Dr. Rahul Marathe R
Associate Professor
Office: DoMS 305
Phone: 2257 4579 (O)
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Academic Background

  • PhD – Major: Industrial Engineering; Minor: Statistics, Iowa State University, Ames (2006)
  • M.S.- Industrial Engineering, , Iowa State University, Ames(2003)
  • B.E. - Production Engineering (VJTI) Mumbai University (1998)

Professional Interests

Courses and Teaching Interests

  • Stochastic Modeling
  • Data Analysis
  • Game Theory
  • Operations Research

 Research Interests

  • Stochastic modelling
  • Behavioral Operations
  • Decision-making under uncertainty
  • Mathematical and Statistical modeling

Recent Publications

Recent Refereed Journal Articles Published

  • With Sunder M. Vijaya and L.S. Ganesh (2017), “A Morphological Analysis of Research Literature on Lean Six Sigma for Services," International Journal of Operations & Production Management (Accepted).
  • With Arti D. Kalro and Bharadhwaj Sivakumaran (2017), "The Ad Format-Strategy Effect on Comparative Advertising Effectiveness," European Journal of Marketing, 51(1), p. 99 – 122. 
  • With Sarabjeet D. Natesan (2017), “Evaluation of MGNREGA: A data envelopment analysis approach,” International Journal of Social Economics. 44(2), p. 181 – 194.
  • With Sarabjeet D. Natesan (2016), "The importance of being a policy implementer,” Accepted by the Public Administration Quarterly.
  • With Yamini S. (2016), “Mathematical model to mitigate planning fallacy and to determine realistic delivery time,” Accepted by the IIMB Management Review.
  • With Sarabjeet D. Natesan (2015), “Literature review of public policy implementation,” International Journal of Public Policy, 11(4/5/6), p. 219 – 241.

Recent Conference Proceedings (Refereed)

  • With S. Srivatsa Srinivas, “Managing perceived quality of outpatient medical service,” POMS 28th Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington, May 2017.
  • With S. Srivatsa Srinivas and Sundara Natarajan P., “Managing dishonest retailers in supply chain,” POMS 28th Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington, May 2017.
  • With Jaimini Bhattacharyya and G. Srinivasan, “Multi-channel retailing: inventory and pricing issues,” POMS 28th Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington, May 2017.
  • With Sundara Natarajan P. and Yamini Srinivasan, "A Deterministic and Probabilistic Approach for Modeling Inter-Temporal Choices of Individuals,“ XX Annual International Conference of Society of Operations Management, Gwalior, India, December, 2016.
  • With Jaimini Bhattacharyya and G. Srinivasan, “Inventory And Pricing Decisions In a Dual Channel Supply Chain: An Overview,” XX Society Of Operations Management Conference 2016, ABV - Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior, India, December 2016.
  • With S. Srivatsa Srinivas, "Do the Operational factors influence the Perceived Quality of Outpatient Medical Services? - A Perspective based on literature review and real time waiting patients", XX Society of Operations Management Conference, ABV - Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior, December 2016.
  • With Sundara Natarajan P., S. Srivatsa Srinivas and Arshinder Kaur, "Contracts based on Revenue Sharing to Penalize Dishonest Retailers," SPJIMR - POMS India Chapter Conference, Mumbai, July 2016.
  • With Yamini Srinivasan and Sundara Natarajan P., “An Experimental Analysis of Inter-Temporal Choices of Individuals,” SPJIMR-POMS Indian Chapter Conference, Mumbai, India, July, 2016.
  • With Sundara Natarajan P., “Forecasting Temporal Changes in Biases,” EURO 2016- 28th European Conference on Operational Research, Poznan, Poland, July, 2016.

Consulting Assignments/Sponsored Research

      • Consulting assignment for a clothing retailer, “Demand and inventory management mathematical model for multiple product.” (2016)
      • Consulting assignment for a logistics organization, “Development of an optimization model for logistics operations.” (2012)
      • Sponsored Research grant from multinational consulting firm for a study on “Smart analytics framework for GIS/GPS data,” with Prof. B. Shankar, Prof. G. Srinivasan and Prof. Usha Mohan (2011).
      • Consulting assignment for an auto component supplier, “Design and analyses of work-flow and information flow systems in the factory,” With Prof. G. Srinivasan (2010).
      • Consulting assignment for an analytics firm in the domain of micro-manufacturing, “Pattern identification and defect clustering on Integrated-Chips silicon wafer” (2010).
      • Consulting assignment for a state tourism development corporation, “Comparative positioning and review of its operations to design medium-term strategy,” With Prof. P. Vijayaraghavan, Prof. A. Thillai Rajan and Prof. G. Arun Kumar (2009).
      • Sponsored research project for a multinational sheet metal machine manufacturer, “Schedule optimization at the blanking stage for a sheet metal production system,” With Prof. G. Srinivasan (2009).
      • Consulting assignment for a multinational gasket manufacturer, “Development of a statistical model to forecast demand for gaskets used in oil refineries in USA” (2009).
      • Consulting assignment for a batch process chemicals manufacturer, “Production planning and scheduling engine,” With Prof. G. Srinivasan (2008).

Executive Education/Management Development Programs

      • Training programs for HAL, Bangalore on Operations Management and Industrial Engineering.
      • Training program for Sabre Holdings, Bangalore on Data Analytics.
      • Training programs for TAFE, Chennai on Manufacturing Management.
      • Training program for Caterpillar Analytics, Chennai on Fundamentals of Optimization.
      • Course Instructor for Visionary Leadership for Manufacturing (Executive management program jointly conducted by IIT Madras, IIT Kanpur and IIM Calcutta).
      • Industrial Engineering module for engineers and technicians of a large multinational electrical power transmission and distribution company (AREVA).
      • Supply chain management workshop for Confederation of Indian Industry. So far three workshops conducted with Prof. G. Srinivasan
      • Supply Chain Management training program for IBM, Bangalore.

Invited Talks/Seminars

      • Invited seminar on “Supply Chain Management Issues in Leather Industry,” at Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI), Chennai, March 2012.
      • Invited seminar on “Smart analytics for GIS/GPS based data: Applications and technology,” at IBM Regional Technical Exchange, Chennai, May 2011.
      • Invited talk on “Use of exotic financial options in optimization,” at the Department of Mathematics, IIT Madras, April 2010.
      • Invited talk on “Optimization under uncertainty,” at the Faculty Development Program organized by the Department of Mathematics, NIT Calicut, June 2009.
      • Three lectures (on Geometric Brownian motion process) at the Indo-German Workshop-cum-Lecture Series on “Computational models and methods driven by industrial problems,” organized by the Department of Mathematics, IIT Madras, January 2009.
      • Invited talk on “Stochastic optimization,” at MOP Vaishnav College, Chennai, August 2008.

Experience

Teaching Experience

  • Associate Professor, Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India.(July 2013-till date)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India.(July 2007-July 2013)
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.(July 2006-June 2007)

Industry Experience

  • Assistant Manager, Reliance Industries Ltd. India.(August 1998 – December 2000)

Professional Membership

  • Secretary of the Society of Operations Management (SOM) (2014 – current)
  • Member of the Production and Operations Management Society (2015 – current)

Honours and Awards

      • Best Paper Award – With S. Yamini, 16th Annual International Conference of the Society of Operations Management at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (December 2012).
      • IBM Faculty Award, awarded by IBM Inc. (December 2010).
      • Best Paper Award – With AshwinRajan, 12thAnnual International Conference of Society of Operations Management at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (December 2008).
      • Best Paper Award – With S.M. Ryan, D. Niederhauser, J. Jackman, C. Ogilvie, P. Antonenko, and P. Kumsaikaew, Engineering Economy Education section, 114th Annual American Society for Engineering Education Conference and Exposition, Hawaii (June 2007).
      • Iowa State University Research Excellence Award (August 2006).
      • Best Paper Award – With Sarah M. Ryan, Engineering Economy section, 15thAnnual Institute of Industrial Engineers Research Conference, Orlando, Florida (May 2006).
      • Excellence in Graduate Studies Award, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa (May 2005).
      • Best Paper Award – Ph.D.-level student paper competition, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa (May 2004).

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