Decision Sciences

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: 
T 11:20am-12:20pm, 2:00pm-3:00pm (BUS 206A); T 4:15pm-6:15pm (DTC)
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

Hamed Hasheminia, Ph.D.

Hamed Hasheminia was born in Tehran, Iran. He spent 24 years in Iran and received his first Master's degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Sharif University of Technology. While working on his Master's thesis, he became so fascinated in Data Mining, Statistics, and Econometrics that he took every possible course in the field from every department that offered them, from Computer Science to Economics. He was amazed by how meticulously Econometricians evaluate their Statistical models and how prudent they are in interpreting the results.

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Role: 
Faculty
Department: 
Position: 
Assistant Professor
Office: 
BUS 203A
Phone: 
(415) 338-2098
Office Hours: 
Fall 2017 - On Leave
Advising Duties & Hours: 
Faculty Advisor
Terminal Degree: 
Ph.D.
Education: 
  • B.S., University of Tehran, Iran (Industrial Metallurgy Engineering)
  • M.S., Sharif University of Technology, Iran (Industrial and Systems Engineering)
  • Ph.D., University of British Columbia, Canada (Business Administration)
Research Interests: 
  • Data Mining with Business Applications
  • Business Analytics
  • Statistics
  • Machine Learning
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Game Theory
  • Econometrics

Leyla Ozsen, P.h.D.

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Role: 
Faculty
Department: 
Position: 
Associate Professor
Office: 
BUS 307
Phone: 
(415) 338-6299
Office Hours: 
W 8:00am-12:00pm
Advising Duties & Hours: 
Faculty Advisor
Terminal Degree: 
P.h.D.
Education: 
  • B.S. in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering, Cornell University
  • M.S. in Engineering Economic Systems and Operations Research, Stanford University
  • Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, Northwestern University

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: 
Professor
Office: 
BUS 205B
Phone: 
(415) 338-7022
Office Hours: 
M 2:00pm-4:00pm; W 11:00am-12:00pm
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: 
W 2:00pm-4:00pm; TH 2:00pm-3:30pm, 6:30pm-7:00pm; By Appointment
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

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.

Role: 
Faculty
Department: 
Position: 
Professor
Office: 
BUS 205C
Phone: 
(415) 338-1232
Office Hours: 
MWF 12:15pm-1:15pm, W 3:00pm-4:00pm
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

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: 
W 9:30am-12:30pm (BUS 208B); W 5:30pm-6:30pm (DTC)
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