Candace Yano: Engineering + business + industry

Candace “Candi” Yano lives at the intersection of engineering, business and industry. Known for her work in supply chain and manufacturing management, she focused her early research on analytical models for optimizing operational decisions in response to uncertainty in demand, lead times, and yields in manufacturing systems. While she continues to work on related problems, she has recently been interested in interdisciplinary problems at the interface between operations management and marketing, particularly those involving inventory and pricing.  Her research has been applied in an array of industries from automotive to electronics to natural resources.

Candace Yano

Now serving a dual academic role as the Gary and Sherron Kalbach Chair in Business Administration at Berkeley Haas and as a professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research (IEOR), Yano was that department’s first female chair. She recently served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Haas School of Business and is currently the faculty director for the newly launched MBA/Master of Engineering Program, for which she holds the Morris Chang Distinguished Chair in the Management of Technology Innovation. She has served in major editorial positions with numerous academic journals, and in leadership positions with the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) and the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IISE). In recognition of her accomplishments, she was named an IISE Fellow and INFORMS Fellow and won the 2008 WORMS Award for Advancement of Women in OR/MS. She also won the George E. Kimball Medal in 2018 for her distinguished service to INFORMS.

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