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Dr. Sunderesh Heragu

Regents Professor and Head

Donald and Cathey Humphreys Chair



Areas of Interest

  • Real-time Decision Support for Emergency Preparedness
  • Design and Analysis of Warehouses and Material Handling Systems
  • Stochastic and Deterministic Models for Logistics and Distribution

Academic Qualifications

Ph.D. Industrial Engineering, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
M.B.A., University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Malnad College of Engineering, Hassan, India

Professional Experience

Dr. Sunderesh Heragu serves as Regents Professor and Head of Industrial Engineering and Management at Oklahoma State University where he is also the Donald and Cathey Humphreys Chair. He previously worked at the University of Louisville as Professor and the Mary Lee and George F. Duthie Chair in Engineering Logistics in the Industrial Engineering department and was the Director of the Logistics and Distribution Institute (LoDI). He has also taught as Professor at both the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the State University of New York at Plattsburgh and held visiting appointments at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Technical University of Eindhoven and the University of Twente in the Netherlands, and IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY.

Research & Teaching

Dr. Heragu's research interests are in the development of real-time decision support systems for emergency preparedness for the heathcare and public health and emergency service sectors, modeling and analysis of drive-through mass vaccination clinics, supply chain management, design of next generation factory layouts, intelligent agent modeling of automated warehouse systems, application of RFID technology to improve intra-plant and inter-plant logistics, and integration of design and planning activities in advanced logistical systems.

Honors & Awards

David F. Baker Distinguished Research Award, IISE
IISE Award for Technical Innovation, 2008
IISE Transactions on Design and Manufacturing Award, 1998
IISE Transactions Award for Best Paper published in "Feature Applications"
Gold Award for Excellence for Leadership in Facilities Planning and Design, 1998, 1999
New York State and United University Professions New Faculty Development Award, SUNY Plattsburgh
Delmar W. Karger Award for Oustanding Masters and Doctoral Thesis

Professional Service

Dr. Heragu is regularly invited as a keynote speaker at conferences and was on the editorial board of International Journal of Operations and Quantitative Management, Asia Pacific Journal of Operational Research, European Journal of Industrial Engineering and International Journal of Industrial Engineering.


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