Purushothaman Damodaran serves as an Associate Professor at the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Northern Illinois University, IL, USA. He holds a Ph.D. in industrial engineering from Texas A&M University, TX, USA. His research expertise includes optimization, logistics, scheduling, lean manufacturing, and six sigma. He is the Chairperson of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Northern Illinois University. Currently he is an Editor of Mathematical Problems in Engineering. He has developed several mixed-integer linear formulations and novel algorithms to solve decision problems arising in many real-life applications such as feature upgrades for notebook computer manufacturers; cell placement problem in VLSI physical design; scheduling batch processing machines in electronics manufacturing; order acceptance, lot sizing, and detailed scheduling in make-to-order enterprises; crew scheduling for cruise lines; railroad scheduling; and warehousing and distribution. He has also developed simulation optimization models to analyze server assembly facilities, sensor assembly lines, and snow removal planning.
Biography Updated on 17 July 2014