Venoo Kakar is an Assistant Professor of Economics in the College of Business at San Francisco State University since 2013. She earned her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Riverside in 2013 with a focus in Macroeconomics, Financial Economics and Econometrics. She was honored with the prestigious Dean’s Distinguished Fellowship Award and Outstanding Teaching Award at UC Riverside. She also has prior professional experience in Development Economics at the World Bank and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
Robert Saltzman teaches undergraduate and MBA courses in operations management, statistics, speadsheet modeling, computer simulation, and quality management in the College of Business at San Francisco State University. He served as Chair of the Decision Sciences Department from 2007-2010 and from 2013-2016. Rob earned his Ph.D. in Operations Research at Stanford University, and his Bachelor’s degree in Applied Math at Brown University. His research interests are in applied optimization and animated simulation modeling.