Bio

Dan Iancu is an Associate Professor of Operations, Information and Technology at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. A native of Romania, Prof. Iancu holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Yale University, an S.M. in Engineering Sciences from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Operations Research from MIT. Prior to joining Stanford, he spent one year as a Goldstine Fellow in the Risk Analytics Group at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center.

Prof. Iancu's research interests lie at the interface of operations, finance, and risk management. His work develops new tools for dynamic optimization under uncertainty and prescriptive analytics, and applies them to study operational and contracting problems in complex value chains. An area of particular focus in his recent work has been the design of better procurement, payment, and financing solutions in global supply chains, where material and financial flows carry both immediate and long-term impact on the lives of millions of people, and on the environment. His research has been published in Management Science, Operations Research, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, and Mathematics of Operations Research, and he serves in the editorial board of several of these journals. He was the recipient of several best paper awards (INFORMS Optimization Society 2009, INFORMS JFIG 2013), and of teaching prizes at Harvard and MIT Sloan.