ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND DECISION SCIENCES
Dr. Liechenstein is a graduate of MIT and Yale. At Yale he received the Honeywell award for "distinguished doctoral research" under a Bell Telephone Laboratories fellowship, having also been a member of the BTL technical staff. Upon completion of his Ph.D., he joined the Engineering and Management Sciences Depart¬ments of The RAND Corporation where he became a research director during his ten-year affiliation. As a recognized expert in the analysis of urban problems, Dr. Liechenstein has been called upon by the United Nations and other governmental organizations and commissions to provide consulting and expert testimony.
Dr. Liechenstein is currently a tenured faculty member in SJU’s Department of Computer Information Systems and Decision Sciences in the Tobin College of Business where he has served since 1975. In the course of his research and consulting activities, he has received numerous commendations and citations from prestigious international governmental and commercial organizations, including the United Nations, various governors, mayors, commissioners, professional societies, and the National Research Council. His extensive research publications number over 100 and have been solicited by researchers and practitioners worldwide. Many of his unclassified publications are archived in major national and university libraries.
Dr. Liechenstein has been a continuous member of the world’s largest technical society, the IEEE, since 1958. During the past thirty years, he has served the North Jersey Section of the IEEE as chairman, first vice-chairman, second vice-chairman for technical activities, and treasurer, having received several awards for his service. Since 1988, he has chaired the North Jersey Section of the Systems, Man & Cybernetics Society, has chaired numerous committees, and has had key roles in many IEEE conferences and seminars. In 2000, he received the IEEE’s prestigious Millennium Award for distinguished service to the IEEE. Since 1987, when he became an invited member of the Association for World Education USA Committee on Transnational Corporations (U.N.-NY delegation), he has served as its treasurer. Since 1999, he has also served as one of four trustees of the Philip W. Riskin Charitable Foundation. He is a regular invitee to the Director’s Circle of the Institute for Advanced Study, as well as many diverse non-profit organizations in the NYC metropolitan area.