L. Robin Keller
Professor Operations and Decision Technologies
The Paul Merage School of Business University of California, Irvine
L. Robin Keller is an expert in decision analysis, risk analysis, creative problem structuring and behavioral decision theory. Professor Keller has served as a program director for the Decision, Risk, and Management Science Program of the U.S. National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C. She has conducted studies with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. Her research interests focus on the development of techniques for analyzing decisions, with a focus on environmental decision making. She recently served as the decision analyst on a committee of scientists for the National Research Council of the National Academies, which produced the book: Distribution and Administration of Potassium Iodide in the Event of a Nuclear Incident, 2004, www.nap.edu. She is currently working with Craig Kirkwood on multiple stakeholder, multiple objective decision making for Central Arizona water resource planning, as part of the NSF-funded Decision Center for a Desert City at Arizona State University. Professor Keller has published articles in such noteworthy journals as Management Science, Risk Analysis, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Theory and Decision and Medical Decision Making.
Dr. Keller served as the Vice President-Finance of the Institute of Management Sciences (TIMS) and served as Chair of its Investment Committee. She was also a founding Director-at-large of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), which was formed by the merger of TIMS and the Operations Research Society of America. She recently completed her term as Past-President of the Decision Analysis Society of INFORMS. In addition, she served as Associate Dean for Research of GSM in 1992-93.
Dr. Keller received her Ph.D. and M.B.A. from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles. She has been on the UCI faculty since 1982, and has been a visiting professor at Duke and UCLA.