October 13, 2017
Dean Ramayya Krishnan has been elected as President of INFORMS, the leading international association for operations research and analytics professionals. 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 the Heinz College and the Department of Engineering and Public Policy. He was appointed Dean of the Heinz College in 2009 and reappointed in 2014.
Krishnan has served INFORMS in a wide array of roles over the years, including as an editor of the INFORMS journals Interfaces, Information Systems Research, Management Science and the Journal on Computing, and has held leadership roles for several INFORMS societies, including the INFORMS Computing Society and the INFORMS Information Systems Society.
Krishnan is also an INFORMS Fellow and a recipient of the INFORMS Information Systems Society's Distinguished Scholar Award, and the 2016 INFORMS UPS George D. Smith Prize.He is a recipient of the 2015 Nayudamma Award for contributions to business technology and telecommunications and the 2017 distinguished alumnus award from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.