G. 'Anand' Anandalingam PhD ’81, applied sciences, is the Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Management Science at the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. He was Dean of Imperial College Business School from August 2013 to July 2016. Previously he was Dean of the Smith School from 2007 to 2013. Before joining Smith in 2001, Anand was at the University of Pennsylvania for nearly 15 years where he was a professor at both Penn Engineering and the Wharton School.
As Dean in two prestigious universities, Anand has raised close to $100 million in gifts for the institutions, set up several successful Masters degree programs, hired many prominent senior scholars, and promoted several women and minorities to academic leadership positions. Anand helped establish a Center on Entrepreneurship at Imperial College and expand entrepreneurial education and practice at the University of Maryland with a particular emphasis on social innovation. He has also created partnerships with universities around the world including in China, India, and the Middle East.
Anand has received teaching awards at different universities and scholarships, fellowships, prizes and endowed appointments at Pennsylvania, Harvard and Cambridge. He has published more than 100 papers and 4 books, and has presented his work in numerous prestigious international conferences. His research has evolved from economic dynamics and policy, to energy and environmental systems analysis, to design and pricing of telecommunications and information systems, to technology strategy, to leadership and social entrepreneurship.