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MSc, London School of Economics
Ph.D., MRes, London Business School
Associate Professor Yael Grushka-Cockayne's research and teaching activities focus on data science, forecasting, project management, and behavioral decision making. Her research is published in numerous academic and professional journals, and she is a regular speaker at international conferences in the area of decision analysis, project management and management science. She is also an award-winning teacher, winning the Darden Morton Leadership Faculty Award in 2011, the University of Virginia's Mead-Colley Award in 2012 and the Darden Outstanding Faculty Award and Faculty Diversity Award in 2013. In 2015 she won the University of Virginia All University Teaching award. Yael teaches the core Decision Analysis course, an elective she designed on Project Management, and an elective on Data Science. She is the leader of the open enrollment courses "Project Management for Executives" and "The Women's Leadership Program".
Before starting her academic career, she worked in San Francisco as a marketing director of an Israeli ERP company. As an expert in the areas of project management, she has served as a consultant to international firms in the aerospace and pharma industries. She is a UVA Excellence in Diversity fellow and a member of INFORMS, the Decision Analysis Society, the Operational Research Society and the Project Management Institute (PMI). She is an Associate Editor at Management Science and Operation Research and the Secretary/Treasurer of the INFORMS Decision Analysis Society.
In 2014, Yael was named one of "21 Thought-Leader Professors" in Data Science. Yael's recent "Fundamentals of Project Planning and Management" Coursera MOOC had over 100,000 enrolled, across 200 countries worldwide.