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Indiana University Bloomington

Doctoral Programs

1960 Notable

From 1960-2013, we prepared nearly 1,200 men and women
for rewarding academic careers — that’s more than any other university.

Munirpallam Venkataramanan

Contact Information

(812) 855-0245
venkatar [at] indiana [dot] edu (E-mail)
Kirkwood, Room BY 113

  • Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives
  • Jack R. Wentworth Professor
  • Professor of Decision Sciences


  • Bloomington


  • PhD - Business Analysis, Texas A&M University , 1987
  • MS - Business Computing Science, Texas A&M University , 1984
  • BE - Mechanical Engineering, University of Madras , 1980

Professional Experience

  • Executive Education Program at SRC Center , Slovenia, Visiting Lecturer
  • University of Ljubljana , Slovenia, Visitor

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • Undergraduate Program Innovative Teaching Award (e-Enterprise Institute), 2001
  • Undergraduate Program Innovative Teaching Award (SAP Curriculum), 1999
  • Harry C. Sauvain Undergraduate Business Teaching Excellence Award, 1992
  • Inspiration and Guidance Award, Doctoral Program, 1991 and 1997
  • MBA Association Distinguished Professor, 1991
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue Mathematical and Computer Modeling, 2000
  • Alpha Kappa Psi Alumni Award for Teaching Excellence in D&IS, 1991

Professional Interests

Technology Management, Decision Support Systems, Supply Chain management, Computer Simulation, Enterprise Resource Planning

Current Projects

  • Development of Business Analytics Programs
  • SAP Curriculum Development Project (SAP America )
  • Kelley Direct Immersion Curriculum Project

Selected Publications

  • Venkataramanan, M. A. and D. Conway (1992), "Genetic Search and the Dynamic Facility Layout Problem," Computers and Operations Research, Vol. 21, pp. 955-960.

  • Venkataramanan, M. A. and K. Wilson (1991), "A Branch and Bound Algorithm for Flow Path Design of Automated Guided Vehicle Systems," Naval Research Logistics, Vol. 38, pp. 431-445. Read Abstract ››

  • Venkataramanan, M. A., J. J. Dinkel, and J. Mote (1989), "An Efficient Decision Support System for Academic Course Scheduling," Operations Research, Vol. 37, Nov.-Dec., pp. 853-864.  Read Abstract ››