Faculty Advisory Board

Faculty Advisory Board


Reza Ahmadi

Reza Ahmadi is a professor in the Decisions, Operations and Technology Management area. Ahmadi’s areas of interest include technology management, operations management, software pricing, product development, just-in-time manufacturing and electronics.

Felipe Caro

Felipe Caro is an associate professor in the Decisions, Operations and Technology Management area. Caro became a Franz Edelman Laureate in 2009 through his work in retail technology and using optimization models in retailing.

Charles Corbett

Charles Corbett is a professor of Operations Management and Sustainability and founding past faculty director of Easton Technology Leadership Program. Corbett’s research and teaching focus on the interfaces between operations management, sustainability and entrepreneurship.

Robert Foster

Robert Foster is an adjunct professor in the Decisions, Operations and Technology Management area and director of the Global Access Program, the international field-study and MBA thesis requirement for UCLA Anderson FEMBA students. Foster is also a member of the Tech Coast Angels.

Uday Karmarkar

Uday Karmarkar is the founder and director of Business and Information Technology Global Network. Karmarkar is also a chaired professor in the area of information intensive industries, competitive analyses, intelligent management systems and operations, and technology strategy for manufacturing and service firms.

Marvin Lieberman

Marvin Lieberman is a professor in the policy area. His current research focuses on biotechnology and technology strategy from the standpoint of new startups. Some of his broader teaching and research interests are in the areas of competitive strategy, industrial economics and operations management.

William Ouchi

William Ouchi is the Sanford and Betty Sigoloff Distinguished Professor in Corporate Renewal and area chair for Management and Organizations. Ouchi is instrumental in bringing technology commercialization to UCLA Anderson and is a lead developer of the entrepreneurial ecosystem at UCLA.

Peter Pao

Peter Pao is the L.M.K. Boelter Visiting Professor Chair at UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science and a faculty member at UCLA Anderson. Pao recently retired from Raytheon Corporation, where he served as corporate vice president and chief technology officer and led efforts to drive growth through technology investment.

Kumar Rajaram

Kumar Rajaram is the current chair of the Decisions, Operations and Technology Management area. He has developed many operational techniques, from “Robust Process Control” to techniques to better balance supply with demand for products with short life cycles.

E. Burton Swanson

E. Burton Swanson is a professor and Area Chair for Information Systems. He is also director of the Information Systems Research Program. Swanson began his academic career at UCLA in 1974. Earlier, he worked with IBM, primarily in application system development.