Research Summary
Peng Sun
孙彭
J.B. Fuqua Professor of Decision Sciences
Ph.D. MIT, 2003

Publications

[.] “Optimal Contract for Machine Repair and Maintenance,” with Feng Tian and Izak Duenyas, accepted for publication, Operations Research, 2020.

[.] “Optimal Monitoring Schedule in Dynamic Contracts,” with Mingliu Chen and Yongbo Xiao, Operations Research, 68(5), pp. 1285-1314, 2020.

[.] “Search Under Accumulated Pressure,” with Saed Alizamir and Francis de Vericourt, accepted for publication, Operations Research, 2019.

[.] “Multi-agent Mechanism Design without Money,” with Santiago Balseiro and Huseyin Gurkan, Operations Research, 67(5), pp. 1417-1436, 2019.

[.] “Optimal Contract to Induce Continued Effort,” with Feng Tian, Management Science, 64(9), pp. 4193-4217, 2018.

Comment on 'Optimal Contract to Induce Continued Effort',” with Ping Cao and Feng Tian, submitted 2020. (correcting a mistake in Section 4 of the original paper)

[.] “Inducing Environmental Disclosures: A Dynamic Mechanism Design Approach,” with Shouqiang Wang and Francis de Vericourt, Operations Research, 64(2) 2016, pp. 371-389.

[.] “Efficient Feed-In-Tariff Policies For Renewable Energy Technologies,” with Saed Alizamir and Francis de Vericourt, Operations Research, 64(1) 2016, pp. 52-66.

[.] “Analyzing Scrip Systems,” with Kris Johnson and David Simchi-Levi, Operations Research, 62(3) 2014, pp. 524-534. (Online Appendix)

[.] “Time-based Competition with Benchmark Effects,” Liu Yang, Francis de Vericourt and Peng Sun, accepted for publication, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 16(1) 2014, pp. 119-132.

[.] “Diagnostic Accuracy Under Congestion,” Saed Alizamir, Francis de Vericourt and Peng Sun, Management Science, 59(1) 2013, pp. 157-171.

[.] “Optimal Structural Policies for Ambiguity and Risk Averse Inventory and Pricing Models,” with Xin Chen, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, 50(1), 2012, pp. 133-146. (Online Appendix)

[.] “Linear Programming for Mechanism Design: An Application to Bidder Collusion in First Price Auctions,” with Giuseppe Lopomo and Leslie Marx, Review of Economic Design, 15, 2011, pp. 177-211.

[.] “Information Relaxation and Duality in Stochastic Dynamic Programs,”with David Brown and Jim Smith, Operations Research, 58(4), 2010. (Online Appendix)

[.] “Decentralized Resource Allocation to Control an Epidemic: A Game Theoretic Approach,” with Shouqiang Wang and Francis de Vericourt, Mathematical Biosciences, 22(1), 2009, pp. 1-12.

[.] “Selfish Drug Allocation to Contain an International Influenza Pandemic at the Onset,”with Liu Yang and Francis de Vericourt, Operations Research, 57(6), 2009, pp. 1320-1332.

[.] “Linear Convergence of a Modified Frank-Wolfe Algorithm for Computing Minimum Volume
Enclosing Ellipsoids
,” with Damla Ahipasaoglu and Michael Todd, Optimization Methods and Software, 23, 2008, pp. 5 -19.

[.] “A Linear-Decision Based Approximation Approach to Stochastic Programming,” with Xin Chen, Melvyn Sim and Jiawei Zhang, Operations Research, 56(2), 2008, pp. 344-357.

[.] “Risk Aversion in Inventory Management,” with Xin Chen, Melvyn Sim and David Simchi-Levi, Operations Research, 55(5), 2007, pp. 828-842.

[.] “A Robust Optimization Perspective to Stochastic Programming,” with Xin Chen and Melvyn Sim, Operations Research, 55(6), 2007, pp. 1058-1071.

[.] “Bias and Variance Approximation in Value Function Estimates,” with Shie Mannor, Duncan Simester and John Tsitsiklis, Management Science, 53(2), February 2007, pp. 308-322. (with online supplement)

A preliminary version of the paper published in the Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Machine Learning, Banff, Canada, 2004.

An extension to POMDP, with Mahdi Milani Fard and Joelle Pineau, AAAI-08 Conference, Chicago, 2008.

[.] “Dynamic Catalog Mailing Policies,” with Duncan Simester and John Tsitsiklis, Management Science, 52(5), May 2006, pp. 683–696.

[.] “Computation of Minimum Volume Covering Ellipsoids,” with Robert M. Freund, Operations Research, 52(5), 2004, pp. 690–706.

 

Research Papers

[.] “Matching Supply and Demand with Mismatch-Sensitive Players,” with Mingliu Chen and Zhixi Wan, submitted, 2020.

[.] “Efficient Resource Allocation Contracts to Reduce Adverse Events,” with Yong Liang, Runyu Tang, and Chong Zhang, submitted, 2020.

[.] “Wait Time Based Pricing for Queues with Customer-Chosen Service Times,” with Chen-An Lin and Kevin Shang, submitted, 2020.

[.] “Computation of Optimal Dynamic Mechanism with Participation Requirements,” with Alexandre Belloni and Bingyao Chen, working paper, 2016.

Permanent Working Papers

Risk Aversion in Inventory Management,” with Xin Chen, Melvyn Sim and David Simchi-Levi, 2004. (This version contains results on CVaR.)

A Tractable Approximation of Stochastic Programming via Robust Optimization,” with Xin Chen, Melvyn Sim and Jiawei Zhang, 2006.

 

Matlab codes for the MVCE problem

DRN/Active set algorithm (Sun and Freund, 2004).

Todd-Yildirim Algorithm (Ahipasaoglu, Sun and Todd, 2007).

 

Course

Decision 613. Strategic Modeling and System Dynamics.

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