Ramayya Krishnan is the W. W. Cooper and Ruth F. Cooper Professor of Management Science and Information Systems at Heinz College and the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. A faculty member at CMU since 1988, Krishnan was appointed as Dean of the Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy in 2009.
Krishnan was educated at the Indian Institute of Technology and the University of Texas at Austin. He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, a master’s degree in industrial engineering and operations research, and a PhD in management science and information systems. He is an expert on digital transformation and has worked extensively with firms and policy makers on using technology and analytics to achieve policy goals. He is well known for his work in e-commerce and information risk management where he has made seminal contributions to technology management and policy. His current research interests are in the responsible use of AI and in data driven approaches to support workforce development.