Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, Texas A&M University (2002)
M.S., Industrial Engineering, Northern Illinois University (1997)
B.E., Mechanical Engineering, University of Madras (1994)
Professor Damodaranís expertise is in the area of large-scale optimization, logistics, simulation, scheduling and
electronics manufacturing. He has developed several mixed-integer linear formulations and novel algorithms to solve decision problems arising in
many real-life applications such as feature upgrades for notebook computer manufacturers; cell placement problem in VLSI physical design; scheduling
batch processing machines in electronics manufacturing; order acceptance, lot sizing, and detailed scheduling in make-to-order enterprises; crew scheduling for
cruise lines; railroad scheduling; warehousing and distribution. He has also developed simulation optimization models to analyze server assembly facilities, sensor
assembly lines, and snow removal planning. Much of his research in electronics manufacturing were geared towards eliminating lead from assembly,
process improvements, and application of lean and six sigma principles. He has closely worked with several industries on problems which are critical to their growth.
He is interested in working on real-life, challenging problems which are in the criticl path of an organizations growth.
His current research initiatives are:
- capacity planning models for make-to-order enterprises
- scheduling batch processing machines in electronics manufacturing
- crew scheduling in cruise lines
- queuing approximations for server assembly lines
To learn more about his research and teaching interests refer to corresponding links at the top of this webpage.