Dean of Heinz College Named 2012 INFORMS Fellows Award

Nov 01, 2012


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Ramayya Krishnan, the dean of Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III College, was recently named an INFORMS Fellow.  INFORMS, the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, is the leading professional association for advanced analytics professionals, and its Fellows Award continues to bring together the best operations researchers and analytics experts throughout the world.

The award, which recognizes outstanding achievement in education, management, practice and research in the fields of operations research and management science, represents an elite group within the membership of INFORMS. Only about 0.15 percent of the more than 10,000 INFORMS members are presented with the Fellows Award.

Krishnan is the third member of Heinz College’s faculty to be inducted into this elite group of leaders. Previous Heinz College recipients of the INFORMS Fellows Award include Alfred Blumstein and John Caulkins. The fact that Heinz College currently has three scholars as recipients of this prestigious award is a testament to the quality education and leadership the College offers in the fields of operations research and management science.

“This is a dedication to Bill,” said Krishnan, in reference to Heinz College’s founding dean William Cooper. “He continues to serve as a guiding force.”

Cooper, who passed away in June, was a management science pioneer. Krishnan worked as a research assistant for Cooper in his year of graduate study  at the University of Texas, and he still reflects on that period as a major motivator in his expectation of excellence at Heinz College.

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