Dr. Rachel Yager is a Professor and MBA Program Coordinator at the School for Business in Metropolitan College of New York. She manages the MBA Programs with focus on general management and financial services.
Her management expertise is in both the High Tech and Financial Services Industries. She had held management positions in major corporations internationally in Asia, Europe, and USA; she had directed Internet strategies and delivered client services for Citigroup, Lehman Brothers, and Ernst & Young. She specializes in developing business strategies using emerging technologies in computational intelligence, knowledge engineering, decision and business analytics. With her consulting practice, she continues to be an advisor to Fortune 100 companies and executives in emerging technologies and new product R&D, helping companies to accelerate technology transfer from leading research and academic institutions.
Dr. Yager is on the program committee of the IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Financial Engineering and Economics, and she had served in the World Wide Web consortium (W3C) advisory committee. She is knowledgeable in external partnerships and international collaborative efforts, including European Commission research consortium, emerging markets and Asia economic growth projects. She had also taught at City University as an Assistant Professor in the computer science department.
She earned her Ph.D. in Computer Information Systems and a Masters Degree in Industrial Automation and Operations Management – with a scholarship from the French Ministry of Education and Schneider Electric (global specialist in energy management and automation, headquarter in Paris) – from INSA, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon, France. She has a Bachelor Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore. She is multilingual and fluent in English, Chinese and French.