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Indiana University Bloomington

Operations & Decision Technologies

ODT Widget Faculty

"The faculty at Kelley are amazing to work with. The Academy students are really engaged and are very impressive."
Casey Wayson,
Recruiter, Eaton Corp.

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 ››