Milind Dawande

Ashbel Smith Professor
Professor - Management
 
972-883-2793
SOM3405
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Tags: Supply Chain Operations Management

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Algorithms, Combinatorics and Optimization
Carnegie Mellon University, Graduate School of Industrial Administration - 1997
M.S. - Algorithms, Combinatorics and Optimization
Carnegie-Mellon University - 1995
M.S. - Mathematics
University of Louisiana, LA - 1993
B.Tech - Computer Science
Birla Institute of Technology and Science - 1991

Research Areas

Research Interests

Theory: Discrete Optimization, Linear and Integer Programming; Polyhedral Theory; Combinatorial Optimization; Logic-based Optimization Methods. Applications: Robotics; Discrete Optimization Models in Manufacturing and Operations; Network Design; Mathematical Programming Models in E-commerce.

Publications

Throughput Optimization in Robotic Cells. Invited speaker at the University of North Carolina. Chapel Hill, NC: October 5-6, 2006. 2006 - Publication
Dominance of Cyclic Solutions and Challenges in the Scheduling of Robotic Cells. With H. Neil Geismar and Suresh P. Sethi. SIAM Review. 47.4. (2005): 709-721. 2005 - Publication
Hop-Constrained Energy-aware Routing in Wireless Sensor Networks. IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM). St. Louis, MO: November 20-December 2, 2005. 2005 - Publication
Approximation Algorithms for k-unit Cyclic Solutions in Robotic Cells. With H. Neil Geismar and Chelliah Sriskandarajah. European Journal of Operational Research. 162.2. (2005): 291-309. 2005 - Publication
Link Scheduling in Sensor Networks: Distributed Edge Coloring Revisited. IEEE INFOCOM. Miami, FL: March 13-17, 2005. 2005 - Publication
Sequencing and Scheduling in Robotic Cells: Recent Developments. With N. Geismar, S. Sethi, and C. Sriskandarajah. Journal of Scheduling. 8.5. (2005): 387-426. (This is a fairly comprehensive survey of the recent throughput optimization literature in robotic cells.) 2005 - Publication
Optimizing Information Acquisition in Sequential Decision Making Under a Budget Constraint. 15th Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS). Las Vegas, Nevada: December 10-11, 2005. 2005 - Publication
Scheduling Web Advertisements: A Note on the MINSPACE Problem. With Subodha Kumar and Chelliah Sriskandarajah. Journal of Scheduling. 8.1. (2005): 97-106. 2005 - Publication
Robotic Cells with Parallel Machines: Throughput Maximization in Constant Travel-Time Cells. With N. Geismar, and C. Sriskandarajah. Journal of Scheduling. 7.5. (2004): 375-395. 2004 - Publication
An Integral Flow-Based Energy-Efficient Routing Algorithm for Wireless Sensor Networks. IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC). Atlanta, GA: March 21-25, 2004. 2004 - Publication

Appointments

Joint Appointment
University of Texas at Dallas [2006–Present]
Associate Professor (with tenure)
University of Texas at Dallas [2003–Present]
Assistant Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [2000–2003]
Research Staff Member
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, NY [1999–2000]
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, NY [1997–1999]

Additional Information

Invited Presentations
  • Commonality Problems in Graphs: Applications and Algorithms, Northwestern University, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Science, May 2007 (forthcoming).
  • Discrete Forecast Horizons: Analysis and Computation, Tutorial, 18"‘ Annual Conference of the Production and Operations Management Society, Dallas, TX, June 2007 (forthcoming).
  • Computing Forecast Horizons: An Integer Programming Approach, Workshop on Mixed Integer Programming, University of Miami, June 2006.
  • Throughput Optimization in Robotic Cells, Kenan-Flagler School of Business, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, October 2006.
  • Throughput Optimization in Robotic Cells, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, July 2004; Institute of Management, Bangalore, December 2003.
  • Computational Methods for Large Scale Integer Programs, Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications, University of Minnesota, October 2002.
  • Scheduling Constant—Travel Time Robotic Cells: Throughput Maximization, POMS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, 2002.
  • lnference—Based Sensitivity Analysis for Mixed-Integer/Linear Programming, Department of Industrial and Management Engg., Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, 2001.
  • Effective Heuristics for Multi-product Shipment Models, INFORMS National Meeting, San Antonio, 2000.
  • The Multiple Knapsack Problem with Color Constraints, INFORMS National Meeting, Cincinnati, 1999.
  • Non-Standard Methods for Integer Programming Problems, Department of Computer Science, University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 1998.
  • A Class of Hard Small Integer Programs, 6th IPCO conference, Houston, 1998.
  • Inference-Based Sensitivity Analysis for Mixed Integer/Linear Programs, International Symposium on Mathematical Programming, Laussane, Switzerland, 1997.
  • Optimizing Gomory Cuts for Pure and Mixed Integer Programs, INFORMS National Meeting, New Orleans, (1995) and INFORMS National Meeting, Atlanta, 1996.
  • OCTANE: A New Heuristic for 0-1 Programs, INFORMS National Meeting, Washington D.C., 1996.
  • Combining and Strengthening Gomory Cuts, 4th IPCO conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1995.
Consulting Activities
  • IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY. (2000-2002)
  • SmartOps, Pittsburgh, PA. (2006—till date)
  • Burlington North Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF), Forth Worth, TX (2006—till date)
     
Experience

University of Texas at Dallas

  • 2006, Fall. Instructor, "Discrete Models in Operations Research", Doctoral Program, School of Management.
  • 2006, Summer. Instructor, "Network FIows", Doctoral Program, School of Management.
  • 2006, Summer. Instructor, "Operations Management", MBA Program, School of Management.
  • 2006, Spring. Instructor, "Operations Management", MBA Program, School of Management.
  • 2005, Fall. Instructor, "Discrete Models in Operations Research", Doctoral Program, School of Management.
  • 2005, Spring. Instructor, "Operations Management", MBA Program, School of Management.
  • 2004, Fall. Instructor, "Discrete Models in Operations Research", Doctoral Program, School of Management.
  • 2004, Fall. Instructor, "Operations Management", Online MBA Program, School of Management.
  • 2004, Fall. Instructor, "Logistics and Distribution", Masters Program, School of Management.
  • 2004, Summer. Instructor, "Network Flows", Doctoral Program, School of Management.
  • 2004, Spring. Instructor, "Introduction to Operations Research", Masters Program, School of Management.
  • 2004, Spring. Instructor, "Operations Management Implementations in the Industry", Masters Program, School of Management.
  • 2003, Fall. Instructor, "Logistics and Distribution", Masters Program, School of Management.
  • 2003, Fall. Instructor, "Discrete Models in Operations Research", Doctoral Program, School of Management.
  • 2003, Spring. Instructor, "Netvvork FIows", Doctoral Program, School of Management.
  • 2003, Summer. Instructor, "Introduction to Operations Research", Masters Program, School of Management.
  • 2003, Spring. Instructor, "Introduction to Operations Research", Masters Program, School of Management.
  • 2002, Fall. Instructor, "Discrete Models in Operations Research", Doctoral Program, School of Management.
  • 2002, Fall. Instructor, "Discrete Models in Operations Research", Doctoral Program, School of Management.
  • 2002, Fall. Instructor, "Introduction to Operations Research", Masters Program, School of Management.
  • 2002, Fall. Instructor, "Discrete Models in Operations Research", Doctoral Program, School of Management.
  • 2002, Fall. Instructor, "lntroduction to Operations Research", Masters Program, School of Management.
  • 2002, Spring. Instructor, "lntroduction to Operations Research", Masters Program, School of Management
  • 2001, Fall. Instructor, "lntroduction to Operations Research", Masters Program, School of Management.
  • 2001, Fall. Instructor, "Discrete Models in Operations Research", Doctoral Program, School of Management.
  • 2001, Spring. Instructor, "Introduction to Operations Research", Masters Program, School of Management.
  • 2000, Fall. Instructor, "Discrete Models in Operations Research", Doctoral Program, School of Management.

Carnegie Mellon University

  • 1997, Summer. Instructor, “Production and Operations Management", Undergraduate Program, GSIA.
  • 1996, Fall. Instructor, "Convex Analysis and Polyhedral Theory", Doctoral Program, GSIA.
  • 1995-1997, Teaching assistant for several courses in the MBA and doctoral programs of the Graduate School of Industrial Administration (GSIA).
     

News Articles

Researchers Explore How Retail Drone Delivery May Change Logistics Networks
Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas say drone technology has the potential to be a genuine game changer in the retail industry, with its promise to enable retailers to offer unheard-of delivery lead times and near-perfect delivery-time customization adaptability.

In a new study, recently published online in Production and Operations Management, three faculty members from the Naveen Jindal School of Management explored how drone delivery could change retail logistics networks. The paper focuses on the use of customer-facing delivery centers, also known as last-mile warehouses.

Dr. Milind Dawande, professor of operations management and one of the paper’s co-authors, said last-mile retail delivery via drones is being viewed as a truly disruptive technology. Retailers worldwide are pursuing approaches to enable faster delivery, and drones arguably represent the most encouraging technological innovation toward this goal, he said.

Affiliations

Students
Gokcen Arkali (Management, co-chair) Dengpan Liu (Management, committee member) Shashidhar Gandham (Computer Science, co-chair) Neil Geismar (Management, co-chair) Sanjeewa Naranpanawe (Management, co-chair) Subodha Kumar (Management, committee member)