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Teaching and Research at the Frontier: Award-Winning Faculty

We are proud of the school's intellectual capital and the long-standing contributions our faculty have made to knowledge creation and their dramatic impact on business practice.

Tepper School faculty members have been frequently recognized for their contributions to the intellectual community. These include nine Nobel laureates and numerous fellowships and honors bestowed by organizations representing every major discipline in business management.

Our professors are often among those with the highest rate of academic citations, and it's this cutting-edge research that students are exposed to in the classroom. Below is a collection of faculty awards and honors and awarded research grants from the past few years.


Pierre Jinghong Liang, Professor of Accounting

Grants

  • “A Framework of Network Analysis Based on Quadruple Book-entry Accounting System,” Research Grants Council of Hong Kong (July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019)
  • “Applying AI to Auditing,” Risk and Regulatory Services Innovation Center, Carnegie Mellon University, sponsored by PwC (Jan. 16, 2018 to May 31, 2018)

John R. O'Brien, Associate Professor of Accounting and Experimental Economics

Grants

  • “Growth, Risk and Basel III: Implications for Islamic and Conventional Banking in the Middle East,” Qatar Foundation (Jan. 1, 2015 to June 30, 2017)

Richard O. Young, Teaching Professor of Business Management Communication

Awards and honors

  • Distinguished Publication Award, Association for Business Communication (Oct. 20, 2017)

Grants

  • “Modeling the Decision Making of Expert Incident Coordinators/Responders for Use by Non-experts,” CERT Program, Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University (Jan. 1, 2017 to Dec. 31, 2017)

Evelyn Pierce, Teaching Professor of Business Management Communication

Awards and honors

  • Gerald L. Thomson Excellence in Teaching Award, Tepper School of Business Undergraduate Business Administration Program (May 2018)

Dokyun Lee, Assistant Professor of Business Analytics

Awards and honors

  • Best Student Paper in the Organizational Communication and Information Systems Division, Academy of Management (August 2018)
  • Best Track Paper in IT and Social Changes and Best Conference Paper, AIS (December 2017)

Grants

  • “Photo Feature X is Worth Y Dollars: Investigating The Economic Impact of Images in E-Commerce Via Deep Learning,” Adobe Data Science Research Award (March 10, 2017)
  • NVIDIA Academic GPU grants for Deep Learning Projects (Jan. 7, 2017)
  • XSEDES Pittsburgh Super Computing Allocation for Deep Learning Projects (Jan. 1, 2017)
  • NET Institute Research Grant (July 1, 2016)

Param Vir Singh, Carnegie Bosch Associate Professor of Business Technologies

Awards and honors

  • Service Award, Information Systems Research (October 2017)
  • Carnegie Bosch Chair, (Tepper School of Business (August 2016)
  • Sandra A. Slaughter Early Career Award (INFORMS, 2015)

Grants

  • “Photo Feature X is Worth Y Dollars: Investigating The Economic Impact of Images in E-Commerce Via Deep Learning,” Adobe Data Science Research Award (March 10, 2017)

Laurence Ales, Associate Professor of Economics

Awards and honors

  • George Leland Bach MBA Teaching Award, Tepper School of Business (May 2018)
  • Top 40 Undergraduate Business Professors, Poets & Quants for Undergrads (Sept. 17, 2017)
  • William H. and Frances S. Ryan Award for Meritorious Teaching, Carnegie Mellon University (March 2017)

Grants

  • “Emerging Technologies, Labor Outcomes, and Policy Responses,” Manufacturing Futures Initiative, Carnegie Mellon University (May 2017 to May 2018)

Dennis Epple, Thomas Lord University Professor of Economics

Grants

  • “Assessing Student Abilities and Enhancing Value Added in Higher Education for Disadvantaged Students: Evidence from the U.S. Military Academy in West Point,” National Science Foundation (August 2017 to July 2020)
  • “Modelling the U.S. Market for Higher Education and Evaluating Public Funding Policies: Theory and Estimation,” National Science Foundation (March 1, 2014 to Feb. 28, 2017)

Selman Erol, Assistant Professor of Economics

Grants

  • “Liquidity Provision to the Shadow Banking System through Interbank Networks: Evidence from the Federal Reserve Act,” Berkman Development Grant (January 2018)

John Gasper, Associate Teaching Professor of Economics

Awards and honors

  • Meritorious Teaching Award, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (May 1, 2017)

Marvin Goodfriend, The Friends of Allan H. Meltzer Professor of Economics

Awards and honors

  • Nominated to the Board of Governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve (Nov. 29, 2017)

Grants

  • “Carnegie Rochester NYU Conference on Public Policy,” National Science Foundation (September 2017 to September 2020)

Karam Kang, Assistant Professor of Economics

Awards and honors

  • Richard M. Cyert Excellence in Teaching Award, Tepper School of Business Undergraduate Economics Program (May 2017)

Alexey Kushnir, Assistant Professor of Economics

Awards and honors

  • Richard M. Cyert Excellence in Teaching Award, Tepper School of Business Undergraduate Economics Program (May 2018)

Robert A. Miller, Richard M. Cyert and Morris DeGroot Professor of Economics and Statistics, Professor of Economics and Strategy

Awards and honors

  • Fellow, Econometric Society (2017)

Nicholas Z. Muller, Lester and Judith Lave Associate Professor of Economics, Engineering and Public Policy

Awards and honors

  • Lester and Judith Lave Development Chair in Economics, Engineering, and Public Policy, Tepper School of Business (2018)

Maryam Saeedi, Assistant Professor of Economics

Awards and honors

  • Best Paper Award, Workshop on Information Systems and Economics (December 2017)
  • Wimmer Faculty Fellow, Carnegie Mellon University (April 2017)

Grants

  • “Designing the Digital Economy,” Wimmer Faculty Fellows (June 2017)
  • “Impact of Increasing Hospital Price Transparency: Collusion, Search, and Equilibrium Price,” Berkman Faculty Development Fund (June 2017)

Fallaw Sowell, Associate Professor of Economics

Awards and honors

  • George Leland Bach MBA Teaching Award, Tepper School of Business (May 2015)

Sevin Yeltekin, Professor of Economics, Senior Associate Dean of Education

Awards and honors

  • George Leland Bach MBA Teaching Award, Tepper School of Business (May 2014)

Craig Markovitz, Assistant Teaching Professor of Entrepreneurship

Awards and honors

  • Entrepreneur, Carnegie Science Awards (2016)
  • Outstanding Entrepreneur, Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association (2016)

David Mawhinney, Associate Teaching Professor of Entrepreneurship, Executive Director of the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship

Grants

  • “I-Corps Site at Carnegie Mellon University: A Model Promoting University Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Regional Growth,” NSF Program Solicitation (July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2019)

Tae Wan Kim, Assistant Professor of Business Ethics

Awards and honors

  • Star Reviewers, Journal of Business Ethics (December 2017)
  • The Best Article published in Business Ethics Quarterly for 2016, 2014 (Society for Business Ethics, May 2017, 2015)

James F. Albertus, Assistant Professor of Finance

Awards and honors

  • Bridges allocation, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (2018)

Matthew Denes, Instructor of Finance

Grants

  • “Judging Your Portfolio: The Role of Financial Assets in Judges’ Decisions,” Berkman Faculty Development Fund (Jan. 5, 2018 to Dec. 31, 2018)

Brent Glover, Associate Professor of Finance, Richard C. Green Junior Faculty Development Chair in Financial Economics 2017-2019

Awards and honors

  • Richard C. Green Junior Faculty Development Chair, Tepper School of Business (July 2017)

Lars-Alexander Kuehn, Associate Professor of Finance

Grants

  • “PD Modeling of Middle Market Firms with Macroeconomic and Industry Covariates” (September 2016 to August 2017)

Bryan Routledge, Associate Professor of Finance

Awards and honors

  • Best Discussant, ASU Sonoran Winter Finance Conference (Feb. 25, 2017)

Duane Seppi, The BNY Mellon Professor of Finance, Head of the Master of Science in Computational Finance Program

Awards and honors

  • Review of Asset Pricing Studies (RAPS) Best Paper, Society for Financial Studies (2015)

Chester S. Spatt, Pamela R. and Kenneth B. Dunn Professor of Finance

Awards and honors

  • Appointment to Equity Market Structure Advisory Committee, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (January 2015)
  • Appointment to Financial Research Advisory Committee, U.S. Department of the Treasury (2014)

Grants

  • “Asset Allocation, Annuitization and Retirement Investing,” Teachers Insurance Annuity Association, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (2015-2016)
  • “Credit Ratings and Credit Rating Agencies: Developing a Research Network on Markets for Financial Information,” Sloan Foundation (Aug. 1, 2011 to Aug. 1, 2016)

Jay Apt, Professor and Co-Director of Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center

Awards and honors

  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, Environmental Research Letters, IOP Publishing (December 2016)

Grants

  • “Solar Energy Research Institute for India and the United States (SERIIUS),” Colorado School of Mines (July 23, 2013 to July 22, 2018)
  • “Corporate Support of CEIC,” American Electric Power, Edison International and Bonneville Power Authority (January 2016 to December 2016)

Peter Boatwright, Allan D. Shocker Professor of Marketing and New Product Development, Director of the Integrated Innovation Institute

Awards and honors

  • Allan D. Shocker Professor of Marketing and New Product Development (2016)

Grants

  • “Educational Grant for IPD class,” Huntington Bank, Opus Mach, Parker Hannifin, PPG, Wabtec and Volvo Equipment (2017)

Jeff Galak, Associate Professor of Marketing

Awards and honors

  • Top 40 Business Professors under 40, Poets & Quants (April 23, 2018)
  • Society for Consumer Psychology Early Career Contribution Award (February 2018)
  • Association for Consumer Research Early Career Award (Oct. 28, 2017)

Hui Li, Assistant Professor of Marketing

Awards and honors

  • Lave-Weil Prize, Tepper School of Business (May 3, 2017)

Alan Montgomery, Professor of Marketing

Grants

  • “Fusing Offline and Online Consumer Activity,” Adobe Marketing Research Grant (2016)

Christopher Y. Olivola, Assistant Professor of Marketing

Grants

  • “Decision Making Styles and Consumer Financial Well-Being,” PNC Center for Financial Services Grant (2016)
  • “The Role of Timescale in Sequential Decision Making,” Berkman Faculty Development Grant (2016)

Mustafa Akan, Associate Professor of Operations Management

Grants

  • “CAREER: Design of Two-sided Markets In Dynamic and Uncertain Environments: Theoretical and Operational Issues,” National Science Foundation (Jan. 1, 2014 to Dec. 31, 2018)
  • “Priority Pricing for Profit Maximization Given Strategic, Delay-Sensitive Customers with a Continuum of Types,” National Science Foundation (Sept. 1, 2013 to Aug. 31, 2016)

Soo-Haeng Cho, Associate Professor of Operations Management

Awards and honors

  • Meritorious Service Award from Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, INFORMS (December 2014)
  • The William Pierskalla Best Paper Award, INFORMS Health Applications Society (November 2014)

Sunder Kekre, Vasantrao Dempo Professor, Professor of Operations Management

Awards and honors

  • Vasantrao Shrinivas Dempo Reflective Chair (November 2016)

Grants

  • “Applying AI to Auditing,” Risk and Regulatory Services Innovation Center, Carnegie Mellon University, sponsored by PwC (Jan. 16, 2018 to May 31, 2018)

Alan Scheller-Wolf, Richard M. Cyert Professor of Operations Management, Senior Associate Dean of Faculty and Research

Awards and honors

  • Richard M. Cyert Professor of Operations Management (2016)

Nicola Secomandi, Professor of Operations Management, Head of the Ph.D. Program

Awards and honors

  • Outstanding Reviewer, European Journal of Operational Research, (October 2017)
  • Recognized Reviewer, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control (September 2017)
  • Manufacturing & Service Operations Management Meritorious Service Award (March 2015)

Grants

  • “Merchant Operations of Energy and Commodity Conversion Assets Considering Market Incompleteness,” National Science Foundation (March 2018 to February 2021)
  • “Pathwise Optimization for Large Scale Energy Merchant Operations Models,” Scott Institute for Energy Innovation, Carnegie Mellon University, ProSEED/EQT Energy Seed Grant (Feb. 20, 2017 to June 30, 2018)

Sridhar R. Tayur, Ford Distinguished Research Chair, Professor of Operations Management

Awards and honors

  • Distinguished Fellow, MSOM Society (2017)
  • Member, National Academy of Engineering (2017)
  • Plenary, DSI (2017)
  • Pierskalla Best Paper Award, INFORMS (2015)

Egon Balas, University Professor of Industrial Administration and Applied Mathematics, The Thomas Lord Professor of Operations Research

Awards and honors

  • Harold Larnder Memorial Lecture Prize, International Federation of Operational Research Societies (2017)
  • Fellow, Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (2016)

Grants

  • “Combinatorial Optimization: Algorithms and Applications,” Office of Naval Research (March 1, 2018 to Feb. 28, 2021)
  • “Mixed Integer and Combinatorial Optimization: New Cut Generation Paradigms,” National Science Foundation (June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2019)
  • “Combinatorial Optimization: Algorithms and Applications,” Office of Naval Research (March 1, 2015 to Feb. 28, 2018)

Gérard P. Cornuéjols, IBM University Professor of Operations Research

Awards and honors

  • Member, National Academy of Engineering (October 2016)
  • Frederick W. Lanchester Prize, INFORMS (2015)

Grants

  • “Combinatorial Optimization: Algorithms and Applications,” Office of Naval Research (March 1, 2018 to Feb. 28, 2021)
  • “Mixed Integer and Combinatorial Optimization: New Cut Generation Paradigms,” National Science Foundation (June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2019)
  • “Combinatorial Optimization: Algorithms and Applications,” Office of Naval Research (March 1, 2015 to Feb. 28, 2018)

John Hooker, T. Jerome Holleran Professor of Business Ethics and Social Responsibility, Professor of Operations Research

Awards and honors

  • Optimization Society Khachiyan Prize, INFORMS (November 2018)
  • Program Chair, Constraint Programming Conference, Association for Constraint Programming (2017)
  • Gerald Thompson Excellence in the Classroom Award, Tepper School of Business (2016)
  • Best paper award, Constraint Programming Conference (2015)
  • Best paper award, Computers and Chemical Engineering (2014)

Fatma Kilinç-Karzan, Associate Professor of Operations Research

Awards and honors

  • INFORMS 2018 Student Chapter Annual Award, Magna Cum Laude (November 2018)
  • Prize for Young Researchers, INFORMS (2015)
  • First prize for 2014 INFORMS Junior Faculty Interest Group (JFIG) Best Paper Award Competition (November 2014)
  • “Fundamentals of Low-complexity Relaxations for Nonconvex Optimization Problems with Conic Structure,” National Science Foundation (February 2015 to February 2020)

Benjamin Moseley, Assistant Professor of Operations Research

Awards and honors

  • NIPS Oral Presentation 2017, Neural Information Processing Systems Committee (2017)
  • Simons-Berkeley Fellow, Simon’s Institute (2016)

Grants

  • “NSF: AITF: Applied Algorithmic Foundation for Scheduling Multiprogrammed Parallelizable Workloads,” National Science Foundation (August 2017 to July 2021)
  • “NSF: SPX: Collaborative Research: Harnessing the Power of High-Bandwidth Memory via Provably Efficient Parallel Algorithms,” National Science Foundation (August 2017 to July 2021)
  • “NSF: AF Small: Collaborative Research: Algorithmic and Computational Frontiers of MapReduce for Big Data Analysis,” National Science Foundation (July 2016 to June 2019)

Javier Peña, Bajaj Family Chair in Operations Research

Awards and honors

  • Bajaj Family Chair in Operations Research, Kamalnayan Jamnalaj Bajaj Foundation (October 2014)

Grants

  • “Geometry of Convex Optimization,” National Science Foundation (July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2018)

R. Ravi, Andris A. Zoltners Professor of Business, Rohet Tolani Distinguished Professor

Grants

  • “Integrality Gaps for Hard Network Optimization Problems,” Office of Naval Research (Feb. 1, 2018 to Jan. 31, 2021)
  • Fellow, INFORMS (2017)
  • “EAGR: Preliminary Algorithmic Foundations for Ranking Quizzes and Students from Student-sourced Quizzes,” National Science Foundation (September 2016 to August 2018)
  • “AF:SMALL: Approximation Algorithms Matching Integrality Gaps for Network Design,” National Science Foundation (Sept. 1, 2015 to Aug. 31, 2018)
  • “Provably Near-Optimal Distributed Online Network Optimization,” Office of Naval Research (October 2012 to September 2017)

Michael Trick, Harry B. and James H. Higgins Professor of Operations Research, Dean of Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar

Awards and honors

  • Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Advanced Analytics, Operations Research, and Management Science, INFORMS (2018)
  • Test of Time Award, Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on E-commerce (2016)
  • President, International Federation of Operational Research Societies (2016-2018)

Willem-Jan van Hoeve, Carnegie Bosch Associate Professor of Operations Research

Awards and honors

  • George Leland Bach MBA Teaching Award, Tepper School of Business (May 2017)
  • Google Research Award (2016)
  • Carnegie Bosch Research Chair, Carnegie Bosch Institute (September 2016)

Grants

  • “Combinatorial Optimization: Algorithms and Applications,” Office of Naval Research (March 1, 2018 to Feb. 28, 2021)
  • “Parallel Discrete Optimization,” Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (February 2016 to February 2017)

Linda Argote, David M. Kirr and Barbara A. Kirr Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory, Director of the Center of Organizational Learning, Innovation and Knowledge

Awards and honors

  • Joseph E. McGrath Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Study of Groups, INGRoup (2018)
  • One of the most influential papers published in the first 50 years of the Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes Journal (2016)

Grants

  • “Social Networks, Transactive Memory and Team Performance: An Experimental Investigation,” National Science Foundation; Decision, Risk and Management Sciences; and Science of Organization Science Programs (2015-2018)
  • “Tasks and Transitions: An Investigation of Transactive Memory Systems in Teams Performing Multi-Task Activities,” Army Research Office (2015-2018)
  • “Personnel Movement Knowledge Transfer and Innovation,” National Science Foundation (2014-2016)

Brandy L. Aven, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory

Grants

  • “Social Networks, Transactive Memory and Team Performance: An Experimental Investigation,” National Science Foundation; Decision, Risk and Management Sciences; and Science of Organization Science Programs (2015-2018)
  • “Identifying Morally Exceptional Future Business Leaders and Examining the Possibility of Moral Transmission,” Wake Forest University and The Templeton Religion Trust (Aug. 15, 2016 to Aug. 14, 2018)

Rosalind Chow, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory

Grants

  • “Improving collective intelligence: Investigating the effects of online groups, group size, and gender composition,” National Science Foundation (August 2013 to August 2016)

Taya R. Cohen, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory

Grants

  • “Identifying Morally Exceptional Future Business Leaders and Examining the Possibility of Moral Transmission,” Wake Forest University and The Templeton Religion Trust (Aug. 15, 2016 to Aug. 14, 2018)

Sunkee Lee, Assistant Professor of Organizational Theory and Strategy

Awards and honors

  • William H. Newman Award for Best Paper Based on a Dissertation, Academy of Management (Aug. 5, 2017)

Grants

  • “The Influence of Incentives on the Microfoundations of Individual-level Exploration vs. Exploitation Behaviors: Evidence from a fMRI Study,” Berkman Faculty Development Fund (January 2018)

Denise Rousseau, H.J. Heinz II University Professor of Organizational Behavior and Public Policy at Heinz College and joint appointment at Tepper School of Business

Awards and honors

  • Academy of Management CAREER Award (2016)
  • Academician, Academy of the Social Sciences, U.K. - National Academy of Academics, Learned Societies and Practitioners in the Social Sciences (2014)
  • Dean, Fellows of the Academy of Management (2014)

Laurie Weingart, Interim Provost of Carnegie Mellon University, Richard M. and Margaret S. Cyert Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory

Awards and honors

  • Richard M. and Margaret S. Cyert Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory (2016)
  • Fellow, Academy of Management (August 2016)
  • Best Conference Paper - Empirical or Theoretical Award, Academy of Management, Conflict Management Division (August 2014)

Grants

  • “Time Allocation: Gender Differences in Propensity to Receive and Agree to Work-Related Requests,” National Science Foundation (October 2013 to October 2016)

Anita Williams Woolley, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory

Grants

  • “Tasks and Transitions: An Investigation of Transactive Memory Systems in Teams Performing Multi-Task Activities,” Army Research Office (2015-2018)
  • “Cultivating collective intelligence in human-computer systems,” Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (2017)
  • PNC Center for Financial Services Innovation (July 2014 to December 2017)
  • “Improving collective intelligence: Investigating the effects of online groups, group size, and gender composition,” National Science Foundation (August 2013 to August 2016)