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James A. DiLellio, PhD
Assistant 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

James DiLellio has more than a decade of domestic and international experience in the aerospace and defense industry. He most recently served as a department manager for Raytheon, where he was responsible for more than 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 more than a dozen published articles, including two recent entries in the Journal of Economics and Finance and Financial Services Review. In addition, he has acquired two US patents on Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. Dr. DiLellio has taught at Northwestern University and the University of Akron. He earned his PhD and MS degrees from Northwestern University and holds an MBA degree from Pepperdine University.

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