Anna Nagurney is the John F. Smith Memorial Professor in the Department of Finance and Operations Management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She was the first woman to have been appointed to a named chair in the University of Massachusetts system.
Professor Nagurney received her Ph.D. from Brown University in Applied Mathematics in 1983. Throughout her distinguished career she has focused her research on the applied and theoretical aspects of decision-making on network systems, particularly in the areas of transportation and logistics, energy and the environment, and economics and finance. The most recent of her ten books, coauthored with Q. Qiang, is Fragile Networks: Identifying Vulnerabilities and Synergies in an Uncertain World.
In addition to her innovative scholarship, Professor Nagurney has long worked to promote the interests of regional science in North America and the world. A member of the editorial boards of eleven journals and a Fellow of the Regional Science Association International, she previously served on the Council of the Regional Science Association International and is currently an elected Councilor-at-Large of the North American Regional Science Council.
During the 2012-2013 academic year Professor Nagurney is on sabbatical leave as a Visiting Professor in Operations Management at the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
The North American Regional Science Council is pleased to present the 2012 Walter Isard Award for distinguished lifetime scholarly achievement to Anna Nagurney.