Avanti Sethi

Clinical Associate Professor - Management
Tags: Supply Chain Operations Management

Professional Preparation

B.Sc. - Physical Science
University of Gauhati, India - 2018
M.Sc. - Physics / Electronics
University of Kanpur, India - 2018
Ph.D. - Operations Research
Carnegie Mellon University - 2018
M.S. - Operations Research / MIS
Carnegie-Mellon University - 2018


Sethi, Avanti,  “Use of Excel in Statistics: Problem Solving vs Problem Understanding” International Journal on Integrating Technology in Education,  Vol. 4, No. 4, December 2015 2015 - Publication
Neil Geismar , U.V. Manoj ,  Avanti Sethi ,  Chelliah Sriskandarajah, “Scheduling Robotic Cells served by a Dual-Arm Robot”, IIE Transactions (2012), 44, 230-241, Jan 2012 2012 - Publication
Denny Hong-Mo Yeh, Awanti Sethi, Suresh P. Sethi, Chelliah Sriskandarajah, “Scheduling of the Injection Process for a Golf Head Fabrication Line,”  International Journal of Operations & Quantitative Management, Vol 7, No. 3, Sept 2001 2001 - Publication
Gupta, M. & Sethi, A.P., "Investing in Tax Deferred Schemes," Southem Business Review, Vol. 21, No.1, 16-24, 1995. 1995 - Publication
Stanley, Jonathan & Sethi, A.P., "Solving Production Smoothing Problems with a Nonlinear Candidate Constraint Method," Naval Research Logistics, Volume 37, 579-586, 1990. 1990 - Publication
Mehrez A. and Sethi, A.P., "Hierarchical Planning of Project-Selection Problems with Information Purchasing," Journal of the Operational Research Society, Volume 40, No. 3, 267-279; 1989. 1989 - Publication
Sethi, A.P. & Mehrez, A., "Probing Through the Intersection of Hyperplanes," Operations Research Letters, Vol. 8, 165-170, 1989. 1989 - Publication
Sethl, A.P. and Gerald L. Thompson, "Solution of Constrained Generalized Transportation Problem Using the Pivot and Probe Algorithm," Computers and Operations Research, .VoI. 13, 1986, 1-9. 1986 - Publication
Sethi, Awanti P. and Gerald L. Thompson, "The Pivot and Probe Algorithm for Solving a Linear Program," Mathematical Programming, Volume 29, No. 2, 219-233, 1984. 1984 - Publication
Sethi, Awanti P. and Gerald L. Thompson, "The Noncandidate Constraint Method for Reducing the Size of a Linear Program," in Lecture Notes in Economical Systems, No. 206, Karvvan, Lotti, Telgen, and Zionts (eds.), 1983, 135-144. 1983 - Publication


Clinical Associate Professor
UT Dallas [2007–Present]

Additional Information

Other activities
  • Faculty Advisor - Infinity Lions Club
  • Producer / Director / Writer of many short films / documentries / Stage shows
  • President, DFW Indian Lions club
  • President, India Association of Greater Wichita
  • Vice president, Asian Association of Greater Wichita
Academic Honors & Award
  • Best Research Paper award at Wichita State University
  • William Larimer Research Fellowship, Carnegie-Mellon University
  • Ranked 7th in M. Sc. (University of Kanpur)
  • Govt. of India National Merit Scholarship
  • Ranked 3rd among all undergraduates at University of Gauhati
Department Chair's Role
  • One of the youngest department chairs elected in the School of Business
  • Tenured and promoted three assistant professors to associate level
  • Hired 4 tenure-track / visiting professors
  • Initiated the process of MIS major (final approval in 1996-97)
  • Promoted flexible course scheduling (2-week, 4-week, and 8-week; very popular now; this helped in department’s tremendous growth despite general decline in Business student enrollment)
  • Involved in AACSB re-accreditation process (re-accreditation was successful )
  • Department’s endowment fund increased from $2,000 to $20,000