Professor and Chair of Business Analytics & Information Systems
Professor Tom Grossman likes to see non-technical people harness the power of analytics and technology to lead their organizations. His interests include business analytics, spreadsheet engineering, spreadsheet information systems, managerial communication of analytical work, and analysis-driven process improvement.
He spent the early years of his career at an analytics consulting firm working on large-scale systems for operations and planning in the United States and Scandinavia. His experience includes writing research and production software in multiple programming languages on multiple platforms.
Dr. Grossman holds a U.S. patent in revenue management analytics. He is a dedicated public safety volunteer, including service as CEO and operations leader of a 50-person volunteer search and rescue unit.
- PhD, Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University, 1994
- MS, Engineering-Economic Systems, Stanford University, 1985
- BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana, 1984
- Professor roles at Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, Haskayne School of Business at University of Calgary
- President, Spreadsheet Productivity Research Interest Group
- Analytics Consultant, Decision Focus, Inc.
- CEO, Operations Leader, and SAR Technician, Bay Area Mountain Rescue Unit
Awards & Distinctions
- United States Patent 7,133,848, "Dynamic Pricing System," 2006
- Hurricane Award, Spreadsheet Productivity Research Interest Group, 2011
- Bay Area Mountain Rescue Unit Distinguished Achievement Award, 2010
- Ensuring Scalability and Re-Usability of Spreadsheet Analytical and Optimization Models, Omega, 2019
- The Art and Science of Practice: Increasing Productivity and Minimizing Errors in Operations Research Spreadsheet Models” Interfaces, May 2017
- "A Student-Centered Approach to the Business School Management Science Course” INFORMS Transactions on Education, January 2016
- "Optimization Modeling for Logistics: Options and Implementations," Journal of Business Logistics, Vol. 33 (2), 2012 (with M. Bartolacci, L.J. LeBlanc, and Y. Kayikci)
- "Spreadsheets Grow Up: Three Spreadsheet Engineering Methodologies for Large Financial Planning Models," European Spreadsheet Risks Interest Group 11th Annual Symposium, Greenwich, The United Kingdom, July 2010, (with Ö. Özlük)
- OR Process Skills Transform an Out of Control Call Center into a Strategic Asset, INFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics, 2009
- Lessons from Mission-Critical Spreadsheets, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 2007