Anna Nagurney is the John F. Smith Memorial Professor in the Department of Finance
and Operations Management in the Isenberg School of Management at the University of
Massachusetts Amherst. She is also an Affiliated Faculty Member in the Department of
Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Mechanical and Industrial
Engineering at UMass Amherst. She is the first female to be appointed to a named
Professorship in the University of Massachusetts system. She is the Founding Director of
the Virtual Center for Supernetworks and the Supernetworks Laboratory for Computation and
Visualization at UMass Amherst. She received her AB, ScB, ScM, and PhD degrees from Brown
University in Providence, Rhode Island. She devotes her career to education and research
that combines operations research/management science, economics, and engineering. Her
focus is the applied and theoretical aspects of decision-making on network systems,
particularly in the areas of transportation and logistics, energy and the environment,
and economics and finance. Her most recent book, with Q. Qiang, is Fragile Networks:
Identifying Vulnerabilities and Synergies in an Uncertain World, published by Wiley in
July 2009. She is also the author of Supply Chain Network Economics: Dynamic of Prices,
Flows, and Profits, published in July 2006. She has authored or co-authored 8 other books
including Supernetworks: Decision-Making for the Information Age, Financial Networks,
Sustainable Transportation Networks, and Network Economics, edited the book, Innovations
in Financial and Economic Networks, and authored or co-authored more than 130 refereed
journal articles. 

She has given invited talks in Sweden, New Zealand, China, Germany, Italy, Canada,
Australia, Cyprus, Iceland, the US, and other countries and her research has garnered
funding from many foundations, including the National Science Foundation. Among the
honors she has received are: the University of Massachusetts Award for Outstanding
Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity, an INFORMS Moving Spirit Award, a
Science Fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, a
Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Research Team Fellowship, a Distinguished
Fulbright Chair at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, two AT&T Foundation
Industrial Ecology Fellowships, the Chancellor's Medal from the University of
Massachusetts, an Eisenhower Faculty Fellowship, a National Science Foundation Faculty
Award for Women, a Faculty Fellowship from the University of Massachusetts, and the Kempe
Prize from the University of Umea, Sweden. Her paper with Jose M. Cruz,
"International Financial Networks with Intermediation: Modeling, Analysis, and
Computations," was awarded the best paper prize for 2004 by the journal
Computational Management Science. She has been a visiting professor at the University of
Innsbruck, Austria, the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Brown University. 

In 2008 she was appointed a consultant to the World Bank. In 2009 she was appointed an
Instructor in the Advanced Management Development Program in Real Estate (AMDP) through
the Office of Executive Education at Harvard University. 

In 2007, Professor Anna Nagurney was elected a Fellow of the Regional Science Association
International (RSAI). In 2007, she also received the Award for the Advancement of Women
in Operations Research and the Management Sciences from the Forum of Women in OR/MS of
the Institute of Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). 

She has served on numerous prize committees, including the Fudan Premium Fund of
Management Prize committee in Shanghai, China, the INFORMS Transportation Science Section
Robert Herman Lifetime Achievement Prize in Transportation Science committee, the INFORMS
Computer Science Technical Section prize committee, and the Discipline Advisory Committee
for Fulbright Scholar Awards. 

Professor Anna Nagurney is on the Advisory Board of the European Union funded COMISEF
project, which is a multi-year, multi-national project and regularly serves on government
panels and international conference organizing committees. 

She is the editor of the book series, New Dimensions in Networks (Edward Elgar
Publishing), and the co-editor of the book series, Advances in Computational Economics
(Springer). 

She is on the editorial boards of the journals: Networks, Journal of Economic Dynamics
and Control, Computational Economics, Computational Management Science, Annals of
Regional Science, International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications, The
Journal of Financial Decision Making, Netnomics: Economic Research and Electronic
Networking, Optimization Letters, International Journal of Sustainable Transportation,
and the International Transactions in Operational Research. 

Professor Nagurney is a participant in the INFORMS Speakers Bureau. 

Professor Nagurney is the Faculty Advisor to the UMass - Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter
and its associated Lecture Series. The chapter received the Summa Cum Laude Award at the
INFORMS Seattle Meeting in 2007 and at the San Diego Meeting in 2009 and the Magna Cum
Laude Award at the INFORMS Washington, DC Meeting in 2008 for its activities. 

Articles

Environmental impact assessment of transportation networks with degradable links in an era of climate change (with Qiang Qiang and Ladimer S. Nagurney), International Journal of Sustainable Transportation (2010)

This paper proposes environmental impact assessment indices to evaluate the environmental effects of link capacity...

 

Multiproduct supply chain horizontal network integration: Models, theory, and computational results (with Trisha Woolley and Qiang Qiang), International Transactions in Operational Research (2009)

n this paper, we develop multi-product supply chain network models with explicit capacities, before and...

 

A relative total cost index for the evaluation of transportation network robustness in the presence of degradable links and alternative travel behavior (with Qiang Qiang), International Transactions in Operational Research (2009)

In this paper, we demonstrate how to capture the robustness of a transportation network in...

 

A system-optimization perspective for supply chain network integration: The horizontal merger case, Transportation Research E (2009)

In this paper, we present a new theoretical framework for the quantification of strategic advantages...

 

An integrated electric power supply chain and fuel market network framework: Theoretical modeling with empirical analysis for New England (with Zugang Liu), Naval Research Logistics (2009)

In this paper, we develop a novel electric power supply chain network model with fuel...

 

Contributions to Books

Environmental and Cost Synergy in Supply Chain Network Integration in Mergers and Acquisitions (with Trisha Woolley), Sustainable Energy and Transportation Systems, Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making, Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems (2010)

In this paper, we quantify and assess, from a supply chain network perspective, the environmental...

 

Modeling of Supply Chain Risk Under Disruptions with Performance Measurement and Robustness Analysis (with June Dong and Qiang Qiang), Managing Supply Chain Risk and Vulnerability: Tools and Methods for Supply Chain Decision Makers (2009)

In this paper, we develop a new supply chain network model with multiple decision-makers associated...

 

Network Economics, Handbook of Computational Econometrics (2009)
 

Identification of Critical Nodes and Links in Financial Networks with Intermediation and Electronic Transactions (with Qiang Qiang), Computational Methods in Financial Engineering (2008)

A network performance measure for the evaluation of financial networks with intermediation is proposed. The...