Samer Takriti is a Syrian management scientist. He received his Ph.D. in Operations Research from the University of Michigan. An expert in energy markets, he worked for Enron in 1999-2000. He has also been a senior manager in the Mathematical Sciences Department at IBM Research. The initiatives of this department were reported on in a BusinessWeek cover story. The story has received substantial media coverage; another paper Takriti contributed to on the impact of outsourcing has also received some media attention.