Dr. Niranjani (Minnie) Patel

Professor, MS Engineering Management Coordinator
(408) 924-4152
ENG 485 E
 
Education
 
Ph. D.     Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
               
M. S.       Operations Research, Georgia Institute of Technology
 
M. S.       Systems Engineering, University of Illinois, Chicago

M. Sc.     Statistics, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Baroda, India
B. Sc.      Statistics, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Baroda, India

 

Employment History

 
2011-Present        Professor, Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, San Jose State University, San                                            Jose, CA
 
2002-2011            Associate Professor, Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, San Jose State                                                    University, San Jose, CA
 
2001-2002            Chair & Associate Professor, Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering, University                                       of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
 
1996-2001            Associate Professor, Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering, University of                                               Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
 
1998-1999            Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering & Management Systems,                                          University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida
 
1997 Summer      Adjunct Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems,                                                      University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida
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1990-1996           Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering, University of                                               Wisconsin-Milwaukee
 
1987-1990           Assistant Professor, Management Science Program, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
 
1982-1987           Probability and Statistics Lab Coordinator and Teaching Assistant, Department of                                                          Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
 
1981-1982           Operations Research Analyst, World Book, Inc., Chicago, IL
 
1980-1981           Teaching Assistant, Department of Systems Engineering, University of Illinois-Chicago
 
Consulting Experience
 
Consulting services to a major national bank to improve management of customer accounts.  Specifically  to develop a segmentation system for the project. Milwaukee, WI, 1996.
 
Developed an integer-programming model to determine optimal allocation of the strategies to maximize total dollars collected from delinquent customer accounts, Household International, Chicago, Il, 2002.
 

Teaching Experience

 
Courses Taught at San Jose State University, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, University of Central Florida, Orlando, and Georgia Institute of Technology
 
Undergraduate/Graduate                                        Graduate
Basic Optimization Techniques                                     Deterministic Methods in Operations Research
Introductory Statistics for Physical Sciences                   Regression Analysis
and Engineering Students                                           Applied Stochastic Processes
Introduction to Computer Simulation                           Computer Simulation
(EZSIM, ARENA, ProModel)                                          Production Management
Production and Operations Management                       Engineering Statistical Analysis (M.S. Program in Management Information Systems                                                   Engineering Management at UWM)
Engineering Statistics                                                 Probabilistic Approach to Operations Research
Probability and Statistics                                             Inventory Planning and Control (Independent Study)
Engineering Economic Analysis                                    Financial Method for Engineers
 

Supply Chain Engineering                                                 Advanced Operations Research

Operations research
Senior Design
 

Special Cohort Programs: At Graduate level at the University of Central Florida (UCF), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and at San Jose State University:

 
Special Topics: Engineering Economic Ananlysis (ENGR 297D, Aug 10 2005 to September 28, 2005 at Lockheed Martin Space Systems and April 24 2006 to June 16, 2006 and April 24, 2009 to June 16, 2009  at Rose Orchard Cohort #5, Cohort #7, Cohort #11, and Cohort #13 in the MBA/MSE program offered by San Jose State University)
Statistics for Engineers (Spring 2002, Executive Mster’s Degree Program in Engineering at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Probability & Statistics for Engineers (STA 5156: taught at UCF and at KSC, NASA in the Master's Degree Program in Engineering Management, Fall 1998)
Operations Research (ESI 5316: taught at UCF and at KSC, NASA in the Master's Degreee Program in
Engineering Management, Spring 1999)
 
At Undergraduate Level:
Engineering Statistics (STA 3032 taught at UCF at undergraduate level, Summer 1996, Fall 1998)
Operations Research (ESI 4312: taught at UCF at undergraduate level, Spring 1999)
 
Short Courses
Manufacturing Engineering Basics, September 16-17, 1999 offered through the University Center for Continuing Education-Milwaukee, Wisconsin
 
Prepared and taught material on two sections: Probability and Statistics and Statistical Process Control for the course.
 
Professional Societies and Service Record
Director of Membership of the Institute of the Industrial Engineers (IIE) 2002-2004
Director of the Operations Research Division (OR) of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) 2000-02
Newsletter Editor of the OR Division of IIE, 1997-1999
Faculty Advisor, Society of Women Engineers UWM student Chapter, 1994-1998
Active member of IIE, ASEE
 
Graduate Student Activities
 
Ph. D. Committees
Russell Bellford (advisor)                                                   Tson-Da Chou (member)
Ganapathyraju Srinivas (co-advisor)                              Manocher Djassemi (member)
William A. Berezowitz (member)                                     Pichaya Rachdawong  (member)
Christos Pournaropoulos (member)                                 Debopam Chakraborty (member)
Shih-Jen Li (member)                                                         Gang Yu (member)
 
 
Masters Thesis Committees
Deborah Nettles (advisor)                                                  Coomar Parmeshswaram (member)
Susan Lied (advisor)                                                           Karen Furmack (member)
Savitha Kasturi (advisor)                                                   Ronald Baus (member)
Chandrasekhar Ramachandra (advisor)                        Kidest Eskender (member)
Arun Chidambaram (advisor)                                          Zandhy Utama (member)
Mark Kachel (advisor)                                                       Bobby Tjahjana (member)
Mehrdad Kazemi (advisor)                                               Adelina Castillo (member)
Minoo Seifoddini (advisor)                                                Tayyib A. Tayyib (member)
Vaidyanathan Shankar (co-advisor)                               Abhijit Divekar (member)
Irfan Manzoor (co-advisor)                                              Ashish Seth (member)
Daniel Hauer (co-advisor)                                                 Gerardo Tamez (member)
John Hamm (member)                                                       Timothy Bickel (member)
Jeff Lange (member)                                                          Manjeet Arora (member)
 
Ph.D. Student Graduated
Srinivas G., "Qaudtree Based Mapping and Path Planning for a Teleoperated Mobile Robot", 2002
 
Bellford, R., "Stage-Wise Decision Making of the Capacity Planning and Control of Telecommunications Switching Systems", 2001
 
Masters Students Graduated at Univeristy of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Manzoor, I, “Implementation of Lean Manufacutring in a High Variety Industry,” 2002
Shankar, V., “Quoting Accurate Lead Times for a High Volume High Variety Industrial Supply Chain Using Simulation,” 2002
Haur, D., “A Case Study of Leeson Electric Demonstrating the Use of Vertical Integration as a Tool to Increase the Success of Lean Manufacturing Implementation,” 2002
Kazemi, M., “A New Method for Solving Hemispherical Minimax Location Problem”, 1998. 
Chidambaram, A., “A New Approach to Solve for the Global Minimax Point on a Sphere”, 1996.
Kachel, M., “Genetic Algorithms for Finding the Extreme Values of Functions”, 1995.
Seifoddini, M., “A probabilistic Grouping Efficiency Measure for Machine Components Charts, 1993
Kasturi, S., “Optimal Location of Obnoxious Facilities Considering Risk of Toxic Pollutant Release into the Atmosphere”, 1993.
Ramachandar, C., “Weighted Average Distance Results for Regions With Pockets/Zones of Demand, 1993.
Nettles, D., “A Linear Programming-Based Method for Determining Whether or Not n Demand Points are on a Hemisphere”, 1992.
Lied, S., “Alternative Crew Allocation Methods at Midway Airlines”, 1992.
 
Master’s Thesis Completed at San Jose State University
D. Chakraborty, “A Mathematical Model for Retirement Planning,” January 2007.
 

Refereed Journal Publications

 H-.S.J. Tsao and M. H. Patel, “A General Intuitive Design Pattern for Optimally Sequencing Treatment Combinations in 2k Factorial Experiment and a Simple Estimation Algorithm,” , Computers and Industrial Engineering, Vol. 85, pp. 423-436, 2015.
 
H.-S.J. Tsao and M. H. Patel, “An Intutive Desiogn Pattern for Sequentially Estimating Parameters of a 2k Factorial Experiment with Active Confounding Avoidance and Least Treatment Combinations,” Vol. 66, pp. 601-613, 2013.
 
W. Wei, M. H. Patel, and A. Choy, “A Two-stage Stochastic Programming Model for Integrated Airport Surface Operations under Uncertainties,” International Journal of Industrial & Systems Engineering, 18(1),  page 1-30.
 
A. Basu and M. H. Patel, “To Market or not: Should Arlo Inc. Commercialize its Soap Dispenser Product?” Journal of Critical Incidents, July 2011.
 
A. Basu and M. H. Patel, “Serus: Continue Bootstrap or Seek VC Funding?” Journal of Critical Incidents, 2, 116-123, 2009.
 
M. H. Patel and H.-S.J. Tsao, “Recursive Apportionment of Censored Items in Maximum Likelihood Estimation of Non-Parametric Life-time Distribution with Censored Data,” International Journal of Reliability, Quality and Systems Engineering, 16(3), 213-234, 2009.
 
M. H. Patel, W. Wei, Y. Dessouky, Z. Hao, R. Pasakdee, “Modeling and Solving an Integrated Supply Chain System,” International Journal in Industrial Engineering-Theory, Applications, and Practice, 16(1), 13-22,2009.
 
Y. Dessouky, Tsao, H-.S.J., Patel, M., Zeta, J. and Zhou, L., “A Simulation Study of the Productivity of Large Trucks with Shorter Trailers”, International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering,2(3), pp. 261-285, 2007.
 
M. H. Patel, Y. Dessouky, S. Solanki, and E. Carbonel, “Air Cargo Pickup Schedule for Offshore Manufacturing,” Special Issue of Computers & Industrial Engineering,  May 2005, 51(3), 553-565, (2006)
 
A. J. Horowitz and M. H. Patel, "The Network Signal Design Problem for Long-Range Travel Forecasting,"   The ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, 131(5), pp. 183-192 (2005)
 
M. H. Patel and A. Chidambaram, “A New Approach to Locate the Global Minimax Point on a Sphere Using the Euclidean Distance Measure," Special Issue in Facility Location, International Journal of Industrial Engineering-Applications and Practice, 9, pp. 96-102 (2002).
 
A. J. Horowitz and M. H. Patel, "Through-Trip Tables for Small Urban Areas, A method for Quick-Response Travel Forecasting," Transportation Research Record, No. 1685, (1999).
 
M. H. Patel, "A Linear Program to Detect Extrapolation in Predicting New Responses of a Multiple Linear Regression Model," Computers & Industrial Engineering 28(4), pp. 787-791 (1995).
 
M. H. Patel, "Spherical Minimax Location Problem Using the Euclidean Norm: Formulation and Optimization," Computational Optimization and Applications 4, pp. 79-90 (1995).
 
M. H. Patel and A. J. Horowitz, "Optimal Routing of Hazardous Materials Considering Risk of Spill," Transportation Research A, 28A(2), pp. 119-132 (1994).
 
S. J. Deutsch, M. H. Patel, and A. J. Dieck, "Comparison of Stochastic Approaches to the Transportation Problem: A Case Study," IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 41(2), pp. 152-164 (1994).
 
S. J. Deutsch, M. H. Patel, and A. J. Dieck, "The Effect of Space-Time Demand Processes on the Solution of Transportation Problems," Computers & Industrial Engineering, 26(1), pp. 181-192 (1994).
 
M. H. Patel, D. L. Nettles, and S. J. Deutsch, "A Linear-Programming-Based Method for Determining Whether or not n Demand Points are on a Hemisphere," Naval Research Logistics, 40(4), pp. 543-552 (1993).
 
D. K. Saldin, X. Chen, N. C. Kothari, and M. H. Patel, "Atomic Position Recovery by Iterative Optimization of the Reconstructed Image: Overcoming Limitations of Holographic Crystallography," Physical Review Letters, 70(8), pp. 1112-1115 (1993).
 
E. Minieka and M. H. Patel, "On Finding the Core of a Tree With a Specified Length," Journal of Algorithms, 4, pp. 345-352 (1983).
 
 
Refereed Conference Proceedings Publications
 
Y. Dessouky, K. Ingham, H.-S._J. Tsao, and M. H. Patel, Simulating Performance for one-Dedicated_Lane Bus Rapid Transit/Light Rail Systems, 43rd International Conference on
Computers & Systems Engineering
 
H.-S. J. Tsao and M. H. Patel, “Identifying a Minimal Set of Test Conditions in 2k Experimental Design to Satisfy Any Desired Resolution,” 41st International Conference on Computers & Industrial Engineering, July 2011
 
Y. Dessouky and M. H. Patel, “Computing the Carbon Footprint Supply Chain for the Semiconductor Industry: A Learning Tool,” 41st International Conference on Computers & Industrial Engineering, July 2011
 
M. H. Patel, H-S J. Tsao, and Z. Abdullahi, “Integer Programming for Student Program Design and Scheduling,” Industrial Engineering and Research Conference (IERC) 2011 Proceedings, Reno, NV, May 2011.
 
A. Basu and M. H. Patel, “Experience of Developing and Assessing a Case Study for Teaching Engineering Entrepreneurship at San Jose State University,” American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) 2009 Annual Conference Proceedings, Autin, Tx, June 2009
 
S. Dhar and M. H. Patel, “A Mobile Web Services Framework to Reduce Inventory for an Anssemble-To-Order Manufacturer, Decision Sciences Institute 2007 Proceedings, 38th Annual Meeting, 841-846,Phoenix, AZ,  Nov 17-20, 2007
 
D. Chakraborty and M. H. Patel, “A Mixed-Integer Programming Formulation of Retirement Planning Problem,” Industrial Engineering and Research Conference (IERC) 2007 Proceedings, May 2007.
 
M. H. Patel and A. Basu, “How to weave Entrepreneurship in the Undergraduate Curriculum at San Jose State University,” American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) 2006 Annual Conference Proceedings, Chicago, June 2006
 
M. H. Patel, “A Classification of Economic Evaluation Methods of Hazard Mitigation Strategies,” IERC 2005 Proceedings, Atlanta, GA, January 2005
 
M. H. Patel & C. Mecwan, “Refurbishing Supply Chains: Issues & Impacts,” 34th International Conference on Computers & Industrial Engineering Proceedings, PP 703-708, November 2004
 
M. H. Patel, Y. Dessouky, and S. Solanki, “Deterministic Models for Determining Air Cargo Pick-Up Schedule,” 34th International Conference on Comuters & Industrial Engineering Proceedings, pp. 709-714, November 2004
 
B. Strassberger, M. H. Patel, T. H. Chang, "Positioning Production Strategies with Markets to Enhance Customer Satisfaction in a High-Variety Job Shop¾A Case Study," Hawaii International Conference on Business Proceedings, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 2002
 
M. H. Patel and M. Kazemi, "A Quadratic Programming Formulation of Hemispherical Minimax Location Problem," 1998 International Conference on Industry, Engineering, and Management Systems Proceedings, PP 125-130, Cocoa Beach, FL, (1998).
 
M. H. Patel and S. Kasturi, "Optimal Location of an Obnoxious Facility Causing Atmospheric Pollution," 1995 International Conference on Industry, Engineering, and Management Systems proceedings, pp 318-324, Cocoa Beach, FL, (1995).
 
M. H. Patel and S. J. Deutsch, "Hierarchical Transportation Model Forms," 1995 International Conference on Industry, Engineering, and Management Systems proceedings, pp 312-317, Cocoa Beach, FL, (1995).
 
M. H. Patel and C. Ramachandra, "New Average Distance Results," Third Industrial Engineering Research Conference (IERC) Proceedings, pp. 255-260 (May 1994).

Study Guide and Instructor's Manual
M. H. Patel, Study Guide for Winston Albright's Practical Management Science Textbook published by Duxubury Press (2001).
 
G. Wasserman and M. H. Patel, Instructor's Manual to Modern Methods for Quality Control and Improvement, Published by John Wiley & Sons (1987).
 
Invited Presentations
M. H. Patel, "On Spherical Minimax Location," presented at INFORMS National Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, May 2000
 
M. H. Patel, "A Linear-Programming-Based Method for Determining Whether or Not n-Demand Points are On a Hemisphere", Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, February 1993.
 
Conference Presentations
Y. Dessouky, K. Ingham, H.-S._J. Tsao, and M. H. Patel, Simulating Performance for one-Dedicated_Lane Bus Rapid Transit/Light Rail Systems, 43rd International Conference on
Computers & Systems Engineering, Metz, France, October 2015
 
H.-S. J. Tsao and M. H. Patel, “A General Intuitive Design Pattern for Optimally Sequencing Treatment Combinations in 2^k DOE,” INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, October 2014
 
H.-S. J. Tsao and M. H. Patel, “Identifying a Minimal Set of Test Conditions in 2k Experimental Design to Satisfy Any Desired Resolution,” to be presented at the 41st International Conference on Computers & Industrial Engineering, Los Angeles, CA, September 2011
 
Y. Dessouky and M. H. Patel, “Computing the Carbon Footprint Supply Chain for the Semiconductor Industry: A Learning Tool,” to be presented at the 41st International Conference on Computers & Industrial Engineering, Los Angeles, CA, Sepember 2011
 
M. H. Patel, H-S J. Tsao, and Z. Abdullahi, “Integer Programming for Student Program Design and Scheduling,” Industrial Engineering and Research Conference (IERC) 2011 Proceedings, Reno, NV, May 2011
 
A. Basu and M. H. Patel, “Experience of Developing and Assessing a Case Study for Teaching Engineering Entrepreneurship at San Jose State University,” American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) 2009 Annual Conference Proceedings, Autin, Tx, June 2009
 
A. Basu and M. H. Patel, “Serus: Continue Bootstrap or Seek VC Funding?” presented at MBAA-SCR Conference, Chicago, IL, March 2009.
 
D. Chakraborty and M. H. Patel, “A Mixed-Integer Programming Formulation of Retirment Planning Problem,” presented at the Industrial Engineering Research Conference (IERC), Nashville, May 2007.
 
S-J Li, and M. H. Patel, “Lessons Learned through Misapplications of Process Control Charts in Service industry,” presented at Industrial Engineering Solution Conference, Nashville, Tn, May 2007.
 
A. Basu and M. H. Patel, “Case Study: The Founding of Serus,” presented at the North American Case Research Association, San Diego, October 2006.
 
M. H. Patel and A. Basu, “How to weave Entrepreneurship in the Undergraduate Curriculum at San Jose State University,” presented at the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) 2006 Annual Conference, Chiago, June 2006
 
M. H. Patel, “A Classification of Economic Evaluation Methods of Hazard Mitigation Strategies,” presented at IERC 2005, Atlanta, GA, May 2005
 
M. H. Patel & C. Mecwan, “Refurbishing Supply Chains: Issues & Impacts,” presented at 34th International Conference on Comuters & Industrial Engineering, san Francisco, CA, November 2004
 
M. H. Patel, Y. Dessouky, and S. Solanki, “Deterministic Models for Determining Air Cargo Pick-Up Schedule,” presented at 34th International Conference on Comuters & Industrial Engineering, San Francisco, CA, November 2004
 
M. H. Patel and A. J. Horowitz, “Computational Issues Associated with the Network Signal Design Problem,” presented at the INFORMS Annual Meetring, San Jose, CA, November, 2002
 
B. Strassberger, M. H. Patel, T. H. Chang, "Positioning Production Strategies with Markets to Enhance Customer Satisfaction in a High-Variety Job Shop¾A Case Study," Hawaii International Conference on Business, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 2002
 
M. H. Patel and T. H. Chang, "Statistical Thinking and Statistical Modeling in POM," Production and Operations Management conference, San Francisco, CA, POM 2002.
 
T-H Chang and M. H. Patel, "Quality Concepts in Operations Design and Control: I. Statistical Thinking in Modeling by Tsong-how Chang and M. H. Patel," presented at the Industrial Engineering Research Conference (IERC), Dallas, TX, 2001
 
T-H Chang and M. H. Patel, "Quality Concepts in Operations Design and Control: II. SPC in Operations Management by Tsong-how Chang and M. H. Patel," presented at the Industrial Engineering Research Conference (IERC), Dallas, TX, 2001
 
A. J. Horowitz and M. H. Patel, "Through Trip Tables for Small Urban Areas: A Method for Quick Response Travel Forecasting", presented at the 78th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington DC, January 13, 1999.
 
M. H. Patel and M. Kazemi, "A Quadratic Programming Formulation of Hemispherical Minimax Location Problem," 1998 International Conference on Industry, Engineering, and Management Systems (IEMS '98) proceedings, Cocoa Beach, FL (1998).
 
A. Chidambaram and M. H. Patel, "A Linear-Programming-Based Method to Determine the Global Minimax Location on a Sphere," presented at INFORMS National Meeting, Los Angeles, April 1995.
 
M. H. Patel and S. Kasturi, "Optimal Location of an Obnoxious Facility Causing Atmospheric Pollution," presented at the International Conference on Industry, Engineering, and Management Systems (IEMS '95), March 1995, Cocoa Beach, FL.
 
M. H. Patel and S. J. Deutsch, "Hierarchical Transportation Model Forms," presented at the International Conference on Industry, Engineering, and Management Systems (IEMS '95), Cocoa Beach, FL, March 1995.
 
M. Seifoddini and M. H. Patel, "A Probabilistic Grouping Efficiency Measure for Machine-Component Charts presented at TIMS/ORSA Joint National Meeting, Boston, MA (April, 1994).
 
C. Ramachandra and M. H. Patel, "Weighted Average Distance Results for Estimating Transportation Cost," presented at TIMS/ORSA Joint National Meeting, Phoenix, AZ (October, 1993).
 
M. H. Patel and A. J. Horowitz, "Optimal Routing of Hazardous Materials Considering Risk of Spill", presented at TIMS/ORSA Joint National Meeting, Chicago, Illinois (May, 1993).
 
D. K. Saldin, N. C. Kothari, X. Chen, and M. H. Patel, "Holographic Reconstruction by Iterative Optimization", presented at the Second Workshop on Holography and Local Diffraction at Surfaces, El Escorial, Spain (September, 1992).
 
D. L. Nettles and M. H. Patel, "A Method for Locating a Minimax Point of n Demand Cities on a Sphere", presented at the TIMS/ORSA Conference, Orlando, Florida (April, 1992).
 
M. H. Patel and S. J. Deutsch, "Measuring the Necessity for Stochastic Representation of a Transportation Problem", presented at the TIMS/ORSA Conference, Orlando, Florida (April, 1992).
 
M. H. Patel, S. J. Deutsch, and A. J. Dieck, "A Comparison of Stochastic Methods and Approximations in a Transportation Problem", presented at the TIMS/ORSA Conference, Orlando, Florida (April, 1992).
 
M. H. Patel and S. J. Deutsch, "An Iterative Procedure for Optimization of Spatially Augmented Transportation Network (SATN) Model", presented at the TIMS/ORSA Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada (May, 1990).
 
M. H. Patel and S. J. Deutsch, "Spatially Augmented Transportation Network (SATN) Approach to the Stochastic Transportation Problem", presented at the TIMS/ORSA Conference, Denver, Colorado (October, 1988).
 
Awards and Research Fellowships/Grants
College of Engineering Applied Materials Award for Teaching Excellence, April 2010
 
Newnan Teaching excellence Award, $5,000, May 2009
 
Forum on Service Science, Management and Engineering (SSME) at SJSU Grant, “Developing a Service Science Management and Engineering Curriculum,” with y. Dessouky in the amount of $3000 and 0.2 faculty buyout time, Summer 2007
 
SJSU-CoE Faculty Development Grant, “Developing Lean Six Sigma Certification Program within ISE Master’s Degree Curriculum,” with Y. Dessouky and J. Tsao in the amount of $12,500, Summer 2007
 
College of Engineering Faculty Development Research Grant with Y. Dessouky and Wenbin Wei in the amount of $20,000, Summer 2006
 
CCLI-EMD Program, National Science Foundation (NSF), “Development of Course Material for Engineering Entrepreneurship,” with A. Basu in the amount of $74,030, 2005-2008
 
College of Engineering Faculty Development Research Grant with Y. Dessouky in the amount of $7,000, San Jose State University, Summer 2004
 
Professional Development Grant Award in the amont of $2,500, San Jose State University, November 2003
 
Teaching Excellence Grant Award with Y. Dessouky in the amount of $10,000, College of Engineering & Applied Science, San Jose State University, July 2003.
 
Professional Development Grant Award in the amont of $2,500, San Jose State University, November 2002.
 
Campus/College Computer Acquisition Program Award in the amount of $1200 from the provost office and $800 from the Dean's office, 1997.
 
The Graduate School Research Committee Award in the amount of $7,168 for academic year 1994-1995.
 
The Graduate School's Research Incentive Program's one course buy-out awarded for Spring 1993-94 semester, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
 
College of Engineering and Applied Science Faculty Research Support, Summer of 1991 and 1992, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, in the amount of $ 5,000 each.
 
College of Business Faculty Research Fellowships, Summer of 1988 and 1989, University of Tennessee, in the amount of $ 6,000 each.
 
Gold Medal awarded for standing first among the successful Master of Science Statistics candidates, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Baroda, India, 1978.
 
Cash Prize awarded for standing first among the entire School of Science graduating with Masters degree, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Baroda, India, 1978.
 
Cash Prize awarded for standing first among the Bachelor of Science candidates graduating with Statistics as major and Mathematics and Economics as minors, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Baroda, India, 1976.
 
Service
 
National Science Foundation
Served as a panel reviewer for CCLI Phase I Program proposals, National Sscience Foundation, July 25-26, 2005
 
Other Professional Services
Director of the Operations Research Division (OR) of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE). 2000-2002
Newsletter Editor of the OR Division of IIE, 1997-1999
Faculty Advisor, Society of Women Engineers UWM student Chapter, 1994-2001
Faculty Advisor, SJSU Student Chapter of IIE, 2002-Present
Active member of IIE, ASEE
Organized a OR Division of IIE sponsored track of papers, IERC 2001
Chaired eight technical sessions at national and international level conferences
 
Workshops/Short Course & Retreats attended
“Simulation Essentials” Training offered by ProModel, Inc, Orem, UT, August 18-20, 2015
“Supply Chain Performance Measurement,” course offered by the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), Atlanta, GA, March 20-22, 2004,
World Class Logistics and Supply Chain Startegy, Logistics Institute of Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, March 18-21, 2003
AutoMod Simulation Training Workshop, December 5-6, 2001
Department Chair's Retreat, University of Wisconsin-Mlwaukee, August 28-29, 2001
NSF Sponsored ABET Regional Faculty Workshop, September 23-24, 2000
TQM Retreat, College of Engineering & Applied Science, Lake Geneva, WI, 1992
 
Professional Affiliation:    Senior Member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, Member of American Society of Engineering Education