Robert Saltzman

Robert Saltzman, Ph.D.

Phone: (415) 338-1232
Location: BUS 341
Office Hours:
Tue: 12:40 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. In-Person (SPRING 2024)
Wed: 1:00 p.m. - 1:55 p.m. In-Person at DTC (SPRING 2024)
Thu: 12:40 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. In-Person (SPRING 2024)
Decision Sciences


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Robert Saltzman teaches undergraduate and MBA courses in operations management, statistics, speadsheet modeling, computer simulation, and quality management in the Lam Family 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.


  • 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 Lam Family College of Business Working Paper Series, 1999-2000 (May 2000)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, 1996-97, Lam Family 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