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ananth krishnamurthy

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Decision Sciences
Chairperson, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Five-year fulltime programme

Ananth Krishnamurthy’s research focuses on stochastic modeling and optimization techniques for the design and analysis of manufacturing systems and supply chains. Topics of interest include design and analysis of supply chains, warehousing and logistics, biomanufacturing, energy supply chains, manufacturing systems competitiveness, and Quick Response Manufacturing. His research is supported by government agencies as well as industry. Dr. Krishnamurthy also served as the Director of the Center for Quick Response Manufacturing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a member of INFORMS, IIE, IEEE, POMS, and SME.

Research Interests

  • Design and Analysis of Supply Chains, Warehousing and Logistics, Biomanufacturing, Energy Supply Chains, Manufacturing Systems and Competitiveness, Quick Response Manufacturing,

  • Queuing Theory, Stochastic Models and Optimization, Simulation


  • Ph.D. Industrial Engineering, 2002, University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • M.S. Manufacturing Systems Engineering, December 2001, University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • B. Tech - M. Tech (5-Year Integrated), 1996, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay