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Five New Faculty Bring Mix of Research Insight, Corporate Experience to Business School

Experience in Finance, A.I., Data Science Ensure Professors' Future-Oriented Teaching and Research

A finance class taking place in the Hanlon Financial Systems Center. A male student is asking a question of a female faculty member.
Five new business faculty bring expertise in areas like finance, artificial intelligence and business analytics to Stevens, creating opportunities for forward-looking education and research.

As new perspectives on data and new analytical techniques continue to revolutionize the ways companies do business, leaders at those companies need insights to steer through the disruptions of the digital age.

Stevens Institute of Technology has long been a stronghold for such leaders, who look upon the School of Business as a research partner and source of tech-savvy interns and employees. In keeping with its mission of preparing future generations of leaders able to think critically about technology’s role in solving business problems, the school has announced the hiring of five new professors for the 2018-19 academic year. 

Four of the new business faculty at Stevens for 2018.
The new business faculty at Stevens are, from left, Professors Apostolos Filippas, Pranav Garg, Anand Goel and Majeed Simaan. Not pictured is Dr. Jordan Suchow, who joins the faculty in the spring.

“We are very excited to welcome these professors to the School of Business at Stevens,” said Dr. Gregory Prastacos, dean. “Each brings an accomplished record in thought leadership and a hunger to do impactful research. I look forward to all they will accomplish at Stevens.” 

Apostolos Filippas, assistant professor. Stevens is Dr. Filippas’ first professional appointment, as he completed his Ph.D. in Information Systems from New York University in the spring. His research interests include business analytics, natural language processing, data science, online platforms and market design. He won a Best Paper Award from ICIS in 2016.

Pranav Garg, assistant professor. Dr. Garg comes to Stevens from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, where he was an assistant professor of strategy. Dr. Garg studies human capital, organizational design and learning, and strategy. His work has been recognized by the Academy of Management (Distinguished Paper Award) and published in Organization Science and Strategic Management Journal.

Anand Goel, associate professor. A finance expert, Dr. Goel was most recently a director with Navigant Consulting, in Chicago; he also was an adjunct professor at the city’s Loyola University. His corporate experience is enhanced by research work that has been featured in many top journals, including the Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies and Journal of Finance.

Majeed Simaan, assistant professor. Dr. Simaan completed his Ph.D. in finance from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute this spring. Among his research interests are banking and risk management, financial networks and interconnectedness, and portfolio theory and asset allocation.

Jordan Suchow, assistant professor. Dr. Suchow comes to Stevens from his post as a research scientist with the Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research Lab at the University of California – Berkeley. He holds master’s and doctoral degrees in psychology from Harvard University. Dr. Suchow will arrive at Stevens for the spring 2019 semester.

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