Associate Professor of Management Science and Statistics
University of Maryland
Dr. Bjarndóttir is an Associate Professor of Management Science and Statistics at Robert H. Smith School of Business. Dr. Bjarnadóttir’s research focuses on data-driven decision-making, and algorithmic fairness. In addition to her focus on pay equity and AI fairness in people analytics applications, she has applied analytical models to contexts in finance, sports, health care and illicit supply chains. Her work has been published in top academic journals and covered by outlets such as HBR, Forbes, BBC, HR magazine and others. She teaches quantitative modeling and data analytics at the graduate level both in the traditional classroom format as well as online, and has received multiple awards including being named the best MBA professor by Poets and Quants. Dr. Bjarnadóttir holds a B.Sc. degree in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering from the University of Iceland (2001) and a Ph.D. in Operations Research from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2008).