Department Chair

SFH Downtown Campus, Room 213

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...

Education:
  • PhD, Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University, 1994
  • MS, Engineering-Economic Systems, Stanford University, 1985
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana, 1984

Full-Time Faculty

Malloy Hall 211

Associate Professor Kourosh Dadgar specializes in Management Information Systems and Industrial Design. His teaching philosophy is explore, do, and learn. His classes are organically designed and include interactive and participatory business cases that require experiential learning.

Dadgar’s research focuses on the extent of importance human values are to patients with chronic disease and who are impacted by self-management systems. He hopes to both inform policy debates in the national...

Education:
  • Ph.D, Management Information Systems, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, 2016
  • MA, Industrial and Product Design, Applied Software Engineering (minor), The Ohio State University...
Malloy Hall, Room 221

Longyuan Du is an assistant professor in business analytics and information systems. His research lies at the intersection of operations management and business analytics. He is particularly interested in operational problems in the emerging industry where there’s a strong presence of social interactions. He received a PhD in operations management from Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, an MS in civil engineering from University of Maryland, College Park, and a BS in mathematics...

Education:
  • University of Toronto, Ph.D. in Operations Management, 2018
  • University of Maryland, College Park, M.Sc. in Civil Engineering, 2012
  • Fudan University, B.Sc. in Mathematics, 2010
Malloy Hall, Room 320

Professor Stephen J. Huxley is recognized by his fellow colleagues, students and a number of professional organizations for his achievements in academia, having been a teacher and researcher at USF since 1973. Most notably, he is the recipient of the Franz Edelman Outstanding Management Science Award, the highest award given in the profession and the Sarlo Prize, the highest award bestowed to a faculty member for teaching that exemplifies USF's mission and values.

With research...

Education:
  • Registered Investment Advisor (Series 65), 2004-Present
  • Ph.D., Economics, University of California, San Diego, 1975
  • B.S., Business Administration and Statistics, Ohio State University, 1966
Malloy Hall, Room 121

Professor Lacy comes to the School of Management with over three decades of business technology experience. He’s worked for Fortune 100 organizations helping to enrich their business value, opportunities, and competitive advantage through data, business analytics, and information systems.

Professor Lacy currently is the program director for the Management Information Systems graduate program, where he will build upon the program to improve its students’ academic and professional outcomes.

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Education:
  • MS, Information Systems, University of San Francisco
  • Certificate with Distinction, Project Management, UC Berkeley
  • BS, Management Information Systems, San Francisco State University
SFH Downtown Campus, Room 601

Professor Vijay Mehrotra serves as a professor of Business Analytics at the University of San Francisco, where he has recently developed an innovative module for his MBA students that is focused on Customer Success Management (the first such academic program in the world). He also leads the Business Analytics concentration within USF's MBA program and teaches courses in Business Analytics, Predictive Modeling, and Data Mining.

Since 1992, he has been active in the world of analytics...

Education:
  • Ph.D., Operations Research, Stanford University, 1992
  • M.S., Operations Research, Stanford University, 1989
  • B.A. Mathematics, Economics and Statistics, St. Olaf College, 1986
Malloy Hall, Room 217

Dr. Esmat (Yasi) Sangari serves as an Assistant Professor in Business Analytics and Information Systems. Her research focuses on the applications of operations research, game theory, and optimization algorithms to examine different aspects of design, planning, and operations management in supply chains. Also, she works on pricing and price-matching strategies in omni-channel retail systems. The main goal of her research is to provide actionable insights into profitability and efficiency...

Education:
  • Northwestern University, Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, 2021
  • University of Tehran, M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering, 2015
  • University of Tehran, B.Sc. in Industrial...
Malloy Hall, 219

Shivani Shukla works in the fields of Operations Research, Statistics, and Game Theory. Her research is in security investment issues in the realm of supply chains and logistical networks that examine the financial and strategic implications of cooperation among various entities of the networks. In addition to the applied benefits, her goal is to make methodological contributions to successfully bring together optimization and game theoretic techniques in presence of uncertainty.

Her work has...

Education:
  • University of Massachusetts, PhD in Management Science, 2017
  • Gujarat University, MS in Statistics, 2009

Part-Time Faculty

Professor Burd has worked in the medical device industry for the last 16 years, leading software engineering and data science teams. He's developed automated robotic surgery and diagnostic systems, and created machine learning models for computer vision and real-time analytics. 

Professor Burd brings scenarios and examples from industry into the classroom, and applies a mix of theory and hands-on learning to solve real-world problems.

Education:
  • University of San Francisco, MBA, 2014
  • Santa Clara University, MS Software Engineering, 2005
  • Sonoma State University, BS Applied Mathematics, 1994
Expertise:
  • Data Science
  • Software Engineering
  • Business Analytics

Horacio Enriquez is a dynamic and innovative Operations Management expert, inventor, entrepreneur, speaker, advisor, and executive with over 25 years of semiconductor, telecommunications, consumer electronics, life sciences, and integrated facilities management industry experience, including roles of progressive and increasing leadership in supply chain management, supplier quality & compliance management, and business systems integration organizations.

He’s passionate about building, leading...

Education:
  • Santa Clara University, MS Engineering Management and Leadership, 2004
  • Santa Clara University, BS Mechanical Engineering, 1997

Professor Ghorbani is an applied researcher in the field of AI and machine learning, and works in enterprise software technology, where understanding, communicating, and solving complex business problems are his everyday job.

Currently he is a senior manager of AI and automation at Autodesk. Previously, he was a principal AI scientist at Accenture, a leading global professional services company, where he did research and full stack development of AI solutions for operations automation across...

Education:
  • West Virginia University, PhD in CS and Engineering, 2014
  • Sharif University of Technology, BSc. in EE, 2008, MSc. in CS, 2010
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Vera Klimkovsky is an adjunct faculty member at the University of San Francisco.

She brings 20 years of teaching statistics, business analytics, and mathematics. Vera holds a BS in applied mathematics and an MA in mathematics. She has also undergone training at UC Berkeley’s Department of Public Health, and her research focused on simulation studies and implementation of multiple hypothesis testing procedures. Vera's goal is to share her passion for applied statistics and data science to help...

Education:
  • MA, Mathematics, San Francisco State University

Edward (Ted) Kreutzer presently serves as Team Lead and Database Architect, Developer, and Engineer on the Information Management Technology – Hadoop Team at Charles Schwab in San Francisco. There he manages big data distributed computing systems and develops real-time data processing platforms, database systems, and software for enterprise data warehousing, mining, and analytics.

Additionally, Kreutzer has been an adjunct professor at USF for over 12 years and has taught in the MSIS, BSIS...

Professor Rosidi comes to USF School of Management with a broad and deep experience in analytics and information systems. His career has given him experience across consulting, startups, and large organizations, but has always focused on building and leveraging technology and analytics to drive strategic decision-making.

In classes, Professor Rosidi uses real-world examples and problems found in industry. He applies business and analytical theory and concepts to problems found in the industry...

Education:
  • B.S., Biosystems Engineering, University of California, Davis, 2006
  • Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University, 2011

Professor Sander is an adjunct who teaches introductory classes on analytics, which is many students' first introduction to Excel as a business tool. He started his teaching days after he earned his MBA, with the encouragement of his professors. For the last 10 years, he has worked in the Financial Planning & Analysis department of several Bay Area startups, helping them improve their budgeting, forecasting, and reporting capabilities, and dealing firsthand with all the frustrations that Excel...

Education:
  • MBA, University of San Francisco
  • JD, University of San Francisco
  • BA in Political Science, University of California, Davis

Professor Wylie comes to the School of Management with over ten years of business and finance experience. He’s worked for both Fortune 100 organizations and small startups helping to drive P&L efficiencies through data and business analytics. Currently, Professor Wylie works for Amazon Web Services as a Finance Manager.

Professor Wylie loves to incorporate his professional experience with course content and lectures combining both the theoretical and practical application of data and data...

Education:
  • University of San Francisco, MBA, 2016
  • Gonzaga University, BA in Economics, 2006