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Arian Aflaki

Arian Aflaki

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Business Analytics and Operations

Office: 119A Mervis Hall

Curriculum Vitae: 

  • PhD in Operations Management, The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
  • M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics, Sharif University of Technology
  • B.Sc. in Industrial Mathematics, Sharif University of Technology

Arian Aflaki is an Assistant Professor of Business Analytics and Operations at the Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh. His research provides practical insights into supply chain management and effective solutions to the challenges of firm operations spanning over two specific areas: retail operations and humanitarian operations management. In retail, he studies the impact of consumer behavior on firm pricing, inventory, channel, and product design decisions and seeks for the solutions that benefit firms and consumers; in humanitarian operations, he focuses on the influence of contributor behavior on the funding strategies of humanitarian organizations and develops strategies to improve their operational efficiency.  Arian also serves as a referee for various leading academic journals in the field of management science and operations. He is a member of INFORMS, MSOM, and POMS.

Humanitarian Funding in a Multi-Donor Market with Donation Uncertainty, with A.J. Pedraza Martinez. Production and Operations Management, 25(7), pp. 1274 1291, 2016

  • Choosing to Be Strategic: Implications of the Endogenous Adoption of Forward-Looking Purchasing Behavior on Multiperiod Pricing, with P. Feldman and R. Swinney (under review)
  • Inventory Integration with Rational Consumers, with R. Swinney (under review)
  • Competition over Funding Resources in Humanitarian Operations, with A.J. Pedraza Martinez
  • Optimal Fashionability for Seasonal Products, with R. Swinney