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Charles D. Feinstein

Charles D. Feinstein is Asociate Professor of Operations and Management Information Systems at the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University. Dr. Feinstein is cofounder of VMN Group LLC, a quantitative consulting company. He also teaches in the Department of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University and in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Feinstein has over 25 years of experience in research, teaching and application of mathematical methods and modeling. His areas of expertise include optimization, decision analysis, system dynamics, and systems analysis. His previous employment includes positions as a Senior Decision Analyst at Applied Decision Analysis, Inc. and a Research Engineer at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center.

He has been active in the academic and professional communities and has published more than forty technical papers and reports as well as presented many lectures on both theoretical and applied research. His current interests include investment planning and risk analysis in the electric power industry.

He has written and presented extensively on managing aging infrastructure, project prioritization methodologies, distribution system risk analysis, and the application of distributed resources to distribution planning.