Professor G. ‘Anand’ Anandalingam, currently the Dean of the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, USA, has accepted appointment as Dean of Imperial College Business School, with effect from 1 August 2013. He succeeds Professor Dorothy Griffiths who was appointed in February 2012 following Professor David Begg’s retirement.
Professor Anandalingam graduated in Electrical Sciences from the University of Cambridge in 1975, and subsequently completed a PhD in operations research with economics at Harvard in 1981. He worked at Brookhaven National Laboratory before he began his academic career at the University of Virginia in 1984 as an assistant professor. In 1987 he moved to the University of Pennsylvania and held a dual appointment as both professor of systems engineering and professor of management science at the Wharton School of Business. In 2001 Professor Anandalingam joined the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, becoming its Dean in 2008.
Professor Anandalingam was the founder of the Smith School’s Center for Electronic Markets and Enterprises, and was its director from 2001-2004. As an expert in electronic markets and telecommunications networks he has consulted for a range of mature and start-up companies, has published more than 75 research papers, and served as editor of a number of academic journals, volumes and books.