Janne Kettunen is an Associate Professor of Decision Sciences at the George Washington University School of Business. He has taught courses on Risk Analysis for Decision Makers, Introduction to Project and Program Management, Foundations of Operations Management, Decision Models, and Optimization Methods and Applications. He has taught at the undergraduate, graduate, executive, and Ph.D. programs since 2001 in various universities including London Business School. He has served in the advisory committee for Deputy Minister of Environment Canada Paul Boothe on “Government’s GHG emissions plans, how to move forward with a regulatory approach for all major emitters”.
Professor Kettunen earned his D.Sc. in Systems and Operations Research from the Helsinki University of Technology (now known as the Aalto University). The last three years of his doctoral studies 2006-2009, he spent at the London Business School, Management Science and Operations area as a visiting Ph.D. student and a research fellow. Prof. Kettunen has also M.S. in Electrical Engineering and M.B.A. in Finance degrees. Prior to engaging in the academic career, he has worked with companies and institutes including Nokia (Japan), The Board of Actuarials Standards (UK), Compagnie Financiere Tradition (Asia Pacific), and Institute of Strategy and International Business (Finland).
Professor Kettunen’s research interests deal with decision-making under uncertainty and risk. His work interfaces operations management and decision analysis. In terms of application areas, his current research interests are mainly in new product development and project management. His research has been funded by several research grants and he has been a finalist for the Dennis J. O’Brien USAEE best paper award. He has published in premier scholarly journals including Operations Research, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, and Production and Operations Management. His work has been showcased in the INFORMS Editor’s Cut, which is the preeminent collection of industry-focused innovations and applications in advanced analytics and operations research. He has also served as a judge in several INFORMS competitions for best papers and is currently on the editorial board of the Decision Analysis journal.