Easton Technology Leadership Program

About Us

DIRECTORS

GUILLAUME ROELS
Faculty DirectorAssociate Professor - Decisions, Operations and Technology Management

guillaume.roels@anderson.ucla.edu 

VANDANA MANGAL 
Executive DirectorResearch Director - BIT (Business Information Technologies)

vandana.mangal@anderson.ucla.edu

STAFF

DARINA GENINA
Operations Coordinator
darina.genina@anderson.ucla.edu

JEANNETTE CHI
Accounts and Enrichment Coordinator
jeannette.chi@anderson.ucla.edu

JAYMIE PARK
Team Member
jaymie.park@anderson.ucla.edu

JUDY LUU
Team Member
judy.luu@anderson.ucla.edu

MICHAEL REED
Team Member
michael.reed@anderson.ucla.edu

FACULTY ADVISORY BOARD

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.

RAKESH SARIN is the Paine Chair in Management and the Chair of the Decisions, Operations and Technology Management area. As a faculty member for more than 25 years, Sarin has developed models that have found applications in project evaluation, new product development decisions and analyzing risks to human health and the environment.

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 tecniques to better balance supply with demand for products with short life cycles. 

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, where he led efforts to drive growth through technology investment. 

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

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. 

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 analysis, intelligent management systems and operations, and technology strategy for manufacturing and service firms.

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 Anderson FEMBA students. Foster is also a member of the Tech Coast Angels.

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

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. 

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.