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Cornell University

Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition

Dr. Nagesh Gavirneni

Nagesh Gavirneni is a professor of operations management in the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. His research interests are in the areas of supply chain management, inventory control, production scheduling, simulation, and optimization. He is now using these models and methodologies to solve problems in healthcare, agriculture, and humanitarian logistics in developing countries. Previously, he was an assistant professor in the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, the chief algorithm design engineer of SmartOps, a software architect at Maxager Technology, Inc., and a research scientist with Schlumberger. He has an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from IIT-Madras, a master’s degree from Iowa State University, and a PhD from Carnegie Mellon University.