Costis Maglaras

Costis Maglaras

Dean; David and Lyn Silfen Professor of Business
BSEE, Imperial College, London 1990; MSEE, Stanford, 1991; PhDEE, 1998

Appointed Columbia Business School’s 16th Dean in 2019, Costis Maglaras is a deeply respected academic who has been a consummate presence at Columbia for more than two decades. He is the David and Lyn Silfen Professor of Business; heand received his BS in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College, London, and holds MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

An expert in operations research, data analytics, and quantitative finance, Dean Maglaras has served as chair of the Decision, Risk & Operations Division; as faculty director for the Risk Management course administered through Executive Education; and as a member of the Executive Committee of Columbia University's Data Science Institute.  He has received both the Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence and the Dean's Award for Teaching Innovation.  Prior to joining the School in 1998, Dean Maglaras was a research scientist at Canon Research Center America.

His research centers on stochastic modeling and data science, with an emphasis on stochastic networks, financial engineering, and quantitative pricing and revenue management. His research has been recognized through the 1999 INFORMS Nicholson Prize for best paper in Operations Research and Management Science and the 2008 INFORMS Revenue Management and Pricing Section best research paper award.

Leadership Team

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Ann Bartel

Merrill Lynch Professor of Workforce Transformation, Economics Division
Vice Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Dean’s Office
Katie Conway

Katie Conway

Vice Dean of Administration and Chief Operating Officer, Dean’s Office
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Kent Daniel

Senior Vice Dean of Faculty Affairs, Dean’s Office
Jean-Marie Eveillard/First Eagle Investment Management Professor of Business, Finance Division
Amy Jaick

Amy Jaick

Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Dean’s Office

Malia Mason

Vice Dean for Research, Dean’s Office
Courtney C. Brown Professor of Business, Management Division
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Jonah Rockoff

Senior Vice Dean for Curriculum and Programs, Dean’s Office
Armand G. Erpf Professor of Business, Economics Division
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Pierre Yared

Vice Dean, Executive Education, Executive Education
MUTB Professor of International Business, Economics Division

Director, Richard Paul Richman Center for Business Law and Public Policy

The Board

The Columbia Business School Board supports and extends CBS’ unique, real-world brand of education. Under the guidance of Board chair James Gorman ’87, almost 100 alumni who are actively engaged in furthering the mission of Columbia Business School each day.

Board members represent a wide array of industries, interests, initiatives, and areas of expertise. All members are leaders in their respective fields and dedicated to ensuring students are fully connected to today’s business world. Their direct involvement with students demonstrates how academic theories come to life in the real world — and conversely, how the real world impacts academic theory.

Our Board’s leadership exemplifies the talent of Columbia Business School’s 49,000+ alumni around the world.

Meet the Board members here.