Vishal Gaur

Vishal Gaur

  • Professor
  • Department Editor Management Science
  • Emerson Professor of Manufacturing Management

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Interdisciplinary Theme

  • Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Technology

Faculty Expertise

  • Operations Management
  • Quantitative Modeling
  • Business Analytics

Contact

Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management

607.255.6755

vg77@cornell.edu

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Biography

Professor Vishal Gaur is Emerson Professor of Manufacturing Management, and professor of operations, technology and information management at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. His research interests lie in the design and optimization of data-driven business models. His current research projects deal with econometric analysis and optimization in retailing, supply chains, and linking operations with financial performance of firms.

Gaur served as associate dean of MBA programs during 2014-2019. He teaches the MBA core course in operations management and MBA elective courses in retail operations and SQL. He has received numerous awards for his research and teaching: the Johnson Faculty Research Award in 2012-13; the Clifford H. Whitcomb Faculty Fellowship in 2010-11; the Johnson Core Faculty Award by the graduating classes of 2015, 2012, and 2008; the Johnson Cornell Tech Core Faculty Award by the graduating class of 2017; the Wickham Skinner Early Career Research Accomplishments Award by the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) in 2006; and honorable mention in the George B. Dantzig Dissertation Award Competition in 2001. His co-authored paper, "Hedging Inventory Risk Through Market Instruments," published in the journal Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, received the 2008 Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Best Paper Award. He serves as a department editor for Management Science and an associate editor for Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, Operations Research, and Production and Operations Management. Prof. Gaur received his PhD in 2001 from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad in 1995, and his BTech in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in 1993. Before joining Johnson, he was an assistant professor at the NYU Stern School of Business during 2001-07 and a visiting associate professor at Harvard Business School during 2007-08.

Selected Publications

Awards and Honors

  • Core Faculty Award (2017) Johnson Cornell Tech Class of 2017
  • The Core Faculty Award (2015) Johnson Graduate School of Management
  • Best Paper Award Runner Up (2014) M&SOM iFORM SIG
  • Wickham Skinner Early Career Research Accomplishments Award (2006) POMS
  • George B. Dantzig Dissertation Award, Honorable Mention (2001) INFORMS

Recent Courses

  • NMI 5000 - Directed Reading and Research
  • NBA 6550 - Introduction to SQL
  • NCCT 5080 - Managing Operations
  • NBA 5200 - Retail Operations

Academic Degrees

  • PhD University of Pennsylvania- The Wharton School, 2001
  • MA University of Pennsylvania- The Wharton School, 2000
  • MBA Indian Institute of Management, 1995
  • Btech Indian Institute of Technology,, 1993