Thomas A. Grossman
Associate Dean / Department Chair / Professor
Tom works to enable business school graduates to harness the
power of analytics to lead their organizations. His research and
teaching encompass spreadsheet engineering, business analytics,
management of spreadsheets in organizations, analysis-driven
process improvement, and managerial communication of analytical
Tom has taught at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College
and the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary.
He served an apprenticeship in an analytics consulting firm where
he built large-scale optimization systems in the United States and
Scandinavia, wrote mainframe production software in more computer
languages than he can remember, and learned to connect mathematics
Tom is operations leader and past-president of The Bay Area Mountain Rescue Unit
BAMRU is accredited by the Mountain
and functions as part of the
San Mateo County Sheriff's Office
Ph.D., Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University, 1994
M.S., Engineering-Economic Systems, Stanford University, 1985
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana, 1984
Management of Spreadsheet Information Systems
Managerial Communication of Analytical Insights
- Spreadsheet Modeling (MBA 6107)
- Business Analytics (MBA 6108)
- Financial Modeling Best Practices (MBA 6264)
- Operations (MBAE 6913)
Resources for Spreadsheet Analysts: The
Spreadsheet Analytics Website"Spreadsheets Grow Up: Three Spreadsheet Engineering
Methodologies for Large Financial Planning Models", European
Spreadsheet Risks Interest Group 11th Annual Symposium, Greenwich,
England, July 2010, (with Ö. Özlük).
"Resources for Spreadsheet Analysts", Analytics
, pp. 8-13, May-June 2010. View
"A Spreadsheet Scenario Analysis Technique That Integrates with
Optimization and Simulation," INFORMS Transactions on
, 2009, 10(1), pp. 18-33. (with Ö. Özlük).
"OR Process Skills Transform an Out of Control Call Center into
a Strategic Asset", Interfaces, July-August 2009 (with V.
"The Use of Spreadsheet Software in the Application of
Management Science and Operations Research", Interfaces
38(4), July-August 2008 (with L. J. LeBlanc).
"Managerial Communication of Analytical Work", INFORMS
Transactions on Education, 8(3): 125-138, May 2008 (with J. S.
Norback, J. R. Hardin, G. A. Forehand).
"Lessons from Mission-Critical Spreadsheets", Communications
of the Association for Information Systems, 20(60): 1009-1042,
December 2007 (with V. Mehrotra, Ö. Özlük).
United States Patent 7,133,848, 'Dynamic Pricing System', 2006.
Distinguished Achievement Award, Bay Area Mountain Rescue Unit, 2010