Candace A. Yano

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Candace A. Yano
InstitutionUniversity of California, Berkeley
University of Michigan
FieldOperations Research
Operations Management
Alma materStanford University (Ph.D. (1981), M.S. (1980, 1979), A.B. (1977))
AwardsIIE Fellow
George E. Kimball Medal

Candace A. Yano is Professor and Chair at Haas School of Business's Operations and Information Technology Management Group, and Professor and former Head of Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research, both at University of California, Berkeley.[1] She is also a senior technical consultant on operations management issues for Yano Accountancy Corporation (YAC).[2]

Academic work[edit]

Yano is known for her work in Inventory Theory, Logistics Management, Supply Chain Management, Service Management, Production-Quality Interface Issues, and Marketing-Production Interface Issues,[3] and serves or has served on the editorial board of IIE Transactions, Interfaces, Management Science, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Naval Research Logistics, Operations Research, and Productions and Operations Management.


Prior to joining University of California, Berkeley, Yano was on the faculty at Department of Industrial & Operations Engineering, University of Michigan from 1983 to 1993, and served as a member of the technical staff at Bell Labs from 1981 to 1982.


In 2006, Yano was named a Fellow of Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE). As one of the earliest female scholars in the field of Operations Research, Yano received 2008 WORMS Award for the Advancement of Women in OR/MS.[4] She is a past President of the Technical Section on Manufacturing Management of ORSA—which has evolved to today's MSOM Society—and won the MSOM Society's first Distinguished Service Award in 1997.[5]

In 2014, Yano was elected as an INFORMS Fellow in honor of her lifetime achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences and in recognition of her role as "a leader in operations management research who has provided significant service to the field as program chair, editor, adviser, teacher, and mentor."[6]

In 2018, Yano was awarded the George E. Kimball Medal in recognition of her service to INFORMS, and the field of Operations Research and Management Sciences.[7]


  1. ^ "Professor Minute: Interview with IEOR professor Candace Yano". EngineeringNews. April 19, 2004. Archived from the original on 2013-07-22. Retrieved 18 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Key Professionals". Retrieved 19 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Faculty Profile: Candace Yano Joins the Haas School". Haas NewsWire. 8 October 2001. Archived from the original on 18 June 2010. Retrieved 18 February 2013.
  4. ^ "WORMS Award for the Advancement of Women in OR/MS". Archived from the original on 19 January 2013. Retrieved 18 February 2013.
  5. ^ "The MSOM Distinguished Service Award". Retrieved 19 February 2013.
  6. ^ "INFORMS Presents 12 New Fellow Awards, Inducts Analytics Leaders". October 2, 2014. Retrieved October 29, 2014.
  7. ^ "George E. Kimball Medal". Retrieved July 2, 2021.

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