Associate Professor, Operations and Logistics Management
Graduate School of Business and Public Policy, Naval Postgraduate School
555 Dyer Road Monterey CA 93943
Office: (831)656-7583, Fax: (831) 656-3407







Second Place Best paper Award, 2012, Defense Acquisition Review Journal for paper titled “Managing Lifecycle Information of Aircraft Engine Components” 

First-place winner (professional category), 2010, W. Gregor Macfarlan Excellence in Contract Management Research and Writing Program, National Contract Management Association (NCMA) for the paper titled, “Contracting for the Services in the U.S. Army: Empirical Study of the Current Management Practices” 

Liskin Faculty Award, 2009, GSBPP, which is selected by the students in the graduating class and awarded to the faculty member who demonstrated the greatest dedication to the learning and intellectual growth of students and through that dedication had the greatest impact on the individual students and the class as a whole. 

Selected for Young Researchers Roundtable, 2007, by INFORMS (Institute of Operations Research and Management Science Society) for the Conference in OR Practice, Vancouver 

Selected as Emerging Scholar, 2007, by POMS (Production and Operations Management Society) at the Annual Conference, Dallas 

Selected for the Inaugural class of ‘AgKnowledge’ with Scholarship, 2007, by Organization offering Educational Programs to community leaders, policy makers, media and business executives, Monterey County 

Outstanding Teaching in the BBA Program, 2005, Edwin L. Cox School of Business, SMU 

Gold Medal in Mathematics, Secondary School Certificate Examination, Mumbai, India.


Professional Community:

Founding and Current President, College of Humanitarian Operations and Crisis Management, Production and Operations Management (POM) Society, 2010 -current 

Invited to join Humanitarian Assistance Research Thoughtleaders (HART), a relatively small group of top researchers in this field in defining the research agenda (setting priorities), engaging in exchanges and complementary research projects, and developing easily accessible pedagogical materials.

Invited to join the INFORMS Speaker Program that facilitates access to excellent speakers who are experts in some aspect of operations research and the management sciences.

Invited to join Senior Leaders Seminar by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and former Secretary of State George P. Shultz, organized by San Francisco Fleet Week Association’s Board of Directors. This seminar provides an opportunity for all levels of government and the private sector to engage with and discuss the role of Armed Forces in the San Francisco Bay Area in the event of a catastrophic earthquake.

Invited to serve on an ad hoc workgroup led by members of Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response (COTPER) of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to review the current process used by the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) to distribute medical countermeasures, and assess alternative models for distribution, specifically related to anthrax countermeasure distribution to Cities Readiness Initiative (CRI) locations. 

Senior Editor, special issue in humanitarian operations and crisis management for POM, forthcoming, 2012

Reviewer, for academic journals such as Interfaces, POM, European Journal of Operational Research 

Presentations to Senior Officials of the Department of Defense and United States Government:

“Strategic Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief” to RADM Swift (Assigned to serve commander of the 7th Fleet), August 2011

“Overview of humanitarian research projects” to Ambassador Yates (Special Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor on Strategic Planning, National Security Council), January 2011

“Overview of humanitarian research projects” to General Cartwright (Vice Chairman Joint Chief of Staff), October 2010 

“Overview of humanitarian research projects” to RDML Scott (Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 2), August 2010 

“The need of rigorous and relevant research in HA/DR” to RDML Kathleen Dussault (SC, USN, Director, Supply, Ordnance and Logistics Operations Division, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, OPNAV N41), May 2010 

“Stochastic optimization for natural disaster asset prepositioning” to Debbie Merrill, Legislative Director, Office of Congressman Farr, April 2007.

“Stochastic optimization for natural disaster asset prepositioning” to Ervin Kapos, Science and Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security, April 2007.


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