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James A. DiLellio, PhD
Associate Professor of Decision Sciences

Phone: (714) 403-0085

  • PhD, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
  • MBA, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
  • MS, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
  • BS, The University of Akron, Akron, OH

Dr. DiLellio has over a decade of domestic and international experience in the aerospace and defense industries. He most recently served as a department manager for Raytheon, where he was responsible for over 70 system engineers serving the engineering development needs of a diverse government and commercial customer base. He has also served as a senior manager at the Boeing Company, and previously held key engineering appointments at Raytheon Systems Company and the Aerospace Corporation. Dr. DiLellio's current research interests are primarily in the area of nonlinear optimization, simulation, and Kalman filtering techniques for modeling investment problems. The application of this research covers portfolio management, retirement planning, commodity price modeling, and the analysis of investment strategies. This work has led to over a dozen published articles, including recently in Energy Economics, Journal of Economics and Finance, Financial Services Review, as well as two US patents on Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. Dr. DiLellio was also recognized in 2013 as one of 17 ETF (Exchange Traded Fund) friendly professors by He has previously taught at Northwestern University and the University of Akron. Dr. DiLellio earned his PhD and MS degrees from Northwestern University and holds an MBA degree from Pepperdine University.

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