Professor Gavirneni's research interests are in the areas of supply chain management, inventory control, production scheduling, simulation, and optimization. His papers have appeared in Management Science, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, European Journal of Operational Research, Operations Research Letters, IIE Transactions, Interfaces, and IEEE Transactions on Reliability. Previously, he was an assistant professor in the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Before that he was the chief algorithm design engineer of SmartOps, a Software Architect at Maxager Technology, Inc., and a research scientist with Schlumberger. His undergraduate degree from IIT-Madras is in Mechanical Engineering and he has received Master’s degrees from Iowa State University and Carnegie Mellon University.