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Dean Krishnan Elected to Top Leadership Spot at INFORMS

By Michael Cunningham, originally published at

INFORMS, the leading international association for operations research and analytics professionals, announced today that Ramayya Krishnan, Ph.D., dean of Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy, has been elected as the 25th President of the INFORMS Board of Directors.

Krishnan will begin serving his three-year term on the INFORMS Board of Directors in January 2018 as president-elect, transitioning to president in January 2019 for a one-year term.

A faculty member at Carnegie Mellon since 1988, Krishnan is the W.W. Cooper and Ruth F. Cooper Professor of Management Science and Information Systems with appointments at Heinz College and the Department of Engineering and Public Policy. He was appointed dean of Heinz College in 2009 and reappointed in 2014.

"I am truly honored to have been selected by my fellow INFORMS members to serve as their president," Krishnan said. "INFORMS members have a rich history of pioneering and innovating the fields of operations research and analytics. The work of my colleagues has saved lives around the world, helped businesses and governments become more efficient, helped keep people safer, and so much more. Today, our capacity to combine analytic and information technology is enabling our fields to reach new heights, solve new problems, and touch more lives than ever before.

"This is truly an exciting time, and I look forward to helping INFORMS bring even greater recognition to the amazing contributions of our members."

During his term, Krishnan will work closely with the INFORMS Board of Directors and staff to build deeper partnerships between academia, industry and government, with the goal of facilitating greater research, development and deployment in the fields of operations research, analytics and the management sciences.

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