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David Hartvigsen is a Professor of Business Analytics in the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame.  He's been at Notre Dame since 1993.  Prior to that, he taught for eight years at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.  He received his Ph.D. in 1984 in Mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University.

For many years, Professor Hartvigsen has taught Operations Management to traditional MBAs, executive MBAs, and undergraduate business majors.  He currently teaches Statistics to executive MBAs and a course called Spreadsheet Decision Modeling to traditional MBAs.

Professor Hartvigsen has consulted to several companies in the areas of operations and statistics.  His clients have included Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Rand McNally, and National Steel.

Professor Hartvigsen's academic research is in the area of operations research.  He is particularly interested in algorithms for the efficient operation of complex networks.  His work has appeared, for example, in Mathematics of Operations Research, Mathematical Programming, the SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics, the Journal of Algorithms, the journal Networks, the Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series B, the Journal of Graph Theory, the Journal of Applied Probability, and Mathematical Social Sciences.

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