Robert J. Trulaske Sr., College of Business, University of Missouri

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Sharan Srinivas

Assistant Professor of Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Assistant Professor of Marketing
E3437 B Lafferre Hall
(573) 882-7409

Sharan Srinivas is an Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering (College of Engineering) and Marketing (Trulaske College of Business) at the University of Missouri. His research interests include healthcare operations management, service systems engineering, supply chain management, application of data analytics and multiple criteria optimization to manufacturing and service systems.

Prior to joining the University of Missouri, he was pursuing his PhD at Penn State. During this time, he focused on designing data-driven healthcare appointment systems for patient scheduling in outpatient clinics. He collaborated with Hershey Medical Center in Pennsylvania to obtain data for his research and test the proposed models. In addition, he also worked on various collaborative research projects that were sponsored by private and public organizations. He developed models and decision support systems to optimize the workforce of the US Army Medical Department, predict power outage occurrences of an electric utility company, identify non-performing suppliers of Volvo, and optimize student workforce assignment of Holy Family Academy. Apart from conducting research, he also taught a senior level undergraduate course at Penn State as an instructor.

Sharan has published many peer-reviewed articles in journals such as Interfaces, International Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management. He has co-authored two chapters in the book titled Big Data Analytics using Multi-Criteria Decision Making Models published by CRC press in June 2017. He is a certified six sigma black belt and recipient of the INFORMS Koopman prize, Penn State Doctoral Fellowship and Service Enterprise Engineering Fellowship. He is an active member of INFORMS and IISE professional societies. He has served numerous times as Session Chair for the INFORMS Annual Meeting and IISE Annual Conference.


Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Pennsylvania State University, PA, USA

MEng. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Pennsylvania State University, PA, USA

MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering, State University of New York at Binghamton, NY, USA

BE in Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University, Chennai, India