Yael is Professor of Business Administration, Altec Styslinger Foundation Bicentennial Chair in Business Administration, Senior Associate Dean for Professional Degree Programs at the Darden School at the University of Virginia. She has also recently taken the role of Professor of Data Science at the UVA School of Data Science.
Her research and teaching focuses on data science, forecasting, project management and behavioural decision-making and she’s been published in numerous academic and professional journals. She’s also a regular speaker at international conferences in the areas of decision analysis, project management and management science.
Having studied at the London School of Economics, obtaining her PhD at the London Business School, Yael is now herself an award-winning teacher. Among her awards are the Darden Morton Leadership Faculty Award in 2011, the University of Virginia’s Mead-Colley Award in 2012, the Darden Outstanding Faculty Award in 2013 and 2022 and Faculty Diversity Award in 2013 and 2018. In 2015, she won the University of Virginia All University Teaching Award. In 2014, Yael was named one of ‘21 Thought-Leader Professors’ in Data Science.
Before starting her academic career she worked in San Francisco as a marketing director of an Israeli ERP company and has worked as a consultant for several international firms in the aerospace and pharma industries.