Retired VP of Advanced Analytics R&D at SAS Institute, Radhika Kulkarni, elected president-elect of INFORMS

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Retired VP of Advanced Analytics R&D at SAS Institute, Radhika Kulkarni, elected president-elect of INFORMS

-- Will lead largest international O.R. and analytics association in 2022 --

CATONSVILLE, MD, November 2, 2020 – INFORMS, the largest international association of operations research (O.R.) and analytics professionals and students, announced that retired vice president of Advanced Analytics R&D at SAS Institute Inc., Radhika Kulkarni, has been elected president-elect and will serve as INFORMS president in 2022. 

Kulkarni spent 35 years at SAS where she was responsible for the world’s leading analytics software products portfolio. She has seen the expansion of innovations in the fields of analytics, data science and artificial intelligence and has been involved in the development of software products as well as customer engagements solving large-scale, enterprise-wide business problems.

She spearheaded the creation of the OR/AIML Center of Excellence to solve the toughest analytical problems for a diverse set of Fortune 100 companies. She helped establish collaborations across the domains resulting in cutting-edge innovations that earned her the CEO Award of Excellence.

Kulkarni is an INFORMS Fellow and has been a member of the INFORMS Roundtable and several INFORMS committees. Her Women in OR/MS (WORMS) award aptly recognizes her as a role model for women in analytics.
Married to an O.R. professor, Radhika is deeply familiar with the academic world and its challenges and opportunities. She sponsored several partnerships with universities including research collaborations and robust internship programs for Ph.D. students and serves on many academic advisory boards. Now she spends more time with universities and professional organizations increasing data science literacy and expertise.

 

 

About INFORMS 

With more than 12,000 members from around the world, INFORMS is the largest international association of operations research (O.R.) and analytics professionals and students. INFORMS provides unique networking and learning opportunities for individuals and organizations to better understand and use O.R. and analytics tools and methods to save lives, save money, and solve problems. 

 

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