Operations and Information Management
Eng.Sc.D., 1971, Columbia University; M.S, 1965, Columbia University; B.S., 1963, Bombay University, Bombay, India
Areas of Expertise
Development and applications of linear, nonlinear, and integer programming methods in management science and function approximations in optimization mathematics.
Dr. Thakur has previously been a Visiting Professor of Operations Research at Yale School of Management 1985-1987. His primary research interests are in the development and applications of linear, nonlinear, and integer programming methods in Management Science and function approximations in optimization mathematics. He has published in Management Science, Mathematics of Operations Research, SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, SIAM Journal on Optimization and Control, Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, Naval Research Logistics, and Computers and Operations Research. Dr. Thakur has served as a consultant to IBM Corporation on their Manpower Planning with Risk Assessment System and New Product Warranty System as well as a senior consultant and Director of Management Science in a consulting organization. He is an associate editor of Naval Research Logistics. His current research focuses on production scheduling, product design and facility location problems. His research on scheduling (with Dr. P.B. Luh) is supported by a National Science Foundation grant. He is a member of Operations Research Society of America, The Institute of Management Sciences, and Mathematical Programming Society.