Dr. Usha Mohan
Associate Professor
Office: DoMS 205
Phone: 44 2257 4576 (O)
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Academic Background

  • PhD*, Operations Research, Indian Statistical Institute, India (2002)
  • M. Phil, Operations Research, University of Hyderabad, India (1992)
  • M. Sc, Statistics and Operations Research, University of Hyderabad, India(1991)
  • B. Sc, Mathematics, Physics and Electronics, Osmania University, India (1989)
    *Ph.D Dissertation Title: Symmetric Traveling Salesman Problem: Some New Insights

Areas of Interest

  • Quantitative Models in Supply Chain Management., Combinatorial Optimization, Mathematical Programming

Selected Journal Publications

  • “Order Acceptance and Scheduling: Overview and Complexity Results”, with Venkata Prasad Palakiti and Viswanath Ganesan,  Accepted for publication in International Journal of Operational Research

  •  “Constant factor approximation algorithm for TSP satisfying a biased triangle inequality”, with Sivaramakrishnan Ramani and Sounaka Mishra,  Theoretical Computer Science, Volume 657, Part B, Pages 111-126, 2017

  • “An Integrated Approach To Evaluating Sustainability In Supply Chains Using Evolutionary Game Theory”, with Sujatha Babu, Computers and Operations Research, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cor.2017.01.008 2017.

  • "Impact of Retailer Competition on Manufacturer’s Decisions and Profits at Equilibrium", with Parshuram Hotkar, International Game Theory Review, Vol. 15, No. 04, 2013
  • “Threshold Incentives and Sales Variance", with Milind Sohoni, Sunil Chopra, and Nuri Sendil, Production and Operations Management, July/August 2011, Volume 20, Issue 4, pp.571-586.
  • “Threshold Incentives over Multiple Periods and the Sales Hockey Stick Phenomenon ", with Milind Sohoni, Achal Bassamboo, Sunil Chopra, and Nuri Sendil, Naval Research Logistics, 2010, Volume 57, Issue 6, pp 503-518.
  • “Outsourcing of Front-End Business Processes: Quality , Information and Customer Contact”, with Balakrishnan, Karthik and Seshadri, Sridhar, Journal of Operations Management,Volume 26, Issue 2, March 2008, pp 288-302. doi: 10.1016/j.jom.2007.08.001
  • “The importance of decoupling recurrent and disruption risks in a supply chain ”, with Chopra S. and Reinhardt G, Naval Research Logistics, Volume 54, Issue 5, August 2007, Pages 544-555.doi: 10.1002/nav.20228.
  • “Impact of Avian Influenza on the Poultry Supply Chain in India”, with Viswanadham, N and Prachi Trika., International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 2009 - Vol. 5, No.1/2 pp. 89 - 105.
  • “On the Equivalence of the Multistage-insertion and Cycle-shrink formulations of the Symmetric Traveling Salesman Problem”, with Arthanari T. S. , OR Letters, 29(2001)pp 129-139
  • “An Alternate Formulation of the Symmetric Traveling Salesman Problem and its properties”, with Arthanari T. S., Discrete Applied Mathematics, 98(2000), pp 173-190.


  • “A Credit Scoring Model for Microfinance: Case Study from India”, with Srikant Menon, Accepted for publication in Proceedings of the “Inclusive Financial Innovation Making Finance and Insurance Markets Work for the Poor " workshop organized XLRI, 2012.
  • “Impact of Avian Influenza in the Indian Poultry Industry: A Supply Chain Risk Perspective” with Viswanadham, N and Prachi Trika, in Achieving Rural and Global Supply Chain Excellence- The Indian Way edited by N. Viswanadham; ISB GLAMS Research Publications, 2006

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