Learn from professors who understand the connection between research and real-world experience, and appreciate the distance between ideas and implementation. EMTM courses are developed and led by Penn Engineering and Wharton faculty. The program also draws on other experts with specialized knowledge and experience from both academia and industry. EMTM faculty bring enormous knowledge, know-how and enthusiasm to their teaching, and they value the depth of experience that EMTM students share as well. Interaction is high-quality and high-intensity, and continues beyond the classroom and often after graduation.


Professors

 

W. Bruce Allen

W. Bruce Allen

W. Bruce Allen  [ Web page ]

W. Bruce Allen is a Wharton Professor of Business and Public Policy, Regional Science, and Transportation, and Director of the Wharton Transportation Program at the University of Pennsylvania. Formerly he was Vice Dean and Director of the Wharton Graduate Program. He received his PhD in Economics from Northwestern University (1969) and his BA in Economics from Brown University (1964). His research interests include freight demand theory, impact of transit investments; physical distribution management/business logistics; railroad and motor carrier economics; transportation regulation; and transportation investment and regional economic development.

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Jeffrey Babin

Jeffrey Babin

Jeffrey Babin

Jeffrey Babin, Managing Director of the business consulting firm Antiphony, serves as a Lecturer in entrepreneurship at the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Wharton School. Babin has more than 17 years of experience developing business strategies for emerging companies as well as Fortune 500 clients including AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, IBM and Intel. Most recently, he served as CEO of Corporate Technology Ventures, a company he founded and grew into one of the nation's premier medical software publishing companies. Jeffrey earned a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from The Wharton School. He serves as a judge at the Annual Wharton Business Plan Competition and is a frequent lecturer on emerging business strategies.

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Richard Bayney

Richard Bayney is Vice President of Portfolio Planning at Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development where he is responsible for providing strategic and analytic support to drug development teams at the Project level and to Senior Management at the Portfolio level. He has built Strategic Planning, Decision Analysis & Portfolio Management departments at Bayer Corporation, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Johnson & Johnson and is regarded as a thought leader in the area of Portfolio Management in the Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology industry. He received his Ph.D. from the University of London, MBA from Columbia University, and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute (PMI).

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Eric F. Bernstein

Eric F. Bernstein

Eric F. Bernstein

Eric Bernstein, MD, is a distinguished practitioner, researcher and innovator in the fields of dermatology and laser surgery. He received his BS from Duke University and MD from the Yale University School of Medicine. Following fellowships with the National Cancer Institute at the NIH and Hahnemann University, he joined Jefferson Medical College, where he served as the first director of its Laser Surgery Center. His research on a molecular model of skin photoaging led to the development of his firm, DakDak LLC, which performs in vitro phototoxicology testing for pharmaceutical firms and pursues discovery of novel anti-aging and pharmaceutical compounds. Dr. Bernstein holds several U.S. and international patents and has authored over 40 peer-reviewed articles. A board member of Candela Corporation, he also consults with numerous cosmetic and biotechnology firms. Dr. Bernstein is a graduate of EMTM and has returned to teach a new course in Medical Devices. He serves as a Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Dawn Bonnell

Dawn Bonnell: Nanotechnology

Dawn Bonnell  [ Web page ]

Dawn Bonnell is the Trustee Professor of Materials Science at the University of Pennsylvania and Director of the Center for Science and Engineering of Nanoscale Systems (SENS). She received her PhD from the University of Michigan and was a Fulbright scholar to the Max Planck Institute in Stuttgart, Germany, after which she worked at the IBM Thomas Watson Research Center. Her current research involves atomistic processes at oxide surfaces, nanometer scale phenomena in materials, and assembly of complex nanostructures. She has authored or coauthored over 150 papers, and edited several books. Dr. Bonnell has served as Founding Board member of the Nanoscale Science and Technology Division of AVS. She is a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society, serves on the editorial boards of several journals and on national and international advisory committees, and is involved with several nanotechnology based companies

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Robert Borghese

Robert Borghese: Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship

Robert J. Borghese

Robert Borghese is a corporate attorney in private practice who specializes in advising emerging growth companies in the technology, health-care and financial services sectors. Mr. Borghese is a member of the faculty of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he teaches courses on legal issues for growth companies including mergers and acquisitions. He has a JD from University of Pennsylvania Law School, an MA in Financial Economics from King's College, Cambridge University, England, and a BS in Finance from the Wharton School. Mr. Borghese is the author of M&A from Planning to Integration: Executing Acquisitions and Increasing Shareholder Value, published by McGraw-Hill. He has appeared as a guest on CNBC's Power Lunch and CNNfn's Money Gang to discuss corporate mergers and acquisitions.

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Gerard Cachon

Gerard Cachon

Gerard Cachon

Professor Cachon studies operations management with an emphasis on supply chain management, assortment planning, and retail operations. He explores how new technologies transform competitive dynamics and enable novel operational strategies for the delivery of goods and services. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Management Science, former Editor-in-Chief of Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, a former President of the Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society of INFORMS and author of Matching Supply with Demand: An Introduction to Operations Management. His articles have appeared in Harvard Business Review, Management Science, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management and Operations Research, among others. He is the Fred R. Sullivan Professor of Operations and Information Management at the Wharton School of Business. Before joining the Wharton School in July 2000, Professor Cachon was on the faculty at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University. He received a Ph.D. from The Wharton School in 1995.

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Saikat Chaudhuri

Saikat Chaudhuri

Saikat Chaudhuri

Saikat Chaudhuri is Assistant Professor of Management at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.  He received his BSE and BS from the University of Pennsylvania in 1997, his MSE from Stanford University in 1998 and his DBA from Harvard University in 2004.  His research interests include technological innovation, mergers and acquisitions, and organizational adaptation.  Dr. Chaudhuri has consulted for a range of technology-based companies on acquisition and other corporate growth strategies, such as TranSwitch, Diamond-Cluster, and the startup Vox Populi, and has advised the Indian government on IT-based economic development opportunities. Dr. Chaudhuri's current projects include understanding operational drivers of performance in innovation-targeted acquisitions, based on multi-method field research with leading telecommunications and software companies. Recent publications include the journal article "Integrating Acquired Capabilities: When Structural Integration is (Un)Necessary," forthcoming in Organization Science, and the book chapter  "Managing Human Resources to Capture Capabilities: Case Studies in High-Technology Acquisitions," in Managing Culture and Human Resources in Mergers and Acquisitions edited by G. Stahl and M. Mendenhall and published by Stanford University Press in 2005. His first article on the subject, "Capturing the Real Value in High-Tech Acquisitions," which appeared in the Harvard Business Review in 1999, continues to be widely used in business schools and amongst corporate managers.

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Scott Diamond

Russell Composto

Russell Composto

Russell J. Composto is Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, where he has taught since 1990. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of his research, he has secondary appointments in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, as well as Bioengineering. He received a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Cornell University in 1987 and a BAS in Physics from Gettysburg College in 1982. He was a post-doctoral fellow in Polymer Science at the University of Massachusetts from 1987 to 1990. He has published over 100 refereed papers and 6 invited reviews. He has presented 90 invited talks and had two patent disclosures related to surface modification of biomaterials. He was a National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator from 1991 to 1996 and elected as a fellow of the American Physics Society in 2003.

His research interests cover polymer science and biomolecular engineering. Specific areas include polymer surfaces and interfaces, adhesion, and diffusion, as well as a concerted effort on nanocomposite polymer blend and copolymer films. His biomaterials research focuses on manipulating the surface of polymers to elicit control over protein absorption, as well as cell adhesion, orientation, and function. He also has an active research program at the interface of polymer science and biomolecular engineering that combines block copolymer self-assemble as a basis for orienting stiff biological molecules.

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Kostas Daniilidis

Kostas Daniilidis

Kostas Daniilidis

Kostas Daniilidis is an Associate Professor of Computers and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering and Applied Science. Dr. Daniilidis received his PhD in 1992 from the University of Karlsruhe in Germany and a Diploma (masters equivalent) in Electrical Engineering in 1986 from the national Technical University of Athens. Dr. Daniilidis' research focuses on the basic questions of space and motion perception with machines and the use of resulting algorithms to create visually compelling immersive environments. He is currently working on projects in digital archaeology; the geometry of omnidirectionsl vision; multi-robot emergency response; and signal processing in non conventional images.

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Scott Diamond

Scott Diamond: Drug Discovery, Clinical Technology Innovation; Business and Biotechnology

Scott Diamond  [ Web page ]

Scott Diamond is a Professor of Chemical Engineering, a Charter Member of the Institute for Medicine and Engineering and Director of the Master of Biotechnology Program, all at the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds secondary appointments in Bioengineering and Pharmacology. He received his BS from Cornell University and his PhD from Rice University. Dr. Diamond has been a consultant for several biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies and received the Colburn Award in 1999, the highest honor for those under 35 given by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Dr. Diamond has published over 60 papers and patents. His research interests are in non-viral gene transfer, thrombolytic therapy, thrombosis, endothelial mechanobiology, and functional proteomics technologies for phenotyping blood.

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Jehoshua (Josh) Eliashberg

Jehoshua (Josh) Eliashberg

Jehoshua (Josh) Eliashberg  [ Web page ]

Jehoshua (Josh) Eliashberg is the Sebastian S. Kresge Professor of Marketing and Professor of Operations and Information Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Eliashberg received a BS in Electrical Engineering from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, an MBA from Tel-Aviv University, and a doctoral degree in Decision Sciences and Marketing from Indiana University. He also received an Honorary Masters from the University of Pennsylvania. His publications have appeared in many professional journals and his executive education and consulting activities include: AstraZeneca, AT&T, Booz, Allen & Hamilton, Bell Atlantic, Campbell Soup, CTV Television Network (Canada), Franklin Mint, General Motors, Givaudan, IBM, Independence Blue Cross, Johnson & Johnson, Lucent Technologies, Multimedia Development Corp. (Malaysia), Warner Home Video, Woodside Travel Trust, and Wyeth.

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Peter Fader

Peter Fader

Peter Fader

Peter Fader is the Frances and Pei-Yuan Chia Professor and Professor of Marketing at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.  He received his BS (1983), MS (1985) and PhD (1987) all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  His research interests involve the use of behavioral data to understand and forecast customer shopping/purchasing activities across a wide range of industries such as consumer packaged goods, e-commerce, financial services, and music (online and offline). Managerial applications focus on topics such as customer relationship management, lifetime value of the customer, and sales forecasting for new products. Dr. Fader’s current projects include building a variety of predictive and explanatory models for electronic commerce (e.g., forecasting models for website usage and purchasing behavior), the music industry (e.g., understanding the role of pre-launch orders in generating album sales), and consumer packaged goods (e.g., models of new product trial and repeat purchasing patterns). Professor Fader received the Paul E. Green Award for most significant contribution to the practice of marketing research, Journal of Marketing Research, 1997, 2006; best paper award, Journal of Interactive Marketing, 2004.  He was recently named as winner of the 2007 Robert B. Clarke Outstanding Educator Award, given by the Direct Marketing Educational Foundation to honor an academic’s overall achievement in direct/interactive marketing.

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Ernest R. Gilmont

Ernest R. Gilmont

Ernest R. Gilmont

Ernest R. Gilmont is Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering & Applied Science. Dr. Gilmont teaches management of R&D, innovation and technology, and has previously taught in the Wharton School's MBA program. He received his PhD from MIT. Dr. Gilmont also provides consulting services to industry on R&D strategy and organization, competitive technology intelligence, product and commercial development, and science and technology management issues. He has over 20 years experience in industry, where he held responsible positions in research and development, and in general management. He spent 10 years as a management and venture capital consultant, serves on several boards, and is active as an officer or committee chair in many national scientific societies.

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Adam Grant

Adam Grant is an award-winning researcher and teacher on the faculty at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in organizational psychology and his B.A. from Harvard University magna cum laude with highest honors in psychology and Phi Beta Kappa honors. Dr. Grant's research focuses on work motivation, job design, prosocial helping and giving behaviors, meaningful work, initiative and proactive behaviors, and employee well-being, with an emphasis on when and how "making a difference makes a difference". His articles have been published in a wide range of leading management and psychology journals, including Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Organization Science, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Research in Organizational Behavior. His studies have been covered by USA Today, US News & World Report, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Yahoo!, ABC News, CBS, and the Financial Times. His research has earned awards from the NSF, APA, SIOP, and AAPSS, and he has served on a number of editorial boards, including AMR, AMJ, and JAP. He is currently an Associate Editor at AMJ.

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Daniel Hammer

Daniel Hammer: Modern Biotechnology

Daniel A. Hammer  [ Web page ]

Daniel Hammer is the Alfred G. and Meta A. Ennis Professor of Bioengineering and Chairman of the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering and Applied Science. He also holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Bioengineering and is a member of the Institute for Medicine and Engineering. Dr. Hammer received his BSE from Princeton University and his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, both in Chemical Engineering. He served on the faculty at Cornell University for eight years before returning to Penn in 1996. The author of more than 55 scientific papers, Dr. Hammer's research interests are in the area of cellular bioengineering, specifically cell adhesion and separation and molecular mechanisms of viral-cell infection.

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Sean P. Holleran

Sean P. Holleran

Sean P. Holleran

Sean P. Holleran is a Lecturer in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering and Applied Science.  Dr. Holleran received his PhD in Chemical Engineering in 2007 from the University of Michigan. His undergraduate degree (also in Chemical Engineering) was awarded by Cornell University in 1999.  Dr. Holleran's focus at Penn is on undergraduate engineering education – curriculum development, freshmen advising, outreach and enrichment activities. Sean Holleran received the 2005 College of Engineering Distinguished Leadership Award from the University of Michigan and several teaching awards while at Michigan.

 

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Daniel Hammer

Andrew E. Huemmler

Andrew E. Huemmler

Professor Huemmler was with Exelon and its predecessor, PECO Energy, for 20 years. He started his career at PECO as an energy conservation analyst and finished at Exelon's Power Team as a senior power transactor buying and selling electricity in wholesale power markets. He was a member of the New England Power Pool's Transmission Operations Committee and participated in the rulemaking process which created a market-based power pool. Prior to joining PECO Energy, Andy worked in the City of Philadelphia's Energy Office in the Green administration. He authored an Energy Emergency Operations Plan for the City of Philadelphia and implemented the City's first neighborhood-based energy education program. Early in his career, Andy also worked for a small hydropower developer and the Philadelphia Water Department.

Andy has a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from the Towne School of Engineering at Penn, a Masters Degree in City Planning from Penn, and a Ph.D. in Social Systems Sciences from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. His doctoral research focused on "Facilitating Conditions for the Adoption of New Regulatory Technologies in the Electric Utility Industry."

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David Hsu

David Hsu

David Hsu

David Hsu is the Edward B. and Shirley R. Shils Term Assistant Professor of Management at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He graduated from Stanford University with undergraduate majors in economics and political science. After a few years working in industry, he received his master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University, followed by his Ph.D. in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Hsu’s research interests are in entrepreneurial innovation and management. Within that domain, he has investigated topics such as intellectual property management, start-up innovation, technology commercialization strategy, and venture capital. His research has appeared in leading journals such as Industrial and Corporate Change, Journal of Finance, Management Science, RAND Journal of Economics, and Research Policy. He serves as an associate editor of two departments of Management Science, Technology / Innovation / Entrepreneurship and Organizations / Social Networks. At Wharton, Hsu teaches two MBA electives, Entrepreneurship and Technology Strategy.

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Dwight Jaggard

Dwight Jaggard

Dwight Jaggard  [ Web page ]

Dwight Jaggard is Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering and Director of the EMTM Program.  Dwight was the founding director of EMTM (1988-1991) and has taught in the Program since its inception.  He received his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics from the California Institute of Technology.  Dr. Jaggard is a Fellow of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Optical Society of America (OSA).  He has published some 120 technical papers, presented over 200 technical or scientific talks, is the author of a number of book chapters and the editor of a book, and holds five patents.  His technical research has been centered in electromagnetics and optics and their applications.  He has been recognized for his teaching as recipient of the S. Reid Warren Jr. Award for Distinguished Teaching, and the Christian F. and Mary R. Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching at Penn, the Best Lecturer Award for a series of lectures at GE, and the award for Teaching Excellence in EMTM.  For the past 15 years, Dwight's interests have expanded to include leadership, interpersonal skills and communications in technically-driven organizations.  Dwight's management and business consulting expertise, as well as much of his teaching in the EMTM program, has been in leadership development, team building, coaching, and enhancing influence and communications.  He has served as a management or technical consultant to US, Asian, Oceanic and European industry and government, and he was the co-founder of a US high-technology company that grew out of his research interests.

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Saleem Kassam

Saleem Kassam

Saleem A. Kassam  [ Web page ]

Saleem Kassam is the Solomon and Sylvia Charp Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director of the Telecommunications and Networking Graduate Program at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering and Applied Science . From 1992 to 1994, he was Chairman of the Electrical Engineering Department. Dr. Kassam received his BS from Swarthmore College (1972), and his MS, (1974), MA (1974) and PhD (1975 in Electrical Engineering) from Princeton. His research interests are in the area of communications and signal processing. He has published extensively in these areas and is the author of "Signal Detection in Non-Gaussian Noise." Dr. Kassam is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

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Howard Kaufold

Howard Kaufold

Howard Kaufold

Howard Kaufold is Adjunct Professor of Finance at the Wharton School. He has served as Director of the Wharton MBA Program for Executives since 1993, previously serving for eight years as Associate Director of Wharton's full-time MBA program. He earned his undergraduate degree from the Wharton School, and completed his PhD in Economics at Princeton University. His recently published papers have dealt with valuing leveraged buyouts and re-capitalizations (Journal of Applied Corporate Finance), hedging interest and exchange rate risk of foreign bonds (Financial Management), and the interest rate risk of floating rate notes (Journal of Banking and Finance and Journal of Portfolio Management). Dr. Kaufold has taught executive education programs for such corporations as DuPont, General Electric, Merck, Merrill Lynch and Nomura. He was the 1984 and 1996 winner of Wharton's Anvil Award for Distinguished Teaching.

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Shirit Kronzon

Shirit Kronzon

Shirit Kronzon

Shirit Kronzon received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Stanford University and her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Princeton University. She has been a member of the faculty of the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania for over ten years. There she has taught a variety of applied psychology courses, including negotiation, leadership, organizational behavior, and public speaking to business executives, Master's of Business Administration (MBA) students, and undergraduates. She has published research in the fields of negotiation and decision-making.

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Vijay Kumar

Vijay Kumar

Vijay Kumar  [ Web page ]

Vijay Kumar is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics and Professor of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania. He also serves as Deputy Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Dr. Kumar’s research includes robotics, legged locomotion, and rapid prototyping. He teaches robotics, dynamics, design and manufacturing, and he is Director of Penn Engineering’s GRASP Laboratory. Dr. Kumar is on the editorial board of the Franklin Institute, an associate editor for the ASME Journal of Mechanical Design and a past associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation. In 1991, he was awarded the National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award.

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Tom Oser

Tom Oser

Tom Oser

As founder and president of Oser & Company consulting, Tom Oser delivers technology & management consulting services to clients that bridge the gap between technology and business.  He serves companies from Global Fortune 1000 clients to venture capital start-ups, advising clients on strategy and its execution. Typically working from thought through execution, he focuses particularly on mergers and post merger integrations.  A thought leader in the field of management of technology, his background includes operational and executive positions in the telecommunications industry and over a decade and a half of technology and management consulting across industry segments including high tech, financial services, healthcare, pharmaceuticals media and entertainment with global firms including Ernst & Young and Infosys Consulting. He delivers executive development programs for Wharton Executive Education, and is dedicated to making professional development a key area of focus for technology clients.  He holds an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania; a Ph.D. in computer and information engineering and a B.E. from Stevens Institute of Technology; and an M.S. in Telecommunications from Southern Methodist University.

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Louis Padulo

Louis Padulo

Louis Padulo

Louis Padulo is Adjunct Professor of Operations and Information Management at the Wharton School and President Emeritus of the University City Science Center (UCSC). During a distinguished career, Dr. Padulo has served as President of the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) and Dean of the College of Engineering at Boston University. He was a visiting professor in the Media Lab at MIT and at the University of Tokyo, and served on the faculty of Stanford University for seven years. He has worked as a computer scientist for IBM, a design engineer for RCA, a systems analyst for the Mitre Corporation, and as a consultant for numerous national and international organizations. The author of two books and several articles, Padulo earned his doctorate at Georgia Institute of Technology, his master's degree from Stanford University, and his bachelor's degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University, all in electrical engineering.

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Yan Papadakis

Yan Papadakis

Yan Papadakis

Yan Papadakis is Vice President in the Decision Support Modeling Group at Bank of America. His duties include researching, developing, and managing models for marketing strategy and business intelligence. Yan has practiced and taught Management Science, Statistics, and Managerial Economics for more than 15 years as a consultant, academic, and analyst. He has taught at Drexel and at several other institutions. He received his PhD in Systems Engineering / Engineering Economics from PENN.

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Kathy Pearson

Kathy Pearson: Operations Management

Kathy Pearson

Kathy Pearson, Ph.D. is a senior consultant and Director, Executive Education for Decision Strategies International (DSI), a management consulting firm focused on scenario-based strategic planning and decision-making.  Dr. Pearson has also served as an adjunct associate professor in the Operations and Information Management Department at The Wharton School.  She has taught operations management courses in the MBA program and Executive Master’s of Technology Management programs as well as Probability and Statistics, Simulation Modeling, and other courses for the department and the University of Pennsylvania.  In 2006, Dr. Pearson was honored with the "Goes above and beyond the call of duty" award by the 2007 Wharton MBA class.  She has been involved in strategic planning for a number of organizations across industries and specializes in providing decision process and analysis support to mid and senior level leaders.  Dr. Pearson received her B.S. degree in theoretical mathematics from Auburn University, her M.S. degree in Decision Sciences from Georgia State University, and her Ph.D. in industrial engineering (concentration in statistics) from Northwestern University.

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Johannes Pennings

Johannes Pennings received his BA and MA at the Universities of Utrecht and Leiden (Netherlands) and his Ph.D. in 1973 from the University of Michigan. Born in the Netherlands, he has resided in the US since 1970. Prior to his current status as Marie and Joseph Melone Professor of Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, he was affiliated with Carnegie-Mellon University and Columbia University. He also holds a summer appointment at the Department of Economics, Tilburg University, Netherlands. Recent visiting positions were at Stockholm School of Economics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, LUISS in Rome and Seoul National University.

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John R. Percival

John R. Percival

John R. Percival

John Percival is Adjunct Professor of Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He received his BA, MBA, and PhD degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo and is a member of the American Finance Association and the Financial Management Association. He has authored many articles that have appeared in such publications as the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the Journal of Economics and Statistics, and the Journal of Risk and Insurance. Dr. Percival has consulted to organizations in both the public and private sectors, including the Federal Trade Commission, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the US Department of Labor, AT&T, Bell South, TRW, Gulf Oil, United Technologies, Ciba-Geigy, Bankers Trust, and many others.

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Ron Pierantozzi

Ron Pierantozzi is the former Director of New Business Development at Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., a Fortune 500 manufacturer of chemicals, gases and materials. In that role, Ron led a group of corporate entrepreneurs whose objectives were to develop the next generation of businesses for Air Products. Ron received his PhD degree in Chemistry from Penn State University and has held several technology management positions at Air Products. He is the inventor or co-inventor of 32 US patents and has authored 16 publications, most recently in the winter 2008, Sloan Management Review.  For the past several years, Dr. Pierantozzi has been teaching EMTM‘s Introduction to New Business Initiation course.

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Steve Sammut

Stephen Sammut is Senior Fellow, Wharton Health Care Systems and Entrepreneurship, and Venture Partner, Burrill & Company, a San Francisco based life science merchant bank. His role at Burrill & Company is the development and management of health and life science venture funds in Asia, the Middle East/North Africa, and Latin America At the Wharton School, he teaches venture capital management, corporate development, mergers and acquisitions, biotechnology entrepreneurship, intellectual property strategy, and private equity in emerging markets, and a special seminar on private sector participation in international health. Mr. Sammut previously held the positions of Vice President of Development of Teleflex Incorporated where he created and managed acquisitions and alliances, and Vice President of S.R One, Ltd., GlaxoSmithKline’s venture capital fund. He managed the technology transfer programs at the University of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson University and is developing the World Bank’s Technology Transfer Facility. Mr. Sammut has been involved in the creation or funding of nearly 40 biotechnology, Internet, and information technology companies globally. He is on numerous Boards of Directors and Advisory Boards of major corporations, international VC and PE funds, venture capital-backed companies, multilateral banks and NGOs.

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Bharat Sarath

Dr. Sarath graduated with honors in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge, England. He subsequently received a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and a PhD in Accounting from Stanford University. Dr. Sarath's PhD thesis in accountancy dealt with theoretical models of auditor malpractice and the role of insurance in affecting litigation patterns. He has published widely in Economics, Accounting, Mathematics and Physics journals and is currently on the editorial board of two leading accounting journals.

Dr. Sarath is currently vice-chair of the Accounting and Information Systems Department at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. He teaches accounting at all levels (Undergraduate, Masters and PhD) at Rutgers and has conducted executive education classes in accounting at many leading financial firms including Citibank and Credit Suisse and managerial accounting at the United Nations. Dr. Sarath has experience both as a management consultant and in litigation support. He has provided consulting advice to several large organizations including the United Nations, The New York Board of Education and Horizon Blue Cross of New Jersey. Dr. Sarath has travelled widely and speaks several Indian languages as well as Russian and Farsi.

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Ronnie Sircar

Undergraduate B.A. and M.Sc. from Oxford University. Ph.D. from Stanford University. Currently Professor and Acing Chair, Operations Research & Financial Engineering (ORFE) Department, Princeton University. Affiliate member of Bendheim Center for Finance at Princeton. Co-author of book "Derivatives in Financial Markets with Stochastic Volatility" (CUP, 2000). Founding co-Editor-in-Chief of SIAM Journal on Financial Mathematics. Associate Editor of the journals Mathematical Finance, Management Science, Applied Mathematical Finance. Engineering Teaching Awards for undergraduate financial engineering class 2002, 2005 & 2006. Elected Secretary of SIAM Activity Group on Financial Mathematics & Engineering (2007-11).

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Scott A. Snyder

Scott A. Snyder

Scott A. Snyder

Scott Snyder is the President and COO of Decision Strategies International, a management consulting firm that focuses on scenario-based strategic planning and decision-making. He has over 18 years of experience in business leadership, strategic planning, decision support systems, and technology management for both Fortune 500 companies and start-up ventures. Dr. Snyder also has significant expertise in telecommunications and information systems including enterprise applications, CRM, analytics, satellite communications, wireless, broadband, and other emerging technologies. Dr. Snyder is a part-time faculty member of Penn Engineering and has lectured at the Wharton School, MIT, and RIT. He earned his BS, MS, and PhD in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and an executive degree from USC in Telecommunications Management.

Scott is the author of The New World of Wireless: How to Compete in the 4G Revolution, published by Wharton Publishing in July, 2009.

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Stefan Spinler

Stefan Spinler

Stefan Spinler

Stefan Spinler is the acting Chair in Operations Management at the Leipzeig Graduate School of Management. Prior to this, he was a lecturer in Operations Management at the Wharton School. He holds an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Erlangen, Germany, and a PhD in Operations Management from Otto-Beisheim Graduate School of Management in Vallendar, Germany. Dr. Spinler worked as a process integration engineer in the semiconductor industry and has made frequent visits to major manufacturing and process industry companies in France and Germany. His main research interests are in the area of real options in theory and applications. He has co-authored a number of papers on the novel and promising field of options in supply contracts.

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Val Tannen

Val Tannen: Enterprise Software Development

Val Tannen  [ Web page ]

Val Tannen is Professor of Computer and Information Science. He came to the University of Pennsylvania in 1987 after receiving his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Tannen’s current research is on technologies for the integration of heterogeneous distributed information sources. His general research interests include programming languages, databases, parallel processing, logic in computer science, and bioinformatics.

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Lyle Ungar

Lyle Ungar: Data Mining

Lyle Ungar  [ Web page ]

Lyle Ungar is Associate Professor of Computer and Information Science, Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and Associate Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania. Former Director of EMTM, he is currently Associate Director of the Penn Center for BioInformatics. He also holds secondary appointments in Chemical Engineering and Computational Genomics, and in the Operations and Information Management Department of the Wharton School Dr. Ungar received his BS from Stanford (1979) and his PhD from MIT (1984). His research interests include machine learning and data mining for applications ranging from bioinformatics to e-commerce. Dr. Ungar has also worked extensively in electronic commerce, including auction mechanism design.

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Alexander van Putten

Alexander van Putten

Alexander van Putten

Alexander van Putten is a Lecturer, at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania where he lectures on entrepreneurial management. Currently he is a managing director of Triad Consultants, Ltd., which specializes in strategic and business planning. Consulting clients include Procter & Gamble, Metropolitan Life, Scott Printing, Delaware River Port Authority, Bayer Pharmaceutical, Johns Hopkins University. Prior to teaching, Alex was a senior vice president of Chrysler Capital Realty where he was responsible for the company's national real estate investments. In addition to a corporate career, he had previously built three successful companies revolving around arbitrage and finance.

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Jan Van der Spiegel

Jan Van der Spiegel: Microelectronics

Jan Van der Spiegel  [ Web page ]

Jan Van der Spiegel is Professor of Electrical Engineering and Interim Chairperson of the Electrical Engineering Department in the School of Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds an MS (1974) and PhD (1979) from the University of Leuven, Belgium. He is currently Director of the Center for Sensor Technologies at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Van der Spiegel’s main interests are in the areas of integrated circuit technology and materials, biologically inspired solid state image sensors, and analog-to-digital converters.

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Santosh Venkatesh

Santosh Venkatesh

Santosh Venkatesh

Santosh Venkatesh is Associate Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering at the School of Engineering and Applied Science. He has been a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania since 1986 and has received the University's Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for distinguished teaching. His research interests are in probabilistic modeling, statistical communication, machine learning and neural computation, and he has published extensively in these areas. Dr. Venkatesh received the BTech with distinction in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, and his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology.

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Gregg Vesonder

Gregg Vesonder: Software Engineering, Human Computer Interaction and Security and Privacy

Gregg T. Vesonder

Gregg Vesonder is Executive Director of the Communication Science and Artificial Intelligence Research Department at AT&T Labs-Research. He also is Adjunct Professor of Computer and Information Science at Penn Engineering, and Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Stevens Institute of Technology. Dr. Vesonder has developed and managed software systems supporting operations, e-commerce, sales support and data mining. He has been involved in software tool development for speech recognition, C++ compilers, artificial intelligence and software design and analysis. At Bell Labs Software Technology Center Dr. Vesonder served on software architecture review boards and focused on software process improvement using Object Oriented and agile process methodologies. He is both a Bell Labs and an AT&T fellow. Dr. Vesonder received a BA in psychology from the University of Notre Dame and an MS and PhD in cognitive psychology from the University of Pittsburgh.

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Rob Weber

Rob Weber

Rob Weber

Rob Weber is Senior Fellow for the Fisher Program in Management and Technology and a Managing Director of Antiphony Partners, LLC, an innovation strategy consulting firm. Prior to Antiphony, he served as President of Intellifit Corporation a provider of body scanning technology for multichannel apparel applications. His entire career has focused around starting and building technology based enterprises, including operational roles as President of Elastomeric Technologies, a specialty electronic connector manufacturer, Marketing Director for Ensoniq Corp, a leading manufacturer of electronic musical instruments and multimedia products and President of knoa, an e-learning software company. He has also served as Managing Director of the business consulting firm Antiphony where he focused on technological innovation strategies. Weber has invested in dozens of start-up technology ventures through angel venture groups Robin Hood Ventures and the Mid-Atlantic Angel Group Fund, both of which he co-founded.  He is a graduate of the Jerome Fisher Program in Management at the University of Pennsylvania where he received a BSE from the Wharton School and BAS from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

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Karen Winey

Karen Winey

Karen Winey

Karen I. Winey is currently a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, as well as Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, at the University of Pennsylvania. Winey earned a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Cornell University and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Polymer Science and Engineering from the University of Massachusetts under the direction of Prof. Edwin L. Thomas. After spending 17 months as a Postdoctoral Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories, she joined the University of Pennsylvania in 1992. Winey held the position of Visiting Scientist at Dupont during the Fall 2004 and Fall 2005 semesters. Among her accomplishments, Prof. Winey received an NSF Young Investigator Award (1994) and was elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society (2003)

Since joining Penn in 1992, Winey has developed research expertise in polymeric materials that includes ion-containing polymers, block copolymers, and polymer nanocomposites with a specialty in materials manipulation and morphological characterization. She has authored over 100 papers in these various fields and has received two U.S. patents. Recently, Winey published an invited review article entitled, "Polymer nanocomposites containing carbon nanotubes" in Macromolecules (2006, 39, 5194-5205) and co-edited the April 2007 special issue on this topic for MRS Bulletin, a publication of the Materials Research Society. At Penn, Prof. Winey has proven to be a versatile and effective teacher having taught both core and elective courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Winey has served her department and the engineering school in various capacities including Chair of the Engineering Faculty Council (7/03-6/04), Chair of the MSE ABET Committee (1/05 – 12/06), and SEAS Faculty Personnel Committee (9/07 - present).

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Keith Weigelt

Keith Weigelt: Strategic Management

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Keith Weigelt is Professor of Management at the Wharton School. His research interests include strategic planning, corporate compensation structures, and managerial decision-making. Dr. Weigelt’s articles have appeared in both academic journals and the popular press. He received his BS and MBA from Michigan State University and his PhD from Northwestern University in 1985. Dr. Weigelt has worked with corporations on projects that entailed applying a game theoretic framework to business problems. His models have been used to evaluate merger and acquisition opportunities by companies in the financial, pharmaceutical and manufacturing industries.

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Z. John Zhang

Z. John Zhang

Z. John Zhang

Dr. Z. John Zhang is a Professor of Marketing at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He earned a Bachelors degree in Engineering Automation and Philosophy of Science from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (China), a Ph.D. in History and Sociology of Science from the University of Pennsylvania, and also a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan.

Prior to joining Wharton in 2002, John taught pricing and marketing management at the Olin School of Business of Washington University in St. Louis for three years and at Columbia Business School for five years. John's research focuses on competitive pricing strategies and the design of pricing structures. He has published numerous articles in top marketing and management journals on various pricing issues such as measuring consumer reservation prices, price-matching guarantees, targeted pricing, access service pricing, the choice of price promotion vehicles, and channel pricing. He also serves as Associate Editor for the Quantitative Economics and Marketing and Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. He is also an area editor for Marketing Science, and is on the editorial board for the Journal of Marketing, and the Journal of Interactive Marketing. He won the 2001 John D.C. Little Best Paper Award and 2001 Frank Bass Best Dissertation Award, along with his co-authors, for his contribution to the understanding of targeted pricing with imperfect targetability.

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Director

Gerard Cachon

Dwight Jaggard



Dwight Jaggard  [ Web page ]

Director, Executive Master’s in Technology Management
Professor of Electrical Engineering