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Itai Ashlagi

Itai Ashlagi

Department: Assistant Professor of Operations Management

Contact: (617) 253-6697, iashlagi@mit.edu

William Aulet

William Aulet

Department: Senior Lecturer

Contact: (617) 253-2473, aulet@mit.edu

Expertise: Accelerators; Action learning; Alternative energy; Angel investing; Apple; Apple; Apps; B-school; Blogs; Business education; Business education; Business plans; Business process modeling; Business school; Business-to-business marketing; Canada; Change management; Clean energy; Compensation; Compensation; Competition; Competition; Competitive strategy; Computer industry; Computers; Conflicts of interest; Conflicts of interest; Consumer behavior; Corporate governance; Corporate governance; Corporate governance; Corporate incentives; Corporate strategy and policy; Crisis management; Crowdfunding; Crowdfunding; Crowdsourcing; Crowdsourcing; Cultural differences; Customer incentives; Customer satisfaction; Disclosure; Distributed leadership; Diversity; Economic development; Education; Electronic media; Elevator pitch; Emerging businesses; Employee motivation; Employee termination; Energy; Energy efficiency; Entrepreneurial finance; Entrepreneurial management; Entrepreneurship; Environment; Environmental leadership; Environmental policy; Ethanol; European Union (EU); Executive education; Experimental design; Fracking; Gas; Global climate change; Global entrepreneurship; Global entrepreneurship; Global warming; Google; Hiring; Hybrid organizations; Hydraulic fracturing; Incentives; Incubators; Initial Public Offerings (IPOs); Innovation; Innovation management; Innovative thinking; Intellectual property; Intellectual property; International entrepreneurship; International marketing; Investor relations; Job creation; Lead users; Leadership; Leadership; Leadership; LinkedIn; Management control; Management education; Managerial communication; Managing adversity; Managing diversity; Market research; Marketing; Marketing strategy; MBA; Medical devices; Mergers and acquisitions; Microsoft; Middle East; MOOCs; MOOCs; Motivation; Motivation; Natural gas; New venture development; New ventures; New Zealand; Non-linear dynamics; Nonlinear dynamics; Nuclear power; Oil; Online education; Open innovation; Organizational behavior; Organizational change; Organizational communication; Organizational communications; Organizational culture; Organizational design and performance; Organizational learning; Organizations; Patents; Positioning; Pricing; Product design; Product development; Product innovation; Product loyalty; Product management; Product strategy; Public utilities; Recruitment; Research and development; Robotics; Sales; Silicon Valley; Silicon Valley; Social entrepreneurship; Solar power; Startups / Start-ups; Stock options; Stock options; Strategic management; Strategic planning; Strategy; Sustainability; System dynamics; System dynamics; Technological innovation; Technological innovation; Technology; Technology transfer; Twitter; United Kingdom; United States; Valuation; Valuation; Venture capital; Water; Wind power

Ernst Berndt

Ernst Berndt

Louis E. Seley Professor in Applied Economics

Department: Professor of Applied Economics

Contact: (617) 253-2665, eberndt@mit.edu

Expertise: Affordable Care Act (ACA); Applied economics; Applied microeconomics; Applied probability; Biopharmaceutical; Biotechnology; Cancer; Clinical trials; Data analytics; Drug models; Econometrics; Economics; Education; Game theory; Health management; Healthcare; Healthcare industry; HIV; Industrial organization; Industrial organization; Industrial partnerships; Institutional partnerships; Intellectual property; Intellectual property; Intellectual property law; Market research; Medicaid; Medical decision making; Medical devices; Medicare; Medicine; Microeconomics; Outsourcing; Pharmaceuticals; Pricing; Regulation and policy; Sampling; Statistics; Stochastic modeling

Dimitris Bertsimas

Dimitris Bertsimas

Boeing Leaders for Global Operations Professor of Management

Department: Professor of Operations Research

Contact: (617) 253-4223, dbertsim@mit.edu

Expertise: Air safety; eCommerce; Financial engineering; Information technology; Operations research; Optimization; Revenue management; Statistics

Erik Brynjolfsson

Erik Brynjolfsson

Schussel Family Professor of Management Science

Department: Professor of Information Technology

Contact: (617) 253-4319, erikb@mit.edu

Expertise: Applied economics; Applied microeconomics; Artificial intelligence; Big data; Business intelligence; Business school; CEO compensation; Cloud computing; Competitive strategy; Computers; Crowdsourcing; Data assets; Data mining; Digital economy; Digitalization; Digitization; Dot-com; eBusiness; eBusiness; eCommerce; eCommerce; Economics; Economy; Electronic commerce; Electronic media; Electronic publishing; Enterprise information systems; Executive compensation; Future of work; Google; Information systems; Information technology; Innovation; Intellectual property; Internet; Job creation; Job creation; Labor market policy; Managerial economics; Microeconomics; Minimum wage; Mobile computing; MOOCs; MOOCs; Neural networks; Offshoring; Offshoring; Online feedback mechanisms; Online shopping; Open innovation; Political economy; Predictive analytics; Predictive analytics; Pricing; Privacy issues; Robotics; Robots; Sales force automation; Sharing economy; Sociotechnical system; Strategy; Technological innovation; Technological innovation; Technology; Unemployment; Unemployment; World Wide Web

Christian Catalini

Christian Catalini

Fred Kayne (1960) Career Development Professor of Entrepreneurship

Department: Assistant Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management

Contact: (617) 253-6727, catalini@mit.edu

Expertise: Accelerators; Angel investing; Angel investing; Apple; Apps; Apps; Big data; Bitcoin; Business plans; Changing work environments; Cloud computing; Competition; Computer industry; Consumer electronics; Crowdfunding; Crowdfunding; Crowdsourcing; Crowdsourcing; Digital economy; Digitization; Entrepreneurial finance; Entrepreneurial finance; Entrepreneurship; Hi technology companies; Hi-technology / Hi-tech; Innovation; Intellectual property; Intellectual property; Internet; Internet security; iPhone; Management of technology; New venture development; New ventures; Online education; Open innovation; Open source software; Patents; Robotics; Robots; Sharing economy; Sharing economy; Silicon Valley; Startups / Start-ups; Technological innovation; Technological innovation; Technology transfer; Telecommuting; Venture capital; Venture capital

Court Chilton

Court Chilton

Department: Senior Lecturer

Contact: (617) 253-2212, cchilton@mit.edu

Expertise: Action learning; Business education; Business school; Change management; Competitive strategy; Consulting; Customer relationships; Customer satisfaction; Customer service; Distributed leadership; Education; Employee motivation; Executive education; Executive education; Leadership; Leadership; Leadership; Management education; Marketing communication; Motivation; Negotiation; Organizational communications; Organizational culture; Sales and sales processes; Social networks; Strategy; Training; Training programs

Michael Cusumano

Michael Cusumano

Sloan Management Review Distinguished Professor of Management

Department: Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management and Engineering Systems

Contact: (617) 253-2574, cusumano@mit.edu

Expertise: Accelerators; Angel investing; Apple; Apps; Apps; Big data; Blackberry; Business intelligence; Business plans; CEO compensation; China; Cloud computing; Competitive strategy; Computer industry; Computer privacy; Computers; Conflicts of interest; Consumer electronics; Corporate diversification; Corporate governance; Corporate strategy and policy; Cultural differences; Digital economy; Entrepreneurial management; Entrepreneurship; Executive compensation; Executive pay; Facebook; Global entrepreneurship; Globalization; Google; Incubators; India; Initial Public Offerings (IPOs); Innovation; Innovation management; Innovative thinking; International corporate strategy; International entrepreneurship; International management; Internet; Internet applications; Internet software; Japan; Korea; LinkedIn; Mergers and acquisitions; Microsoft; Mobile computing; MOOCs; MOOCs; New venture development; New ventures; Offshoring; Product innovation; Research and development; Sharing economy; Silicon Valley; Silicon Valley; Smartphones; Software; Software engineering; Startups / Start-ups; Strategic management; Strategic planning; Strategy; Technological innovation; Technological innovation; Technological innovation; Technology; Technology strategy; Technology transfer; Technology transfer; Telecommunications; Twitter; Venture capital; World Wide Web

Paul English

Paul English

Department: Senior Lecturer

Contact: , PME@mit.edu

Vivek Farias

Vivek Farias

Department: Associate Professor of Operations Management

Contact: (617) 253-7659, vivekf@mit.edu

Expertise: Airlines; Applied probability; Decision making; Financial engineering; Mathematical programming; Operations management; Operations research

Charles Fine

Charles Fine

Chrysler Leaders for Global Operations Professor of Management

Department: Professor of Operations Management and Engineering Systems

Contact: (617) 253-3632, charley@mit.edu

Expertise: Automotive industry; Business process modeling; Entrepreneurial management; India; Innovation management; Innovative thinking; Manufacturing education; Manufacturing management; Manufacturing systems; Operations management; Process control; Production; Productivity; Social entrepreneurship; Supply chain management; Sustainability; Total Quality Management (TQM)

Jay Forrester

Jay Forrester

Professor Emeritus of Management

Department: System Dynamics

Contact: (617) 253-1571, jforestr@mit.edu

Expertise: Depression; Economic crisis; Great Recession

Robert Freund

Robert Freund

Theresa Seley Professor of Management Science

Department: Professor of Operations Research

Contact: (617) 253-8997, rfreund@mit.edu

Expertise: Algorithms; Algorithms; Algorithms; Analytics; Applied math; Artificial intelligence; Big data; Computational complexity; Data analysis; Data analytics; Data mining; Data mining; Machine learning; Mathematical programming; Mathematical programming; Mathematical programming; Nonlinear optimization; Operations research; Optimization; Predictive analytics; Robust optimization

Charles Kane

Charles Kane

Department: Senior Lecturer

Contact: (617) 258-6573, ckane@mit.edu

Expertise: Accounting; Africa; Alliances; Analyst forecasts; Argentina; Asia; Auditing; Banking; Banking marketing; Brazil; Business education; Business ethics; Business intelligence; Business plans; Capital budgeting; Capital controls; Capital market; China; Competitive strategy; Component software technologies; Computer industry; Corporate finance; Corporate governance; Corporate strategy and policy; Cross-cultural awareness; Cultural differences; Data acquisition; Data storage; Derivatives; Developing countries; Disclosure; Distance learning; Downsizing; Earnings manipulations; eBay; eCommerce; Education; Elevator pitch; Emerging markets; Equities; Euro; Exchange rates; Executive education; Financial engineering; Financial services; Financial statement analysis; Foreign investment; Futures; Global entrepreneurship; Globalization; Google; High technology companies; Interest rates; International coroparte strategy; International finance; International management; International trade; Internet security; Internet software; Internet strategy; Investment banking; Investor relations; Knowledge sharing; Logistics; MBA; Mergers and acquisitions; Microsoft; Monetary policy; Negotiation and conflict resolution; New ventures; Non-profits / Nonprofits; Online feedback mechanisms; Operations management; Options; Options pricing valuation; Price fixing; Private equity; Process control; Project management; Revenue management; Risk management; Sales force automation; Service industry; Software; Startups / Start-ups; Strategic planning; Supply chain management; Tax policy; Taxation; Turkey; Venture capital

Miro Kazakoff

Miro Kazakoff

Department: Lecturer

Contact: , mirok@MIT.EDU

Expertise: Accelerators; Elevator pitch; Entrepreneurship; Sales; Sales and sales processes; Startups / Start-ups

Andrew Lo

Andrew Lo

Charles E. and Susan T. Harris Professor

Department: Professor of Finance

Contact: (617) 253-0920, andrew.lo@mit.edu

Expertise: Analyst forecasts; Angel investing; Applied economics; Applied mathematics; Applied probability; Arbitrage pricing theory; Artificial intelligence; Asset management; Asset pricing; Banking; Banking management; Banking operations and policy; Banking regulation; Bankruptcy; Bayesian networks; Bayesian statistics; Bayesian statistics; Big data; Biopharmaceutical; Biotechnology; Bond markets; Bond negotiations; Bond pricing; Business intelligence; Business plans; Cancer; Capital budgeting; Capital controls; Capital market; CEO compensation; Clinical trials; Consumer behavior; Contagion; Corporate diversification; Corporate finance; Corporate governance; Corporate strategy and policy; Currency; Cyber security; Data acquisition; Data analysis; Data mining; Decision making; Deflation; Derivatives; Disaster recovery; Distance learning; Dividend policy; Dot-com; Drug models; eCommerce; Econometrics; Economic crisis; Economics; Education; Emerging businesses; Entrepreneurial finance; Entrepreneurial management; Equities; Euro; Exchange rates; Executive compensation; Federal Reserve; Financial econometrics; Financial engineering; Financial information technology; Financial information technology; Financial markets; Financial reporting; Financial services; Financial statement analysis; Foreign investment; Futures; Government; Healthcare; Healthcare industry; Hedge funds; Hurdle rates; Inflation; Intellectual property; Intellectual property law; Interest rates; International finance; Internet privacy issues; Intertemporal choice; Investment analysis; Investment banking; Investment risk; Investment strategies; Knowledge sharing; Macroeconomics; Mathematical programming; MBA; Medical decision making; Medicine; Mergers and acquisitions; Mobile banking; MOOCs; Mortgage funds; Mutual funds; Neural networks; New venture development; New ventures; Non-linear dynamics; Online banking; Online education; Online feedback mechanisms; Operations research; Optimal control; Optimization; Options; Patents; Pensions; Personal finance; Pharmaceuticals; Portfolio choice; Portfolio design and management; Private equity; Research and development; Retirement planning; Revenue management; Risk capital; Risk management; Sampling; Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC); Security prices; Simulation; Software agents; Startups / Start-ups; Statistics; Stochastic modeling; Stock exchange; Stock exchange consolidation; Stock market; Stock options; Stock trading; Subprime lending; Trading decisions; Treasuries; Venture capital; Wall Street; Web-based marketing

Stuart Madnick

Stuart Madnick

John Norris Maguire (1960) Professor of Information Technology

Department: Professor of Information Technology and Engineering Systems

Contact: (617) 253-6671, smadnick@mit.edu

Expertise: Big data; China; Cloud computing; Cyber security; Data management; Digitization; Dodd-Frank Act; Enterprise information systems; Facebook; Financial information technology; Financial reporting; Global standards; Healthcare exchanges; Information technology; Intellectual property; Intellectual property; Internet security; Legacy information systems; Management of information technology; MOOCs; Singapore; Social media; Social networks; Social networks; Sociotechnical system; Sociotechnical system; Technology security; United Arab Emirates

Jeffrey Meldman

Jeffrey Meldman

Department: Senior Lecturer, Law

Contact: (617) 253-4932, jmeldman@mit.edu

Expertise: Intellectual property law; Intellectual property law; Intellectual property laws; Patents; Privacy issues

Sandy Pentland

Sandy Pentland

Toshiba Professor of Media Arts & Science

Contact: , pentland@MIT.EDU

Expertise: Algorithms; Applied microeconomics; Bitcoin; Computer privacy; Corporate governance; Cyber security; Data acquisition; Data analysis; Data analytics; Data assets; Data management; Data mining; Data mining; Developing countries; Digital economy; Economics; Elevator pitch; European Union (EU); India; Innovation; Innovative thinking; Optimal control; Optimization; Organizational communication; Organizational communications; Organizational culture; Organizations; Performance measurement systems; Predictive analytics; Social influence; Social media; Social networks; Social networks; Sociology; Sociology; Sociotechnical system; Sociotechnical system; Statistics; Stochastic modeling; Technological innovation; Technological innovation; Teleconferencing; United States; Urban poverty

Robert Pindyck

Robert Pindyck

Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi Ltd Professor in Finance and Economics

Department: Professor of Applied Economics

Contact: (617) 253-6641, rpindyck@mit.edu

Expertise: Alternative energy; Antitrust; Applied economics; Applied microeconomics; Climate change; Climate policy; Derivatives; Energy; Energy economics; Energy efficiency; Energy finance; Environment; Environmental economics; Environmental policy; Gas; Global climate change; Global warming; Industrial economics; Industrial organization; Investment analysis; Investment policy; Managerial economics; Microeconomics; Natural gas; Optimal control; Optimization; Options; Options pricing valuation; Sustainability

Cynthia Rudin

Cynthia Rudin

Contact: (617) 715-4215, rudin@mit.edu

Expertise: Algorithms; Algorithms; Algorithms; Analytics; Applied math; Artificial intelligence; Artificial intelligence; Bayesian statistics; Big data; Business intelligence; Business intelligence; Data analysis; Data analytics; Data mining; Data mining; Data mining; Data mining; Decision making; Decision support; Electricity; Machine learning; Medical decision making; Predictive analytics; Predictive analytics; Probability; Sports analytics; Statistics; Statistics

Anjali Sastry

Anjali Sastry

Department: Senior Lecturer, System Dynamics

Contact: (617) 253-0965, sastry@mit.edu

Expertise: Sustainability

Michael Scott Morton

Michael Scott Morton

Jay W. Forrester Professor of Management (Emeritus)

Department: Professor Emeritus

Contact: (617) 253-7175, mssm@mit.edu

Expertise: Angel investing; Competitive strategy; Corporate governance; Corporate strategy and policy; Information systems; Information technology; Startups / Start-ups; Strategic management; Strategic planning; Strategy; Technological innovation; United Kingdom; United States

John Sterman

John Sterman

Jay W. Forrester Professor of Management

Department: Professor of System Dynamics and Engineering Systems

Contact: (617) 253-1951, jsterman@mit.edu

Expertise: Action learning; Alternative energy; Automotive industry; Business ethics; Business process modeling; Carbon footprint; Clean energy; Climate change; Climate policy; Corporate social responsibility; Emissions trading; Emissions trading; Energy; Energy efficiency; Environment; Environmental economics; Environmental leadership; Environmental policy; Fishing industry; Fracking; Global climate change; Global warming; Hydraulic fracturing; Managerial change; Natural gas; Nonlinear dynamics; Oil; Project management; Simulation; Social responsibility; Solar power; Sustainability; Sustainable design; System dynamics; System dynamics; Total Quality Management (TQM); Wind power

Neil Thompson

Neil Thompson

Department: Assistant Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management

Contact: (617) 253-7998, NEIL_T@MIT.EDU

Expertise: Applied economics; Applied microeconomics; Artificial intelligence; Cloud computing; Competitive strategy; Computers; Corporate strategy and policy; Data analytics; Data mining; Developing countries, economics; Digital economy; Digitalization; Digitization; Economics; Hi technology companies; Hi-technology / Hi-tech; Information technology; Innovation; Innovation management; Intellectual property; Intellectual property; Internet; Management of technology; Open innovation; Patents; Research and development; Robotics; Robots; Software; Statistics; Strategic management; Strategic planning; Strategy; Technological innovation; Technological innovation; Technology; Technology transfer

Catherine Tucker

Catherine Tucker

Mark Hyman, Jr. Career Development Professor

Department: Associate Professor of Marketing

Contact: (617) 252-1499, cetucker@mit.edu

Expertise: Advertising; Amazon.com; Apple; Applied economics; Applied microeconomics; Big data; Computer privacy; Consumer marketing; Convergence; Customer incentives; Digital economy; Digitalization; Digitization; Dot-com; eBay; eBay; eBusiness; eBusiness; eCommerce; eCommerce; Econometrics; Economics; eGovernment; Electronic commerce; Electronic communication; Electronic media; Electronic publishing; Facebook; Financial information technology; Flickr; Foursquare; Genetics; Genome; Google; Google; Healthcare exchanges; Hi technology companies; Hi-technology / Hi-tech; Industrial economics; Industrial organization; Industrial organization; Information technology; Instagram; Intellectual property; Intellectual property; Intellectual property; Intellectual property law; Intellectual property law; Intellectual property strategy; Internet; Internet applications; Internet governance; Internet privacy issues; Internet security; Internet strategy; iPad; iPhone; LinkedIn; Marketing; Marketing communication; Marketing strategy; Microsoft; Mobile banking; MOOCs; MOOCs; Online banking; Online education; Online education; Online feedback mechanisms; Online media; Online shopping; Pinterest; Price fixing; Price fixing; Pricing; Pricing; Privacy issues; Regulation and policy; Skype; Social influence; Social media; Social networks; Strategy; Technological innovation; Technology; Technology security; Technology strategy; Teleconferencing; Tumblr; Twitter; United Kingdom; United States; Web-based marketing; Web-based marketing; World Wide Web; Yelp

Henry Weil

Henry Weil

Department: Senior Lecturer, Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management

Contact: (617) 258-6101, hbweil@mit.edu

Expertise: Airlines; Alliances; Asia; Aviation; Banking; Bermuda; Business process modeling; Capital budgeting; China; Competition; Competition; Competitive strategy; Computer industry; Consumer behavior; Convergence; Corporate strategy and policy; Credit card industry; Customer relationships; Customer service; Data acquisition; Digitalization; Dot-com; eCommerce; Electronic media; Emerging businesses; Emerging markets; Energy; Entrepreneurial management; Ethanol; Europe; European Union (EU); Financial services; France; Globalization; Hong Kong; Industrial economics; Information technology; Innovation; International corporate strategy; International management; Internet telephony; Lead users; Management of technology; Marketing strategy; Media; Microeconomics; Mobile computing; New ventures; Nonlinear dynamics; Oil; Online banking; Online media; Pharmaceuticals; Pricing; Research and development; Retirement planning; Singapore; Startups / Start-ups; Strategic management; Strategic planning; System dynamics; Taiwan; Technological innovation; Technological strategy; Technological transfer; Trust-based marketing; Wi-Fi; Wireless communication

Janet Wilkinson

Janet Wilkinson

Department: Senior Lecturer Director of the Initiative for Health Systems Innovation

Contact: (617) 253-7418, jwilkin@mit.edu

Expertise: Action learning; Entrepreneurship; Government; Healthcare; Healthcare delivery; Startups / Start-ups; System dynamics

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Department: Visiting Lecturer, Information Technology

Contact: (203) 856-4915, irving@irvingwb.com

Expertise: Cloud computing; Competition; Competitive strategy; Computer industry; Digital economy; Digitalization; Digitization; eBusiness; Electronic commerce; Emerging businesses; Information systems; Information technology; Innovation; Innovation management; Innovative thinking; Internet; Internet strategy; Leadership; Management of technology; Open innovation; Open source software; Product innovation; Research and development; Sociotechnical system; Strategic planning; Strategy; Technological innovation; Technological innovation; Technology; Technology strategy; Technology transfer; Technology transfer; World Wide Web

Tauhid Zaman

Tauhid Zaman

KDD Career Development Professor in Communications and Technology

Department: Assistant Professor of Operations Management

Contact: (617) 253-7353, zlisto@mit.edu

Expertise: Algorithms; Algorithms; Analytics; Applied probability; Bayesian statistics; Big data; Data acquisition; Data analysis; Data analytics; Data mining; Data mining; Data mining; Facebook; Instagram; Operations management; Operations research; Predictive analytics; Probability; Probability; Probability, applied; Social media; Social networks; Social networks; Social networks; Sociotechnical system; Sociotechnical system; Statistics; Statistics; Twitter

Haoxiang Zhu

Haoxiang Zhu

Department: Assistant Professor of Finance

Contact: (617) 253-2478, zhuh@mit.edu

Expertise: Asset management; Asset pricing; Auctions; Bankruptcy; Bond markets; Bond negotiations; Bond pricing; Capital budgeting; Capital controls; Capital market; Central banks; Corporate finance; Currency; Currency management; Debt; Derivatives; Dodd-Frank Act; Equities; Euro; Exchange rates; Finance; Financial institutions; Financial markets; Futures; Governmental financial institutions; High frequency trading; Liquidity; London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR); Market microstructure; Microeconomics; Municipal bonds; Mutual funds; NASDAQ; New York Stock Exchange (NYSE); Options; Portfolio choice; Portfolio design and management; Price fixing; Pricing; Regulation; Risk capital; Risk management; Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC); Securitization; Security prices; Stock exchange; Stock exchange consolidation; Stock market; Stock options; Stock trading; Trading decisions; Trading gains and losses; Treasuries; Valuation; Wall Street

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