Edieal Pinker is a Professor of Operations Research at the Yale School of Management where he also serves as Chief Academic Officer and Deputy Dean. He has a PhD and MS in Operations Research from MIT and BA in Mathematics from Columbia University. Pinker’s current research includes predictive modeling in healthcare using machine learning methods and the demographic analysis of the US Jewish community. He has studied and written extensively studied on the use of flexible workforces, work and workflow design in healthcare, online auctions, and responses to terrorist threats among others. He has served on the editorial boards of several leading journals in his field such as Management Science and Operations Research. Pinker has consulted for the United States Postal Service, the financial services industry and the auto industry. His work has been published in journals such as Operations Research, Management Science, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, Journal of Oncology Practice, IIE Transactions, Production and Operations Management, and the Communications of the Association of Computing Machinery.