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2019 Wilbert Steffy Distinguished Lecture: Ramayya Krishnan, Carnegie Mellon University
November 21, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Robert H. Lurie Engineering Center, Johnson Rooms
The Wilbert Steffy Lectureship was established in 2003 to honor one of U-M Industrial and Operations Engineering’s early distinguished faculty members, Wilbert Steffy, who retired in 1976, after 29 years of service within the College of Engineering.
This seminar is open to all. U-M IOE graduate students and faculty are especially encouraged to attend.
A faculty member at CMU since 1988, Krishnan was appointed Dean when the Heinz School of Public Policy and Management became the Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy in 2008. He was reappointed upon the completion of his first term as Dean in 2014.
Krishnan was educated at the Indian Institute of Technology and the University of Texas at Austin. He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, a master’s degree in industrial engineering and operations research, and a PhD in management science and information systems. Krishnan’s research interests focus on consumer and social behavior in digitally instrumented environments. His work has addressed technical, policy, and business problems that arise in these contexts and he has published extensively on these topics. He has served as Department Editor for Information Systems at Management Science, the premier journal of the Operations Research and Management Science Community. Krishnan is current (2019) President of INFORMS and an INFORMS Fellow, and was formerly a member of the Global Agenda Council on Data Driven Development of the World Economic Forum, and president of the INFORMS Information Systems Society as well as the INFORMS Computing Society. He is the recipient of the prestigious Y. Nayuduamma award in 2015 for his contributions to telecommunications management and business technology, the Distinguished Alumnus award from the Indian Institute of Technology (Madras), the Distinguished PhD Alumnus award from the University of Texas, and the Bright Internet Award (Jae Kyu Lee Award) from the Korea Society of Management Information Systems.