William F. Pounds Professor of Management, EMBA Faculty Director, Operations Research Center Co-Director
Operations Management, Management Science, Pricing, Revenue Management, Supply Chains, Machine Learning, Optimization
Georgia Perakis is the William F. Pounds Professor of Management, a Professor of Operations Research/Statistics and Operations Management, and the CoDirector of the Operations Research Center at the MIT Sloan School of Management. She has been on the faculty at MIT Sloan since July 1998.
Perakis teaches courses and performs research on analytics, optimization, dynamic pricing, revenue management, and supply chain, among others. At MIT over the years, she has taught in a variety of programs such as MBA, EMBA, undergraduate, MSc, and PhD programs across MIT. For her teaching, Perakis won the Graduate Student Council Teaching Award in 2002 as well as the Jamieson Prize in 2014 for excellence in teaching and the Teacher of the Year award (among all faculty at the MIT Sloan School) in 2017.In her research, she investigates the theory and practice of analytics. She is particularly interested on how to solve complex and practical problems in pricing, revenue management, supply chains, logistics and energy applications among others. Perakis has widely published in some of the flagship journals of the field such as Operations Research, Management Science, POM, Mathematics of Operations Research, and Mathematical Programming, among others.She has received the CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation and the PECASE Award from the Office of the President on Science and Technology. In 2016, she was elected as an INFORMS Fellow, a group that recognizes individuals for lifetime achievement to the field. In addition to the above, her work has received recognition with awards such as the TSL Best Paper Award, the Best Paper competition of the Informs Service Science Section several times, as well as Best Application of Theory Award from NEDSI (Northeast Decision Sciences Institute) Conference. Her work on promotions with the Oracle RGBU was a finalist at the Practice Award of the RMP Section of INFORMS in 2015. In addition, her work on predicting demand for new products that was tested with Johnson and Johnson won first place at the Applied Research Challenge Competition in 2018.
Operations Research and Statistics, Economics and Finance, Freight and Logistics