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Dr. Chanaka Edirisinghe


  • BSc, Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia

  • M.Eng, Industrial Engineering, University of British Columbia

  • PhD, Management Science, University of British Columbia

Dr. Chanaka Edirisinghe is Professor and Ph.D. Director of the Management Science program, and he has been with the program since 1991.

Prioir to becoming an academic, he worked in the industry as an engineer for 4 years. Dr. Edirisinghe’s research appears in leading OR journals such as Operations Research, Mathematics of Operations Research, and Mathematical Programming, and in leading Finance journals such as Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Banking and Finance, and Quantitative Finance. He is a recipient of the prestigious Citation of Excellence Award by Emerald Management Reviews in 2009, for authoring one of the most prominent 50 articles in the world in management research. He was a Distinguished Scholar at School of Management, Chinese University of Mining and Technology, Beijing, China, 2007; Visiting Research Scholar at Faculty of Informatics, Kansai University, Osaka, Japan, 2008; Visiting Erskine Fellow at College of Business and Economics, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, 2010. Dr. Edirisinghe has also received several research awards at University of Tennessee.

Dr. Edirisinghe is the current Vice-Chair of the Financial Services Section of INFORMS and he is a former Vice-Chair of the Optimization Society of INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Science). Moreover, he is the Editor-in-Chief of the Open Operational Research journal, and an editorial board member of International Journal of Mathematics in Operational Research and Journal of Engineering. Dr. Edirisinghe is the developer of the financial trading strategy optimizer and simulator software, Mi$OFT. He actively collaborates with the industry on developing and implementing models for financial asset allocation, models for futures and stock portfolio selection, and fundamental strength analysis of public firms for investments. He is the director of the Financial Engineering Research Laboratory (FERL) at the College of Business, University of Tennessee. He can be contacted at




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