Georgia Perakis is the William F. Pounds Professor of Management and a Professor of Operations Research, Statistics and Operations Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. She has been on the faculty at MIT Sloan since July 1998.
Perakis teaches courses and performs research in analytics, optimization, machine learning with applications in pricing, revenue management, supply chains, transportation, energy, and healthcare among others. Over the years, she has taught in a variety of programs such as undergraduate, MS, PhD, MBA and EMBA programs across MIT. For her teaching, Perakis won the Graduate Student Council Teaching Award in 2002, the Jamieson Prize in 2014 for excellence in teaching, and the Teacher of the Year award (among all faculty at the MIT Sloan School) in 2017.In her research, Perakis investigates the theory and practice of analytics and its role in operations problems. She is particularly interested on how to solve complex and practical problems in pricing, revenue management, supply chains, healthcare, transportation, and energy applications among others. She has widely published in some of the flagship journals of the field such as Operations Research, Management Science, M&SOM, Mathematics of Operations Research, Mathematical Programming, and POM.
Perakis has a passion for supervising PhD, Master’s, and undergraduate students and builds lifelong relationships with them. So far, she has graduated twenty-eight PhD and fifty-three Master’s students. In 2012, she received the Samuel M. Seegal Award for inspiring students to achieve excellence.
Currently, and since July 2019, she has served as the codirector of the Operations Research Center (interdepartmental PhD program at MIT reporting to the Schwartzman College of Computing and MIT Sloan). She is currently serving on the council for the College of Computing. In addition, since July 2017, she has also served as the faculty director of the Executive MBA (EMBA) program at MIT Sloan. In the past, from 2009 to July 2015, Perakis served as the faculty codirector of the Leaders for Global Operations (LGO, former LFM) Program at MIT (joint program between the Sloan School and the School of Engineering). She has also served as the group head of the Operations Management group from 2010-2017 and finally, as the group Head of the Operations Research and Statistics group at MIT Sloan.
Perakis is currently the editor in chief of the M&SOM journal. Prior to that role, she had also served as America’s editor in chief of the Journal of Pricing and Revenue Management, as a department editor for the journal Service Science in the area of Analytics and as an associate editor for the flagship journals: Management Science, Operations Research, M&SOM, NFORMS Journal on Optimization, and as a senior editor for POM. She has served as the chair of the RMP Section of INFORMS and as the VP of Meetings of the MSOM Society of INFORMS.
Perakis holds a BS in mathematics from the University of Athens as well as an MS in applied mathematics and a PhD in applied mathematics from Brown University.