G. “ANAND” ANANDALINGAM, PhD ’81, applied sciences, is the Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Management Science at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Formerly the Dean of the Robert H. Smith School of Business and of Imperial College Business School at Imperial College London, Anandalingam served on the faculty of Penn Engineering and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He has received numerous academic and teaching awards, as well as a variety of scholarships, fellowships, prizes, and endowed appointments at Pennsylvania, Harvard, and Cambridge. Anandalingam is an expert on the application of optimization techniques to solve business problems in the infrastructure sector. He started as an energy systems analyst and spent much of his career in the information and telecommunications sector working on network design, pricing, strategy, and deployment. He has published more than 100 papers and four books and has presented his work in numerous prestigious international conferences.