Dr. Anuj Mehrotra

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Anuj Mehrotra is the dean of the George Washington University School of Business (GWSB). Prior to coming to GWSB in July 2018, he was the senior vice dean, the vice dean for faculty development and research, the Leslie O. Barnes Scholar and a professor of management science at the University of Miami Business School. He has also served as the school's interim dean, as vice dean of graduate business programs and executive education, as vice dean for faculty affairs, and as chairperson of the Department of Management Science.

During Dr. Mehrotra’s tenure as interim dean at the University of Miami Business School, the school was successfully re-accredited by AACSB, the school’s graduate degree programs grew in enrollment, and the school’s fundraising revenues (in terms of annual new gifts and pledges) grew by 70 percent year-over-year. Under Dr. Mehrotra’s leadership as vice dean, the school optimized and diversified its portfolio of graduate business programs. He led the launch of online and hybrid degree programs, a suite of specialized master’s degree programs, the innovative Miami Executive MBA for the Americas program, and the Global Executive MBA program, taught entirely in Spanish. The school also established new and innovative experiential learning courses, which include international immersion and consulting experiences. These market-driven programs grew the graduate student enrollment by 70 percent over a five-year period. Concurrently, the school’s degree and non-degree programs received recognition among the best in various rankings.

Dr. Mehrotra’s research interests are in large-scale optimization and interdisciplinary applications. His research has been published in the top-tier academic journals, including Management Science, Mathematical Programming, Naval Research Logistics, and the Informs Journal on Computing. He has been invited to present his research at national and international meetings and co-edited a book, Extending the Horizons: Advances in Computing, Optimization, and Decision Technologies, as well as a special issue of Discrete Applied Mathematics on computational methods for graph coloring and its generalizations. He has also co-chaired several conferences in optimization and related application areas. Dr. Mehrotra’s research projects include his work with the U.S. Coast Guard to optimally locate air stations to respond to distress calls and his work on determining routing and staffing decisions for distributed call centers. He has also developed models for making an optimal choice from a mix of channels for sales and marketing. His research has included developing specialized methods for congressional districting, for forming marine reserves for fishery management, and for forming optimal newspaper delivery zones. This type of research is designed to achieve maximum possible benefit from limited resources.

Dr. Mehrotra taught extensively in the University of Miami School of Business MBA and executive MBA programs. His research and teaching were recognized through multiple awards from the Miami Business School and the University of Miami. Dr. Mehrotra has served as a consultant to several companies, including American Airlines, A.T. Kearney, Goodyear, Exxon, Capital One, US West and EDS. His previous experience includes visiting positions at the (now) Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University and at the T. J. Watson Research Center. He received his doctoral degree in operations research from the Georgia Institute of Technology, his master’s degree from Virginia Tech, and his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in India.

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