Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, Texas A&M University (2002)
Large-scale optimization (deterministic and stochastic mixed-integer linear programming)
Network flow optimization
Simulation (discrete-event and continuous)
Logistics, electronics manufacturing (lead-free assembly, lean manufacturing, six sigma)
Lean Out Insert Assembly, funded by Dunlee, a division of Philips Healthcare
Analyzing the Paint Lines, funded by Caterpillar, Inc.
Process Improvements for CAT Aurora K-Series Wheel Loader Assembly Lines, funded by Caterpillar, Inc.
Implementing a Pull System for Post Paint Operations, funded by Justrite Manufacturing Co.
CNC Efficiency Project, funded by CST Storage
Quality Management System, funded by Tek-Pak, Inc.
Lean Implementation for Cabinet Assembly, funded by Quality Fabricators Inc.
Gage R&R Study, funded by Caterpillar Inc.
Development of a Quality System, funded by Medikmark Inc.
Improving Material Handling for Image Industries, funded by Image Industries Inc.
Improving Material Flow, funded by WestRock
Implementing 5S and Lean Manufacturing, funded by Elgin Industries
Optimizing Freight Process, funded by Chalmers St. Consulting
Professional Associations and Honors
Omega Rho – Honor Society for Operations Research & Management Science (Inducted in 2007)
Alpha Pi Mu – Industrial Engineering Honor Society (Inducted in 1996)
Member - Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
Member - Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
Who’s Who in America (2005)
*Pradhan, S., P. Damodaran (2009). Performance characterization of complex manufacturing systems with general distributions and job failures.European Journal of Operational Research, 197, 588-598.
*Manjeshwar, P., P. Damodaran, K. Srihari (2009). Minimizing makespan in a flow shop with two batch-processing machines using simulated annealing.Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, 25, 667-679.
Damodaran, P., N.S. Hirani, M.C. Velez-Gallego (2009). Scheduling identical parallel batch processing machines to minimize makespan using Genetic Algorithms.European Journal of Industrial Engineering, 3(2) 187-206.
*Pradhan, S., P. Damodaran, K. Srihari (2008). Prediction of performance measures forMarkoviantype of manufacturing systems with product failures.European Journal of Operational Research, 184, 725-744.
*Iyer, S., S. Sajjala, P. Damodaran, K. Srihari (2008). Implementing 0201's onhigh densitylead-free memory modules.IEEE Transactions on Electronics Packaging Manufacturing, 31(1), 41-50.
Damodaran, P., W.E. Wilhelm (2005). Branch-and-Price approach for prescribing profitable feature upgrades.International Journal of Production Research, 43(21), 4539-4558.
Damodaran, P., W.E. Wilhelm (2004). Branch-and-Price methods for prescribing profitable upgrades of high-technology products with stochastic demands.Decision Sciences, 35(1), 53-80
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Northern Illinois University (2009-present)
Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, Florida International University, Miami (2006-2009)
Department of Systems Science and Industrial Engineering,StateUniversity of New York at Binghamton (2002-2006)