SERC Symposium: Speaker Bio and Abstract
Retsef Levi, J. Spencer Standish (1945) Professor of Operations Management, MIT Sloan School of Management
Advanced Analytics guiding Food and Pharmaceutical Regulatory Policy and Operations
In this talk we will discuss several examples that illustrate how advanced analytics and computations can be leveraged to inform supply chain management, operations and regulatory work in the food and pharmaceutical industries. We will highlight the impact on human health and the broader methodological contributions.
Retsef Levi is the J. Spencer Standish (1945) Professor of Operations Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management and affiliated faculty at the MIT Operations Research Center. He serves as the MIT Sloan Faculty Co-Director of the Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) program and as the Faculty Director of the MIT Sloan Food Supply Chain Analytics and Sensing (FSAS) Initiative. Levi’s is an expert in risk management and the applications of advanced data-analytics within large healthcare and public health systems, food and agriculture supply chains, manufacturing of biologic drugs, cybersecurity, as well as logistics, procurement and inventory management. With over 60 articles in top leading journals, his research has had significant methodological contributions, as well as major impact on practice, including multiple field implementations of his research outcomes. Levi received numerous awards including the NSF Faculty Early Career Development award, the 2008 INFORMS Optimization Prize for Young Researchers and the 2013 Daniel H. Wagner Prize, the 2016 Harold W. Kuhn Award and the 2020 MSOM Responsible Research Award.