The Chicago Booth Club of San Diego is pleased to invite you to meet Willard (Bill) Zangwill, Professor of Management Science at Chicago Booth. While visiting San Diego he has graciously offered to meet alums and friends, and share his newest research.


Paradise Grille
Suite D210
2690 Via de la Valle
Del Mar, California

Driving Directions:

(In the Flower Hill Mall shopping center) On Via de la Valle, just east of I-5, In the Flower Hill Mall shopping center on the first floor.


There is no charge, but since the facility's size will limit attendance to 30 please let us know if you are coming, and update your response if your plans change.


Register Online

Deadline: 8/24/2011

Speaker Profiles

Professor Willard I. Zangwill (Speaker)
Professor of Management Science

Willard I. Zangwill, who joined the Chicago Booth faculty in 1978, conducts research in the areas of management science, operations strategy, innovation, new product development, best practices, and executive-level business decisions. His recent research led him to create a number of new algorithms and processes to help make better decisions, combining concepts from six sigma, manufacturing excellence, and new research findings on how the mind obtains insights and creates new ideas. He has developed software for decision making that has been widely applied not only in business but for homeland security.


Zangwill has held positions at several prominent organizations, including the University of California at Berkeley; the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare; the U.S. Office of Education; and the University of Illinois, where he was chairman of the Management Science Group. He also has worked as a consultant for General Electric, the RAND Corporation, IBM, Ameritech, and Honda.


He is the author of four books and more than 50 published papers on the theory and application of operations research and management science concentrating on the areas of mathematical programming and production analysis. Zangwill was also the recipient of a Ford Foundation Faculty Fellowship to write a book on nonlinear programming. He has received an Office of Naval Research grant as a principal investigator into problems of logistics and statistics.


Zangwill graduated from Columbia University with a bachelor's degree magna cum laude in physics. He continued his education at Stanford University, where he earned a master's degree in statistics in 1963 and a PhD in operations research in 1965. During his time at Stanford, Zangwill was awarded a National Science Foundation Fellowship.


Jack Sarfaty, '88