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Faculty Awards and Honor

May 01, 2007


Michael Ball, Orkand Professor of Management Science, has been elected vice president of the INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics Society. He will serve as vice president during the 2007-2008 academic year, and as president during the 2008-2009 academic year. Ball and Martin Salvelsbergh are co-organizing a Symposium in Honor of the 70th Birthday of George Nemhauser, to be held at Georgia Tech on July 26 and 27, 2007.

Zhi-Long Chen, associate professor of decision and information technologies, is on the program committee of “The 3rd Multidisciplinary International Conference on Scheduling: Theory and Applications” (MISTA-07) to be held in Paris, France this August.

Anil Gupta, Ralph J. Tyser of Professor of Strategy and Organization, has been appointed as incoming program chair (for 2007-08) of the International Management Division of the Academy of Management. He will become division-chair elect in 2008-09 and division chair in 2009-1010.  The IM division has over 2700 members. 

Mark Loewenstein, assistant professor of finance, and Gregory Willard,assistant professor of finance, were awarded the Smith Breeden Distinguished Paper prize of the Journal of Finance.

Roland Rust, David Bruce Smith Chair in Marketing, is the 2007 winner of the Distinguished Marketing Educator Award, given by the Academy of Marketing Science. He will receive the award at the AMS conference in Coral Gables, Florida, on Friday, May 25.

Rust helped to launch a new INFORMS section on Services Science. He was also named to the International Panel of MARS, International Monitoring of Activities and Research in Service, sponsored by the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany.

Michel Wedel, PepsiCo Professor of Consumer Research, was named the top Dutch economist for 2006, based on research productivity.

Editorial Appointments

Gurdip Bakshi, Dean’s Professor of Finance, and Dilip Madan, professor of finance, have become the new editors of the Review of Derivatives, a top field journal in the area of derivative securities, which will now be housed at the University of Maryland.

Wedad Elmaghraby, assistant professor of decision and information technologies, has been appointed associate editor at Management Science.

Samer Faraj, associate professor of information systems, is co-editing an Organization Science special issue on “IT and Organizational Form and Function.”

Itir Karaesmen, assistant professor of management science, has been reappointed as associate editor of theJournal of Revenue and Pricing Management. She was appointed to the Editorial Board of International Journal of Revenue Management.

Raghu Raghavan, associate professor of decision and information technologies, has been appointed Area Editor for Telecommunications and E-Commerce at the INFORMS Journal on Computing effective January 2007.

Rebecca Ratner, associate professor of marketing, was appointed to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Consumer Research, one of the top four journals in marketing.

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