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L Robin Keller

University of California, Irvine

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L. Robin Keller, Professor of Operations and Decision Technologies in the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine, joined UCI in 1982 after earning her M.B.A. and Ph.D. in management science from UCLA. She has served many roles in the school, including the Doctoral Program Director and Associate Dean (for the Full-time MBA Program and for Research). She was Program Director for the NSF Decision, Risk, and Management Science Program. Dr. Keller was the 2014 INFORMS President-elect, 2015 President, and 2016 Past President. She has been the Editor-in-Chief of Decision Analysis, a founding Director-at-large of INFORMS, TIMS Vice President-Finance and Council member, and Decision Analysis Society Chair. Her decision analysis research spans the areas of multiple attribute decision making, fairness, perceived risk, and planning protection against terrorism, environmental, health, and safety risks. She became an INFORMS Fellow in 2004 and received the 2006 Kimball Medal. BIOGRAPHICAL PROFILE: L. Robin Keller Professor, Operations and Decision Technologies, Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine EDUCATION: B.A. (mathematics), 1974; M.B.A. and Ph.D. (management science), 1976 and 1982, UCLA PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: UCI: Professor (Full (2001-), Associate (1989-2001), Assistant (1982-1989)); Operations & Decision Technologies Area Coordinator (most recent: 9/2012-3/2013), Doctoral Program Director (2009-2013; 1985-1986); Associate Dean, Full-time MBA (2006-2008); Associate Dean for Research (1992-1993). NSF Decision, Risk, & Management Science Program Director (1990-1991) and Associate Director (1989-1990), Visiting Assistant Research Professor, Duke’s Fuqua School (Spring 1987). Visiting Scholar, UCLA’s Anderson GSM (9/1993-3/1994) PROFESSIONAL HONORS AND AWARDS: INFORMS Fellow (2004), Kimball Medal (2006); INFORMS Case Competition Finalist (2005); UCI: Faculty Service Award (2008, 1993), Teaching Award (1983, 1986) INFORMS/ORSA/TIMS ACTIVITIES: INFORMS (1995-): 2014 INFORMS President-elect, 2015 INFORMS President, and 2016 INFORMS Past President; Editor-in-Chief, Decision Analysis, 2007-2012; Founding Director-at-Large (1995, 1996); Kimball Medal committee (Chair, 2013, Member 2011-12); TIMS (1977-1994): Vice President-Finance (9/1993-12/1994) & concurrently Chair of TIMS Investment Committee & Co-chair of OR/MS Board Investment & Finance Committees; Council Member (1991-1993); Management Science Departmental Editor (4/1994-1998); ORSA (Full Member 1985-1994): Nominations Committee (TIMS 1993, ORSA 1990); Decision Analysis Society of INFORMS & ORSA SIG: Past-President, Chair, Chair-elect (Spring 1998-2004), Council Member (1986-1989) PUBLICATIONS: Author of numerous articles in Management Science, Operations Research, Decision Analysis, INFORMS Transactions on Education, Risk Analysis, IEEE Transactions on SMC, Theory & Decision, Annals of Operations Research, OBHDP, and Journal of Risk & Uncertainty. Member of committees authoring National Academies Press books on A Risk-Characterization Framework for Decision-Making at the Food and Drug Administration (2011) and Distribution and Administration of Potassium Iodide in the Event of a Nuclear Incident (2004) OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: U. S. National Committee for the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (2007-2012); Scientific Advisory Committee member, USC CREATE Homeland Security Center (2005-2010); Editorial board for EURO Journal on Decision Processes (2012-); Society for Risk Analysis, Society for Medical Decision Making, and Society for Judgment & Decision Making membership   L. Robin Keller; personal site: Professor, Operations & Decision Technologies | The Paul Merage School of Business University of California, Irvine CA 92697-3125 USA (949) 824-6348 | Ms. Ginger Smith, Departmental Assistant |, 949-824-2022