Dan Andrei Iancu


Associate Professor of Operations, Information and Technology at the Graduate School of Business
Faculty Affiliate in the Woods Institute
Stanford University

655 Knight Way, Stanford, CA 94305
Tel: +1 (650) 724-6642
Email: daniancu@stanford.edu
Office: Knight Management Center, Faculty Building East #361

About Me

I am currently an Associate Professor in the Operations, Information and Technology group at the Graduate School of Business, and am affiliated with the Woods Institute. I received my Ph.D. in Operations Research from MIT, and prior to joining Stanford I spent one year as a Goldstein Fellow in the Business Analytics and Mathematical Sciences Department at IBM Research.

Research Interests

My interests lie at the interface of operations, risk management, and finance. A lot of my work has been aimed at developing new tools for dynamic optimization under uncertainty and prescriptive analytics, and applying these to operational and contracting problems arising in complex value chains. For details, please check my research page.


I am very passionate about showcasing how quantitative modeling and prescriptive analytics can improve decision making in complex settings that humans, businesses and organizations face. I have developed and taught several MBA, undergraduate and Ph.D. classes on these topics. For more, please check my teaching page.


I am co-editing a special issue in the M&SOM Journal on the Interface of Operations, Finance and Technology (OpsFinTech) (full call for papers here). The submission deadline is September 1, 2020 - please drop me an email if you are interested!


I will be on leave for the next academic year (2019-2020), visiting INSEAD. I will still be checking my Stanford email regularly, but feel free to also contact me at dan.iancu@INSEAD.edu.

Faculty Assistant

Keala Alvarez
Office: Knight Management Center, E224
Tel: +1 (650) 724-5308
Email: kealaa@stanford.edu