CHATURVEDI, ALOK R.
Associate Professor of Management
Ph.D., Information Systems, University of Wisconsin, 1989
M.S., Management Information Systems, University of Wisconsin, 1985
B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, B.I.T. Ranchi (India), 1980
Professor Chaturvedi is director of the Purdue Homeland Security Institute; the director of Indiana Consortium for e-business Research; and the founder of Simulex, Inc. Professor Chaturvedi is also an adjunct research staff member at the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA), Alexandria, Virginia – a leading think tank on national securities matters. He received his Ph.D. in Management Information Systems and Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is an accomplished teacher and has published extensively in major journals and conference proceedings, including the Information Systems Research, Communications of the ACM, Decision Support Systems, and IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. Professor Chaturvedi’s research interests include homeland security simulations, synthetic environments, tera-scale grid computing, computational models of human behaviors, and enterprise systems.
RICHARD A. COSIER
Dean and Leeds Professor of ManagementRichard Cosier
Ph.D., Business Administration, University of Iowa, 1976
M.B.A., Personnel Management and Industrial Relations, Loyola University (Chicago), 1972
B.S., Packaging Technology, Michigan State University, 1969
Richard A. Cosier is Dean and Leeds Professor of Management at the Krannert School of Management, Purdue University. Dean Cosier is also the Director of the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship, part of the new Discovery Park at Purdue University. He formerly served as Dean and Fred E. Brown Chair of Business Administration at the University of Oklahoma and Associate Dean for Academics, Professor of Business Administration, and Chairperson of the Department of Management at Indiana University. In addition, he held a faculty appointment at the University of Notre Dame. Prior to his academic career, he was a planning engineer with The Western Electric Company.
DAVID R. MCKINNIS
Director, Purdue University Technical Assistance Program, and
Associate Vice Provost for Engagement
B.S. Engineering Science, 1972, Purdue University
M.S. Management, 1973, Purdue University
Ph.D. Industrial Engineering, 1999, Purdue University
Director, DCMMEHerbert Moskowitz
Ph.D., Management, University of California, Los Angeles, 1970
M.B.A., Management, California Western University, 1964
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Newark College of Engineering, 1956
Professor Moskowitz is the Director of the Dauch Center for the Management of Manufacturing Enterprises and the Lewis B. Cullman Distinguished Professor of Manufacturing Management. His main teaching interests are management science and quantitative methods. His current research interests are in manufacturing and technology management, quality improvement, judgment and decision making, and expert systems applied to these areas. He has authored or co-authored more than 120 reference journal articles and four textbooks which include: An Experiential Approach to Management Science: Statistics, Mathematical Programming, and Decision Theory Applied to Management Problems (Waveland Press, 1975, 1977); Operations Research Techniques for Management (Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1979); Statistics for Management and Economics Research (Merrill, 1985); and a prize paper award for "R & D Manager's Choices of Development Policies in Simulated R & D Environments," IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 19:1 (February 1972).
JOHN S. SOFIA
Director, Advanced Quality Planning
John S. Sofia holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University. He holds a master of business administration, with a focus on operations and production, from the University of Detroit, and is currently pursuing a master of quality degree from Eastern Michigan University.
Sofia began his automotive career at the former Chrysler Corporation in 1984 as a college-student-in-training in the Stamping, Assembly & Diversified Operations Division. He progressed through a series of manufacturing/engineering positions including production supervisor, product/quality/process engineer, and engineering design team leader.
William A. Strauss
Senior Economist and Economic Advisor
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
William A. Strauss is a Senior Economist and Economic Advisor in the Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, which he joined in 1982. His chief responsibilities include analyzing the current performance of both the Midwest economy and the manufacturing sector for use in monetary policy. He also produces the monthly Chicago Fed Midwest Manufacturing Index, organizes the Bank's Economic Outlook Symposium and Auto Outlook Symposium. He also conducts several economic workshops and industrial roundtables throughout the year.