and Advertising for an Online Retailer.” Management Science, 2015, 61:1255-1274.
  • B. Rodriguez, G. Aydin “Pricing and Assortment Decisions for a Manufacturer Selling through Dual Channels.” European Journal of Operational Research, 2015, 242:901-909.
  • G. Aydin, H. S. Heese “Bargaining for an Assortment.” Management Science, 2015, 61:542-559.
  • S. Guo, G. Aydin, G. C. Souza “Dismantle or Remanufacture?” European Journal of Operational Research, 2014, 233:580-583.
  • M. Mayorga, H. Ahn, G. Aydin “Optimal Assortment and Inventory Decisions with Multiple Quality Levels.” Annals of Operations Research, 2013, 211:301-331.
  • C. Kuo, H. Ahn, G. Aydin “Pricing Policy in a Supply Chain: Negotiation or Posted Pricing.” Production and Operations Management, 2013, 22:626-641.
  • Z. Yang, G. Aydin, V. Babich, D. Beil “Using a Dual Sourcing Option in the Presence of Asymmetric Information about Supplier Reliability: Competition vs. Diversification.” Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 2012, 14:202-217.
  • C. Kuo, H. Ahn, G. Aydin “Dynamic Pricing of Limited Inventories when Customers Negotiate.” Operations Research, 2011, 59:882-897.
  • M. Suh, G. Aydin “Dynamic Pricing of Substitutable Products with Limited Inventories under Logit Demand.” IIE Transactions, 2011, 43:323-331.
  • B. Rodriguez, G. Aydin “Assortment Selection and Pricing for Configurable Products under Demand Uncertainty.” European Journal of Operational Research, 2011, 210:635-646.

Works In Progress

  • S. Ye, G. Aydin, S. Hu “Optimal Spending for a Search Funnel.” In preparation for second round of review at Manufacturing & Service Operations Management.
  • M. Ghuloum, G. Aydin, G. C. Souza “Optimal Dynamic Pricing for Trade-in Programs.” Working paper.
  • H. Zhang, G. Aydin, H. S. Heese “How To Get the Conflict out of the Mineral Supply Chain.” In preparation.
  • T. Kotsi, G. Aydin, A. Pedraza Martinez “Dynamic Allocation of NGO Funds Among Program, Fundraising, and Administration.” In preparation.