Seokjun Youn

Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems

Seokjun Youn

McClelland Hall 430CC
1130 E. Helen St.
P.O. Box 210108
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0108

Areas of Expertise

  • Healthcare operations and payment models
  • Capacity planning and scheduling in healthcare
  • Logistics optimization for food safety
  • Applied econometrics


PhD, Operations and Supply Chain Management, Texas A&M University

MS in Industrial Engineering, Texas A&M University

BS in Industrial Engineering, Seoul National University

Seokjun Youn joined the Eller College of Management in 2019 after earning his PhD in Operations and Supply Chain Management from Texas A&M University. His areas of expertise include healthcare operations and payment models, capacity planning and scheduling in healthcare and logistics optimization for food safety. He enjoys exploiting large, granular datasets and leveraging the emerging field of data analytics combined with optimization tools. He is a member of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), Production and Operations Management Society (POMS), the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) and the Association for Information Systems (AIS).


  • MIS 584 Big Data Technologies 

  • MIS 586 Big Data Analytics

Selected Publications and Working Papers

  • “Examining Impacts of Clinical Practice Variation on Operational Performance,” Production and Operations ManagementForthcoming (with G. R. Heim, S. Kumar, and C. Sriskandarajah). 
  • “Location-Routing with Conflicting Objectives: Coordinating eBeam Phytosanitary Treatment and Distribution of Mexican Import Commodities,” Production and Operations Management (2020), 29(6), 1506-1531 (with H. N. Geismar, Y. Huang, S. D. Pillai, and C. Sriskandarajah). 

Papers Under Review

  • “Adaptive Capacity Planning for Ambulatory Surgery Centers," Major R&R at Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (with H. N. Geismar, C. Sriskandarajah, and T. Vikram). 
  • “Nourish Your Competitor: Information Sharing in Own-Brand e-Marketplace,” Under Review (with Y. I. Kim, K. S. Jung, and Y. Kwark). 
  • “Thanks, But No Thanks: Does Information Sharing Enforcement Come to Fruition to the Marketplace?” Under Review (with Y. I. Kim, K. S. Jung, and Y. Kwark). 

Professional Associations

  • Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS) 
  • Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) 
  • Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) 
  • Association for Information Systems (AIS) 

Honors and Awards

  • Center for Management Innovations in Healthcare (CMIH) Research Grant, University of Arizona, 2020.
  • Winner, DSI 2018 Best Student Paper Award, 2018
  • Outstanding Research Award by a Doctoral Student, Mays Business School, Texas A&M University, 2018
  • Finalist, INFORMS 2017 IBM Service Science Best Student Paper Award Competition, 2017
  • Grand Challenge Research Grant, Mays Business School, Texas A&M University, 2017
  • POMS Doctoral Consortium Fellow, 2016
  • DSI Doctoral Consortium Fellow, Post-Proposal Defense Stage, 2016
  • Purdue CIBER Doctoral Consortium Fellow, 2015
  • Mays Business School PhD Enhancement Fellowship, Texas A&M University, 2014-2019