Goutam Dutta

Production & Quantitative Methods
Indian Institute of Management
Ahmedabad-380 015, India
Phone: 91-79-407241 Extn 4828 (O) 5016 (H)
Fax: 91-79-6427896
email: goutam@iima.ac.in

ACADEMIC TRAINING

Doctor of Philosophy (Industrial Engineering and Managment Sciences), Northwestern University, USA, October, 1996

Title of Dissertion: A Multi-Period Optimisation Based Decision Support System for Strategic Operational Planning. Dissertation Advisor: Prof. Robert Fourer

Master (Post Graduate) in Operational Research, June 1988, Operational Research Society of India, Calcutta, India Specialisation: OR in Marketing

Master (Post Graduate) in Management, May 1988, Xavier’s Labor Relation Institute, Jamshedpur, India. Specialisations: Systems and Marketing

Diploma in Electrical and Metallurgical Engineering, August 1982, Jamshedpur Technical Institute, Tata Steel, India.

Bachelor of Technology (Mechanical Engineering), May 1979, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, First Class Honors.

HONORS AND PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

First Prize in Franz Edelman Award Competition (INFORMS/CPMS) in 1994

First Prize in IFORS Third World Prize Competition in 1993.

Selected to be listed in Marquis Who is Who in the World ( to be published in 2001)

The work on which these prizes are based improved the profit of Tata Steel, India by $ 73,000,000 in 1986-87 and similar proportional benefits in later years.

US Copyright of Optimiszation Based Strategy Software (NU 9527 and TXU 690-510). This software has been licensed to ARMCO , a top ten US steel producer.The ARMCO purchased the software at US $4000.

Honoured Best Citizens of India Award,1999, International Publishing House, New Delhi.

Vikas Ratna Award, 1999, India International Friendship Society, New Delhi

PUBLICATIONS / PUBLICATION IN PROCESS

Sinha G P., Chandrashekaran B.S., Mitter N., Dutta G., Singh S.B., Roy P.N., Roy Choudhury A., 1995, “Strategic and Operational Management with Optimization at Tata Steel”, Interfaces, Vol.22 No.1, pp 6-19, (Franz Edelman Award Winning paper, 1994).

Dutta G., Sinha G.P., Roy P.N., Mitter N. 1994, “A Linear Programming Model for Distribution of Electrical Energy in a Steel Plant”, International Transaction in Operations Research, Vol.1, No.1, pp 18-29, (IFORS-93 Third World Prize Winning Paper).

Dutta G., Lessons for Success for OR/MS Practice for Indian and US Steel Plants, Accepted for publication in Interfaces.

Sinha G.P., and Dutta G., 1985, “System Dynamic Model of Blast Furnace for Project Evaluation, “Proceedings of International Conference of System Dynamic Society and Proceedings of National Conference of Operational Research Society of India”, 1985. pp.GPS1-12.

Dutta G., Sinha G.P. and Roy P.N. “A Product Mix Optimizer for an Integrated Still Plant”, submitted to International Transactions in Operations Research.

Dutta G., and Fourer R., “A Multi-Period Optimization Based Decision Support System for Strategic and Operational Planning with an Application to the Integrated Steel Plant,” in preparation.

Dutta G. and Fourer R., “A Survey of Mathematical Programming Applications in an Integrated Steel Plant," submitted to Interactive Transactions in Operations Research.

Basu S., Dutta G. and Sheth R, “A Survey of the Applications of Non-Optimization Techniques in an Integrated Steel Plant " in preparation for submission to Interactive Transactions in Operations Research.

Dutta G., “Operations Research for Developing Countries: A Different View” submitted to Operations Research.

Al Sharif L, Davis P and Dutta G., " Estimating the Capacity of Escalators in London Underground" , in preparation

PUBLICATIONS (NON REFERED JOURNAL)

Dutta G., 1999. "Chinese Entry Wins IFORS OR in Development Prize" OR/MS Today. Vol. 26, No.5, pp.48.

Dutta G and A Tripathy. 1998 “A Country of Contrast-Operations Research in India” OR/MS Today, Vol. 23, No. 1, pp. 28-31

Dutta G. 1993 “IFORS-OR Around the World”, OR/MS Tomorrow, Vol. 5 No.1 pp.5

Dutta G. "Can Developing Countries Beat Developed Countries in OR Practice" to appear in Developing Countries Newsletter, International Federation of Operational Research Societies

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Faculty, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, 1997- till date

Faculty, Department of Operational Research, London School of Economics. 1996-97 (Teaching Evaluation 3.6/4)

Faculty, National High School Institute, Northwestern University. Designed, developed and taught a course The Sciences of Problem Solving and Decision Making: June-July, 1995.

Graduate Assistant, Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Assisted Prof. Matthew Tuite in the desgin and development of Manufacturing Strategy (teaching) Software:

Graduate Assistant, Transportation Center, Northwestern University. Assisted Prof. Aaron GellMan, Director Transportation Center in the design and development of course Transportation Strategy: November - December, 1995. Worked with Prof. Gellman in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) study on Aircraft Paint Stripping July-September, 1996.

Instructor, Indian Institute of Supervisory Management. Responsible for the design, development and teaching of the following courses in the Indian Institute of Supervisory Management from 1989 to 1991:

Invited as Guest Lecturer (December 12-16, 1994) for the executive development progra, “Decision Support System for Finance Executives” at XLRI, Jamshedpur, India.

PRESENTATIONS IN NATIONAL / INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

Dutta G. "Lessons for Success for OR/MS Practice in Indian and US Steel Plant", Presented at the International Federation of Operational Research Societies Conference at Beijing, China on August 17, 1999.

Dutta G. and R. Fourer "Optimization-based Decision Support System for Strategic and Operational Planning" Presented at the International Federation of Operational Research Societies Conference at Beijing, China on August 20.

System Dynamic Simulation Model for Blast Furnace," Presented at the International Federation of Operational Research Societies Conference at Beijing, China on August 17, 1999. Dutta G, "Operational Research in Developing Countries: A Different View," Presented at the International Federation of Operational Research Societies Conference at Beijing, China on August 19, 1999.

Session Chair and Organizer: OR in Development Prize Competition-I, II and III Reported in IFORS Abstract booklet page 7, 20 and 31 Session Chair and Organizer: OR/MS in Steel Industries-I International Federation of Operational Research Societies Conference at Beijing, China on August 17, 1999

Session Chair and Organizer: OR/MS in Steel Industries-II International Federation of Operational Research Societies Conference at Beijing, China on August 20, 1999

Session Chair: OR in International Development-II International Federation of Operational Research Societies Conference at Beijing, China on August 20, 1999

Dutta G. and Fourer R. “A Survey of Linear Programming Applications in an Integrated Steel Plant, “Presented at IFORS-96 Conference in Vancouver on July 9, 1996. (Invited Session).

Dutta G. and Fourer R., “An Optimisation Based DSS for Strategic and Operational Planning with an application to the Steel Industry, “Presented at IFORS-96 Conference in Vancouver on July 9, 1996. (Invited Session).

Dutta G. “A Production Distribution and Transportation Problem in an Integrated Steel Plant”, Presented at IFORS-96 Conference in Vancouver on July 9, 1996 (Invtied Session).

Dutta G. and Fourer R. “A Survey of Linear Programming Applications in an Integrated Steel Plant, “Presented at INFORMS Conference in New Orleans on October 31, 1995.

Dutta G. and Fourer R. “An Optimization Based DSS for Strategic and Operational Planning with an application to the Steel Industry”, Presented at INFORMS Conference in Los Angels on April 25, 1995

Dutta G., Sinha G.P. and Roy P.N. and Mitter No. “A Linear Programming Model for Distribution of Electrical Energy in a Steel Plant”, Presented at IFORS Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, on July 16, 1993.

Sinha G P., Chandrashekaran B.S., Mitter N., Dutta G., Singh S.B., Roy P.N., Roy Choudhury A., “Strategic and Operational Management with Optimization at Tata Steel” at ORSA/TIMS Special Session on Franz Edleman Award Competition on April 24, 1994 (Presented by Dr. J J Irani, CEO of Tata Steel).

Dutta G., Sinha G.P and Roy P.N. “A Product Mix Optimizer for an Integrated Steel Plant”, Presented in IFORS Conference at Athens, Greece on June 26, 1990. An earlier version of the paper was also presented at National Seminar of Operational Research Society of India in Bhilai, India on March 5, 1990.

Dutta G., Chandrashekar B.S. and Roy Choudhury a. “Total Quality Management Approach for Blast Furnace Quality Imporvement”, presented at the National Seminar of Operational Research Soceity of India in Jamshedpur, India on August 30, 1991.

Dutta G. and Sinha G.P. “System Dynamic Model of Blast Furnace for Project Evaluation”, accepted for presentation in the International Conference of System Dynamic Society in Nebraska in 1985. A revised version of this paper was presented at the National Conference of ORSI Jampshedpur on Decmber 14, 1985.

PRESENTATION IN ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS

Dutta G. "A Multi-Period Optimization Based DSS for strategic and Operations Planning with an application to Steel Industry", Presented at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur on January 27, 1999 Dutta G. Lessons for Success for OR/MS Practice in Indian and US Steel Plant Presented at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur on March 10,1999

Dutta G. "Strategic and Operations Management with Optimization at Tata Steel ", Presented at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur on March 10, 1999

Dutta G., “A Multi-Period Optimization Based DSS for Strategic and Operations Planning”, Presented at the University of Illinois, Chicago on April 19, 1995.

Dutta G. “A Multi-Period Optimization Based DSS for Strategic and Operations Planning with an application to Steel Industry”, Presented at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio on March 25, 1996.

PRESENTATION IN INDUSTRIES

Dutta G. and Fourer R. “A Decision Support System for Strategic and Operational Planning with an application to the Steel Industry”, Presented in the ARMCO Research Centre at Butler, Pennsylvania on April 26, 1996.

Dutta G. “A Liner Programming Model for Distribution of Electrical Energy in a Steel Plant”, Presented in the Armco Research Centre at Middletown, Ohio on March 24, 1994.

Dutta G., Sinha G.P., and Roy P.N., “A Product Mix Optimizer for Tata Steel” Presented to the Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Directors in the Annual Mills-Marketing Conference of Tata Steel in Puri, India on December 13, 1988.

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE AT LSE

Faculty in charge of summer project of 35 graduate students

SUPERVISION OF MASTERS STUDENTS

M.Sc (OR) Students Sarah Coulson, Paul Davis, and Claudia Tapia-Rangel

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES-MEMBERSHIP

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

COMPUTER SKILLS

Worked in the following systems/packages: ·

OTHER INTERESTS AND ACTIVITIES

REFERENCES

Prof. Robert Fourer
Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences
Northwestern University, Evanston,
IL 60208, USA
Phone 001-847-491-3151
email 4er@iems.nwu.edu
Prof Mark Daskin
Department of Industrial Engineering and Managemetn Sciences
Northwestern University,
Evanston, IL 60208, USA
Phone 001-847-491-8796
email msdaskin@casbah.acnsnwu.edu
Prof. Jonathan Rosenhead
Department of Operational Research
London School of Economics
Houghton Street, WC2A 2AE,
London, UK
044-0171-955-7637
J.Rosenhead@lse.ac.uk.
Andrés Weintraub Pohorille
Professor Department of Industrial Engineering University of Chile
P.O. Box 2777 Santiago, Chile.
Phone : 56-2-678-4046 Fax : 56-2-689-7895
E-mail: aweintra@dii.uchile.cl
WEB : http://www.dii.uchile.cl/~aweintra