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Forbes names Dietrich a leader of the data analytics pack

Brenda L. Dietrich

Brenda L. Dietrich

INFORMS member Brenda L. Dietrich, an IBM Fellow, vice president and leader of IBM’s data science group, was recently profiled by Forbes in an article headlined, “Meet 9 Women Leading The Pack In Data Analytics.” Dietrich is also an INFORMS Fellow and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. She served as president of INFORMS in 2007.

Since joining IBM in 1984, Dietrich has worked with numerous business units, applying analytics to decision processes. She led Mathematical Sciences in IBM Research for more than a decade. She holds a Ph.D. in operations research/information engineering from Cornell University. Her personal research includes manufacturing scheduling and services resource management.

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