Somak Paul, Ph.D Faculty Profile

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Somak  Paul, Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Department of Management

Dr. Somak Paul is an Assistant Professor at the department of Management in the College of Business and Economics. His research interests lie in the domain of socially responsible operations and behavioral operations. His research papers have appeared in Decision Science Journal and Journal of Business Logistics. Dr. Paul earned his Ph.D. in Operations from Ohio State University. He received a Master's in Statistics from Ohio State University, an MBA from Purdue University and a Bachelor's in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering from Jadavpur University, India. Before returning to academia Professor Paul worked in the industry for over eight years in various capacities in some of the top Fortune-100 companies such as, IBM Corporation etc. 

Research interests: socially responsible operations, biases in decision-making

Methods: econometrics, design of experiments

  • PhD in Operations, Ohio State University
  • Master of Applied Statistics, Ohio State University
  • MBA in Operations, Purdue University
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Instrumentation, Jadavpur University, Calcutta
Fall Semester 2022
Course #SecCourse TitleDaysFromToLocationCampus
BAN 60201Quantitative FundamentalsTH1:00PM5:00PMVBT-0219Hayward Campus
BAN 60204Quantitative FundamentalsW6:00PM10:00PMVBT-0137Hayward Campus
MGMT 35021SSDecision ScienceARRWEB-ASYNCHOnline Campus
MGMT 36201Service ManagementMW11:00AM12:15PMMI-2002Hayward Campus

Bendoly, E., K. Boyer, N. Craig, S. Paul. 2022. Pulled in opposite directions: A joint consideration of supply and demand uncertainty in supply chain decision-making. Journal of Business Logistics, 1–24.


Paul, S., N. Craig, E. Bendoly. 2022. Ordering Behavior in a Supply Chain with Customers that Respond to Changes in Service Level. Decision Sciences, 1-16.


Summer Research Grant, California State University, 2022

Faculty Research Grant, California State University, 2022-23

Open Access Publication Grant, 2022

Koret Foundation Grant, 2021

Faculty Research Grant, California State University, 2020-21

Faculty Diversity and Equity Committee (FDEC), 2020-22, 2022-24

University Senate, 2020-22

Editorial Review Board - Journal of Supply Chain Management, 2019 - Present

Ad hoc Reviewer - Decision Sciences, Production and Operations Management, Journal of Business Logistics