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Ziv Katalan

Managing Director, Wharton Global Initiatives

Adjunct Professor, Operations, Information and Decisions

Ziv Katalan is Managing Director for Wharton Global Initiatives and an Adjunct Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions. He received his BS in Mathematics from Tel-Aviv University (1987), and his PhD in Management Science/Operations Research from Columbia University (1995).

Since 1994, Dr. Katalan has taught courses in decision models and uncertainty, business analytics, operations management, supply chain management, mathematical modeling and its applications in finance, and quantitative finance at Wharton's MBA and MBA for Executives programs and Penn’s EMTM program. He received a number of teaching awards from the Wharton MBA and MBA for Executives programs. During 2002-2007, Dr. Katalan served as Co-Director of the Executive Master's in Technology Management (EMTM), a program jointly sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and the Wharton School.

Dr. Katalan's research interests include the design and analysis of production and service systems, and their interface with a company's marketing strategy, scheduling and allocation of resources, and the impact of increasing product variety on manufacturing performance.  His research papers were published in Queuing Systems, Management Science, Operations Research, and Naval Research Logistics.