Costis Maglaras & Omar Besbes

Teaches at Columbia Business School

Costis Maglaras, Faculty Co-Director
David and Lyn Silfen Professor of Business

Costis Maglaras is a Professor at the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University in the division of Decision, Risk & Operations. His research focuses on quantitative pricing and revenue management, the economics, design, and operations of service systems, and financial engineering.

He joined Columbia Business School in 1998. During his sabbatical in 2007, he was involved in starting Mismi Inc., where he continues to serve as its Head of Research and be part of its management team. He has also been a frequent consultant to industry. He also holds editorial positions in many of the flagship journals in operations research and management science.
Omar Besbes, Faculty Co-Director
Philip H. Geier Jr. Associate Professor of Business
Decision, Risk, and Operations Division, Columbia Business School

Professor Besbes’ primary research interests are in the area of data-driven decision-making with a focus on applications in e-commerce, pricing, and revenue management, online advertising, operations management, and service systems. His research has been recognized by the 2012 INFORMS Revenue Management and Pricing Section prize as well as the 2013 M&SOM best paper award. He serves on the editorial boards of Management Science and Operations Research.

Professor Besbes has taught the core MBA courses in Operations Management and Business Analytics, an MBA elective on advanced Business Analytics, as well as various Ph.D. seminars on stochastic models, revenue management and data-driven decision-making. He is a recipient of the Dean's award for teaching excellence in the core at Columbia Business School.