Sebastian Souyris

Dean R. Wellington 83 Junior Chair, Assistant Professor of Supply Chain and Analytics


Sebastian Souyris is an Assistant Professor of Supply Chain and Analytics, holding the Dean R. Wellington ’83 Junior Chair at the Lally School of Management, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Professor Souyris earned his Ph.D. in information, risk, and operations management from The University of Texas at Austin in 2019. He joined Lally in 2022 from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where he was a visiting assistant professor at the Gies College of Business. In addition, he obtained an M.Phil. in operations management from New York University and a bachelor’s (industrial engineering) and master’s (operations management) degree from the University of Chile.

Sebastian’s research addresses challenges and the means of achieving environmental and human sustainability, combining data-driven optimization, machine learning, and econometrics. He has developed impactful analytic solutions for sustainability, healthcare, logistics, media, and sports. His work has been published in Operations Research, Production and Operations Management, the European Journal of Operations Research, and the INFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics, among other outlets. In addition, he is an INFORMS Franz Edelman Laureate, a finalist of the EURO Excellence in Practice Award and the INFORMS Innovative Applications in Analytics Award, and a prizewinner of the INFORMS Revenue Management and Pricing Practice Award.

Education & Training
  • Ph.D. in Information, Risk, and Operations Management, The University of Texas at Austin.
  • M.Phil. in Operations Management, New York University.
  • M.S. in Operations Management, University of Chile.
  • B.S. in Industrial Engineering, University of Chile.

Research Centers


Office Hours

Thursdays 12:00 - 13:00 pm

Current Courses
  • Foundations of Data Science, MGMT 6100
  • Quantitative Methods for Business, MGMT 4100


Awards & Honors

Grants & Fellowships

  • Co-PI, SHIELD Illinois. The Pivotal Role of Regular Testing at Educational Institutions for the Safety and Equity of Health Outcomes of General Community Populations, 2023.
  • Co-PI, Gies College of Business. How to Facilitate Business Continuity by Addressing Supply Chain Constraints Caused by COVID-19?, 2021.
  • Co-PI, Jump ARCHES. How to design and operate end-to-end vaccine deployment using social media, addressing supply chain allocation constrains, and utilizing telemedicine?, 2021.
  • Co-PI, Digital Transformation Institute, Dynamic Resource Management in Response to Pandemics, 2020. 
  • PI, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, Health Make-a-Thon, 2020.
  • Dissertation Writing Fellowship, The University of Texas at Austin, Graduate School, 2016.
  • Fellowship for Graduate Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business, 2010-2015.
  • Doctor Cooper Fellowship for Strong Doctoral Student Research, The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business, 2011.
  • Fellowship Graduate Studies, New York University, Stern School of Business, 2007-2008.
  • Chilean government fellowship, Conicyt (declined), 2007.


Research Areas

Human and environmental sustainability, operations management, revenue management, media analytics, data-driven optimization, machine learning.

Published and Forthcoming Papers

  1. Ivanov, A., U. K. Mukherjee, S. Bose, S. Seshadri, R. Watkins, A. C. England, J. Suriano, M. E. Ahsen, S. Souyris (2024). COVID-19 Test-to-Stay Program for K-12 Schools: Opt-In Versus Opt-Out Consent Model. iScience, 27(1), 108770.
  2. Ivanov, A., Tacheva, Z., Alzaidan, A., Souyris, S., & England, A. C. (2023). Informational value of visual nudges during crises: Improving public health outcomes through social media engagement amid COVID-19. Production and Operations Management, 32, 2400–2419. 
  3. Souyris, S., S. Seshadri, and S. Subramanian (2023) Scheduling Advertisements on Cable Television. Operations Research, 71(6):2217-2231. INFORMS Revenue Management and Pricing Section Practice Award 2022, First prize.
  4. Souyris, S., S. Hao, S. Bose, A.C. England III, A. Ivanov, U. K. Mukherjee, and S. Seshadri (2022) Detecting and mitigating simultaneous waves of COVID-19 infectionsNature Scientific Reports, 12, 16727.
  5. Mukherjee, U. K., S. Bose, A. Ivanov, S. Seshadri, S. Souyris, P. Sridhar, R. Watkins, and Y. Xu (2021) Evaluation of reopening strategies for educational institutions during COVID-19 through agent based simulationNature Scientific Reports, 11, 6264. 
  6. Alarcón, D. Saure, A. Weintraub, R. Wolf-Yadlin, G. Zamorano, L. Ramírez, G. Durán, M. Guajardo, J. Miranda, M. Ramírez, M. Siebert, and S. Souyris (2017). Operations Research Transforms the Scheduling of Chilean Soccer Leagues and South American World Cup QualifiersINFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics, 47: 52–69. INFORMS Franz Edelman Award 2016, Finalist.
  7. Cortés, C. E., M. Gendreau, L. M. Rousseau, S. Souyris, and A. Weintraub (2014) Branch-and-Price and Constraint Programming for Solving a Real-Life Technician Dispatching Problem. European Journal of Operational Research, 238 (1): 300–312. 
  8. Souyris, S., C. E. Cortés, F. Ordoñez, and A. Weintraub (2013) A Robust Optimization Approach to Dispatching Technicians under Stochastic Service TimesOptimization Letters, 7: 1549–1568.
  9. Durán, G., M. Guajardo, J. Miranda, D. Sauré, S. Souyris, A. Weintraub, and R. Wolf (2007) Scheduling the Chilean Soccer League by Integer ProgrammingINFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics, 37 (6): 539–552. EURO Excellence in Practice Award 2009, Finalist.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

  1. Bose, S., S. Souyris, A. Ivanov, U. Mukherjee, S. Seshadri, and Y. Xu (2021) Control Of Epidemic Spreads Via Testing And Lock-Down, 60th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), Austin, TX, USA, 2021, pp. 4272-4279. 
  2. Noronha, T.F., Ribeiro, C.C., Duran, G., Souyris, S., Weintraub, A. (2007). A Branch-and-Cut Algorithm for Scheduling the Highly-Constrained Chilean Soccer Tournament. In: Burke, E.K., Rudová, H. (eds) Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling VI. PATAT 2006. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 3867. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. 
  3. Cortés, C. E. , F. Ordoñez, Souyris, S., and A. Weintraub (2007) Routing Technicians under Stochastic Service Times: A Robust Optimization Approach. TRISTAN VI: The Sixth Triennial Symposium on Transportation Analysis.
  4. Weintraub, A. , C. E. Cortés, and Souyris, S. (2004) Constraint Programming and Column Generation Methods to Solve the Dynamic Vehicle Routing Problem for Repair Services. TRISTAN V: The Fifth Triennial Symposium on Transportation Analysis.

Working Papers and Work in Progress

  1. Souyris, S., J. Duan, A. Balakrishnan, V. Rai. Diffusion of Residential Solar Power Systems: A Dynamic Discrete Choice Approach. Available at SSRN:
  2. Souyris, S., J. Miranda, and J. A. Salinas Carrasco. The Television Business from an Operational and Analytics Perspective. Major Revision in International Transactions in Operational Research.
  3. Hao, S., Y. Xu , U. K. Mukherjee, S. Souyris, S. Seshadri, A. Ivanov, M. E. Ahsen. Hotspots for Emerging Epidemics: Multi-Task and Transfer Learning over Mobility Networks. Available at SSRN:
  4. Souyris, S., U. K. Mukherjee, A. Ivanov. Sources and Impact of Individual- and Population-level Behavior on the Outcomes of Testing Policy Implementations at Educational Institutions.
  5. Souyris, S., S. Seshadri, D. Popescu, V. Kumawat, A. Punjabi, S. Sehgal, D. Sharma, V. Verma. Amplifying Marketing Impact: Optimizing Network TV Advertising Inventory with Advanced Analytics. Finalist INFORMS Innovative Applications in Analytics Award, 2024.

Other Publications

  1. Souyris, S. (2019) Models to Predict and Influence Consumer Demand: Applications to Television Advertising and Solar Panel Adoption. Ph.D. Dissertation. Advisors: Anant Balakrishnan, and Jason Duan. The University of Texas at Austin.
  2. Souyris, S. (2017) Opportunities for Linear Television Using Data Science. Media and Entertainment Journal, Spring 2017.
  3. Souyris, S (2005) Enfoque Basado en Generación de Columnas y Constraint Programming para Resolver el Problema de Despacho Dinámico de Técnicos. M.S. Thesis. Advisors: Andrés Weintraub, and Cristián Cortés. University of Chile.
  4. Durán, G., M. Guajardo, J. Miranda, D. Sauré, S. Souyris, A. Weintraub, A. Carmash, and F. Chaigneau (2005) Programación Matemática Aplicada al Fixture de la Primera División del Fútbol Chileno. Revista Ingeniería de Sistemas, Volumen XIX:29-48

The following is a selection of recent publications in Scopus. Sebastian Souyris has 13 indexed publications in the subjects of Decision Sciences, Business, Management and Accounting, Mathematics.

Anton Ivanov, Ujjal Kumar Mukherjee, Subhonmesh Bose, Sridhar Seshadri, Ronald Watkins, Albert Charles England, Jacqueline Suriano, Mehmet Eren Ahsen, Sebastian Souyris
, 27
, 2024
Anton Ivanov, Zhasmina Tacheva, Abdullatif Alzaidan, Sebastian Souyris, Albert C. England
Production and Operations Management
, 32
, 2023
, pp.2400-2419
Sebastian Souyris, Shuai Hao, Subhonmesh Bose, Albert Charles England, Anton Ivanov, Ujjal Kumar Mukherjee, Sridhar Seshadri
Scientific Reports
, 12
, 2022
Ujjal K. Mukherjee, Subhonmesh Bose, Anton Ivanov, Sebastian Souyris, Sridhar Seshadri, Padmavati Sridhar, Ronald Watkins, Yuqian Xu
Scientific Reports
, 11
, 2021
Ujjal K. Mukherjee, Subhonmesh Bose, Anton Ivanov, Sebastian Souyris, Sridhar Seshadri, Padmavati Sridhar, Ronald Watkins, Yuqian Xu
Scientific Reports
, 11
, 2021
Subhonmesh Bose, Sebastian Souyris, Ujjal K. Mukherjee, Anton Ivanov, Sridhar Seshadri, Albert C. England, Yuqian Xu
Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
, 2021-December
, 2021
, pp.4272-4279
Fernando Alarcón, Guillermo Durán, Mario Guajardo, Jaime Miranda, Hugo Muñoz, Luis Ramírez, Mario Ramírez, Denis Sauré, Matías Siebert, Sebastián Souyris, Andrés Weintraub, Rodrigo Wolf-Yadlin, Gonzalo Zamorano
, 47
, 2017
, pp.52-69
Cristián E. Cortés, Michel Gendreau, Louis Martin Rousseau, Sebastián Souyris, Andrés Weintraub
European Journal of Operational Research
, 238
, 2014
, pp.300-312
Sebastián Souyris, Cristián E. Cortés, Fernando Ordóñez, Andres Weintraub
Optimization Letters
, 7
, 2013
, pp.1549-1568
G. Durán, M. Guajardo, J. Miranda, D. Sauré, S. Souyris, A. Wein-traub, R. Wolf
, 38
, 2008
, pp.221

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