Phil Rogers

Clinical Assistant Professor

Phil Rogers


Philip D. Rogers received a B.S. in Mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and both an M.S. and Ph.D. in Operations Research from the University of California at Berkeley, with minors in Statistics and Mathematical Economics. Following a 33-year career at Exxon Corporation, Dr. Rogers joined the University of Houston in 2003 where he has been teaching courses in statistics, business modeling and decision making. He was awarded a university-wide teaching excellence award for 2010 - 2011.

During his years with Exxon, Dr. Rogers developed many sophisticated mathematical models that were used to optimize a wide variety of the Corporation's business operations. Examples include competitive bidding strategies, scheduling of airport refueling operations, short-term borrowing strategies, optimization of worldwide product manufacturing and distribution, and the structure of catastrophic loss insurance policies.

As Manager of Operations Research for Exxon's affiliate in Australia, Dr. Rogers built the country's preeminent Operations Research group. In addition to multi-year assignments in London and Brussels, he served as Coordinator of all of Exxon's worldwide Operations Research activities. In that capacity, he was responsible for the allocation of a large R&D budget, for the development of Exxon's expert systems program, and for spreading throughout the Corporation the use of analytical techniques for production scheduling and for handling problems with multiple criteria.

Dr. Rogers also managed Treasury operations at Exxon's corporate headquarters and held several managerial positions in Information Systems in various Exxon locations.

Dr. Rogers has had varied consulting assignments with numerous client companies and has developed proprietary trading and options models. His personal interests include skiing, squash, tennis and the movies.

Areas of Expertise

  • Mathematical modeling
  • Statistical analysis
  • Models for stock and option trading
  • Customer satisfaction survey analysis
  • Expert witness

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  • STAT 6360
  • GENB 7397 - Business Modeling for Competitive Advantage
  • GENB 7397 - Managerial Decision Making


University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute