Decision Sciences

Stewart Liu, Ph.D.

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Role: 
Faculty
Department: 
Position: 
Assistant Professor
Office: 
BUS 311
Phone: 
(415)405-0587
Office Hours: 
No Summer 2018 Office Hours
Terminal Degree: 
Ph.D.
Education: 
  • Ph.D. Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (2017), University of California, Berkeley
  • M.S. Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (2012), University of California, Berkeley
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (2009), University of California, Berkeley
Research Interests: 
  • Supply Chain Optimization
  • Applied Optimization Modeling
  • Simulation Optimization
  • Data-driven Optimization
 

Rex Cheung, Ph.D.

Rex Cheung is an Assistant Professor of Decision Sciences in the College of Business at San Francisco State University. He completed his Ph.D. in statistics at the University of California, Davis in 2017. His research interests include structural break detection, time series analysis, and network analysis. He is also interested in applying machine learning techniques in various applied applications, such classification of driving behavior and as image classification.

 
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Role: 
Faculty
Department: 
Position: 
Assistant Professor
Office: 
BUS 311
Phone: 
(415)338-7471
Office Hours: 
No Summer 2018 Office Hours
Terminal Degree: 
Ph.D.
Education: 
  • B.S. in Mathematics, Statistics (2011), University of California, Davis
  • M.S. in Statistics (2012), University of California, Davis
  • Ph.D. in Statistics (2017), University of California, Davis
Research Interests: 
  • Change Point Analysis
  • Time Series Analysis
  • Machine Learning, with applications in engineering field

 

Professional Associations: 
  • American Statistical Association
  • Institute of Mathematical Statistics

Jamie Eng, Sc.D.

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Role: 
Faculty
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Position: 
Professor
Office: 
BUS 203D/DTC
Phone: 
(415) 338-2672
Office Hours: 
No Summer 2018 Office Hours
Advising Duties & Hours: 
Faculty Advisor
Terminal Degree: 
Sc.D.
Education: 
  • B.S. (1973), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • M.S. (1975), Harvard University
  • Sc.D. (1977), Harvard University

Susan Cholette, Ph.D.

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Susan Cholette is Professor of Decision Sciences in the College of Business at San Francisco State University where she teaches graduate and undergraduate classes in operations, supply chain management and project management. Prior to her university appointment, she served as a project manager at Nonstop Solutions (now Manhattan Associates) and as a supply chain consultant for Aspen Technologies. She earned her Ph.D. in Operations Research at Stanford University and her BSE in Electrical Engineering at Princeton University.

Role: 
Faculty
Department: 
Position: 
Department Chair
Office: 
BUS 308/DTC
Phone: 
(415) 405-2173
Office Hours: 
W 12:30pm-2:30pm
Advising Duties & Hours: 
Department Chair
Terminal Degree: 
Ph.D.
Education: 
  • B.S in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in Engineering Management Systems (1989), Princeton University
  • Ph.D. in Operations Research (1996), Stanford University
Research Interests: 
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Wine Industry Analysis
  • Sustainable Distribution Systems
Honors and Awards: 
  • 2013: CSU “Campus as A living Lab” Grant: Analyzing the Embedded Greenhouse Emissions Associated with Transportation of Goods and Services for SFSU
  • 2009: CSUSB Leonard Transportation Center Seed Grant Recipient
  • 2007 SF State Vice President Assigned Time Award

  • 2005-7 BIE Grant

Professional Associations: 
  • INFORMS (1996-Present)
  • Scholarship Director, Women in Logistics (2003-Present)
  • Board of Directors, Pulpworks (2013-Present)

Ramesh Bollapragada, Ph.D.

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Ramesh Bollapragada was born in India. Having lived in Hyderabad, India for 21 years, he moved to the Unites States in the 90's.

Since August 2002, Professor Bollapragada has taught in the Decision Sciences department of the College of Business at San Francisco State University.

In a span of 9 years since joining the college of business, he was promoted from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor with tenure, and from Associate Professor to Full Professor.

Role: 
Faculty
Department: 
Position: 
Professor
Office: 
BUS 206A
Phone: 
(415) 338-7487
Office Hours: 
MW 5:30pm-7:00pm (R1 Session)
Advising Duties & Hours: 
Faculty Advisor
Terminal Degree: 
Ph.D.
Education: 
  • B.S. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, India.
  • M.S. in Systems and Control Engineering, India.
  • M.S. in Management of Manufacturing and Automation, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Ph.D. in Management of Manufacturing and Automation, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.
Research Interests: 
  • Inventory and Supply Chain Management
  • Economic Lot-sizing and Scheduling
  • Telecommunication Network Planning
  • Application of Operations Research Models
  • Forecasting, Quality, Transportation Models
Honors and Awards: 
  • Visiting Professor, School of Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, USA. (2017)
  • Visiting Research Professor, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India (Summer 2016)
  • Visiting Professor, MBA program, Univeristy of Nice, Nice, France (Spring 2017 through Spring 2008)
  • Semi-finalist for INFORMS Franz Edelman Award, 2016 (2016)
  • Visiting Research Professor, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India (Summer 2014)
  • Invited Speaker, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India (Summer 2014)
  • Invited Speaker, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India (Summer 2014)
  • Visiting Professor, MBA program, Univeristy of Nice, Nice, France (Spring 2015), (Spring 2014) and (Spring 2013)
  • Outstanding teaching achievements at MBA and Undergraduate level. Taught a total of 20 MBA courses and 40 Undergradaute courses in past 10 years at SFSU. The average course rating is 1.6 out of 5 (1 – Excellent, 5 – Poor) (2012)
  • Visiting Professor, Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley, USA. (2011)
  • Invited Speaker, Google's Forecasting Research group, Mountainview Headquarters, California, USA (2010)
  • Invited Speaker, Department of IEOR, U.C Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA (2010)
  • Invited Speaker, Stanford University, Terman Engineering Center, Northern Informs Chapter, Palo Alto, California, USA (2010)
  • Visiting Professor, HEC School of Management, Paris, France (2010)
  • Semi-finalist for INFORMS Franz Edelman Award, 2009 (2009)
  • Biographic Listing in Marquis Who is Who in the World (2007-2017)
  • Biographic Listing in Marquis Who is Who in Science and Engineering (2007-2017)
  • Biographic Listing in Marquis Who is Who in America (2007-2017)
  • Visiting Professor, HEC School of Management, Paris, France (2008-2009)
  • Early Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor, SFSU, CA (2007)
  • Appeared on San Francisco TV, Radio for research on improving efficiency of FASTRAK (Bridge toll collection system) for Bay area bridges. This work appeared in 20 newspapers in State of California. (2007)
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Operations Management, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, India (2007)
  • Research Professor of Year Award (2005-2006) College of Business, SFSU (2006)
  • Visiting Professor, University College, Cork, Ireland (2006)
  • Appointed as Adjunct Professor (Docent), Logistics Department, Helsinki School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland (2006)
  • "Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award", Leadership in Action 2005-2006, Office of International Educaiton, SFSU, CA (2006)
  • Visiting Professor, Helsinki School of Economics, Finland (2005)
  • U.S. Patent 6917816, Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies:http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=6917816 (2005)
  • Research Professor of Year Award (2004-2005) College of Business, SFSU (2005)
  • Visiting Professor, Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University (2005)
  • Biographic Listing, Scholar Universe (2005)
  • Visiting Professor, Adminstrative Staff College, Hyderabad, India (2004)
  • Visiting Professor, Politechnico Di Torino, Torino, Italy (2004)
  • Finalist for INFORMS Wagner Prize Competition, 2003 (2003)
  • Visiting Professor, Adminstrative Staff College, Hyderabad, India (2003)
  • Biographic Listing in Manchesters Who is Who (2002)
  • Patent submisison: Methods for analyzing network configurations (2002)
  • Bell Labs Vice-President Team Award on Lucent Configurators Project (2002)
  • Lucent CEO Stock option award for outstanding company contributions (2001)
  • Lucent CEO Stock option award for outstanding company contributions (2000)
  • Bell Labs President Team Award on Wireless Network Planning Project (2000)
  • Philanthrophic Recognition: Director, Statue of Liberty/ Ellis Island (2000)
  • Lucent CEO Stock option award for outstanding company contributions (1999)
  • Bell Labs. President Excellence Award on Inventory Management Project (1999)
  • Research Fellowship, Computer Science Dept, Carnegie Mellon University (1994-1996)
  • Excellence in Teaching, School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University (1993-1996)
  • William Larimer Fellowship, Business School,Carnegie Mellon University (1991-1994)
  • Best Engineer Award, Hyderabad, India (1989)
  • Graduate Research Fellowship, Hyderabad, India (1988-1989)
  • National Merit Scholarship, Hyderabad, India (1984-1988)
  • 1st Rank(General Proficiency), St. Paul's High School, Hyderabad, India