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Shubham Akshat

Shubham Akshat

PhD Candidate in Operations Management/Management Science

B.Tech. in Industrial Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, India

Shubham Akshat began the Smith PhD Program in the Operations Management/Management Science area of specialization in Fall 2017. His primary research interest is in the area of fairness and efficiency. He received his Bachelor’s in Technology in Industrial Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, India in 2013. His dissertation focuses on the healthcare sector, liver allocation policy in the United States (U.S.) in particular. The goals of his thesis are to: (1) Understand why previous allocation policies have resulted in huge geographic inequities; and (2) Propose new policies that address the issue of geographic inequity and result in efficient allocations. He uses research methods in econometrics, industrial organization, integer programming, probabilistic models, machine learning, and related fields.

His papers have won an Honorable Mention in the Best Paper Award Competition at the College of Healthcare Operations Management, Productions and Operations Management society, was a finalist in the Best Paper Award Competition at the INFORMS Public Sector Operations Research section in 2020 and was accepted at the 2021 MSOM Healthcare SIG Meeting.

Shubham will be on the 2021-22 academic job market.

“Does Broader Sharing Improve Patient Outcomes? An Analysis of The Share 35 Liver Allocation Policy”

Brief description: We build a structural model and provide a framework to analyze a patient’s strategic response to a policy change. Our unique study fills a knowledge gap by evaluating an earlier policy's impact (Share 35, a variant of broader sharing) and using the insights to propose a new policy. More details on the paper can be accessed at: under the Research tab.

Research Statement

  • Finalist, INFORMS Public Sector Operations Research Best Paper Award (2020)
  • Honorable Mention, Best Paper Award Competition, College of Healthcare Operations Management (CHOM), POMS (2020)
  • Jacob K. Goldhaber Travel Grant (2020, 2021)
  • International Conference Student Support Award (2021)
  • Outstanding Graduate Assistantship Award Smith School Summer Fellowship (2020)
  • Smith School Summer Fellowship (2018, 2019, 2020)


  • BMGT230 - Business Statistics (Undergrad)


  • Association for Doctoral Students
    • President (2020-2021)
    • Social Chair (2019-2020)
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