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Ganesh Janakiraman

Ganesh Janakiraman

Ashbel Smith Professor
Professor - Management
Ganesh's Webpage

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Operations Research
Cornell University - 2002
M.S. - Operations Research
Cornell University - 2001
B.Tech. - Mechanical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology - Madras, Chennai, India - 1998


W.T. Huh, G. Janakiraman, A. Muharremoglu and A. Sheopuri, Optimal Policies for Inventory Systems with a Generalized Cost Model. Operations Research. Forthcoming. forthcoming - Publication
G. Janakiraman and S. Seshadri. Parametric Concavity in Stochastic Dynamic Programs. 2011. Computers and Industrial Engineering. 61: 1: 98-102. 2011 - Publication
W.T. Huh, G. Janakiraman and M. Nagarajan, Average Cost Single-Stage Inventory Models: An Analysis Using a Vanishing Discount Approach. 2011. Operations Research. 59: 1: 143-155. 2011 - Publication
W. T. Huh and G. Janakiraman. Base-Stock Policies in Capacitated Assembly Systems: Convexity Properties. Naval Research Logistics. 2010 - Publication
W.T. Huh, G. Janakiraman and M. Nagarajan. Capacitated Serial Inventory Systems: Sample Path and Stability Properties under Base-Stock Policies. Operations Research. 2010 - Publication
W.T. Huh and G. Janakiraman. On the Optimal Policy Structure in Serial Inventory Systems with Lost Sales. Operations Research. 2010 - Publication
A. Sheopuri, G. Janakiraman and S. Seshadri, “New Policies for the Stochastic Inventory Control Problem with Two Supply Sources” Operations Research. 2010 - Publication
W.T. Huh, G. Janakiraman, J. Muckstadt and P. Rusmevichientong. 2009. An Adaptive Algorithm for Finding the Optimal Base-Stock Policy in Lost Sales Inventory Systems with Censored Demand. Mathematics of Operations Research 34:2: 397-416. 2009 - Publication


Associate Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [2009–Present]
Assistant Professor
New York University [2003–2009]
Visiting Assistant Professor
Cornell University [2002–2003]


Lost Sales Inventory Models: Some Recent Results
2006–2006 Fuqua School of Business, Duke University.
Lost Sales Inventory Models: Some Recent Results
2007–2007 Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University
Lost Sales Inventory Models: Some Recent Results
2007–2007 Sloan School of Management, MIT.
Optimality of (s,S) Replenishment Policies for Inventory Systems with Heterogeneous Sales Channels.
2006–2006 INFORMS Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh.
A Comparison of the Optimal Costs of Two Canonical Inventory Systems.
2006–2006 Indian School of Business.

Additional Information

Professional recognitions and honors:
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, 5/2002, Cornell University, School of O.R.I.E, Ithaca, NY 14850.
  • Meritorious Service Award [for service as a reviewer], 2/2009, The Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society.
Professional memberships:
  • Institute for Operations Research and Management Science, 2003 – Now.
  • The Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society, 2003 – Now.

Service – reviewing, refereeing and administrative work with professional societies and organizations (e.g. editorship, associate editorship, officer, etc.); departmental, college, university committees; community service, etc.:

  • 2009-Now Associate Editor for Operations Research Letters
  • 2003-Now Ad hoc reviewer for the following journals: Annals of Operations Research, Computers and Industrial Engineering, European Journal of Operational Research, IIE Transactions, Information Systems and Operational Research, Management Science, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, Mathematics of Operations Research, Naval Research Logistics, Operations Research, Operations Research Letters, Production and Operations Management.
  • 2009 Reviewer for the INFORMS Junior Faculty Interest Group paper award.
  • 2003-2009 Served on the Ph.D. curriculum committee, Ph.D. admissions committee and faculty recruiting committee multiple times in the Operations Management Group at the Stern School of Business, NYU.