Michael Ball, Orkand Corporation Professor of Management Science, holds a
joint appointment within the Institute for Systems Research (ISR) at the A.
James Clark School of Engineering and received his PhD from Cornell University.
His research interests are in network optimization and integer programming,
particularly as applied to problems in transportation systems and supply chain
management. He is co-director of NEXTOR, the National Center of Excellence for
Aviation Operations Research. He also has extensive consulting experience, which
in certain cases has led to the development and successful implementation of
major software systems.
Rosellina Ferraro, assistant professor of marketing, received her PhD from
the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Her research focuses on
consumer behavior, and specifically, the effects of nonconscious social
influence on choice and preference and the effects of external threats
on consumption behavior.
Itir Karaesman, assistant professor of management science, received her PhD
from Columbia University. She works in the area of operations management, with
applications in revenue management, service operations and supply chain
management, with interests in decision making under uncertainty. Her ongoing
research on design of dynamic service networks is supported by a grant from the
National Science Foundation (NSF).
Subra Tangirala, assistant professor of management and organization, received
his PhD from Purdue University. His research focuses on interpersonal
communication in organizations. He studies how technology is influencing the way
employees communicate with each other. Recently, he has also explored reasons
why employees often remain silent despite having information, concerns or
suggestions to share, and what organizations can do to facilitate candid
exchange of ideas at the workplace.
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