After receiving his Ph.D. in the field of computer science, from Yale
University in 1973, Sam spent a year at General Motors Research Laboratory,
and then joined the Management Science faculty of the University of
Chicago Graduate School of Business. Here he discovered that an Algebraic
Curtain separated the bulk of his management students from management
science. In 1985 Dr. Savage led the development of a software package
called What'sBest!®, that coupled Linear Programming to Lotus
1-2-3. The package won PC Magazine's Technical Excellence Award in
1986. Sam has worked ever since to bring analytical tools to managers
in an algebra free environment. In 1990, Sam moved to Stanford, where
he teaches Management Science in the Engineering School. He has also
been a Visiting Professor at Northwestern University’s Kellogg
School and the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterrey.
publications include articles on The Flaw of Averages in the San
Jose Mercury News, and Harvard Business Review, and Accounting for
Uncertainty, in the Journal of Portfolio Management. Dr. Savage
consults and lectures extensively to business and government agencies
and has served as an expert witness. Harry Markowitz, Nobel Laureate
in Economics, has called Dr. Savage’s book and software, INSIGHT.xla,
"a Must Read.” Sam’s Monte Carlo simulation package
for Excel, XLSim® has also been well received. This package
includes Dr. Savage’s tutorial on Understanding
Uncertainty, with a foreword by Peter L. Bernstein, author of
Against the Gods.
Dr. Savage is founder and president of AnalyCorp
Inc., a firm that develops executive education programs and software
for improving business analysis.
Department of Management Science and Engineering
Terman Bldg, Rm 303
Stanford, CA 94305-4026
For appointments, please send me email
or call Lorrie Papadakis: (650)725-0535
(lorriep @ stanford.edu).