Matthew LanhamMatthew Lanham

Matthew Lanham joins the quantitative methods area as a clinical assistant professor after earning his PhD from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University  in Business Information Systems. He earned his BS from Indiana University. Matthew comes to us from Roanoke, Virginia, where he was a merchandise data scientist and teaching assistant at Virginia Tech and a modeling and statistical consultant. Along with teaching and work experience, he is published and has presented at numerous conferences, seminars and workshops. His research interests are in big data analytics and data science, choice modeling and demand forecasting, decision support systems, assortment planning, multi-echelon inventory optimization and supply chain information systems.

Why choose Krannert? “My wife Kimberly and I are southern Indiana natives and could not be happier than to be back in the Hoosier state near family and friends as part of the Krannert family.”

Jiaming XuJiaming Xu

Jiaming Xu comes to the quantitative methods area as an assistant professor from the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in electrical and computing engineering in 2014. His industry and research expertise focus on data science and analytics in retail. His interests are with the use of machine learning to support assortment planning and pricing decisions. Jiaming would like to prepare students for success in analytics-focused careers based on his experience, industry trends and their professional goals.


Jovan GrahovacJovan Grahovac

Jovan Grahovac earned his PhD in operations management from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1995. He joined Krannert this spring as a visiting assistant professor, after teaching core and elective strategy courses at the University of Illinois. He is published with research interests in strategy and economics; organizational learning, design and decision- making; and the economics of operations and production systems. Jovan’s experience and teaching interests are in competitive strategy, operations strategy, technology strategy, operations/process management, quantitative models and methods.

Why choose Purdue? “I feel privileged to join a fantastic department in a great school! Also, the university and the city are very inviting, stimulating, and charming.”

Tony TongTony Tong

Tony Tong joins the strategic management area as a professor from the Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado. He earned his PhD from Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University, in 2004. His teaching interests are in global strategy, technology and innovation strategy, technology entrepreneurship, industry and competitive analysis and managing corporate development. Tony has numerous research grants and awards, is well published and has developed the Chinese Patent Data Project. His research interests are in corporate strategy: alliance, mergers and acquisitions, firm boundaries and multifunctional firms. Innovation: patents, intellectual property, technology commercialization and open innovation. Entrepreneurship: corporate entrepreneurship, technology entrepreneurship, venture capital knowledge- based view, resource- and capability-based theories, real options, and Chinese business and strategy. Tony has been invited to speak in all corners of the world.