Gies College of Business Honors Seshadri With Alan J. and Joyce D. Baltz Professorship

Seshadri brings timely and practical expertise to Gies College of Business in the crucial area of business data analytics

Sridhar Seshadri

To acknowledge his expertise and scholarship, Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois will celebrate the investiture of Sridhar Seshadri as the Alan J. and Joyce D. Baltz Professor on Oct. 19, 2018.

“We are proud to recognize and celebrate the scholarly impact of professor Seshadri’s work and look forward to him providing important thought leadership in emerging areas such as business analytics,” said Jeffrey R. Brown, the Josef & Margot Lakonishok Professor of Business and Dean of Gies College of Business.

I'm honored to be part a College that's devoted to purposefully tackling the world's biggest challenges.

Sridhar Seshadri, Professor, Gies College of Business

Seshadri is an authority on operations management, and his influential research focuses on the areas of queueing systems, stochastic modeling and applications, supply chain management, and revenue management. The professor of business administration also brings timely and practical expertise to Gies College of Business in the crucial area of business data analytics.

Seshadri believes data and technology are not moving the needle as much as they could to help the average person, especially in the agriculture, small manufacturing, education and healthcare sectors. He advocates for the use of data analytics not only to grow profits, but also to grow economies that in turn elevate the lives of individuals.

“I’m honored to be part a College that’s devoted to purposefully tackling the world’s biggest challenges. I look forward to contributing to finding innovative solutions that will not only build businesses but also make an impact on people around the world,” said Seshadri. “I also am honored to be at a university that is using data and technology to transform higher education, making it more accessible to learners at every stage of their career.”

Seshadri is a prolific author and editor, published on topics as varied as inventory systems and pricing, crop diversification and risk management, supply chain design and carbon penalty, and inventory sharing in commodity markets. He is also a 2018 Fellow of the prestigious Production and Operations Management Society (POMS), which acknowledges contributions to research, teaching and service.

About Seshadri
Prior to joining Gies College of Business in 2018, Seshadri was a faculty member at New York University, the University of Texas at Austin and, most recently, the Indian School of Business. He received his PhD in management science from the University of California-Berkeley in 1993; his postgraduate diploma in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, in 1980; and his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, in 1978.

About the Alan J. and Joyce D. Baltz Professorship
Alan (’57) and Joyce Baltz enabled the creation of this professorship with a generous donation to the College in 2009. It enables us to fulfil the College’s mission of pursuing excellence, innovation and accessibility in higher education.

About Gies College of Business

Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign provides a world-class educational experience for the next generation of business leaders. For more than 100 years, the College has delivered on the promise of innovation in business education, with a commitment to cutting-edge curriculum design and delivery, exceptional experiential learning opportunities, and unparalleled academic excellence. Today our faculty prepare more than 5,100 students, including 3,100 undergraduates, to be at the forefront of innovation and leadership in the global economy.

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Source: Gies College of Business