Mordecai Avriel is Professor Emeritus of Operations Research in the Faculty. In 1995-2010 he was Director of Analytic Development at Bank Hapoalim, Tel Aviv. He is a former Dean of the Faculty and was the incumbent of the Abraham Tulin Endowed Chair. Professor Avriel has been named in 2006 a Fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS). He is the recipient of the 2005 Lifetime Achievement Award of the Operations Research Society of Israel.
He has held visiting academic appointments in the USA at Columbia, Stanford, UCLA, UC Berkeley, as well as in Canada, Belgium, and Singapore. His industrial experience includes employment with Bechtel Corporation, Mobil Oil, Electric Power Research Institute, Bank of America, Alliance Capital Management, Bank Hapoalim; and consulting to Goldman, Sachs & Co., General Bank of Israel, Zim Navigation Lines, Israel Ministry of Energy, Israel Electric Corporation, and several other industrial companies. Served as member of the Board of Directors of TIM - Technion Institute of Management, and Israel Oil Refineries Ltd.
He is the author or editor of seven books and over seventy articles on such subjects as operations research, mathematical modeling and programming, optimization, and policy analysis. Has directed international conferences and study institutes by invitation of NATO and UNESCO and serves on the editorial boards of three professional journals.
Served as Council Member of the International Mathematical Programming Society, and is a former President of the Operations Research Society of Israel.