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Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management, California State University San Marcos

Dr. Robert Aboolian is a Professor of Operations Management, the Faculty Director of Specialized Accelerated MBA (SAMBA) program, and the Chair of Operations and Supply Chain Management Department. He received his Ph.D. in Operations Management from Rotman School of Management at University of Toronto. He teaches Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Revenue Management, Business Statistics, Project Management and Decision Models at undergraduate and MBA levels.

His research interests include Location of Competitive Facilities, Service System Design, Reverse Logistics, Supply Chain Network Design, Nonlinear Integer Programming, Production and Inventory Planning, Web Services Planning, and Online Game System Design and his work has been published in leading journals such as INFORMS Journal on Computing, Transportation Science, IIE Transactions, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Operational Research Society and Annals of Operations Research. He serves as a reviewer for many top quality journals and is in the editorial board of the International Journal of Applied Management Science and the International Journal of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management.

He is an active member of INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences). He has worked in the industry for many years as an industrial Engineer and has consulted many elite companies and organizations globally.


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    Professor of Operations Management, California State University San Marcos