Vishal Gaur Named Dean Of Cornell’s Management School
NEW YORK, NY (IANS) – Vishal Gaur has been named the Anne and Elmer Lindseth Dean of the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University.
Gaur, who is the Emerson Professor of Manufacturing Management and professor of operations, technology, and information management, will begin his role on July 1.
Gaur joined the Cornell faculty in 2007 and previously served as associate dean for MBA programs at the Johnson School.
Gaur’s research focuses on data-driven analysis of problems in supply chains, retailing, e-commerce, and marketplace operations.
He created a method for benchmarking the inventory turnover performance of firms, and his current projects involve the reduction of food waste and supply chain risk, according to the University statement.
“The Johnson School is a leader in graduate business education and scholarship. I’m excited to work towards the mission of the school,” Gaur said in a statement.
As associate dean for MBA programs from 2014-19, he launched the Digital Technology Immersion, in which MBA candidates and students earning their M.P.S. in data science or applied statistics develop skills in coding, databases and advanced analytics and learn to leverage them to tackle challenges faced by leading companies.
He also created the Master of Science in Business Analytics program offered through Cornell, which provides working professionals a hands-on opportunity to learn about data analytics tools essential to analyzing and optimizing business decisions.
A Ph.D. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Gaur is an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, and a B. Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT-Delhi.
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