Anna Nagurney is the John F. Smith Memorial Professor at the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She is the founding director of the Virtual Center for Supernetworks and the Supernetworks Laboratory for Computation and Visualization. Nagurney also holds appointments in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She has devoted her career to research and education that combines management, economics, and engineering. Her focus is the theoretical and applied aspects of network systems, particularly in the areas of transportation and logistics and economics and finance. She is the editor of Innovations in Financial and Economic Networks (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2003) and has authored or coauthored eight other books.
While in residence at the Radcliffe Institute, Nagurney will be researching new theoretical and computational paradigms for dynamic network modeling and analysis with applications ranging from congested urban transportation networks and the Internet to social networks. She will try to capture behaviors of decision makers across different timescales and also investigate the “price of anarchy” in different network applications. In addition, she plans to write a book.
Nagurney holds PhD, SCM, and SCB degrees in applied mathematics and an AB degree in Russian language and literature from Brown University. Among the awards she has received are a Bellagio Study and Conference Center Research Team Residency in Italy from the Rockefeller Foundation and a Fulbright Distinguished Chaired Scholar award held at the University of Innsbruck, Austria.