Sebastian Souyris

Assistant Professor of Supply Chain and Analytics, Dean R. Wellington ’83 (Junior) Professor
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Professor Sebastian Souyris is a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Supply Chain and Analytics, holding the Dean R. Wellington ’83 Teaching Professorship in Management at the Lally School of Management. Professor Souyris obtained 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 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 broadly addresses issues related to the challenges and the means of achieving environmental and human sustainability from an operations management perspective, combining data-driven optimization, machine learning, and econometrics. 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 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.


Primary Research Focus
Sustainability, supply chain management, media analytics, data-driven optimization, machine learning.


Office Hours

Thursdays 12:00 - 13:00 pm

Current Courses

Foundations of Data Science, MGMT 6100


Awards & Honors

Grants & Fellowships

  • 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.




  1. Ivanov, A., Z. Tacheva, A. Alzaidan, S. Souyris, and A. C. III England (2023) Informational Value of Visual Nudges During Crises: Improving Public Health Outcomes Through Social Media Engagement Amid Covid-19. Productions and Operations Management,
  2. Souyris, S., S. Seshadri, and S. Subramanian (2023) Scheduling Advertisements on Cable Television. Operations Research, 0(0). INFORMS Revenue Management and Pricing Section Practice Award 2022, First prize.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 Scheduling of Chilean Soccer Leagues and South American World Cup QualifiersINFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics, 47: 52–69. INFORMS Franz Edelman Award 2016, Finalist
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.

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. C. E. Cortés, 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. A. Weintraub, 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 Paper

  1. Souyris, S., J. Duan, A. Balakrishnan, V. Rai. Diffusion of Residential Solar Power Systems: A Dynamic Discrete Choice Approach. Submitted. Available at SSRN:
  2. Ivanov, A., S. Bose, S. Hao, U. K. Mukherjee, S. Seshadri, R. Watkins, A. C. III England, S. Souyris, M. E. Ahsen, J. Suriano. COVID-19 Test-to-Stay Program for K-12 Schools: Opt-In Versus Opt-Out Policies.
  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., and J. Miranda. Scheduling Shows on Broadcast Television.


  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. University of Texas.
  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. 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 10 indexed publications in the subjects of Business, Management and Accounting, Mathematics, and Decision Sciences.

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
Guillermo Duran, Mario Guajardo, Jaime Miranda, Denis Sauré, Sebastián Souyris, Andres Weintraub, Rodrigo Wolf
, 37
, 2007
, pp.539-552
Thiago F. Noronha, Celso C. Ribeiro, Guillermo Duran, Sebastian Souyris, Andres Weintraub
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
, 3867 LNCS
, 2006
, pp.174-186

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