theresa roeder

Theresa Roeder, Ph.D.

Department Chair
By Appointment -
Phone: (415) 338-1819
Location: BUS 203C
Office Hours:
Mon: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. In-Person/via Zoom (SPRING 2024)
Tue: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. In-Person/via Zoom; 6:00p.m.-7:00p.m. via Zoom only (SPRING 2024)
Thu: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. via Zoom (SPRING 2024)
Decision Sciences



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.

Theresa is originally from Germany, and moved to California in 1999 after a five-year stint at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. She is a happy member of the Oakland Symphony Chorus, on whose board she also serves.


  • 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