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Ely Dahan is Assistant Professor of Marketing at the Anderson School at UCLA, where he received the 2004 Dean George Robbins Teaching Prize. He researches new models and methods for developing products, and formerly taught at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Dahan develops internet-based market research methods, mathematical models of parallel and sequential prototyping, the economics of cost reduction, and strategies for mass customization. He is the recipient, along with his coauthors, of the INFORMS John D.C. Little Award, the American Marketing Association EXPLOR Award, the INFORMS Frank M. Bass Outstanding Dissertation Award (based on Olivier Toubia's PhD thesis), and the Journal of Product Innovation Managment Hustad Award.

Dahan earned his PhD in the Operations & IT program at Stanford Business School, where he was a Department of Energy Fellow, an AACSB Doctoral Fellow, and a recipient of the Jaedicke Prize for scholarly achievement. He attended Princeton University, then received a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from MIT in 1978 and an MBA from Harvard in 1980.

He was national product manager for W.R. Grace and NEC until 1984, when he founded a computer networking company in Maryland, serving as CEO until the firm was acquired in 1993.