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Professor, Graduate Chair, Founding Director for the Global Executive PhD Track
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Biography

Dr. Ratna Babu Chinnam received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology of Mangalore University (India) in 1988 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial Engineering from Texas Tech University (U.S.A.) in 1990 and 1994, respectively. He is currently a Professor in the Industrial & Systems Engineering Department at Wayne State University. Prior to that, he was an Assistant Professor in the Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering Department at North Dakota State University from 1994 to 2000. He is the author of over 150 technical publications (journal articles, conference proceedings, and research reports).  His research interests include  supply chain management, freight logistics, operations management, sustainability, healthcare systems engineering, and smart engineering systems. He is currently the Associate Editor for the International Journal of Modeling and Simulation,  the  International Journal of Quality, Statistics, and Reliability, and the North American Editor for the Journal of Remanufacturing. His past research is funded by the U.S. NSF, DoT, DoD, DoE, and VA. He carried out collaborative research with such multi-national companies as Ford Motor Company, General Dynamics, Intel, and consulted for such companies as Chrysler, Sirius Satellite Radio, Energy Conversion Devices, Dominos, CapGemini, Faurecia, Whirlpool, Steelcase, and Tecton. He graduated over 20 doctoral students many occupying academic positions and is awarded the 2012 Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award. He is a Director for the Big Data & Business Analytics Group at Wayne State University. He is the founding Director of the Global Executive PhD Track  at Wayne State, the first such engineering track in the U.S. He is a member of Alpha Pi Mu, the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS), and the North American Manufacturing Research Institute (NAMRI). His students have won a number of best paper awards from national and international conferences, journals, and professional societies, including the 2013 INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics Society’s Best Dissertation Prize (awarded to Farshid Azadian).

2012-present: Professor, Wayne State University
2003-present: Graduate Chair, Wayne State University
2008-present: Founding Co-Director, Global Executive PhD Program, Wayne State University
2009-present: System Redesign Research Professor, John D. Dingell VA Medical Center, Detroit
2000-2012: Associate Professor, Wayne State University
1994-2000: Assistant Professor, North Dakota State University

Education

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology, Mangalore University, India, 1988.
M.S. Industrial Engineering, Texas Tech University, 1990.
Ph.D. Industrial Engineering, Texas Tech University, 1994.

Courses Taught

IE7315: Production Systems
IE7325: Supply Chain Management 
IE7410: Agile Systems for the Manufacturing Enterprise
IE7860: Intelligent Engineering Systems
IE8325: Advanced Supply Chain Management
IE8943: Launch Through Sustainability: Products & Services - Part I
IE8944: Launch Through Sustainability: Products & Services - Part II

Research Interests

Supply Chain Management: Supply Chain Modeling & Coordination, JIT Logistics, Routing under ITS, Reverse Logistics, Green Supply Chains
Manufacturing & Operations: Intelligent Manufacturing, Process Modeling & Optimization, Remanufacturing, Bottleneck Identification, Throughput Maximization
Product Development: Flexibility in Product Development Systems, Design for Sustainability
Diagnostics & Prognostics: Autonomous Diagnostics & Prognostics, Condition-Based Maintenance
Healthcare Systems Engineering: Near Real-time Decision Support Systems, Access, Demand-Supply Alignment
Smart Engineering Systems: Computational Intelligence, Data Mining, Multi-Agent Systems, Complex Systems.

Research Group

Director, Supply Chain Research Group

The primary aim of the Supply Chain Research Group, started in 2003, is to develop novel yet practical tools, methodologies, and algorithms to facilitate integration and coordination in global supply chains through strategic, tactical, and operational decision support tools and agents. We emphasize a life-cycle perspective with particular consideration for sustainability. The group brings together advanced statistical and operations research methods, multi-agent systems, computational intelligence, game theory, and information theory in conducting research. A number of PhD dissertations came out of this group. Collaborations are currently in place with companies such as Ford Motor Company, General Dynamics Land Systems, Delphi Automotive, General Motors, and several universities. .

Co-Director, Big Data & Business Analytics Group

The primary aim of the Big Data & Business Analytics Group, formed in 2013 with faculty from across several colleges and departments at WSU, is to provide R&D leadership in Southeast-Michigan in the development of highly effective tools, techonologies, processes, methodologies, and algorithms to allow companies to harness the true potential of Big Data for the next wave of innovation and growth. Partnerships are in place with a number of Southeast-Michigan companies as well as leading vendors of Big Data tools and techonologies.

Director, Smart Engineering Systems Group
The objective of this group is to pursue challenges in the design and development of smart engineering systems for enhancing productivity and enabling efficient utilization of resources. In particular, our focus is on autonomous diagnostics/prognostics, intelligent manufacturing systems, advanced quality/reliability engineering, and operations management. We meet this objective through effective utilization and extension of knowledge in traditional areas such as operations research and statistics and emerging areas of computational intelligence. 

Ph.D Graduates:

  • Fatih Camci, Process Monitoring, Diagnostics & Prognostics Using SVMs and HMMs, Industrial & Systems Engineering Department, Wayne State University, 2005. [Faculty Member, Cranfield University, UK] [Dissertation]
  • Mahmoud El-Banna, Dynamic-Resistance based Intelligent Resistance Welding, Industrial & Systems Engineering Department, Wayne State University, 2006. [Faculty Member, University of Jordan, Jordan] [Dissertation]
  • Ramakrishna Govindu, Multi-Agent Systems for Supply Chain Modeling: Methodological Frameworks, Industrial & Systems Engineering Department, Wayne State University, 2006. [Instructor, University of South Florida – Sarasota-Manatee, USA] [Dissertation]
  • Pundarikaksha Baruah, Supply Chains Facing Atypical Demand: Optimal Operational Policies and Benefits Under Information Sharing, Industrial & Systems Engineering Department, Wayne State University, 2006. [Manager, Avaya] [Dissertation]
  • Gangaraju Vanteddu, Strategic Supply Chain Modeling: A Supply Chain Perspective of Cost Efficiency and Responsiveness, Industrial & Systems Engineering Department, Wayne State University, 2008. (Co-Advised by Dr. Yang) [Faculty Member, Southeast Missouri State University, USA] [Dissertation]
  • Ibrahim Dogan, Modeling & Control of Closed-loop Remanufacturing Supply Chains under Non-stationary Demand, Industrial & Systems Engineering Department, Wayne State University, 2008. [Faculty Member, Erciyes University, Turkey] [Dissertation]
  • Dingzhou Cao, Novel Models and Algorithms for Systems Reliability Modeling and Optimization, Ph.D. Dissertation, Industrial & Sytems Engineering Department, Wayne State University, 2011. (Co-Advised by Dr. Murat). [Research Scientist, ReliaSoft] [Dissertation]
  • Akhilesh Kumar, An Integrated Decision Support Framework for Remanufacturing in the Automotive Industry, Ph.D. Dissertation, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering Department, Wayne State University, 2011. [Pricing and Revenue Management Analyst, JDA Software Group (bought i2 Technologies), India] [Dissertation]
  • Chongwen Zhou, Early Warranty Detection Using Upstream Supply Chain Information, Ph.D. Dissertation, Industrial & Sytems Engineering Department, Wayne State University, 2011. [Manager, Faurecia] [Dissertation]
  • Jehad Zughyer, Trucking Industry: Spot-Market Dispatching Model, Ph.D. Dissertation, Industrial & Sytems Engineering Department, Wayne State University, 2011. (Co-Advised by Dr. Murat). [Engineer, GM] [Dissertation]
  • Ali Guner, Dynamic Routing on Stochastic Time-Dependent Networks Using Real-Time ITS Information, Ph.D. Dissertation, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering Department, Wayne State University, 2011. (Co-Advised by Dr. Murat). [Post-Doc, Qatar University, Qatar] [Dissertation]
  • Hatice Ucar, Bottleneck Management and Throughput Optimization in Production Flow Lines, Ph.D. Dissertation, Industrial & Sytems Engineering Department, Wayne State University, 2011. (Co-Advised by Dr. Murat). [Post-Doc, Qatar University, Qatar] [Dissertation]
  • Arun Timalsina, A Framework for Personalized Dynamic Cross-selling in e-Commerce, Ph.D. Dissertation, Industrial & Sytems Engineering Department, Wayne State University, 2012. [Faculty Member, Tribhuvan University, Nepal] [Dissertation]
  • Ramesh Subramoniam, Remanufacturing for the Aftermarket: Strategic Planning and Decision Making Framework, Ph.D. Dissertation, International Off Campus Programme on Cleaner Production, Cleaner Products, Industrial Ecology and Sustainable Development, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2012. (Co-Advised by Dr. Donald Huisingh) [Associate Director, Verizon Wireless] [Dissertation]
  • Farshid Azadian, An Integrated Framework for Freight Forwarders: Exploitation of Dynamic Information for Multimodal Transportation, Ph.D. Dissertation, Industrial & Sytems Engineering Department, Wayne State University, 2012. [Faculty Member, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University]. [Dissertation]
  • Erkan Isikli, Decision Support Tools for Managing External Variety of Configurable Products, Ph.D. Dissertation, Industrial & Sytems Engineering Department, Wayne State University, 2012. [Faculty Member, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey]. [Dissertation]
  • Ali Taghavi, An Integrated Framework for Configurable Product Assortment Planning: Considerations for Supply, Demand, Manufacturing, and Distribution Issues, Ph.D. Dissertation, Industrial & Systems Engineering Department, Wayne State University, 2012.[Research Scientist, Llamasoft]. [Dissertation]
  • Darrell Williams, Product Development Framework for Managing Complexity & Flexibility in Defense Industry Projects, Ph.D. Dissertation, Industrial & Systems Engineering Department, Wayne State University, 2013. [Manager, General Dynamics Land Systems]. [Dissertation]
  • Rachel Itabashi-Campbell, Engineering Problem Solving & Sustained Learning, Ph.D. Dissertation, Industrial & Systems Engineering Department, Wayne State University, 2013. [Functional Safety Engineer, Takata]. [Dissertation]
  • Edward L. Umpfenbach, Strategic Planning of Configurable Products: Considerations for Global Supply, Demand, and Sustainability Issues, Ph.D. Dissertation, Industrial & Systems Engineering Department, Wayne State University, 2013. [DOD SMART Scholar; Scientist, TARDEC]. [Dissertation]
  • Saman Alaniazar, Capacity Planning for Innovative Products, Ph.D. Dissertation, Industrial & Systems Engineering Department, Wayne State University, 2013. [Research Analyst, Ford Credit]
  • Nancy Philippart, Global e-Mentoring: Overcoming Virtual Distance for an Effective Partnership, Industrial & Systems Engineering Department, GET Ph.D. Dissertation, Wayne State University, 2014. [Consultant & Investment Fund Director]

Current Students:

PhD Candidates:

  • Mahyar Movahednejad, Adaptive Routing Algorithms for Electrified Vehicles Considerations for Efficiency, Personalization, and Infrastructure, Ph.D. Dissertation, Industrial & Systems Engineering Department, Wayne State University, 2012-Present.
  • Shanshan Qiu, Near Real-time Management of Patient Flow in Health Care Systems, Ph.D. Dissertation, Industrial & Systems Engineering Department, Wayne State University, 2012-Present.
  • Peter Chhim, Manufacturing Knowledge Management, Ph.D. Dissertation, Industrial & Systems Engineering Department, Wayne State University, 2012-Present.
  • Mark Colosimo, Managing Automotive Dealerships: Key Drivers, Ph.D. Dissertation, Industrial & Systems Engineering Department, Wayne State University, 2013-Present.
  • Mark Dolsen, Continuous Improvement on the Factory Floor: Developing a Capability for Innovation, Ph.D. Dissertation, Industrial & Systems Engineering Department, Wayne State University, 2013-Present.
  • Finn Tseng, Framework for Vehicle Diagnostics and Prognostics, Ph.D. Dissertation, Industrial & Systems Engineering Department, Wayne State University, 2013-Present.

PhD Students at an Early Stage:

  • Kenneth Gembel, Kevin Gembel, Ying Tang, and Sina Faridmehr.

 

Research Projects
  • Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute on Manufacturing Innovation through Sustainable Design. P.I. (100% share) for a project funded by NSF PASI and DOE for $99,990 (NSF Award # 1242268), 2013.
  • Near Real-time Decision Support Systems for Reusable Medical Equipment, Co-P.I. for a project with US Department of Veterans Affairs VA-CASE (VISN 11 VERC) for $291,053, 2011-2013.
  • Novelty Detection Framework for Autonomous Monitoring & Diagnostics of Ground Vehicle Sub-Systems: Preliminary Investigation. P.I. (at 100%) for a project funded by TARDEC (Department of Defense) through ARC for $33,600, 2010-2011.
  • Ford EMMP Leadership Research Projects. Co-P.I. (at 7.5%) for projects funded by Ford Motor Company for $823,444, 2011.
  • Enhancing JIT Freight Logistics Impacted by Transportation System Projects under ITS. P.I. (at 50%) for a project funded by U.S. DoT through MI-OH UTC for $89,665 (External: $40,000), 2010-2011.
  • Evaluation of Ohio-Michigan Regional Airports for Air Cargo Transportation: Freight Forwarders Perspective. Co-P.I. (at 50%) for a project funded by U.S. DoT through OH-MI UTC for $77,311 (External: $29,838), 2010- 2011 (P.I. Dr. Murat).
  • Operational Management Optimization and Supporting Tools In Supply, Processing and Distribution (SPD) Service, Co-P.I. for a project funded by VA for $175,000, 2010-2011.
  • CI-TEAM Demonstration Project: Collaborative Research - A Sustainable Product Development Collaboratory, Co-P.I. for a project funded by NSF CI-TEAM for $109,998, 2010-2012 (NSF Award # 1041380). 
  • Abrams AED Whole System Design-for-Reliability (DFR). Co-P.I. for a project funded by General Dynamics Land Systems for $82,400, 2010  (Continuation Grant).
  • System Redesign Improvement Capability Grant. Co-P.I. for a project funded by VA to improve system redesign capability at Detroit VA Medical Center for $1,350,000, 2010-2012.
  • Call Center Configuration Analysis & Selection Model. P.I. for a project funded by VA: VISN11 Healthcare Network for $50,000, 2010.
  • Enabling Congestion Avoidance and Reduction in the Michigan-Ohio Transportation Network to Improve Supply Chain Efficiency: Freight ATIS. P.I. for a project funded by U.S. DoT and M-DOT through MI-OH UTC for $125,448  (Continuation Grant).
  • Value of ITS Information for Congestion Avoidance in Intermodal Transportation Systems. Co-P.I. for a project funded by U.S. DoT through OH-MI UTC for $133,914  (Continuation Grant).
  • Detroit VA Operations Improvement Grant. Co-P.I. for a project funded by VA to improve operations at Detroit VA Medical Center, 2009-2011.
  • Abrams AED Whole System Design-for-Reliability (DFR). Co-P.I. for a project funded by General Dynamics Land Systems for $334,300, 2009.
  • Future Combat Systems (FCS) Rooftop Deconfliction: Optimization Analysis. Co-P.I. for a project funded by General Dynamics Land Systems for $48,000, 2009.
  • Enabling Congestion Avoidance and Reduction in the Michigan-Ohio Transportation Network to Improve Supply Chain Efficiency: Freight ATIS. P.I. for a project funded by U.S. DoT and M-DOT through MI-OH UTC for $153,297, 2008-2009 (Continuation Grant).
  • Value of ITS Information for Congestion Avoidance in Intermodal Transportation Systems. Co-P.I. for a project funded by U.S. DoT through OH-MI UTC for $131,840, 2008- 2009 (Continuation Grant).
  • Reliability, Availability and Maintainability (RAM) Injection into Advanced Collaborative System Optimization Modeler (ACSOM). Co-P.I. for a project funded by General Dynamics Land Systems for $93,400, 2008.
  • Enabling Congestion Avoidance and Reduction in the Michigan-Ohio Transportation Network to Improve Supply Chain Efficiency: Freight ATIS. P.I. for a project funded by U.S. DoT through MI-OH UTC for $117,378, 2008 (Continuation Grant).
  • Algorithms for Enhancing Fuel Economy in Hybrid Electric Vehicles. P.I. for a project funded by Ford Motor Company, $88,300, 2007-2008.
  • Value of ITS Information for Congestion Avoidance in Intermodal Transportation Systems. Co-P.I. for a project funded by U.S. DoT through OH-MI UTC for $132,203, 2007-2008.
  • IGERT: Incentive-Centered Design for Information and Communication Systems (STIET). Senior/Affiliated Personnel for a project funded by NSF: IGERT Program for $3,000,000, 2007-2012. (Partnership between Univ. of Michigan and Wayne State University; $800k for WSU with 6 faculty).
  • Enabling Congestion Avoidance and Reduction in the Michigan-Ohio Transportation Network to Improve Supply Chain Efficiency: Freight ATIS. P.I. for a project funded by U.S. DoT through MI-OH UTC for $148,949, 2006-2007.
  • Autonomous Vibration Diagnostics and Reliability Monitoring. P.I. for a project funded by AMTD of Ford Motor Company for $52,000, 2006.
  • Models for Identification and Management of Bottlenecks in Production Facilities. P.I. for a project funded by AMTD of Ford Motor Company for $52,000, 2006.
  • Ford EMMP Leadership Research Project. Co-Principal Investigator (at 15%) for a project funded by Ford Motor Company for $394,256, 2006.
  • Visteon EMMP Leadership Research Project. Co- Principal Investigator (at 15%) for a project funded by Visteon Corporation for $321,776, 2006.
  • Ford EMMP Program. Co-Principal Investigator (at 10%) for a project funded by Ford Motor Company for $547,100, 2006.
  • Visteon EMMP Program. Co- Principal Investigator (at 10%) for a project funded by Visteon Corporation for $414,830, 2006.
  • Intelligent Resistance Welding. Principal Investigator for a project funded by Advanced Manufacturing Technology Development (AMTD) group of Ford Motor Company for $75,000, 2004-2005.
  • EMMP Leadership Research Project. Co-Principal Investigator (at 20%) for a project funded by Ford Motor Company for $478,233, 2005.
  • Visteon Leadership Research Project. Co- Principal Investigator (at 20%) for a project funded by Visteon Corporation for $381,472, 2005.
  • Statistical & Computational Intelligence Methods for Prognostics in Condition-Based-Maintenance Systems. Principal Investigator for a project funded by NSF: DMI - Manufacturing Enterprise Systems for $100,000, 2003-2006.
  • Diagnostic and Prognostic Algorithms for Condition-Based-Maintenance. Principal investigator for a project funded by Advanced Manufacturing Technology Development (AMTD) group of Ford Motor Company for $65,000, 2003-2004.
  • Greenfield Coalition: Operations Management Curriculum Development. Principal investigator for a project funded by NSF’s Greenfield Coalition for $85,000, 2001-2002.
Publications

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Journal Papers (Google Scholar Citations):

Books Published:

Book Chapters Published:

  • Govindu, R., Chinnam, R.B., and Murat, A., "Manufacturing in Supply Chain," The Handbook of Technology Management, Edited by Hossein Bidgoli, John Wiley & Sons, 2008.
  • El-Banna, M., Filev, D., and Chinnam, R.B., "Automotive Manufacturing: Intelligent Resistance Welding," Computational Intelligence in Automotive Applications, Edited by Danil Prokhorov, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, 2008 (ISBN-13: 978-3-540-79256-7; pp. 219-235).
  • Chinnam, R.B. and Rai, B., "Computational Intelligence in Online Reliability Monitoring," Computational Intelligence in Reliability Engineering: New Metaheuristics, Neural and Fuzzy Techniques in Reliability, Edited by Gregory Levetin, Springer-Verlag, 2007 (ISBN-13: 978-3-540-37371-1).
  • Chinnam, R. B., “Intelligent Quality Controllers for On-Line Parameter Design,” Handbook of Computational Intelligence in Design and Manufacturing, Editors: Jun Wang and Andrew Kusiak, FL: Boca Raton, CRC Press, 2001.
  • Chinnam, R. B. and Kolarik, W. J., “Process Monitoring: Variables Control Charts for Grouped Measurements,” Creating Quality: Process Design for Results, William J. Kolarik, Boston: WCB/McGraw-Hill, 1999.
  • Chinnam, R. B. and Kolarik, W. J., “Process Monitoring: Variables Control Charts for Individual Measurements and Related Topics,” Creating Quality: Process Design for Results, William J. Kolarik, Boston: WCB/McGraw-Hill, 1999.
  • Chinnam, R. B. and Kolarik, W. J., “Process Monitoring: Attributes Control Charts for Classification Measurements,” Creating Quality: Process Design for Results, William J. Kolarik, Boston: WCB/McGraw-Hill, 1999.
  • Chinnam, R. B. and Kolarik, W. J., “Variable Control Charts,” Creating Quality: Concepts, Systems, Strategies, and Tools, William J. Kolarik, New York: McGraw-Hill, 1995.
  • Chinnam, R. B. and Kolarik, W. J., “Attribute Control Charts,” Creating Quality: Concepts, Systems, Strategies, and Tools, William J. Kolarik, New York: McGraw-Hill, 1995. 
Professional Affiliations
  • Member, Institute for Operations Research & Management Science
  • Member, North American Manufacturing Research Institute
  • Member, Alpha Pi Mu
Other Professional Experience
  • Faculty Consultant, Chrysler Corporation, Summer(s) 2007-2008.
  • Faculty Consultant, DaimlerChrysler Corporation, Summer(s) 2001-2006.
  • Consultant, Sirius Satellite Radio, 2005.
  • Corporate Consultant, Energy Conversion Devices, Rochester Hills, MI, 2003.
  • Corporate Consultant, Tecton Products, Fargo, ND, 1998-2000.
Awards and Honors

Awards:

  • INFORMS Best Dissertation Prize - Aviation Applications Section, 2013.
    Farshid Azadian, 2012 PhD alumnus of Wayne State University, co-advised by me and Dr. Alper Murat, won the INFORMS Best Dissertation Prize in the Aviation Applications Section of the INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics Society. This prize is awarded following Farshid’s presentation of his research in a special session at the INFORMS Annual Meeting on October 6, 2013. As part of this prize, Farshid has received a plaque and an honorarium of $500. This is the first such award to WSU.
  • Best Paper Award, Society of Operations Management, 2012.
    Kumar, A., Chinnam, R.B., “Strategic Capacity Planning and Management of Remanufactured Products,” 16th Annual International Conference of the Society of Operations Management (SOM 2012), IIT Delhi, India, December 21-23, 2012.
  • Gold Paper Award, ITS Michigan Annual Meeting, Intelligent Transportation Society, 2012. 
    Movahednejad, M. and Chinnam, R.B., “Efficient Routing on Large-Scale Dynamic Networks under ITS Using Hierarchical Communities,” ITS Michigan Annual Meeting & Exposition, Dearborn, MI, June 1, 2011.
  • Outstanding Faculty Service Award, Engineering Student Faculty Board, Wayne State University, 2012.
  • Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award in the Natural Sciences/Engineering, Wayne State University, 2012. Outstanding Graduate Mentor Awards honor Graduate Faculty recognized by their departments and their graduate students as excellent graduate mentors. Up to four awards are granted annually. Each award includes a $2,500 honorarium and a citation presented at the Faculty Recognition Ceremony.
  • Most Productive Researcher, Faculty Annual Peer Reviews, Industrial & Systems Engineering Department, Wayne State University, 2002-2012 (Peer Evaluations Started in 2002).
  • Gold Paper Award, ITS Michigan Annual Meeting, Intelligent Transportation Society, 2011. 
    Movahednejad, M. and Chinnam, R.B., “State-Space Reduction in Modeling Traffic Network Dynamics for Efficient Graph-Based Hierarchical Routing Algorithms under ITS,” ITS Michigan Annual Meeting & Exposition, Dearborn, MI, June 1, 2011.
  • Bronze Paper Award, ITS Michigan Annual Meeting, Intelligent Transportation Society, 2011. 
    Guner, A., Chinnam, R.B., and Murat, A.E., “Dynamic Routing Policies in Stochastic Time-Dependent Networks Under ITS,” ITS Michigan Annual Meeting & Exposition, Dearborn, MI, June 1, 2011.
  • Best Data Mining Paper Award - Finalist, INFORMS Annual Meeting, 2010.
    Kumar, A., Chinnam, R.B., Guo, Y., and Tseng, F., “Hidden-Markov Model based Sequential Clustering for Autonomous Diagnostics,”INFORMS Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, November 7-10, 2010.
  • Best Paper - Bronze Award, ITS Michigan Annual Meeting, Intelligent Transportation Society, 2010. 
    Guner, A., Chinnam, R.B., and Murat, A.E., “Dynamic Routing in Stochastic Time-Dependent Networks for Milk-Run Tours with Time Windows,” ITS Michigan Annual Meeting, Dearborn, MI, May 19- 20, 2010.
  • Best Paper Award, American Society for Engineering Management, 2008. 
    Nepal, B., Chinnam, R.B., Petrycia, J., Brush, E., Chisholm, C., Hearn, M., and Meixner, M., “A quality-based business model for determining non-product investment: A case study from a Ford automotive engine plant,” Engineering Management Journal, Vol. 19, No. 3, pp. 31-46, 2007.
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, Engineering Student Faculty Board, Wayne State University, 2005.
  • Outstanding Faculty Service Award, College of Engineering, Wayne State University, 2003.
  • Finalist, Best Paper Award, ANNIE Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, 2000. Paper was later invited and published in International Journal of Smart Engineering System Design.
  • Preferred Professor, Mortar Board Honor Society, North Dakota State University, 1999.
  • Researcher of the Year Award - Runner Up, College of Engineering and Architecture, North Dakota State University, 1999.
  • Finalist, Best Novel Engineering Application Paper, ANNIE Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, 1997. Paper was later invited and published in International Journal of Smart Engineering System Design.
  • Nominee, Most Outstanding Graduate Student, Texas Tech University, 1994.
  • Merit Scholarship, Texas Tech University, 1989-1990.
  • Outstanding Academic Performance Award, T.M.A. Pai Foundation, 1988.
  • General Proficiency Award, Manipal Institute of Technology, 1985, 1986, and 1987.
  • Sri Sudhakara Reddy Memorial Award for Best Mechanical Engineering Student of the Year, 1986.

Biographical Citations:

  • Listed in Marquis Who’s Who in the World, 2004.
  • Listed in AcademicKey's Who's Who in Engineering Education, 2002.
  • Listed in Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering, 1997.
  • Google Scholar Citations

 

Accomplishments
  • November 5, 2013
    Ratna Babu Chinnam,  is co-author of two papers that will be presented at the 2013 INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) Southeast Michigan Symposium, held Friday, Nov. 8 at Wayne State University. The papers are titled "Optimal Routing for Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles" and "A Cost Sensitive Inpatient Bed Reservation Approach to Reduce Emergency Department Boarding Times." The symposium is intended to re-energize the operations research and management sciences community and bring together professionals from academia, industry and government to share their work and experiences.More information here: http://engineering.wayne.edu/pdf/informs-se_mi_symposium_agenda-final.pdf

  • September 30, 2013
    Ratna Babu Chinnam,  crossed the 1,000 citation mark last week on Google Scholar.

  • February 5, 2013
    Ratna Babu Chinnam,  received a best paper award at the Society of Operations Management conference held in December 2012 in New Delhi, India. The paper, which was written jointly with alumnus Akhilesh Kumar, is titled "Strategic Capacity Planning and Management of Remanufactured Products."

     

  • April 30, 2012
    Ratna Babu Chinnam,  has received a promotion to full professor.

  • February 22, 2012
    Ratna Babu Chinnam,  ISE associate professor, graduate chair and co-director of the Global Executive Ph.D. Track Program, was named the recipient of the 2012 Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award in Natural Sciences/Engineering at WSU. This award is made in recognition of his exceptional contributions to the mentoring of Wayne State graduate students. Dr. Chinnam's achievements will be recognized at the Academic Recognition Ceremony on April 26, at 4 p.m. in the McGregor Conference Center.

In the News
  • Ratna Babu Chinnam talked big data and business analytics with The Craig Fahle Show on March 24, 2014.


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  • Ratna Babu Chinnam is highlighted in this TV Channel 7 Spanish broadcast from Barranquilla, Colombia, that covered NSF PASI Institute activities July 15-26. Dr. Chinnam is featured around the 1:18 minute mark. More on the WSU-led PASI 2013: Manufacturing Innovation through Sustainable Design conference at http://pasi.eng.wayne.edu/.


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