Associate Professor of Business Administration, Darden School of Business
Associate Professor Yael Grushka-Cockayne's research and teaching activities focus on data science, analytics, forecasting, decision analysis, project management, and behavioral decision-making. Yael is an award-winning teacher and in 2014 was named one of "21 Thought-Leader Professors" in Data Science. At HBS Yael teaches the required Technology and Operations Management course and an elective course on Business Analytics. She has been teaching in the Harvard Business Analytics Program, powered by 2U, since 2018. At the Darden School, Yael taught the core course in Decision Analysis and elective courses on Project Management and Data Science in Business. Yael's recent "Fundamentals of Project Planning and Management" Coursera MOOC had over 200,000 enrolled, across 200 countries worldwide.
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. Yael is an Associate Editor at Management Science, Operation Research, and Decision Analysis.
Education: B.Sc., Ben-Gurion University; MSc, London School of Economics; Ph.D., MRes, London Business School