Suresh Sethi

Eugene McDermott Chair
Endowed Professorship - Management
Director of Center for Intelligent Supply Networks,
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Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Industrial Administration
Carnegie Mellon University - 1972
Ph.D. - Major: Operations Research Minor: Industrial Administration
Carnegie Mellon University - 1972
Carnegie Mellon University - 1971
M.S. - Busness Adminstration
Washington State University - 1969
M.B.A. - Production Management
Washington State University - 1969
B. Tech. - Major: Mechanical Engineering Minor: Industrial Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology - 1967

Research Areas

Research Interests
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Partially Observed Inventory Models
  • Hierarchical Decisions in Dynamic Stochastic Manufacturing Systems
  • Dynamic and Stochastic Competitive Advertising Models
  • Optimal Pricing, Development and Maintenance of Software
  • Decision, Forecast, and Rolling Horizons in Dynamic Optimization Problems
  • Scheduling and Sequencing in Robotic Cells
  • Mathematical Finance
  • Genuine Savings and Value of Population
Teaching Interests

Supply Chain Management
Optimal Control Theory and Applications
Management Science/Operations Research

Graduate Courses Taught (1997-present)
MAS8V25 Research Seminar on Optimal Control Applications
OPRE6363 Inventory Control
OPRE7320 Optimal Control Theory
OPRE7351 Seminar in Operations Management

Current and Future Research Interests
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Partially Observed Inventory Models
  •  Hierarchical Decisions in Dynamic Stochastic Manufacturing Systems
  •  Dynamic and Stochastic Advertising Models
  • Optimal Pricing, Development and Maintenance of Software
  • Decision, Forecast, and Rolling Horizons in Dynamic Optimization Problems
  • Scheduling and Sequencing of Robotic Cells
  • Mathematical Finance
  • Genuine Savings and Value of Population
Short Bio

Suresh P. Sethi is Eugene McDermott Professor of Operations Management and Director of the Center for Intelligent Supply Networks at The University of Texas at Dallas. He has written 7 books and published nearly 400 research papers in the fields of manufacturing and operations management, finance and economics, marketing, and optimization theory. He teaches a course on optimal control theory/applications and organizes a seminar series on operations management topics. He initiated and developed the doctoral programs in operations management at both University of Texas at Dallas and University of Toronto. He serves on the editorial boards of several journals including Production and Operations Management and SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization. He was named a Fellow of The Royal Society of Canada in 1994. Two conferences were organized and two books edited in his honor in 2005-6. Other honors include: IEEE Fellow (2001), INFORMS Fellow (2003), AAAS Fellow (2003), POMS Fellow (2005), IITB Distinguished Alum (2008), SIAM Fellow (2009), POMS President (2012).


Sethi, S.P. and Thompson, G.L., Optimal Control Theory: Applications to Management Science and Economics, Third Edition, Springer. forthcoming - Publication
Sethi, S.P. and Thompson, G.L., Solution Manual for Optimal Control Theory: Applications to Management Science and Economics, Third Edition, Springer. forthcoming - Publication
Bensoussan, A., Chen, S. and Sethi, S.P., Linear-Quadratic Differential Games with Mixed Leadership: The Open-Loop Solution, in Numerical Algebra, Control and Optimization, Special Edition to honor Professor George Leitmann, K.L. Teo and B.S. Goh (Eds.), forthcoming. forthcoming - Publication
Bensoussan, A., Chen, S., and Sethi, S.P., Feedback Stackelberg Solutions of Infinite-Horizon Stochastic Differential Games, A volume dedicated to Professor Charles Tapiero, Fouad El Ouardighi and Konstantin Kogan (Eds.), forthcoming. forthcoming - Publication
Prasad, A. and Sethi, S.P., Dynamic Advertising, Springer. forthcoming - Publication
Bensoussan, A. akanyildirim, M., and Sethi, S.P., Inventory Control with Partial Observations, SIAM. forthcoming - Publication
Chand, S. and Sethi, S.P., Multi-period Lot-sizing with Stationary Demand: Extension to Forecast Horizons, Handbook of EOQ Inventory Problems: Stochastic and Deterministic Models and Applications, Jason Choi (Ed.), Springer, New York, 2013, forthcoming. 2013 - Publication
Bardhan, A.K., Dawande, M., Gavirneni, S., Mu, Y., and Sethi, S.P., Forecast and Rolling Horizons under Demand Substitution and Production Changeovers: Analysis and Insights, IIE Transactions, 2012, forthcoming. 2012 - Publication
Chutani, A. and Sethi, S.P., "Cooperative Advertising in a Dynamic Retail Market Oligopoly," Dynamic Games and Applications, 2012, forthcoming. 2012 - Publication
Prasad, A., Sethi, S.P., and Naik, P., Understanding the Impact of Churn in Dynamic Oligopoly Markets, Automatica, 48, 2012, 2882-2887. 2012 - Publication


Eugene McDermott Professor of Operations Management
The University of Texas at Dallas [2011–Present]
Charles & Nancy Davidson Distinguished Professor
University of Texas at Dallas
Visiting Professor
GREQAM [2005–2005]
Visiting Professor
Bilkent University [2003–2003]
Visiting Professor
Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration [2002–2002]
Visiting Professor
University of Toronto [2001–2001]
Visiting Professor
University of Siena [2000–2000]
Visiting Professor
University of Vienna [1999–1999]
Visiting Professor
Curtin University [1998–1998]
Ashbel Smith Professor of Operations Management
University of Texas at Dallas

Additional Information


a. Science Academies and Research Institutes

Fellow, The Royal Society of Canada (The Canadian Academies of Science)

Fellow, New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS)

Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Senior Research Fellow, IC2 Institute, University of Texas at Austin

b. Membership in Professional Societies

Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS)

Decision Sciences Institute (DSI)

Fellow, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)

Institute of Industrial Engineers (lIE)

International Society on Methodology for Complex Societal Problems

Operations Research Society of India (ORSI), Life Member

Fellow, Production and Operations Management Society (POMS), Life Member

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

Society of Operations Management (India)

Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

The Society of Management Science and Applied Cybernetics (SMSAC) (India)

c. Contributed and Invited Papers presented in Conferences

The list is available on request.

d. Invited Talks at Universities/Institutes

2008 National Institute of Industrial Engineers, Bombay, India (March 11)

Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India (March 12)

Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India (March 18)

Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX (March 28)

2007 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland (Feb.27)

University of Osnabruck, Osnabruck, Germany (March 1)

University of Venice, Venice, Italy (March 5)

Institute of Mathematical Finance, Frankfurt, Germany, (March 6)

University of Kuwait, Kuwait City, Kuwait, (March 18)

Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile (August 3)

University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY (October 23)

Center for Mathematics Research (CIMAT), Guanajuato, Mexico (Nov. 12)

2006 University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada (May 2-3)

University of California, Riverside, CA (May 11)

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (June 3)

Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey (July 7)

Carnegie Mellon University (August 21-22)

2005 Laboratoire d'Automatique de Grenoble, Grenoble, France (June 16)

ESADE, Barcelona, Spain (July 1)

University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii (July 15)

Fu Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan (July 19, 22)

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (Sept. 16)

University of St. Thomas, Manila, Philippines (Dec. 3)

University of Philippines, Manila, Philippines (Dec. 5)

Yunnan Normal University, Kunming, China (Dec. 24)

2004 Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India (January 12)

Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India (January 12)

University of Washington, Seattle, WA (February 13)

University of Texas, Austin, TX (March 8)

2003 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC (February 21)

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (March 13)

Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey (July 11)

Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey (July 18)

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (October 7)

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA (November 3)

University of Texas at Dallas, TX (November 17)

Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, India (December 12)

Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi, India (December 17)

Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, India (December 18)

National Institute of Technology & Industrial Engineering, Bombay, India (December 28)

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India (December 29)

2002  Columbia University, New York, NY (February 26)

Lund University, Lund, Sweden (May 31)

Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration,Helsinki, Finland (June 11,25)

Helsinki University of Technology, Helsinki, Finland (June 13)

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA (November 12)

University of California, Berkeley, CA (November 20)

Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, Palo Alto, CA (November 21) 

American A irlines, Dallas, TX (December 5)

2001 Purdue University, Lafayette, IN (April 27)

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK (June 11)

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (July 20)

University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil (August 15)

2000 Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey (June 19)

Universita' di Siena, Siena, Italy (June 21 and June 26)

Universita' di Vicenza, Vicenza, Italy (July 3)

Universita' di Padova, Padova, Italy (July 4)

Universita' di Brescia, Brescia, Italy (July 5)

Universita' di Pisa, Pisa, Italy (July 7)

Universita' degli Studi di L'Aquila, Coppito, Italy (July 11)

Swiss Federal Institute of Tech., Zurich, Switzerland, (August 23)

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, (October 30)

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India (December 18) 1999 Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (March 8) University of Houston, Houston, TX (March 10-11) University of Lugano, Lugano, Switzerland (June 18) Universite Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France (June 22) University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany (June 28) Universitaet Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany (June 23) 1998 The University of Texas, Austin, TX (March 13) The Univ. of Texas at Dallas, Dept.of Math.,Richardson, TX (Nov. 17) 1997 University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX (Jan. 31) National Taiwan Institute of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan (Apr. 10) National Central University, Chungli, Taiwan (Apr. 11) National Cheng-Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan (Apr. 16) Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou, China (Apr. 24) Xian Jiao-Tong University, Xian, China (Apr. 29) Qinghua University, Beijing, China (May 6) Institute of Applied Mathematics, Academia Sinica, Beijing (May 8) Hong Kong University of Science And Technology, Hong Kong (July) 1996 University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria (April) Qinghua University, Beijing, China (June 3) Shanghai Jiao-Tong University, Shanghai, China (June 6) Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India (Dec. 10) Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, India (Dec.) 1995 Bilkent University, Indust. Eng., Ankara, Turkey (April 7, Sept 11) Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, (June 14) National Central University, Chungli, Taiwan (June) Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, India (July 5) 1994 LAAS, CNRS, Toulouse, France (May 13) Ecole des Mines des Nantes, Nantes, France (May 17) Universite Nantes, Dept. of Economics, France (May 17) Universite Lyon 1, INSA, Lyon, France (May 19, 26) University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland (June 2) INRIA - Lorrain, Metz, France (June 6) Columbia University, New York City (Nov. 22) 1993 Carnegie Mellon University, GSIA (Oct. 16) Carleton University, Ottawa 1992 Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, India (Jan. 10) Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand (Jan. 20, 21) University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. (March 16) Universite Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France (April) INRIA - Lorraine, Metz, France (April) Imperial College of Science, Engineering and Medicine, London, England, (June 24) University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario (July 20) 1991 University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, (March 5,12,19) Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand (Mar. 22) University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand (March 25) Auckland University, Auckland, New Zealand (March 26) Wichita State University, Wichita, KS (Oct. 1) McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario (Oct. 28) 1990 University of Toronto, Dept. of Industrial Engineering (November) The University of New South Wales, Kensington, N.S.W., Australia (December) The University of Western Australia, Nedland, W.A., Australia (December) 1988 GERAD, Universite de Montreal, Montreal 1987 Fraunhofer Institut fuer Arbeitswirtschaft und Organization, Stuttgart, West Germany Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India National Institute for Training in Industrial Eng, Bombay, India Universite Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France Inst. of Mathematics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland 1986 Shanghai Jiao-Tong Univ., Shanghai, China Xi an Jiao-Tong University, Xian, China Nankai University, Tianjin, China Zhong shan University, Guangzhou, China National University of Singapore, Kent Ridge, Singapore Technical University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. 1985 Applied Mathematics, Brown University, Providence, R.I. GERAD, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec 1984 Technische Universitaet, Vienna, Austria University of Modena, Modena, Italy Fraunhofer Institut fuer Arbeitswirtschaft und Organisation, Stuttgart, Germany Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna, Austria, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia The University of New South Wales, Kensington, Australia The University of New Castle, New Castle, Australia University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Australia Monash University, Melbourne, Australia National University of Singapore, Kent Ridge, Singapore 1983 GERAD, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas 1982 Tillburg University, Tillburg, The Netherlands Industrial & Operations Engineering, U. Of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. School of Management, SUNY, Buffalo, New York 1981 Universitaet Konstanz, Konstanz, West Germany GERAD, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec 1980 Technische Universitaet, Vienna, Austria Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna, Austria Universitaet Graz, Graz, Austria Universitaet Bremen, Bremen, Germany Goethe Universitaet, Frankfurt, Germany Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, India INRIA, Rocquencourt, France 1972 - 79 Harvard Business School, Boston, MA University of Chicago Business School, Chicago, IL Sloan School, MIT, Cambridge, MA Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY GSIA, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA Wharton, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA School of Management, SUNY, Buffalo, NY Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
a. University of Toronto Operations Management - Area Coordinator, 1995-1997 Learning Resources Committee, 1996-1997 Coordinator, Ph.D. Program in Operations Management, 1989-95 Ph.D. Committee, 1981-82, 1987-95 Promotions Committee, 1979-86, 1994-95 Admissions and Standards Committee, 1978-80, 1985-87 Computer Committee, 1983-84 Curriculum Committee, 1974-76, 1980-83 Ad Hoc Committee on Management Research Forum 1974-75 Library Committee 1973-74 b. University of Texas at Dallas Research and Ph.D. Committee, School of Management, 1997-present Committee on Faculty Standing and Conduct 1998-2001 Tenure Review Committee: Y. Ryu, 1998-1999 Recruiting Committee in Operations Management, 1998-present Ad Hoc Committee: Y. Xu, 1998 - 1999 Academic Policy & Planning Committee, School of Management, 1999-present Personnel Review, School of Management, 1999-2006 University Research Council 2000-2001 Search Committee for VP Research, 2000-20001 Ad Hoc Committee Chairman: R. Gupta, 2000-2001 Ad Hoc Committee: S. Janakiraman, 2000 - 2001 Full Professor Promotion Committee: C. Sriskandarajah, 2000 - 2001 Recruiting committee in Information Systems, 2001-2002 Facility Committee, School of Management, 2001-2003; 2005 Tenure Review Committee: Y. Xu, 2001-2002 Strategic Planning Committee - Chair, Research SAT, 2002 Tenure/Promotion Review Committee Chairman: M. Dawande, 2002, 20007 Ad Hoc Committee: M. Cakanyildirim, 2002 Full Professor Promotion Committee: C. Bambach, 2002 Faculty Advisory Committee, Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance, 2003 Intellectual Property Committee, 2003 - present Art Committee, School of Management, 2003 Tenure/Promotion Review Committee: A. Prasad, 2004 Faculty Hearing Tribunal, 2004-present School Peer Review Committee for SOM, 2004, 2006 Tenure Review Committee Chairman: M. Cakanyildirim, 2005-2006 Tenure Review Committee Chairman: A. Bensoussan, 2006 Tenure/Promotion Committee: E. Haruvy, 2007 c. University of Texas at Dallas Delegations Indian Institute of Technology, India (Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Roorkee), December 2004. Center for Mathematics Research (CIMAT), Guanajuato, Mexico, November 2004. d. Thesis Committees University of Texas at Dallas: N. Subramanian, Computer Science, 2003 H. Neil Geismar, Operations Mgmt., 2003 Subodha Kumar, Operations Management, 2001 The Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong: Choi Tsan Ming, External Examiner, 2002 University of South Australia: Minh-Tuan Nguyen, External Examiner, 1999 University of Toronto: Richard Bird, Business Economics Nguyen Manh-Hung, Political Economy Tim Muzondo, Political Economy David Yao, Industrial Engineering Hichem Kamoun, Ind. Engineering, 1994 Chen Wei Xu, Operations Management, 1995 Youhua Chen, Operations Management, 1996 Shu Lin Chen, Electrical Eng., 1996 T. Ganesharajah, Mech. & Ind. Eng., 1997 Carnegie Mellon University: Suresh Chand, Operations Mgmt., 1977-78 e. Doctoral Students Supervised/Co-Supervised Houmin Yan 1989-94 (Currently at Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, HK) Yingmeng Wang 1990-95 (Currently at Bank of Montreal, Toronto, Canada) Feng Cheng 1990-95 (Currently at IBM Research Div., T.J. Watson Research Center, NY) Xiaohang Yue 1998-02 (Currently at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI) A. Krishnamoorthy 2000-04 (Currently at University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL) Xianghua Gan 2000-05 (Currently at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK) Qi Feng 2003-06 (Currently at University of Texas, Austin, TX) J. Zhou 2000-06 (Currently at University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC) f. Post-Doctoral Fellows Supervised Sita Bhaskaran, 1979-82 (Currently at General Motors Research Labs, Warren, MI) Richard Hartl, 1982-83 (Currently Professor, University of Vienna, Austria) H. Mortazavian, 1983-84 (Currently Associate Research Engineer, Center of Flight Systems Research, UCLA) Christian Bes, 1984-86 (Currently Ingenieur, Aerospatiale Co. and Professor, Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France C. Sriskandarajah 1986-87 (Currently Professor, University of Texas at Dallas) A. Gunasekaran 1987-88 (Currently Professor, University of Massachusetts, North, Dartmouth, MA) Sheldon Lou 1987-88 (Currently Professor, California State University, San Marcos,CA) Gerhard Sorger 1988-89 (Currently Professor, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.) Wieslaw Kubiak 1988-90 (Currently Associate Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland) Qing Zhang  1989-91(Currently Associate Professor, University of Georgia, Athens, GA) Jiong Jiang 1990-91(Currently Analyst, CIBC, Toronto, Ontario) Elena Kritchagina 1990-91 Xunyu Zhou 1991-93 (Currently Associate Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong) Steef van de Velde 1992-93 (Currently Professor, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands) Chand Samaratunga 1992-93 (Currently CEO, Lanka Internet Services, Colombo, Sri Lanka) Abel Cadenillas 1993-94 (Currently Professor, University of Alberta, Edmonton) Wulin Suo 1994-96 (Currently Assistant Professor, Queens University, Kingston, Canada) Dirk Beyer 1995-97 (Currently Project Manager, Hewlett Packard Labs, Palo Alto, CA) Ramaswamy Sridhar 1996-97(Currently Senior Consultant, i2 Technologies, Burlington,Ontario, Canada) Mark Levin 1998-98 (Currently Research Assoc., College of Judea and Samaria, Israel) Hanqin Zhang 1996-99 (Currently Professor, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China) Arnab Bisi 1997-99 (Currently Assistant Professor, Purdue University, West Layafette, IN) Inna Drobouchevitch 1999-00 (Currently Researcher, Hitron Systems, Inc., Korea) Ruihua Liu 2003-04 (Currently Assistant Professor, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH) Rong Zhang 2004-05 (Currently Assistant Professor, Chong Qing University) J. Minjarez-Sosa 2006-07 (Currently Associate Professor, University of Sonora, Mexico) Yingping Mu 2008 (Currently Associate Professor, University of Electronic Science And Technology of China, Chengdu, China)
Service to Profession
1. Editorial Boards Corresponding Editor, SIAM Journal On Control and Optimization, 2008-Present Member, Journal on Decision and Risk Analysis, 2007-Present Member, International Journal of Engineering, Management & Science, 2006 - Present Assoc. Editor, Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization, 2004 - Present Assoc. Editor, Automatica, 2004 - Present Assoc. Editor, Decision Sciences, 2004 Departmental Editor, Production and Operations Management, 2003 - Present Senior Editor, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, 2001 - 2005 Assoc. Editor, Journal of Mathematical Analysis & Applications, 2000 - 2004 Assoc. Editor, Journal of Scientific & Industrial Research, 1999 - 2003 Assoc. Editor, Journal of Statistics and Management Systems, 1998 - 2004 Advisor, Production and Operations Management, 1990 - 2003 Assoc. Editor, Optimal Control Applications & Methods, 1980 - 2004 Assoc. Editor, Operations Research, 1994 - 1996 Assoc. Editor, Int. Journal of Flexible Manufacturing Systems, 1992 - 1997 Assoc. Editor, Journal of Canadian Operational Research Society, 1981 - 1987 2. Co-editing Activities Guest Editor, Special Issue on Optimal Control Applications to Management Sciences, Automatica, Vol. 42, No.8, August 2006. A Guest Editor, Special Issue on Information Systems and Agile Manufacturing of the International Journal of Agile Manufacturing, Vol. 4, No.2, 2001. Co-editor, Book Series Applied Information Technology, Plenum Pub. Co., New York, 1987-2004. A Co-editor of the Special Issue on Management Systems of the Journal of Large Scale Systems Theory and Applications, Vol. 6, No.2, Apr. 1984. Sethi, S.P. and Thompson, G.L. (Eds.), Special Issue of INFOR on Applied Control Theory, Vol. 19, No.4, Nov. 1981. 3. Offices / Committee Positions Board Member, Value Added Tax (VAT) Project in India for World Bank 2004 - present Member, Academic Advisory Council, Great Lakes Institute Of Management, Chennai, India 2003 - present Member, DSI Strategic Planning for International Affairs Committee 2003-2005 Member, POMS Nominating Committee 2003 Member, POMS Wickham Skinner Early-Career Research Accomplishment Award Committee 2003-2004 Chair, POMS Wickham Skinner Early-Career Research Accomplishment Award Committee 2004-2005 Secretary, POMS (Production & Operations Management) 2000-2001 Member, CORS Award of Merit Committee 1997-1998 Chairman, CORS Award of Merit Committee 1996 - 1997 4. Reviewer of Research Institutes Chinese Academy of Science (2005) GERAD Institute 5. Reviewer of Grant Proposals for National Science Foundation (USA) Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (Canada) Australian Research Council (Australia) Research Grant Council (Hong Kong) Israel Science Foundation (Israel) 6. Plenary Talks at Conferences / Distinguished Lectures Bensoussan, A., Cakanyildirim, M., and Sethi, S.P., "i3: Incomplete Inventory Information the Next Challenge," International Foundation of Production Research Conference (IFPR), July 29-August 2, 2007, Valparaiso, Chile. He, X., Gutierrez, G.J., and Sethi, S.P., "A Review of Stackelberg Differential Game Models in Supply Chain Management," International Conference on Service Systems and Service Management (ICSSM07), June 9-11, 2007, Chengdu, China. Bensoussan, A., Cakanyildirim, M., and Sethi, S.P., "i3: Incomplete Inventory Information the Next Challenge," 11th WSEAS International Conference on Applied Mathematics, March 22, 2007, Dallas, TX. Bensoussan, A., Cakanyildirim, M., and Sethi, S.P., "i3: Incomplete Inventory Information the Next Challenge," XII CLAIO, November 27-30, 2006, Montevideo, Uruguay, (Keynote Address) . Bensoussan, A., Cakanyildirim, M., and Sethi, S.P., "i3: Incomplete Inventory Information the Next Challenge," IEEE International Conference - ICSSM06, October 25-27, 2006, Troyes, France, (Keynote Address) . Gan, X., Sethi, S.P., and Yan, H., "Coordination of a Supply Chain with Risk Averse Agents," Keynote Speech, VIII Annual International Conference of The Society of Operations Management, December 17-20, 2004, Mumbai, India. Dawande, M., Gavirneni, S., Naranpanawe, S., and Sethi, S.P., "Computing Minimal Forecast Horizons in Dynamic Lot-Sizing: An Integer Programming Approach," Second International Workshop DOM-2004, July 25, 2004, Irkutsk, Russia. Sethi, S.P., "Intelligent Supply Networks: India's Role in 2020," Keynote Address, 5th International Management Convention, January 10, 2004, Jodhpur, India. Zhang, Q. and Sethi, S.P., "Near Optimization of Stochastic Dynamic Systems by Decomposition and Aggregation," International Workshop on Singular Perturbations in Dynamical Systems, Control and Optimization, in the Memory of A. A. Pervozvanskii, December 7-10, 2000, Adelaide, Australia. Huang, H., Yan, H., and Sethi, S.P., "Purchase Contract Management with Demand Forecast Updates," The Second West Lake International Conference on Small & Medium Business, October 16-18, 2000, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou, China. Sethi, S.P., Yan, H., and Zhang, H., "Peeling Layers of an Onion: A Periodic Review Inventory Model with Multiple Delivery Modes and Forecast Updates," 21 st National Meeting on Operational Research and Industrial Engineering, June 12-14, 2000, Eastern Mediterranean University, Gazimagusa, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Sethi, S.P., "Optimal Consumption - Investment Decisions Allowing for Bankruptcy: A Survey," Optimization Days 2000, May 15-17, 2000, Montreal, Canada. Sethi, S.P., "Optimal Consumption - Investment Decisions Allowing for Bankruptcy: A Brief Survey," International Workshop on Markov Processes & Controlled Markov Chains, August 22-28, 1999, Changsha, China. Sethi, S.P., "Optimal Production Planning in a Stochastic N-Machine Flowshop with Long-Run Average Cost," Indian National Science Academy, October, 1998, New Delhi, India. Sethi, S.P., Zhang, H., and Zhang, Q., "Minimum Average-Cost Production Planning in Stochastic Manufacturing Systems," Barrett Lecture, March 22, 1997, The University of Knoxville, Knoxville, KY. Sethi, S.P., "Some Insights into Near-Optimal Plans for Stochastic Manufacturing Systems," The SIAM-AMS Workshop on Mathematics of Stochastic Manufacturing Systems, June 17-22, 1996, Williamsburg, VA. Sethi, S.P., "Some Insights into Near-Optimal Plans for Stochastic Manufacturing Systems," Distinguished Speakers Workshop on Markov Chains, 1995, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia. 1994: Slovensko Drustuo Informatika, Portoroz, Slovenia 1992: Forest Management Hierarchical Planning Workshop, Toronto, Canada 1990: International Conference on Operations Research, Vienna, Austria 1987: II International Conference on Production Systems, Paris, France 1984: VIII Convegno, A.M.A.S.E.S., Modena, Italy 7. Conference Session Organization/Chairs; Program Committees; Panels International Program Committee, 13th IFAC Symposium on Information Control, Problems in Manufacturing (INCOM'09), Moscow, Russia, June 3-5, 2009. International Program Committee, International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management, Taipei, Taiwan, July 29-August 2, 2008. Cluster Co-Chair, "Manufacturing," INFORMS Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, November 4-7, 2007. Session Co-Chair, "Partially Observed Inventory Systems," EURO XXI, Reykjavik, Iceland, July 2-5, 2006. International Program Committee, 12th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing (INCOM'06), Saint Etienne, France, May 17-19, 2006. International Advisory Committee Member, IX Annual SOM Conference, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, India, December 16-18, 2005. Session Chair, "Supply Chain Management," DSI, Barcelona, Spain, July 4, 2005. International Scientific Committee Member, International Conference on Enterprise Resource Planning and Supply Chain Management (ERP-SCM 2004), Hull, UK, June 21-25, 2004. International Scientific Committee Member, RSCMC '04, International Conference on "Responsive Supply Chain and Manufacturing Competitiveness - A Technology Watch," Coimbatore, India, January 8-10, 2004. Panel Member, "Discussion on Research Collaborations," Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, India, January 3, 2004. Panel Member, "Research in Doctoral Programs," IV SOM Conference, Indore, India, December 19-21, 2003. Session Chair, "Stochastic Inventory Models II," INFORMS, San Jose, CA, November 17-20, 2002. International Program Committee Member, International Conference On Global Supply Chain Management (ICGSCM '2002), Beijing, China, August 5-7, 2002. International Scientific Committee Member, SCMIS'200l, International Conference on Supply Chain Management and Information Systems in the Internet Age, Hong Kong, December 17-19, 2001. International Program Committee Member, ICOTA'200l, The 5 th International Conference on Optimization: Techniques and Applications, Hong Kong, December 15-17, 2001. Track Co-chair, "Operations Planning, Scheduling and Control," POM 2001, Orlando, FL, March 30-April 2, 2001. Panel Member, "Academic Job Market," INFORMS 2000 Doctoral Colloquium, San Antonio, TX, November 3-4, 2000. Cluster Chair, "Production and Inventory Planning under Uncertainty," INFORMS, Seoul, Korea, June 19-21, 2000. Cluster Chair, "Production Planning and Control under Uncertainty," INFORMS, Salt Lake City, May 7-10, 2000. Panel Member, Global Supply Chain Management into the 21 st Century, Hong Kong, August 13-14, 1999. International Program Committee Member, ICOTA '98, International Conference on Optimization: Techniques and Application, Perth, Australia, June 22-26, 1998. Invited Session Chair, "Production Planning and Inventory Management," International Symp. on Math. Programming, Lausanne, Switzerland, Aug. 24-29, 1997. Invited Session Co-organizer (with Q. Zhang), "Planning and Scheduling in Stochastic Manufacturing Systems," INFORMS Applied Probability Conference, Boston, June 30 - July 2, 1997. Cluster Chair, "Production Control with Uncertainty," INFORMS, San Diego, May 4-7, 1997. Cluster Chair, "Models of Stochastic Manufacturing Systems," ORSA/TIMS, New Orleans, Oct. 29 - Nov. 1, 1995. Scientific Committee Member, 1995 Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation Conference, Paris, France, Oct. 10-13, 1995. Organizing Committee Member, WISOR'95, International Workshop on Intelligent Scheduling of Robots and FMS, July 2, Holon, Israel and July 6, Jerusalem, Israel, 1995. Session Chair, "Scheduling Jobs and Orders," ORSA/TIMS, Detroit, Oct. 23-26, 1994. Invited Session Chair, "Optimal and Hierarchical Decisions in Manufacturing," ORSA/TIMS, Boston, April 24-27, 1994. Invited Session Chair, "Scheduling of Dynamic Manufacturing Systems" ORSA/TIMS Phoenix, Oct. 31 - Nov. 3, 1993. Invited Session Co-chair (with J. Lasserre), ~Production Planning in Stochastic Manufacturing Systems," International Federation of Automatic Control Congress 1993, Sydney Australia, July 18-23, 1993. Invited Session Co-chair (with J. Lasserre), "Modeling Manufacturing Systems with Uncertainty," International Federation of Automatic Control Congress 1993, Sydney, Australia, July 18-23, 1993. Invited Session Co-chair (with Cecilia Temponi), "Systems Theory Applications in Manufacturing Systems," 31 st IEEE CDC, Tucson, AZ, Dec. 16-18, 1992. Session Chair, "Lot Sizes and Inventory Considerations in Scheduling," POM-92, Orlando, FL, Oct. 18-21, 1992. Chair, General Applications of Operational Research, ORSI, Bangalore, India, Dec. 26-28, 1991. Cluster Chair of Sessions on Modeling Manufacturing Systems, TIMS XXX- SOBRAPO XXIII, Joint International Meeting, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 15-17, 1991. Invited Session Co-chair (with Q. Zhang), "Stochastic Optimization in Manufacturing," 29th IEEE CDC, Honolulu, Hawaii, Dec. 5-7, 1990. Panel Member, "Conceptual Framework for Flexibility in Manufacturing," ORSA/TIMS, Philadelphia, Oct. 29-31, 1990. Session Co-Chair (with Sheldon Lou), "Scheduling Problems Encountered in Hi-Tech Industry," CORS Meeting, Ottawa, May 1990. Session Co-Chair (with Andrew Kusiak), "Mathematical Programming in Manufacturing," at the 13th International Symposium on Mathematical Programming, Tokyo, Japan, Aug. 29 - Sept. 2, 1988. Session Chair, "Stochastic Control, Game Theory and Applications," at the EURO IX/TIMS XXVIII, Paris, France, July 6-8, 1988. Session Co-chair (with Defne Berkin), "Dynamic Consumption Investment Models" at the ORSA/TIMS St. Louis, St. Louis, Oct. 25-28, 1987. Program Committee Member, The Third International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Aug. 11-14, 1987. Session Chair, "Stochastic Models in Manufacturing," at the TIMS/ORSA New Orleans, May 11-13, 1987. Program Committee Member, 2nd International Conference on Production Systems: Scientific, Economic, and Strategic Approach, Paris, France, Apr. 6-10, 1987. Invited Session Co-chair (with Alain Haurie), "Optimal Control and Management Science/Economics Applications" at the 25th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Athens, Greece, Dec. 10-12, 1986. Session Chair, "Investment Strategy" TIMS/ORSA Boston, Boston, April 29-May 1, 1985. Session Chair, "Applied Optimal Control" 25th Annual Conference of the Canadian Operational Research Society, Winnipeg, Manitoba, May 24-26, 1983. Session Chair, "Optimal Control Models in Economics and Management Science" Optimization Days, Montreal, May 13-14, 1982. Session Chair, "Natural Resources Management" at the Joint National TIMS/ ORSA Meeting in Detroit, MI., April 18-21, 1982. Cluster Chair for Optimal Control and Dynamic Programming Area at the TIMS International Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 1979. Session Chair, "Inventory Models" at the Joint National TIMS/ORSA Meeting in New Orleans, LA., April 30-May 2, 1979. Session Co-chair (with George Haines), "OR/MS in Advertising," at the Joint National Meeting of ORSA and TIMS in Las Vegas, Nov. 17-19, 1975.  

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Business Prof Honored by Alma Mater in Bombay
As a small child growing up in the 1950s in the rural village of Ladnun in the Nagaur district of Rajasthan, Dr. Suresh Sethi had never even heard of the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IITB). In March, the highly regarded UT Dallas School of Management professor will be named an IITB Distinguished Alum. The institute each year honors high-achieving alumni who have gained significant distinction in their fields. He joins an elite group of IITB alumni honored for making their mark in board rooms, industries and universities. “IITB is a premier university, and I feel very honored and humbled to receive this prestigious award,” Sethi said. “It’s a confirmation by your peers that you’ve done well. It’s a nice feeling that they chose me.” In a letter to Sethi, Ashok Misra, director of the IITB, said the university is proud to see IITB alumni reach “positions of eminence in industry, academia and business.”
Honor Recognizes Operations Management Expert
School of Management Professor Suresh P. Sethi has been named to the inaugural class of fellows of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). The honor salutes Dr. Sethi for his work in optimal control applied to the management sciences and economics. He joins 193 other honorees as a charter member in the SIAM Fellows Program, which recognizes contributions to the field of applied math and computational science. Dr. Sethi is the Charles and Nancy Davidson Distinguished Professor of Operations Management and director of The School of Management Center for Intelligent Supply Networks. He is internationally known for applying quantitative methods to manufacturing and operations management and has also made fundamental contributions to finance, economics and marketing. His current research interests include supply chain management, inventory control and mathematical finance.
UT Dallas' Suresh Sethi Elected Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science
RICHARDSON, Texas (Feb. 25, 2004) — The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has elected Professor Suresh Sethi of the School of Management at The University of Texas at Dallas to the ranks of AAAS Fellow.    Dr. Sethi is one of only 348 AAAS members, from a total membership of 140,000, elected to the status of fellow by the organization's council in 2004.   He accepted his award in ceremonies in Seattle earlier this month. 

AAAS Chief Executive Officer Alan I. Leshner said fellows are members of the organization who have made distinguished efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or it applications.   The AAAS Fellowship was established in 1874.   AAAS is recognizing Sethi specifically for his contributions to hierarchical decisions in manufacturing, investment/consumption problems with bankruptcy, forecast horizons in dynamic optimization and optimal control applications to management problems.
UTD’s Dr. Suresh Sethi Is Elected POMS Fellow
RICHARDSON, Texas (Feb. 15, 2005) – The Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) has elected Professor Suresh Sethi of the School of Management at The University of Texas at Dallas to the ranks of POMS Fellow. Dr. Sethi is one of only eight POMS members, from a total membership of more than 1,000, elected to the status of fellow by the organization in 2005. He will accept his award in ceremonies in Chicago in May. 

POMS Chief Executive Director Sushil Gupta said fellows are members of the organization who are recognized for their contributions to the field of operations management and to the organization. He said Sethi’s contributions to both have been “outstanding and exceptional.”
Jindal Professors' Work on Inventory Management Keeps Adding Up
Inventory inaccuracy is common for many businesses. While cash registers track incoming orders and outgoing sales, inaccuracy arises because of unrecorded issues including spoilage, damage and theft. 

Three professors in the Naveen Jindal School of Management have researched inventory management for more than 10 years, and, in their latest study, published in the January issue of Production and Operations Management, they developed a new mathematical model to apply to inventory problems. 


Theory and Applications to Operations Management
- (Leave Fellowship) [2018–2018]
Statistical Updating Methods In Risk and Decision Analysis: Applications to Supply Chains (with A. Bensoussan and Metin Cakanyildirim)
$79,000 - ARP [2006–2008]
Inventory Control with Partial Observations and Inspections (with A. Bensoussan and Metin Cakanyildirim)
$200,000 - NSF [2005–2008]
Research in Operations Mgmt.
$175,000 - Ashbel Smith/UTD [1997]
$245,000 - NSERC [1997]