About Anna Nagurney

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.

Positions

Present Director of the Virtual Center for Supernetworks, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
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Present John F. Smith Memorial Professor of Operations Management, Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
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Curriculum Vitae



Research Interests

Supernetworks; network systems including: transportation, logistical/supply chain, financial and economic networks, social and knowledge networks, energy/power grids and the internet., Network metrics and design for robustness and vulnerability analysis; synergies in network integration; sustainable systems; humanitarian operations and logistics; environmental decision-making and corporate social responsibility., and Methodologies: Risk analysis, multicriteria decision-making, network and optimization theory, game theory, variational inequalities, dynamical systems.

Honors and Awards

  • 2014 Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) Fellow
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, University of Massachusetts Amherst, April 14, 2013
  • Walter Isard Award in Recognition of Distinguished Scholarly Achievement in the Field of Regional Science, the North American Regional Science Council, 2012
  • Spotlight Scholar, University of Massachusetts Amherst 2012
  • 2011-2012 Research Excellence Award, Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Certificate of Appreciation, 65th Public Affairs Operations Center, Massachusetts Army National Guard, from Lt. Col. James Sahady, 2012
  • Visiting Professor of Operations Management, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 2012-2013.
  • Certificate in Appreciation of Outstanding Service, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2011
  • The Ernst & Young Inclusive Excellence Award for Accounting and Business School Faculty 2010 Honor
  • Stellar Scholar in Production and Operations Management, 2008
  • Faculty Advisor to the UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter, 2006-2008
  • Fulbright Senior Specialist Award in Business Administration, Department of Mathematics and Computer Sciences, University of Catania, Italy, 2008
  • RSAI (Regional Science Association International) Fellow, 2007
  • 2007 Award for the Advancement of Women in Operations Research / Management Science (WORMS), 2007
  • Radcliffe Institute Science Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2005-2006
  • Moving Spirit Award, INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences), San Francisco, California, 2005
  • Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2005
  • College Outstanding Research Award, Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2004 - 2005
  • The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Research Team Residency Fellowship, 2004
  • 2004 Best Paper Award, 2003
  • Named Intellectual Leader in Regional Science, 2004
  • AT&T Faculty Fellowship in Industrial Ecology, 2002
  • Fulbright/University of Innsbruck Distinguished Faculty Chair in Economics, Innsbruck, Austria, 2001-2002
  • AT&T Faculty Fellowship in Industrial Ecology, 2001
  • Chancellor's Medal, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2000
  • Distinguished Faculty Lecturer, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1999 - 2000


Contact Information

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