Omar Besbes is an associate professor in the Decision, Risk, and Operations division at Columbia Business School. His primary research interests are in the areas of data-driven decision making with a focus on applications in e-commerce, pricing, and revenue management, online advertising, operations management, and service systems. He serves on the editorial boards of Management Science and Operations Research. He has taught MBA courses in operations management and business analytics, an MBA elective on advanced Business Analytics, as well as various PhD seminars on stochastic models, revenue management and data-driven decision making. Besbes is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique in France and received an MSc from Stanford University in 2000 and a PhD from Columbia University in 2008. Before joining Columbia, he was on the faculty at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.