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  Prof. Prahalad Venkateshan

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad


Educational Qualifications

PhD, Operations Research, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA. 2007.
Post Graduate Diploma in Management, Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow. 2002.
Bachelor of Engineering, College of Engineering, Guindy, India. 2000.

Academic Affiliation

December 2009 - Aug 2014: Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
Aug 2014 - present: Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
Jan 2017 - June 2017: Visiting Associate Professor, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA.

Professional Affiliation

August 2006 - November 2009: Senior Financial Analyst, Capital Markets, AmTrust Bank, Cleveland, USA.

Areas of Research

Mathematical Programming, Network Design, Facility Location, Vehicle Routing.

Publications

(For full citation and links to papers, visit my Google Scholar profile page.)

A Cutting Plane Approach for the Multi-Machine Precedence-Constrained Scheduling Problem - with Joseph Szemerekovsky and George Vairaktarakis. Annals of Operations Research. To appear.

New Valid Inequalities for the Optimal Communication Spanning Tree Problem - with Yogesh Agarwal. INFORMS Journal on Computing. To appear.

A Two-Echelon Joint Continuous-Discrete Location Model - with Ronald Ballou, Kamlesh Mathur and Arulanantha Maruthasalam. European Journal of Operational Research. 2017.

Near Optimal Design of Wavelength Routed Optical Networks - with Yogesh Agarwal. European Journal of Operational Research. 2016. (Click here for data files related to this paper.)

The Discrete Time-Cost Tradeoff Problem with Irregular Starting Time Costs - with Joseph Szmerekovsky. Handbook on Project Management and Scheduling. Springer International Publishing. 2015.

A Heuristic for the Multisource Weber Problem with Service Level Constraints - with Kamlesh Mathur. Transportation Science. 2015.

Survivable Network Design with Shared-Protection Routing - with Yogesh Agarwal. European Journal of Operational Research. 2014. (Click here for data files related to this paper.)

An Integer Programming Formulation for the Project Scheduling Problem with Irregular Time-Cost Tradeoffs - with Joseph Szmerekovsky. Computers & Operations Research. 2012.

An Efficient Column-Generation-Based Algorithm for Solving a Pickup-and-Delivery Problem - with Kamlesh Mathur. Computers & Operations Research. 2011.

Locating and Staffing Service Centers under Service Level Constraints - with Ronald Ballou and Kamlesh Mathur. European Journal of Operational Research. 2010.

An Efficient Generalized Network-Simplex-Based Algorithm for Manufacturing Network Flows - with Ronald Ballou and Kamlesh Mathur. Journal of Combinatorial Optimization. 2008.

A New Lower Bound for the Linear Knapsack Problem with General Integer Variables - with Kamlesh Mathur. European Journal of Operational Research. 2007.

Papers Under Review

A Note on "The Facility Location Problem with Limited Distances". 

A New Model for the Asymmetric Vehicle Routing Problem with Simultaneous Pickup and Deliveries - with Yogesh Agarwal.

Teaching

Operations Management (core course for 1st year MBA students)

Asset-backed Securitization (newly developed elective for 2nd year MBA students)

Optimization Methods in Finance (newly developed elective for 2nd year MBA students)

Seminar in Operations Management (core course for Operations PhD students)

Convexity and Optimization (newly developed elective for PhD students)

Various sessions in Supply Chain Management, Logistics Management and Warehouse Design and Management executive education programs

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