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Vishal Ahuja

PhD, Business (Operations Management) | Email: | LinkedIn

I recently graduated with a PhD (August, 2013) in Operations Management from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. I am currently a National Institute on Aging (NIA) postdoctoral fellow at the University of Chicago. In addition, I am affiliated with the following organizations:

Research Interests

Healthcare Operations, Bayesian Learning Models, Markov Decision Process, Empirical Operations, Energy, Policy Analysis.

My research interests are in developing tools to improve dynamic decision-making and operational efficiency in contexts in which opportunities for learning exist, with a particular emphasis on the healthcare and energy sector. My research is motivated by questions that are relevant to practitioners and policymakers. I collaborate and interact with researchers from other fields and government organizations.

My research has won several accolades and awards including the following:


A Class Act, India Today, September 9, 2013 issue.

The Personal MBA, Mail Today, September 3, 2013.

New Research Could Lead To Shorter And Cheaper Drug Trials, Press Release, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, July 2013.

How Math Can Improve Drug Trials and Save Lives, Capital Ideas, Summer 2013 edition.

  • Feature Article

Three Faculty Members Honored For Operations Research , Chicago Booth Magazine, Winter 2013 edition.