Bopaya Bidanda is the Ernest E. Roth Professor and Industrial Engineering Chair at the University of Pittsburgh. He previously served on the EAC ExCom of ABET and is currently President-Elect of the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers. He has published 12 books and given invited and keynote talks in Asia, South America, Africa and Europe. Bidanda previously also served as the president of the Council of Industrial Engineering Academic Department Heads (CIEADH).
He was appointed a Fulbright Senior Specialist in Uruguay (2004) and has received the John Imhoff Award for Global Excellence in Industrial Engineering (ASEE, 2012), the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES) 2012 Award for Global Excellence in Engineering Education and the Holzman Distinguished Educator Award given by IISE (2013).
Recently, Bidanda was appointed editor-in-chief of the Maynard Industrial Engineering Handbook (to be published by McGraw Hill) that serves as the definitive body of knowledge for industrial engineering.