Robert Saltzman, Ph.D.

Decision Sciences
BUS 205C
(415) 338-1232
Office Hours: 
MW 9:30am-10:45am, 11:00am-12:15pm(for DS 212 via Zoom); TTH 4:30pm-5:30pm(for DS 601 via Zoom) - SPRING 2021
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Faculty Advisor

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