Faculty

Full-Time Faculty

Itai Ashlagi

Itai Ashlagi is an Assistant Professor of Operations Management at the Sloan School of Management.

He is interested in game theory, mechanism design, and market design. In particular he is interested in both developing and applying economic and optimization/cs tools for designing better marketplaces … (read full bio)

Itai Ashlagi

Steven Eppinger

Steven D. Eppinger is the General Motors Leaders for Global Operations Professor, a Professor of Management Science and Engineering Systems, and the Co-Director of the System Design and Management Program at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Eppinger served as deputy dean of MIT Sloan from 2004 to 2009; as faculty co-director of the Leaders for Global Operations (formerly MIT Leaders for Manufacturing) and the System Design and Management programs from 2001 to 2003; and as co-director of the Center for Innovation in Product Development from 1999 to 2001. Prior to joining the MIT faculty in 1988, he worked as a machinist, manufacturing engineer, product designer, and consultant in both prototype and production operations.

His research efforts are applied to improving product design and development practices … (read full bio)

Steven Eppinger

Vivek Farias

Vivek Farias is the Robert N. Noyce Career Development Professor and an Associate Professor of Operations Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

His research focuses on the development of new methodologies for large-scale dynamic optimization under uncertainty, and the application of these methodologies to the design of practical revenue management strategies across various industries ranging from airlines and retail to online advertising. Farias is a recipient of the 2006 INFORMS MSOM Student Paper prize for a research paper judged to be the best in the field of operations management … (read full bio)

Vivek Farias

Charles Fine

Charles Fine is the Chrysler Leaders for Global Operations Professor of Management, a Professor of Operations Management and Engineering Systems, and the Co-Director of the International Motor Vehicle Program at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

His research focuses on supply chain strategy and value chain roadmapping, with a particular focus on fast-clockspeed manufacturing industries. Fine’s work has supported design and improvement of supply chain relationships for companies in electronics, automotive, aerospace, communications, and consumer products … (read full bio)

Charles Fine

Stephen Graves

Stephen Graves is the Abraham J. Siegel Professor of Management and a Professor of Operations Management in the Leaders for Global Operations and Engineering Systems Division at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Graves develops and applies operations research models and methods to solve problems in manufacturing and distribution systems and in service operations. His current research is focused on supply chain optimization, strategic inventory positioning in a supply chain, and production and capacity planning for various contexts.

Graves holds an AB in mathematics and social sciences and an MBA from Dartmouth College and an MS and a PhD from the University of Rochester.

Stephen Graves

Retsef Levi

Retsef Levi is the J. Spencer Standish (1945) Professor of Management and a Professor of Operations Managementat the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Levi’s current research is focused on the design and performance analysis of efficient algorithms for fundamental stochastic and deterministic optimization models that arise in the context of supply chains, revenue management, logistics, and healthcare … (read full bio)

Retsef Levi

Georgia Perakis

Georgia Perakis is the William F. Pounds Professor of Management, a Professor of Operations Research and Operations Management, and the Co-Director of the Leaders for Global Operations Program 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 … (read full bio)

Georgia Perakis

John Sterman

John D. Sterman is the Jay W. Forrester Professor in Computer Science, a Professor of System Dynamics and Engineering Systems,and the Director of the System Dynamics Group at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

His research includes systems thinking and organizational learning, computer simulation of corporate strategy and public policy issues, and environmental sustainability. He is the author of many scholarly and popular articles on the challenges and opportunities facing organizations today, including the book, Modeling for Organizational Learning, and the award-winning textbook, Business Dynamics(read full bio)

John Sterman

Tauhid Zaman

Tauhid Zaman is the KDD Career Development Professor in Communications and Technology and an Assistant Professor of Operations Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. 

His research focuses on social data analytics … (read full bio)

Tauhid Zaman

Karen Zheng

Yanchong (Karen) Zheng is a Sloan School Career Development Professor and an Assistant Professor of Operations Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Zheng’s research focuses on studying behavioral and information aspects of supply chains through both analytical modeling and empirical investigation. For example, her study of how trust can improve forecast sharing in a supply chain employs a closed-loop methodology by first analyzing the problem using existing theory, then testing existing theory with human subject experiments, and finally developing new theoretical models to analytically capture important behavioral factors missing in the existing models … (read full bio)

Karen Zheng

Other Academic Staff

Jay Forrester

Jay Forrester is the Professor Emeritus of Management in System Dynamics at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

A pioneer in early digital computer development and a member of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Forrester invented random-access magnetic-core memory during the first wave of modern computers. He also pioneered the growing field of system dynamics … (read full bio)

Jay Forrester

Nicolene Hengen

Nicolene Hengen is the Assistant Director for Strategy in the Sociotechnical Systems Research Center (SSRC). She is also a part-time Lecturer at the Sloan School of Management, where she is affiliated with the new Healthcare Action Learning Lab.

In SSRC she works with faculty leadership, senior administrators, and external stakeholders on program management, strengthening and diversifying SSRC's research base, widening SSRC’s intellectual community, and communicating research findings … (read full bio)

 

Donald Kieffer

Donald Kieffer is a Senior Lecturer in Operations Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Kieffer was vice president at Harley-Davidson, where he spent 15 years in product development, powertrain manufacturing, and continuous improvement. He also served as senior vice president of operations at Intermatic, where he led manufacturing, logistics, engineering, and purchasing in North America and Asia … (read full bio)

Donald Kieffer

Janice Klein

Janice Klein is a Senior Lecturer in Organizational Change at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Klein currently teaches leadership in the Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) and System and Design Management (SDM) programs. Her recent research, summarized in True Change: How Outsiders on the Inside Get Things Done in Organizations (Jossey-Bass, 2004), explores knowledge transfer and the application of new ideas and concepts at the workplace … (read full bio)

Janice Klein

Donald Rosenfield

Donald Rosenfield is a Senior Lecturer in Operations Management and the Director of the Leaders for Global Operations Program at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Rosenfield focuses on operations management and strategy. His specific areas of interest include supply chain management, logistics planning and strategy, and globalization … (read full bio)

Donald Rosenfield

Anjali Sastry

Anjali Sastry is Senior Lecturer in System Dynamics at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Sastry explores organizational and managerial effectiveness in practical domains where the challenges are complex and the needs are pressing.  Her work connects systems thinking, management, and design thinking with global health and action learning … (read full bio)

Anjali Sastry

Zeynep Ton

Zeynep Ton is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Operations Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Ton is currently examining how organizations can design and manage their operations in a way that satisfies employees, customers, and investors simultaneously. Her earlier research focused on the critical role of store operations in retail supply chains … (read full bio)

Zeynep Ton