Finance and Operations Management
University of Massachusetts, USA
Professor Anna Nagurney is the John F. Smith Memorial Professor at the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the Director of the Virtual Center for Supernetworks, which she founded a decade ago. She is the author of 9 books, more than 150 refereed journal articles, and over 50 book chapters. She presently serves on the editorial boards of a dozen journals and two book series and is the editor of another book series. Professor Nagurney has been a Fulbrighter twice (in Austria and Italy) and was a Distinguished Guest Visiting Professor at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm. She has held Visiting appointments at MIT (at the Center for Transportation and the Sloan School of Management) and at Brown University and was a Science Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University in 2005-2006. She has been recognized for her research on networks with the Kempe prize from the University of Umea, the Faculty Award for Women from the US National Science Foundation, and was elected a Fellow of the Regional Science Association International, among other awards. Her research has garnered support from the AT&T Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation through its Bellagio Center programs, and the National Science Foundation. She has given plenary/keynote talks and tutorials on 5 continents. She is an active member of professional societies, including INFORMS, POMS, RSAI, the Econometric Society, the Society for Computational Economics, SIAM, and AMS. She has also been recognized with several awards for her mentorship of students and her female leadership. She has chaired 15 doctoral dissertations and has helped to place her students at major universities internationally. Many of her former students (undergraduate and graduate) have prominent positions in industry.
Research: Professor Nagurney's research focuses on network systems from transportation and logistical ones, including supply chains, to financial, economic, social networks and their integration, along with the Internet. She studies and models complex behaviors on networks with a goal towards providing frameworks and tools for understanding their structure, performance, and resilience and has contributed also to the understanding of the Braess paradox in transportation networks and the Internet. She has been researching sustainability issues with applications ranging from pharmaceutical and blood supply chains to perishable food products and fast fashion to even humanitarian logistics. She has advanced methodological tools used in game theory, network theory, equilibrium analysis, and dynamical systems and is presently researching quality issues in complex networks and supply chains.
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