Eitan Zemel

Eitan Zemel

Joined Stern 1998

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 8-69
New York, NY 10012

E-mail ez7@stern.nyu.edu
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Eitan Zemel is the Deputy Dean of New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business where he also serves as the W. Edwards Deming Professor of Quality and Productivity. Zemel is also the Deputy Vice Chancellor for strategy at NYU Shanghai.

Professor Zemel joined the faculty of New York University in 1998 and had serve in a succession of leadership positions in the school including as Founding Chair of the Operations Management Department and later as a Founding Chair of the IOMS Department (recently renamed as the Technology, Operations and Statistics Department). He had served as Vice Dean in charge of the MBA Program, the Langone Part Time MBA Program, the Executive MBA Program, the TRIUM Global Executive Program and the newly Launched Global Masters Program in Business Analytics, among others. In addition, Professor Zemel has been a member of the team that had conceived and created NYU Shanghai where he had served successively as the Founding Dean of Business and engineering, the Associate Vice Chancellor for Strategy, and as Deputy Vice Chancellor.

Prior to joining Stern, Professor Zemel served as the Harold L. Stuart Professor of Operations Research at the J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University where he also served as a Founding Director of the Master of Management in Manufacturing Program (MMM Program) and a Chair of the Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences (MEDS) Department.

Professor Zemel's research is mainly concerned with computations, algorithms and complexity. Other areas of more recent research include supply chain management, operations strategy, service operations and incentive issues in operations management. His writing has appeared in numerous publications including Ecomometrica, The SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, Operations Research, Mathematics of Operations Research, Games and Economic Behavior, and Annals of Operations Research. He served on the editorial boards of various publications such as Manufacturing Review, Production and Operations Management, Management Science and Manufacturing and Service Operations. Professor Zemel is a coauthor of the book Managing Business Process Flows.

Professor Zemel received his Bachelor of Science in Physics and Mathematics (with distinction) from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, his Master of Science in Applied Physics from The Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, and his Doctor of Philosophy in Operations Research from the Graduate School of Business Administration at Carnegie Mellon University.

Research Interests

  • Operations strategy
  • Supply chain management
  • Service operations
  • Incentives issues in operations management

Courses Taught

  • Operations Management
  • Operations Strategy

Academic Background

Ph.D., Operations Research, 1976
Carnegie Mellon University

M.Sc., Applied Physics, 1972
The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

B.Sc., Physics and Mathematics, 1970
The Hebrew University, Israel

Areas of Expertise

Technology, Operations & Statistics

  • Operations Management
  • Supply Chain Management