Emanuele Borgonovo, DAS President, and Professor, Bocconi University, Italy
Emanuele Borgonovo (PhD, MIT) is Full Professor at the Department of Decision Sciences of Bocconi University in Milan and director of the new Bachelor in Economics, Management and Computer Science. He is the current President of the Decision Analysis Society of INFORMS. He is co-editor-in-chief of the European Journal of Operational Research, and member of the editorial boards of Decision Analysis, Risk Analysis and several other international journals. He is the recipient of national and international awards and has participated in numerous research projects (theoretical and applied) on risk and decision-analysis with companies and institutions worldwide (e.g., DARPA, US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, US DOE, US Idaho National Laboratory, etc.). He has published more than 100 scientific papers. His research focuses on the aspects at the interfaces between decision analysis, machine learning and risk analysis.
Leslie Lippard, SDP President, and Senior Director, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
By day, Leslie Lippard leads portfolio analytics at Alnylam, a Boston-based Biotech focused on therapeutics based on siRNA technology. Outside of working hours, Leslie is the current SDP president, and while she used to have a few hobbies (judo, beekeeping), the pandemic has largely put those pursuits on hold. Today, she is excited to be discussing how the SDP and the DAS members can learn from each other, create a larger community, and leverage both our similarities and differences.