Michael N. Katehakis
Management Science and Information Systems Department
Michael N. Katehakis is a Professor in the Management Science and Information Systems Department at Rutgers University, and since 2011, chair of the Department.
He received his BS degree from the School of Physics and Mathematics of the University of Athens, Greece, an M.A. degree in Statistics from the University of South Florida, and a Ph.D. degree in Operations Research from Columbia University. He is noted for his work in Markov decision processes, Stochastic Models and data-driven analytics. His contributions to the profession have been recognized by INFORMS with an INFORMS Fellow award. He is an Elected member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI) and a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He has served on many panels (NSF, IEEE, conferences) and editorial boards including the "Annals of Operations Research", the "Naval Research Logistics" and the "Probability in the Engineering and Informational Sciences".
In addition to Rutgers he has taught at Stanford, Columbia, SUNY at Stony Brook and at the University of Athens, Greece. Dr. Katehakis has been the Ph.D. thesis advisor for over thirteen students and he has seventeen descendants listed at the Mathematics Genealogy Project.
Prof. Katehakis has consulted with various companies in the areas of high technology and he was the vice president of the Neotronics inc. a research company, where he worked on projects funded by the private sector and the US government. He has held industry positions at Bell-Labs (MTS) and at Brookhaven National Lab (Guest Scientist).
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