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Professor Leon S. Lasdon holds the David Bruton, Jr. Chair in Business Decision Support Systems in the Department of Information, Risk, and Operations Management, McCombs School of Business, at The University of Texas at Austin. He teaches two MBA level courses: Decision Support Modeling and Financial Modeling and Optimization.

Prof. Lasdon also teaches Ph.D. level courses in nonlinear programming and large-scale systems optimization. He was one of three faculty named “outstanding graduate teacher” in 1984.

Prof. Lasdon is co-author of the Microsoft Excel Solver. His research and consulting activities include optimization software, supply chain modeling and optimization, customer relationship management and other marketing issues, process control, and engineering design optimization. He is the author of over 120 technical journal articles and three books.

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Created by M. Woolsey, 2005 Updated by Prof. Lasdon's administrative staff