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Anjani JainAnjani Jain

Vice Dean and Director, Wharton Graduate Division
Adjunct Professor of Operations and Information Management
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Anjani Jain is Vice Dean and Director of Wharton's Graduate Division and Adjunct Professor of Operations and Information Management.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in physics and mathematics from Indore University in India, an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and a Ph.D. in operations research from the University of California, Los Angeles.  He joined Wharton’s faculty in 1986 and has taught courses in operations management and management science at the MBA, Ph.D., and undergraduate levels.  In 1993 he became Director of the MBA Program and has been involved with several curricular initiatives.  In his current role as Vice Dean, he oversees academic, co-curricular, admissions, placement, communication training, and leadership development activities of the MBA and WEMBA programs.  He continues to teach in the MBA and Executive Education programs and has won numerous teaching awards.  He has taught courses at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, and the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad.  He has served on the International Advisory Council of the ISB and is currently a co-Area Leader in operations management.

His research interests include the analysis and design of manufacturing systems, optimization algorithms, and probabilistic analysis of combinatorial problems.  He has also published in the professional literature on telecommunications network design.  His more recent work has investigated the impact of growing product variety on the manufacture and design of families of products, especially in the automobile industry.













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