We are pleased to announce a guest speaker, Dr. Jose M. Cruz. He will be visiting us on Friday, December 7th, 2012. Dr. Cruz is an Isenberg PhD alumnus, class of 2004, and also holds an MBA from the Isenberg School. He has a total of 5 UMass Amherst degrees! His talk is being hosted by the award-winning UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter that I have served as a Faculty Advisor of for 8 years.
Dr. Jose M. Cruz is an Associate Professor and an Ackerman Scholar in
Operations and Information Management, and the Director of the Masters
of Science in Business Analytics and Project Management Program at the
School of Business at the University of Connecticut. His research is
multidisciplinary and combines his background and interests in
management science, engineering, computer systems, and applied
mathematics. His general area is complex decision-making on network
systems with a specific focus on global issues. He is especially
interested in international financial networks with intermediariation
and electronic transactions, global supply chain networks, corporate
social responsibility, and risk management. The methodological tools
that he utilizes are: variational inequalities, dynamical systems,
network theory, multicriteria decision-making, game theory, and
optimization. He has published in many journals, including the European
Journal of Operational Research, Naval Research Logistics, and
Quantitative Finance. He is the recipient of several awards including
UConn's School of Business' Undergraduate Teaching Award.
Title of the Presentation: The myths and facts of how to get a tenure-track job and how to get tenure.
Dr. Cruz was my doctoral student and his dissertation was entitled: INTERNATIONAL
AND GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS: A UNIFIED FRAMEWORK
OPTIMIZATION, AND RISK MANAGEMENT.
Specific information on the talk as to time and location can be found on the nice poster featured above, which was prepared by the students.