UMass Boston

Jeffrey Keisler

Management Science & Info Sys
McCormack Hall Floor 05

Areas of Expertise

Decision and Risk Analysis, Analytics, Spreadsheet Modeling, Project/Portfolio Management


PhD, Decision Sciences, Harvard University
SM, Engineering Sciences, Harvard University
MBA with High Honors, Business Economics, University of Chicago
BS with Honors and Distinction, Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Professional Publications & Contributions


Additional Information


Professor Keisler has been a consultant to numerous Fortune 100 companies and government agencies independently and, prior to joining UMass Boston, as a decision analyst at Strategic Decisions Group, Inc., Argonne National Laboratory, and General Motors Corp.


He has had more than 80 articles in peer-reviewed journals. Most of these and his other publications are archived at his Scholarworks page.

Courses Taught

Introduction to Computers and Information Systems, Managerial Decision Making, Strategic Operations Management, Decision Support Systems and Groupware, Computers and Information Processing, Statistics, Management Science, Decision Analysis, Undergraduate Honors Thesis.

Research Interest

Decision analytics, decision processes, and decision aiding practice for technology, operations and policy.

Professional Activities
  • Fellow of the Society for Risk Analysis
  • Editor for Springer series on Risk, Systems, and Decisions
  • Fulbright-Aalto Distinguished Chair
  • Former President of the INFORMS Decision Analysis Society
  • Associate Editor of INFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics (formerly Interfaces)
  • Editor for EURO Journal of Decision Processes
  • Associate Editor of Decision Analysis
  • Editorial board member for Environment Systems & Decisions
  • ‚ÄčExpert panelist for National Academies forums
  • Fellow in the Society of Decision Professionals
  • Former President, Society for Risk Analysis, Decision Analysis, and Risk Specialty Group
  • Winner of INFORMS Decision Analysis Society Publication Award