Daniel Freund

Daniel Freund is an Assistant Professor of Operations Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

(You may also be looking for my name-fellow and colleague, Robert M. Freund. His website can be found here.)

Daniel Freund, Assistant Professor of Operations Management, MIT Sloan School of Management

Featured Research

"Pricing and Optimization in Shared Vehicle Systems: An Approximation Framework."
Siddhartha Banerjee, Daniel Freund, and Thodoris Lykouris. Operations Research, Forthcoming. Download Paper.

"Pricing Fast and Slow: Limitations of Dynamic Pricing Mechanisms in Ride-Hailing."
Daniel Freund, and Garrett J. van Ryzin. Working Paper.

"Driver Positioning and Incentive Budgeting with an Escrow Mechanism for Ride-Sharing Platforms."
Hao Yi Ong, Daniel Freund, Davide Crapis. INFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics Vol. 51, No. 5 (2021): 373–390.

Areas of Interest

  • Analytics
  • Combinatorial Optimization
  • Management Science
  • Operations Management
  • Sharing Economy

Media Highlights

Bike-sharing system wins 2018 Wagner Prize

A team from Cornell University and Motivate was awarded the 2018 Wagner Prize for its unique application of analytics and O.R. to improve the placement of bike docking stations and create an inventive approach to replenish and rebalance docking stations.

Citi Bike breaks the cycle of empty stations

“Bike sharing is an amazing piece of moving cities to a more sustainable foundation. Cities are being congested by cars and other fossil fuel-driven vehicular traffic, and more extensive use of bikes as a means of personal transport is a great step forward.” - David Shmoys