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Anandalingam is new Smith School senior associate dean


Professor G. "Anand" Anandalingam (Robert H. Smith School of Business/ISR) has been appointed as senior associate dean of the Smith School. Anandalingam is the Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Management Sciences. He succeeds Arjang Assad, who has been named to a newly created professorship, the "Dean’s Professor for Extraordinary Service." In his new three-year role, Anandalingam will work closely with faculty and staff to support the college's overall program, research and curriculum development.

“Anand’s demonstrated leadership and proven vision make him an ideal candidate for the position of senior associate dean,” said Howard Frank, dean of the Robert H. Smith School of Business. “He has played an instrumental role in shaping Smith’s world-class executive education program as well as leading a recent redesign of our top-ranked MBA program. I look forward to his contributions in this new position.”

In addition to his joint appointment with the Institute for Systems Research, for the last three years, Anandalingam has served as chair of the Smith School’s Decision and Information Technologies Department, as well as the chair of the Masters Design, Development and Innovation Committee. He is the founder of the Center for Electronic Markets and Enterprises, a center that he co-directed from 2001-2004. He alsoff helped found the Center on Health Information and Decision Systems.

Before joining Smith in 2001, Anandalingam was at the University of Pennsylvania for nearly 15 years where he was the National Center Professor of Resource and Technology Management, and a professor of operations and information management at the Wharton School. His positions at the University of Pennsylvania included serving as the chair of the Department of Systems Engineering and directing the Executive Master's Program in Technology Management. He has received numerous academic and teaching awards while at the Smith School, as well as a variety of scholarships, fellowships, prizes and endowed appointments at Pennsylvania, Harvard and Cambridge. He has been on Editorial boards of top-tier journals and has also graduated more than twenty PhD students, many of who have joined top-30 academic institutions.

Anandalingam began his academic career as an assistant professor at the University of Virginia. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. from Harvard University, and his B.A. and M.A. from Cambridge University.

July 28, 2007


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