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Georgia Perakis is the William F. Pounds Professor of Management and a Professor of Operations Research and Operations Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Perakis teaches courses on optimization, quantitative models for managers, analysis of transportation systems, dynamic pricing, and revenue management. In her research, she investigates the theory and practice of optimization and equilibrium problems. She is particularly interested in how optimization models can be applied to solve complex problems in transportation, pricing, and revenue management. Perakis also studies the mathematical structure that lies behind optimization, as well as the equilibrium problems in static and dynamic environments. She has received the CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation and the PECASE Award from the Office of the President on Science and Technology. She was recently elected as INFORMS Fellow, recognizing individuals with lifetime achievement to the field. Her work has received recognition in awards such as the TSL Best Paper Award, the Best Paper competition of the Informs Service Science Section several times as well as Best Application of Theory Award from NEDSI (Northeast Decision Sciences Institute) Conference. The work on promotions was a Finalist at the Practice Award of the RMP Section of INFORMS in 2015.
Perakis has passion supervising her students and builds lifelong relationships with them. So far she has graduated eighteen PhD and thirty- five Master's students.
From 2008 to July 2015, Perakis was also the CoDirector of the Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) Program at the MIT Sloan School of Management.She is currently the group head of the Operations Management Group at MIT Sloan. She serves as an associate editor at Management Science, Operations Research, Naval Research Logistics, and as a senior editor for POM Journal. She has served as the chair of the RMP Section of INFORMS and as the vp of Meetings of the MSOM Society.
Perakis holds a BS in mathematics from the University of Athens as well as an MS in applied mathematics and a PhD in applied mathematics and operations research from Brown University.
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