Department of Business Analytics and Information Systems

We examine how to use technology, information, and analytical models to improve business processes and enhance organizational performance. We are proud to integrate the disciplines of Analytics, Information Systems, and Operations Management.

Our focus is on providing access to the power of technology for people who are not technical specialists. Our research and education are grounded in the real context of business, government, and non-profits, with an emphasis on generating results that can be used to make things better.

The BAIS Department houses several programs:

Department Chair

Tom Grossman

Director, Master of Science in Information Systems

Eric Lacy
eclacy@usfca.edu

Director, Customer Success Management Initiative

Vijay Mehrota
vmehrotra@usfca.edu

Director, Business Analytics Major and Minor

Shivani Shukla
sgshukla@usfca.edu


Full-Time Faculty


Majid Dadgar

Assistant Professor

(415) 422-5768

Assistant Professor Majid Dadgar specializes in Management Information Systems and Industrial Design. His teaching philosophy is explore, do, and…

Education

Ph.D, Management Information Systems, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, 2016, M. A., Industrial and Product Design, Applied Software Engineering (minor), The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 2011, B.A., Industrial Design, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, 2008

Longyuan Du

Assistant Professor

(415) 422-4081

Longyuan Du is an assistant professor in business analytics and information systems. His research lies at the intersection of operations management…

Education

University of Toronto, Ph.D. in Operations Management, 2018, University of Maryland, College Park, M.Sc. in Civil Engineering, 2012, Fudan University, B.Sc. in Mathematics, 2010
Professor Tom Grossman likes to see non-technical people harness the power of analytics and technology to lead their organizations. His interests…

Education

PhD, Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University, 1994, MS, Engineering-Economic Systems, Stanford University, 1985, BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana, 1984

Stephen Huxley

Professor

(415) 422-6628

Professor Stephen J. Huxley is recognized by his fellow colleagues, students and a number of professional organizations for his achievements in…

Education

Registered Investment Advisor (Series 65), 2004-Present, Ph.D., Economics, University of California, San Diego, 1975, B.S., Business Administration and Statistics, Ohio State University, 1966

Eric Lacy

Program Director, Instructor

(415) 422-6383

Professor Lacy comes to the School of Management with over three decades of business technology experience. He’s worked for Fortune 100 organizations…

Education

MS, Information Systems, University of San Francisco, Certificate with Distinction, Project Management, UC Berkeley, BS, Management Information Systems, San Francisco State University

Vijay Mehrotra

Professor

(415) 422-2257

Professor Vijay Mehrotra serves as a professor of Business Analytics at the University of San Francisco, where he has recently developed an…

Education

Ph.D., Operations Research, Stanford University, 1992, M.S., Operations Research, Stanford University, 1989, B.A. Mathematics, Economics and Statistics, St. Olaf College, 1986

Joel Oberstone

Professor

(415) 422-6750

Professor Joel Oberstone is an internationally-recognized sports analyst and contributor to The Wall Street Journal Europe and teacher at USF for…

Education

PhD, Industrial Engineering/Statistics/Urban & Regional Planning, University of Southern California, MS, University of Southern California, BS, California State University at Long Beach

Shivani Shukla

Assistant Professor

(415) 422-6185

Shivani Shukla works in the fields of Operations Research, Statistics, and Game Theory. Her research is in security investment issues in the realm of…

Education

University of Massachusetts, PhD in Management Science, 2017, Gujarat University, MS in Statistics, 2009

Part-Time Faculty

Robert Chow

Adjunct Professor


Professor Robert Chow has 36 years of experience in telecommunications and engineering. His telecommunications career began with AT&T, where…

Education

MS, Telecommunications Management, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA, 1985, BS, Electrical Engineering, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, 1982
Professor Ghorbani is an applied researcher in the field of AI and machine learning, and works in enterprise software technology, where understanding…

Education

West Virginia University, PhD in CS and Engineering, 2014, Sharif University of Technology, BSc. in EE, 2008, MSc. in CS, 2010

William Kolb

Adjunct Professor


William Kolb has been a member of the USF adjunct faculty since 1994, teaching in both the BSM and MSIS programs. He works as an independent IT…

Education

M.S. in Cybernetic Systems, San Jose State University, B.S. in Business Administration (Accounting), San Jose State University
Edward (Ted) Kreutzer presently serves as Team Lead and Database Architect, Developer, and Engineer on the Information Management Technology – Hadoop…
Steven Lopez is an Information Technology Specialist with over 20 years of experience in providing consulting leadership roles for San Francisco Bay…
Professor Jonathan Reichental is a multiple-award-winning technology and business leader whose career has spanned both the private and public sectors…

Education

PhD, Information Systems, Nova Southeastern University, MS, Management Information Systems, Nova Southeastern University, BS, Computer Information Systems, University of Tampa, BS, Industrial Engineering, Technological University Dublin
Professor Rosidi comes to USF School of Management with a broad and deep experience in analytics and information systems. His career has given him…

Education

B.S., Biosystems Engineering, University of California, Davis, 2006, Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University, 2011