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Charles Pius Bonini

Professor Emeritus, Operations, Information & Technology
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William R. Timken Professor of Management Science, Emeritus

Research Statement

Professor Bonini has studied the applications of quantitative and statistical techniques to business decision problems. These techniques include decision analysis, optimization models, queuing and processing systems, simulation, and data mining. He has authored and coauthored a number of text books explaining these techniques and illustrating their applications.


Professor Bonini did his graduate studies at Carnegie Mellon University and directly took a position on the faculty at the Stanford Business School in 1959. Over the ensuing years he has taught a number of courses in the MBA, Doctoral, and Sloan programs. These courses have included Decision Analysis, Statistics and Data Analysis, Modeling and Simulation, Management Information Systems, and Data Mining. He has authored or coauthored a number of text books on these subjects, including Quantitative Analysis for Management now in its 9th edition.

Over the six year period from 1987 to 1993 he served as Associate Dean of the School and Director of the MBA Program. In 1999 he received the Robert T Davis award for extraordinary contributions to the School.

Professor Bonini has also been active in teaching in the GSB Executive Education programs. In particular, Stanford has had a Senior Manager Executive Education Program joint with the National University of Singapore that has been held in Singapore and Hong Kong. He has taught in, and codirected, this program for most of the 25 years of its existence.

Professor Bonini has also been very active in the Decision Sciences Institute, a professional society, serving as President in 1977-78, elected Fellow, and awarded the Distinguished Service Award.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Carnegie Mellon University, 1962
  • MS, Carnegie Mellon University, 1957
  • AB, College of the Holy Cross, 1955

Academic Appointments

  • At Stanford University since 1959, Emeritus since 1999

Professional Experience

  • Codirector, Stanford-National University of Singapore Executive Program, 1994-2005
  • Associate Dean and Director of the MBA Program, Stanford Graduate School of Business, 1987-1993
  • Codirector, Stanford-National University of Singapore Executive Program, 1985-1988

Awards and Honors

  • Robert T. Davis Award, Stanford GSB, 1999



Charles Pius Bonini, Warren H. Hausman, Harold Bierman McGraw-Hill /Irwin, January 1, 1997.
Charles Pius Bonini Scientific Press, 1980.
Charles Pius Bonini Irwin, 1973.

Stanford Case Studies

Note On Issues Facing Nongovernmental Organizations | SM141
Charles Bonini, William Meehan III, Brian Tayan2005
Wildcat Dynamics Company (A) | OIT79A
Charles Bonini2004
Global Financial Corporation | OIT20
Charles Bonini1996
Quality Kitchen Meat Loaf Mix (A) | DS84A
Charles Bonini1989
Quality Kitchen Meat Loaf Mix (B) | DS84B
Charles Bonini1989
Quality Kitchens Meat Loaf Mix (A) | OIT78A
Charles Bonini1989
Football Concessions Incorporated | OIT77
Charles Bonini1972

Service to the Profession

  • Director, Roman Meal Company
  • Past President and Fellow, Decision Sciences Institute, 1977-1978

School News

March 15, 2011
Eli Lilly and Company recently renewed its longstanding commitment to the Charles P. Bonini Partnership for Diversity Fellowship Program.