S. Karti Puranam, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Business Systems and Analytics
Dr. S. Karti Puranam received his Ph.D. in Supply Chain Management from Rutgers Business School. Dr. Puranam has taught courses in Operations and supply chain management, sustainable operations management, statistics and management information systems at the undergraduate and MBA levels.
His research interests include bidding strategies in auctions, inventory management, Markov chains and Markov decision processes and supply chain management. He has published in Operations Research Letters and European Journal of Operational Research.
Areas of Expertise
- Auctions and bidding
- Markov Decision Processes
- Supply Chain Management
- Ph.D. in Supply Chain Management, Rutgers Business School
- M. Tech. in Computer Integrated Manufacturing. IIT Bombay
- B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering, IIT Bombay
- Operations Management
- Introduction to Statistics
- Decision Support Analysis
- Sustainable Operations Management
Katehakis M. N. and K. S. Puranam. On Optimal Replacement under Semi-Markov Conditions, WSEAS International Transactions on Mathematics, Vol. 6(3), 330-334, 2007.
M. N. Katehakis and K. S. Puranam, On optimal bidding in sequential procurement auctions, Operations Research Letters 40 (4) (2012) 244–249.
M.N. Katehakis and K.S. Puranam, On bidding for a fixed number of items in a sequence of auctions, European Journal of Operational Research 222 (2012) 76–84
K.S. Puranam and M.N. Katehakis, On Optimal Bidding and Inventory Control in Sequential Procurement Auctions: The Multi Period Case, Operations Research Letters (under Review)
A Newsvendor Auction Model, INFORMS Annual Meeting, Charlotte 2011.
Integrated Auction-Inventory Model, DSI Annual Meeting, Boston 2011.
Optimal Bidding in Finite Horizon Sequential Auctions with Learning, INFORMS Annual Meeting, Austin 2010.
Optimizing Taboo criteria in Markov Decision Processes, DSI Annual Meeting, San Diego 2010
Maximizing Taboo Rewards in Sequential Auctions, INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Diego 2009.
On Optimizing Taboo Criteria in Markov Decision Processes, INFORMS Applied Probability Conference, Ithaca 2009.
A Note on the Optimal Replacement Problem, 10th WSEAS International Conference on Applied Mathematics, 2006.
Sensitivity Analysis of the Control Limit with Respect to the Cost Parameters in An M/M/1 Queue, 37th ORSI Annual Convention, 2005.