(Note: Currently, I do not have open summer/research internship positions.)


Prof. Prahalad Venkateshan

Production and Quantitative Methods



Educational Qualifications

  • PhD, Operations Research, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA. 2007.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management, Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow, India. 2002.
  • Bachelor of Engineering, College of Engineering, Guindy, India. 2000.

Academic Affiliation

  • Dec 2009 - Aug 2014: Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
  • Aug 2014 - present: Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
  • Jan 2017 - June 2017: Visiting Associate Professor, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA.

Professional Affiliation

  • Aug 2006 - Nov 2009: Senior Financial Analyst, Capital Markets, AmTrust Bank, Cleveland, USA.




Operations Management (MBA core)

Introduction to Statistics (MBA/undergraduate level)

Manufacturing Operations Management (MBA elective)

Asset-Backed Securitization (MBA elective)

Optimization Methods in Finance (MBA elective)

Seminar in Operatons Management (PhD level core)

Convexity & Optimization (PhD level elective)

Area of Research

  • Mathematical Programming
  • Network Design 
  • Facility Location
  • Vehicle Routing

Publications/ Articles/ Cases

(Selected publications - for full list, see personal homepage)

A Cutting Plane Approach for the Multi-Machine Precedence-Constrained Scheduling Problem - with Joseph Szmerekovsky and George Vairaktarakis. Annals of Operations Research. To appear.

New Valid Inequalities for the Optimal Communication Spanning Tree Problem - with Yogesh Agarwal. Informs Journal on Computing. To appear.

A Two-Echelon Joint Continuous-Discrete Location Model - with Ronald Ballou, Kamlesh Mathur, Arulanantha Maruthasalam. European Journal of Operational Research. 2017.

Near Optimal Design of Wavelength Routed Optical Networks - with Yogesh Agarwal. European Journal of Operational Research. 2016. (Click here for data files related to this paper.)

The Discrete Time-Cost Tradeoff Problem with Irregular Starting Time Costs - with Joseph Szmerekovsky. Handbook on Project Management and Scheduling. Springer International Publishing. 2015.



New York Community Bank, Cleveland, USA: Jan 2017 - June 2017. Design of methods for interest rate risk management in mortgage origination process.

Awards & Honors

Year Awards & Honors




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