Sarv Devaraj, Director

Sarv Devaraj is the Fred V. Duda Professor of Business at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business. Professor Devaraj brings a wealth of  experience and expertise in business analytics, healthcare and supply chain management, and the application of business technology. Professor Devaraj has taught undergraduate, MBA, and executive MBA courses in business analytics, technology and operations management, and he earned his doctoral degree in business administration from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

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Professor Devaraj is the co-founder of the healthcare information technology company Carextech, located at Innovation Park at Notre Dame before its acquisition in 2020, whose flagship product is used by more than 700 senior care facilities. He currently serves as the senior editor for the journal Production and Operations Management and is co-author of The IT Payoff: Measuring the Business Value of Information Technology Investments (Prentice-Hall & Financial Times).

Professor Devaraj has a prolific research record and his research in information systems and operations management has won many best paper awards. He joined Notre Dame-California in July 2020.

Dierre Upshaw, Assistant Director

Dierre Upshaw works onsite at Notre Dame-California in the San Francisco Bay Area. Dierre works closely with Director Devaraj to administer programs and to manage the California facility, which hosts numerous campus groups and ND-related events throughout the year. Dierre works on the ground to plan and direct Silicon Valley Semester and Summer in Silicon Valley, Notre Dame-California's flagship programs, and as a point-of-contact for students, staff, and faculty for the program.


Dierre's background and interests center primarily around academic and student support programs, fellowships, advising, and academic affairs. Dierre joined Notre Dame after roles at Stanford (Graduate Medical Education) and Harvard University (Academic Affairs and The Office of Undergraduate Education). Dierre received his A.B. degree from Dartmouth (2009).