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Don N. Kleinmuntz

Academic Director, Master of Science in Business Analytics and Professor of the Practice

BIO

Don N. Kleinmuntz is a recognized expert on decision and risk analysis, business analytics and leveraging information technology to improve organizational decision making. Prior to joining the faculty at Notre Dame, he was founder and board member at Strata Decision Technology, a leading provider of financial analytics software to the healthcare industry, where he filled a variety of executive positions including CEO, CFO and CIO. Kleinmuntz collaborated in the design and implementation of budgeting and planning systems that are in use at approximately 1,000 hospitals across the United States, including many large health-care systems and academic medical centers. Over the course of his career, he has consulted with hospitals, multi-hospital healthcare systems, a variety of companies and organizations, and several government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, Kleinmuntz held tenure-track or tenured faculty positions at the University of Texas at Austin, the MIT Sloan School of Management, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as well as a part-time research appointment at the University of Southern California. His research focused on a range of topics related to methods and approaches for improving decision making, and applied work on decision-making models and processes for accounting, financial management, resource allocation and risk management. He was a founding editor-in-chief of the journal Decision Analysis, an associate editor of the journal Management Science, and also served on several editorial boards and National Science Foundation grant review panels. He currently serves on the editorial board of Decision Analysis and the EURO Journal on Decision Processes. Kleinmuntz has been active in professional organizations, notably the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS). He served as INFORMS president in 2009, and currently serves as president of the INFORMS Section on Analytics. Recognitions include the INFORMS Decision Analysis Society Frank P. Ramsey Medal for Distinguished Contributions to Decision Analysis in 2011, and the INFORMS George E. Kimball Medal for distinguished service to the field of operations research and management science in 2012.

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