INFORMS Revenue Management and Pricing Section Conference

Discover Carey Day

June 2–4, 2021

The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School is excited to host the 20th Annual INFORMS Revenue Management and Pricing (RM&P) Section Conference, on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 through Friday, June 4, 2021. This event is the premier forum for both academics and practitioners who are active in research and application in the fields of pricing analytics and revenue management.


Please note that registration is currently suspended. INFORMS is closely monitoring the public health situation.

Important Dates

Early registration deadline: April 20, 2020
Abstract submission deadline: March 1, 2020

Registration Fees

Regular members of INFORMS RMP Section: $490 ($440 early registration before April 20)
Student members of INFORMS RMP Section: $265 ($240 early registration before April 20)

Conference Co-Chairs


Wednesday, June 3

Welcome reception at the Carey Business School (evening)

Thursday, June 4

Breakfast and Welcome Remarks 
Technical sessions
Keynote Address: Guillermo Gallego and Garrett van Ryzin 
Technical sessions
Technical sessions
Dinner: Johns Hopkins University Peabody Library

Friday, June 5

Technical sessions
Session: Practice Spotlight
Technical sessions
Technical sessions

Keynote speakers

Professor Guillermo Gallego, PhD

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Crown Worldwide Professor of Engineering
Head and Chair Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering and Decision Analytics
Chair Professor, Department of Information Systems, Business Statistics and Operations Management

Professor Guillermo Gallego is the Department Head of Industrial Engineering and Decision Analytics, and also the Crown Worldwide Professor of Engineering.

Prior to his appointment in January 2016, Prof Gallego was the Liu Family Professor at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at Columbia University, where he served as the Department Chairman from 2002-2008. He was named a Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society (MSOM) Fellow in 2013, INFORMS Fellow in 2012 and has been the recipient of many awards including the Revenue Management Historical Prize (2011) and the Revenue Management Practice Prize (2012), the INFORMS Impact Prize (2016) and the Management Science Best Paper Award (2017).

Professor Gallego’s research interests are Dynamic Pricing and Revenue Optimization, Supply Chain Management, Electronic Commerce, and Inventory Theory. He has published influential papers in the leading journals of his field where he has also occupied a variety of editorial positions. His work has been supported by numerous industrial and government grants. In addition to theoretical research, Professor Gallego has developed strong collaboration with global corporations such as Disney World, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Lucent Technologies, Nomis Solutions, and Sabre Airline Solutions. He has also worked with government agencies such as the National Research Council, the National Science Foundation in United States and the Ireland Development Agency. His graduate students are associated with prestigious universities and occupy leading roles in their chosen fields. He spent his 1996-97 sabbatical at Stanford University and was a visiting scientist at the IBM Watson Research Center from 1999-2003.

Professor Gallego received both his PhD degree (1988) and MS degree (1987) in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University.

Professor Garrett van Ryzin, PhD

Cornell Tech
Charles H. Dyson Family Professor of Management

Garrett van Ryzin is the Charles H. Dyson Family Professor of Management at Cornell Tech and in the Johnson School at Cornell University. He is also Head of Marketplace Labs at Lyft. Prior to joining Cornell, he was Paul M. Montrone Professor of Decision, Risk and Operations at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. From 2015 to 2017, he was Head of Marketplace Optimization Advanced Development at Uber.

Professor van Ryzin’s research and professional work focuses on algorithmic pricing and marketplaces. He is coauthor of the leading scientific book on revenue management, The Theory and Practice of Revenue Management, which won the 2005 Lanchester prize for best published work in operations research. He is an INFORMS and MSOM Fellow and served as Editor in Chief of Manufacturing & Service Operations Management from 2003-2005, and Area Editor for Operations Research 1999-2002 (Service and Supply Chain Operations), 2006-2012 (Revenue Management).

Professor van Ryzin received the B.S.E.E. degree from Columbia University, and the degrees of S.M. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Ph.D. in Operations Research from MIT.

Practice Spotlight Speakers

  • Jose Luis Beltran, Principal Research Scientist, Big Data Analytics Solution Lab, Hitachi America, R&D
  • Sam Eldersvald, Director, IPC Science, Amazon
  • Robert Phillips, Director, Pricing Research, Amazon
  • David Simchi-Levi, Professor, MIT
  • Julie Ward, Manager, AI & Operations Research, Facebook

Carey Business School Baltimore campus

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School is in the Legg Mason Tower (100 International Drive, Baltimore, MD 21202), a 24-story glass high-rise in the Harbor East area of Baltimore. Harbor East is home to many upscale restaurants, hotels, and shops, and it is within easy walking distance (less than a half-mile) of the historic waterfront neighborhood of Fells Point, a major tourist attraction. Three major airports serve the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. The Amtrak Baltimore Penn Station is nearby.

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