Eliot Rich

Eliot Rich

Faculty Fellow


  • Modeling and simulation of socio-technical systems
  • Design and implementation of information systems

Brief Bio

Eliot is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics at the University at Albany. He also holds appointments as Affiliated Faculty in the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cybersecurity and Courtesy Faculty in the Department of Public Administration and Policy, Rockefeller College.

His current research focuses on the use of computer simulation to understand complex strategic and operational problems. He is also developing curricula for courses in analytics as applied to business problems. 

Prior to receiving his PhD, he worked as a business analyst and consultant for an international consulting firm and as a software developer and program manager



  • Ph.D., University at Albany, SUNY, Information Science, 2002 (Distinguished Dissertation Award)
  • MPP, Harvard University, 1981
  • BA, Economics, Brooklyn College, 1979, Received Adam Smith medal as top student in department.