Decision Sciences

Robert Saltzman, Ph.D.

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Robert Saltzman teaches undergraduate and MBA courses in operations management, statistics, speadsheet modeling, computer simulation, and quality management in the College of Business at San Francisco State University. He served as Chair of the Decision Sciences Department from 2007-2010 and from 2013-2016. Robert earned his Ph.D. in Operations Research from Stanford University, and his Bachelor’s degree in Applied Math from Brown University. His research interests are in applied optimization and animated simulation modeling.

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Faculty
Department: 
Position: 
Professor
Office: 
BUS 205C
Phone: 
(415) 338-1232
Office Hours: 
Fall 2019 - MW 10:00am-10:50am, 2:00pm-3:00pm (BUS 205C); W 6:00pm-6:30pm (DTC)
Advising Duties & Hours: 
Faculty Advisor
Terminal Degree: 
Ph.D.
Education: 
  • B.S. in Applied Mathematics (1981), Brown University
  • Ph.D. in Operations Research (1989), Stanford University
Research Interests: 
  • Animated Discrete
  • Event Simulation Modeling
  • Applied Optimization Modeling
Honors and Awards: 
  • Best Paper in College of Business Working Paper Series, 1999-2000 (May 2000)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, 1996-97, College of Business (Nov. 1997)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, 1992-93, School of Business (Nov. 1993)
Professional Associations: 
  • INFORMS: Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences

Julia Miyaoka, Ph.D.

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Julia Miyaoka is a professor in the Decision Sciences department at San Francisco State University. She completed her Ph.D. in the management science and engineering department at Stanford in 2003. Her research interests are in the area of supply chain management and she teaches operations management at SF State. Prior to her Ph.D., she worked in manufacturing/industrial engineering positions at Applied Imaging, Baxter International, and Raychem Corporation. Julia received a B.S. degree in industrial engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and an M.S.

Role: 
Faculty
Department: 
Position: 
Department Chair
Office: 
BUS 205B
Phone: 
(415)338-7022
Office Hours: 
Fall 2019 - M 1:45pm-3:45pm; TH 12:00pm-2:00pm
Advising Duties & Hours: 
Faculty Advisor
Terminal Degree: 
Ph.D.
Education: 
  • B.S. in Industrial Engineer (1988), Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
  • M.S. in Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Stanford University
  • Ph.D. (2003), Stanford University
Research Interests: 
  • Supply Chain Management
Honors and Awards: 
  • National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (2000-2003)
  • Future Professors of Manufacturing Fellowship (1998-2003)
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo (1988)
  • Summer Stipend Award, SFSU

Theresa Roeder, Ph.D.

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Theresa Roeder joined the department of Decision Sciences in 2005, after receiving her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in 2004.

Her research is primarily in the field of discrete-event computer simulation, where she has worked extensively with the semiconductor industry. There, the focus is on investigating alternate approaches to simulation that would reduce the run times and/or development times.

Role: 
Faculty
Department: 
Position: 
Professor
Office: 
BUS 203C
Phone: 
(415)338-1819
Office Hours: 
Fall 2019 - T 12:30pm-2:00pm, 5:00pm-7:00pm; TH 12:00pm-2:00pm
Advising Duties & Hours: 
Faculty Advisor
Terminal Degree: 
Ph.D.
Education: 
  • Ph.D. (2004), University of California, Berkeley
Research Interests: 
  • Discrete-event simulation
  • Modeling heuristics for simulation with limited information
  • Simulating large-scale highly-congested systems
Honors and Awards: 
  • Intel Distinguished Service Award
  • President's Fellowship

Sada Soorapanth, Ph.D.

Sada Soorapanth received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in industrial and operations engineering, an M.S. from the University of Houston in industrial engineering, and B. Engg. from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, in chemical engineering.

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Role: 
Faculty
Department: 
Position: 
Associate Professor
Office: 
BUS 208B
Phone: 
(415)338-2973
Office Hours: 
Fall 2019 - MW 3:30pm-5:00pm (BUS 208B); TH 5:00pm-6:00pm (SSF Campus)
Advising Duties & Hours: 
Faculty Advisor
Terminal Degree: 
Ph.D.
Education: 
  • B. Engg. in Chemical Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
  • M.S. in Industrial Engineering, University of Houston
  • Ph.D. in Industrial and Operations Engineering (2002), The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Research Interests: 
  • Mathematical Modeling of System Dynamics
  • Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Public Health Policy
  • Decision Analysis and Bayesian Inference
  • Discrete-Event Simulation