Christiane Barz is an assistant professor of the Decisions, Operations & Technology Management group at the UCLA Anderson School of Management and currently a visiting professor at the Karlsruhe Service Research Institute. Prior to joining UCLA, she spent two years as a postdoctoral researcher with the Operations Management group at the Chicago Booth School of Business. Professor Barz holds a doctorate degree and a diploma in industrial engineering from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Her main research interest is the solution of large-scale dynamic optimization problems using approximate dynamic programming techniques. She applies these methods in revenue management, resource allocation, healthcare services, and production scheduling. Her thesis was published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems and won several prizes including the dissertation prize of the German Operations Research Society 2007. More recent research has been published in journals such as Mathematics of Operations Research, and Production and Operations Management.