Howe School expands faculty roster with esteemed research-driven lineup

As part of the faculty growth plans identified in the Howe School’s five-year strategic plan, the school welcomes six new faculty members.

They join a roster of distinguished and accomplished professors who already make up the Howe School.

The additions are among the 24 new professors to join Stevens Institute of Technology this fall. “These professors are not only highly respected experts in the scientific, business and humanities communities, but they are also innovative, collaborative and engaging teachers who will help Stevens students realize their full potential in the classroom and beyond,” says Stevens Provost George Korfiatis.

The additions “deliver a wealth of experience and insights to our school for our students and key areas of research,” says Gregory Prastacos, Dean of the Howe School. “We are only as good as our faculty. In keeping with our strategic plan we hire business faculty that strengthen our key areas and build our identity as a business school with technology at our core.”

Ricardo Collado, Assistant Professor of Operations

Ricardo Collado joins us from Princeton University's department of operations research and financial engineering, where he was conducting research since 2011 on stochastic optimization applied to energy systems. He holds a Ph.D. in operations research from Rutgers University. His research interests include the science of decision-making in the presence of risk with applications to finance, management science, stochastic optimization, risk management, energy and other areas.

Hamed Ghoddusi, Assistant Professor of Finance

Hamed Ghoddusi joins us from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was a postdoctoral associate since 2011. He holds a Ph.D. in finance from the Vienna Graduate School of Finance, in Austria. He has also been a visiting Ph.D. student of UT Austin and UC Berkeley. His research interests include macro/finance, asset pricing, investment, energy and environmental finance, and public policy.


Theodoros Lappas, Assistant Professor of Information Systems

Ted Lappas joins us from Boston University, where he was a postdoctoral researcher since 2011. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California at Riverside. His research interests focus on data mining, machine learning, information retrieval and search algorithms, natural language processing, social media, and analytics.


Adriana Madzharov, Assistant Professor of Marketing

Adriana Madzharov holds a Ph.D. in marketing from Baruch College, the City University of New York. Her research area is consumer behavior with specific interests in sensory marketing. Her paper, “Effects of Product Unit Image on Consumption of Snack Food,” was published in The Journal of Consumer Psychology, one of the esteemed publications that comprise the rankings of the Financial Times 45.


Ying Wu, Assistant Professor of Economics

Ying Wu holds a Ph.D. in economics from Cornell University. Her research interests include asset pricing, international finance and financial economics.

Earlier this year, she received the John A. Doukas Doctoral Best Paper Award for "Asset Pricing with Extreme Liquidity Risk" at the European Financial Management Association's annual meeting.


Mahmoud Daneshmand, Professor, Business Intelligence & Analytics

Mahmoud Daneshmand is an experienced professional having served as a distinguished member of the technical staff at Bell Labs and AT&T. He is an expert in Big Data analytics, IoT sensors and RFID data streams, data mining algorithms, machine learning, statistics, probability, and stochastic processes. He has published more than 91 journal and conference papers, authored or co-authored three books, and holds two patents. He holds a Ph.D. in statistics from the University of California, Berkeley. He is the founding Chair of the Steering Committee of the new IEEE journal Internet of Things.

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