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Anandalingam named Dean of Robert H. Smith School of Business

Congratulations to G. Anandalingam (BGMT/ISR), who has been appointed dean of the Robert H. Smith School of Business.

The official announcement from Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Nariman Farvardin (ECE/ISR):

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. G. "Anand" Anandalingam as Dean of the Robert H. Smith School of Business, effective July 1, 2008.

Dr. Anandalingam earned his Ph.D. (1981) and S.M. (1977) in operations research (minor in economics) from Harvard University. He has a B.A./M.A. (1975) in electrical sciences from Cambridge University,England.

He is currently the Senior Associate Dean and Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Management Science in the Smith School. He was chair of the Department of Decision and Information Technologies from January 2004 to June 2007. Before joining Maryland, Dr. Anandalingam was with the University of Pennsylvania for almost 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. He was chair of the Department of Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania from January 1997 to May 2001. He also directed the Executive Master's Program in Technology Management at Penn from 1990 to 1995. He has received many awards for his research and teaching from Penn, Harvard, Cambridge, and Maryland. He is the 2006 recipient of the Krowe Award for teaching excellence at the Smith School of Business.

Dr. Anandalingam has founded a number of centers of research excellence and has developed initial funding for these entities. At the Smith School, he was the founding Co-Director of the Center on Electronic Markets and Enterprises (CEME), and he helped found the Center on Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS). He was also responsible for helping to develop UM executive programs in various national and international locations. During the 2006-07 academic year, he led the effort at the Smith School to revamp and innovate the MBA curriculum.

Dr. Anandalingam works in the area of pricing, economics, design, and strategic issues in electronic markets and telecommunications networks. He has published more than 80 papers, and has two edited volumes on telecommunications systems design and management. He has also co-written a business strategy book with Professor Hank Lucas entitled Beware the Winner's Curse (Oxford University Press, 2004).

President Mote and I are confident that the Smith School of Business will continue to move forward and thrive under Dr. Anandalingam's capable leadership.

—Nariman Farvardin

May 22, 2008


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