James J. Cochran
University of Alabama, Culverhouse College of Business
James J. Cochran is Associate Dean for Research, Professor of Statistics, and Rogers-Spivey Faculty Fellow with University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Business. He has been a Visiting Scholar with Stanford University, University of South Africa, Universidad de Talca, Pôle Universitaire Léonard De Vinci, University of Limpopo, and University of Namibia. He holds honorary appointments with University of KwaZulu Natal and University of Limpopo.
Cochran established an international teaching effectiveness colloquium series and organized nineteen of these events on six continents. He is founding Editor-in-Chief of the Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and the Management Sciences, Wiley Series in Operations Research and Management Science, and INFORMS Analytics Body of Knowledge. He has authored/coauthored fourteen book chapters, over forty research articles, and seven textbooks. He has consulted with corporations, governments, and NPOs worldwide. He was founding co-chair of Statistics without Borders and a founding committee member for INFORMS Pro Bono Analytics initiative. He has delivered keynotes to conferences in twenty-five nations.
Cochran has received INFORMS Prize for Teaching of OR/MS Practice, Mu Sigma Rho Statistical Education Award, Waller Distinguished Teaching Career Award, Karl Peace Award, the ASA Founders Award, and INFORMS President’s Award. He is a Fellow of the ASA and INFORMS.