Costis Maglaras

Dean; David and Lyn Silfen Professor of Business, 
Decision, Risk, and Operations Division

Costis Maglaras is dean and the David and Lyn Silfen Professor of Business at Columbia Business School. He 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.

Outside of the Business School, in 2007, Dean Maglaras helped found Mismi Inc., a financial technology firm that introduced innovative quantitative electronic trading algorithms and transaction analytics tools to the marketplace.  He served as Mismi’s head of research through 2014. He is a frequent consultant to industry, primarily in areas of quantitative finance and electronic trading. 

Dean Maglaras and his family live in New York.