Bariş Ata takes a problem-driven approach to bridge the theory and practice of operations management. Ata uses stochastic models to study delivery of health care services, sustainable operations, management of manufacturing and service operations, queuing theory, and revenue management.
Ata serves as an associate editor for Mathematics of Operations Research, Operations Research, Management Science, and Manufacturing and Service Operations Management. Prior to joining Chicago Booth, Ata was a faculty member of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University for 10 years.
Ata received his PhD degree from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. While enrolled at Stanford, he also earned MS degrees in statistics, mathematics, business research, and engineering economic systems and operations research. He holds a BS degree in industrial engineering from Bilikent University in Ankara, Turkey. Prior to his academic career, he worked for McKinsey & Company.
Ata joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2013.