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Dr. Manjunath Kamath



Areas of Interest

  • Stochastic modeling and Queuing theory
  • Performance Modeling of Manufacturing Systems and Supply Chains
  • Object-Oriented Modeling and Simulation
  • Petri net Modeling
  • Information Systems


Academic Qualifications

Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1989.
Master of Engineering, Automation, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 1984.
Bachelor of Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, 1982.


Professional Experience

Dr. Kamath joined the IEM faculty in 1989. Currently, he is Professor of Industrial Engineering and Management. He is also the director of the Center for Computer Integrated Manufacturing Enterprises. He also served as the Associate Site Director (2002-2012) and Site Director (2012-2013) of the Center for Excellence in Logistics and Distribution (CELDi), an NSF I/UCRC.
Dr. Kamath has authored or co-authored 7 handbook/book chapters and over 60 refereed papers in journals and conference proceedings in the areas of discrete-event systems modeling and simulation, queueing and analysis of production systems. He was the chair of the Supply Chain and Logistics track of the Annual Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference for the last three years. He was a co-editor of Scalable Enterprise Systems, a research reference published in 2003 in Kluwer’s Integrated Series in Information Systems.
Dr. Kamath has an extensive research background in enterprise modeling, discrete-event systems modeling and performance evaluation using queuing theory, discrete-event simulation, and Petri nets. His current research focuses on the development of freight movement modeling methodologies, modeling supply chain networks and modeling knowledge work environments. Starting in 1993, Dr. Kamath has served as Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator on five projects funded by the National Science Foundation over a 10-year period.  As part of these NSF projects, Dr. Kamath directed the development of a comprehensive object-oriented modeling environment for manufacturing systems; directed the development of a queueing network solver package called RAQS; developed an integrated production management systems framework in collaboration with a research team from the University of Oklahoma; and developed and taught two new graduate level courses in manufacturing enterprise modeling and real-time control of manufacturing systems. For the last 10 years or so, Dr. Kamath’s research has been funded by the Oklahoma Transportation Center, Oklahoma Department of Transportation and the NSF through supplemental grants to CELDi.


Selected Publications and Paper Presentations

  • Satyam, K., A. Krishnamurthy, and M. Kamath, 2013, “Solving general multi-class closed queuing networks using parametric decomposition,” Computers and Operations Research, 40, pp.1777-1789.
  • Srivathsan, S. and M. Kamath, 2012, “An analytical performance modeling framework for supply chain networks,” IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, 9 (2), pp. 265-275.
  • Kamath, M. and S. Srivathsan, 2012, “A comparative evaluation of analytical approximations for production-inventory networks,” Computers and Industrial Engineering, 62, 644-652.
  • Padmanabhan, H. and M. Kamath, 2012, “Applicability of industrial manufacturing innovations and concepts for the industrialization of IT,” in Proceedings of the 2012 Service Research and Innovation Institute Global Conference.
  • Ayodhiramanujan, K. and M. Kamath, 2011, “Integrated analytical performance evaluation models of warehouses,” in Proceedings of the 2011 Industrial Engineering Research Conference (IERC 2011).
  • Kamath, M., S. Srivathsan, R.G. Ingalls, G. Shen, P.S. Pulat, 2011, “TISCSoft: a decision support system for transportation infrastructure and supply chain system planning,” in Proceedings of the 44th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-44), Kauai, HI.
  • Leung, Y.T, N. Caswell, and M. Kamath, 2010, “New profession development: The case for the Business Process Engineer,” a chapter in Service Science and Logistics Informatics: Innovative Perspectives, Z. Luo (Ed.), pp. 336-358, IGI Global.
  • Greve, R. A., R. Sharda, M. Kamath, and A. Gupta, 2007, “The email strategy investigation model (eSim): a DSS for analysis of email processing strategies,” Annals of Information Systems, Vol. 2, pp. 113-138.
  • Sivaraman, E. and M. Kamath, 2005, “Verification of business process designs using MAPS,” in The Next Wave in Computing, Optimization, and Decision, Technologies, (B.L. Golden, S. Raghavan, E.A. Wasil, Eds.), Springer, 303-318.
  • Greve, R.A., R. Sharda, M. Kamath, and A. Kadam, 2005, “Modeling and analysis of email management for improved customer relationship management,” International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling, Vol. 1, Nos. 3&4, pp. 125-137.
  • Ramachandran, P. and M. Kamath, 2004, “A sufficient condition for reachability in a general Petri net,” Discrete Event Dynamic Systems: Theory and Applications, Vol. 14, No. 3, 251-266.
  • Dalal, N., M. Kamath, W. Kolarik, and E. Sivaraman, 2004, “Toward an integrated framework for modeling enterprise processes,” Communications of the ACM, Vol. 47, No. 3, 83-87.
  • Kamath, M. 2003, “Performance analysis of supply chain networks,” in Proceedings of the International Workshop on IT-Enabled Manufacturing, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 100-108.
  • Scalable Enterprise Systems: An Introduction to Recent Advances, 2003, V. Prabhu, S. Kumara, and M. Kamath (Editors), Kluwer Academic Publishers, MA.
  • Delen, D., D. Pratt, and M. Kamath, 2001, “Enabling multi-use, multi-tool models of manufacturing systems through an experimental frame expert system,” Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 247-255.
  • Krishnamoorthy, B. and M. Kamath, 2000, “Scheduling in a cellular manufacturing environment: a review of recent research,” Engineering Valuation and Cost Analysis, Vol. 2., pp. 409-423.
  • Kamath, M., 1994, “Recent developments in modeling and performance analysis tools for manufacturing systems,” In Computer Control of Flexible Manufacturing Systems, (S. Joshi and J. Smith, Eds.), Chapman & Hall, London, pp. 231-263.
  • Suri, R., J.L. Sanders, and M. Kamath, 1993, “Performance evaluation of production net­works,” in Handbooks in Operations Research and Management Science, Vol. 4: Logistics of Production and Inventory, (S.C. Graves et al., Eds.), Elsevier Science Publishers, B.V., pp. 194-286.
  • Mize, J.H., H.C. Bhuskute, D.B. Pratt, and M. Kamath, 1992, “Modeling of integrated manufacturing systems using an object-oriented approach,” IIE Transactions, Vol. 24, No. 3, pp. 14-26.
  • Kamath, M. and J.L. Sanders, 1991, “Modeling operator/workstation interference in asynchronous automatic assembly systems," Discrete Event Dynamic Systems: Theory and Applications, Vol. 1, pp. 93-124.
  • Leung, Y.T. and M. Kamath, 1991, “Performance analysis of synchronous production lines,” IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 1-8.
  • Kamath, M. and N. Viswanadham, 1990, “Applications of Petri net based models in the modeling and analysis of flexible manufacturing systems,” in Modeling and Control of Automated Manufacturing Systems, (A.A. Desrochers, Ed.), IEEE Computer Society Press.


Awards, Honors and Professional Society Memberships

Regents Distinguished Teaching Award, College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology, Oklahoma State University (2013)
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Teaching Excellence Award, College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology, Oklahoma State University (2013)
Halliburton Excellent Teacher Award, College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology, Oklahoma State University (2012)
CELDi Success Award, NSF Center for Excellence in Logistics and Distribution (2011).
Co-recipient, ASR Best Paper Award, sponsored by the IBM Almaden Research Center (2006)
Phoenix Award, Outstanding Graduate Faculty Member, Oklahoma State University (2005)
Outstanding Advisor Award, College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology, Oklahoma State University (2004)
Halliburton Excellent Teacher Award, College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology, Oklahoma State University (2003)
Pritsker Outstanding Faculty Award, School of Industrial Engineering and Management, Oklahoma State University (1999 and 1996).
IIE Transactions Development and Applications Award, Institute of Industrial Engineers and Systems Modeling Corporation, Recognition of the best paper published in the "Feature Applications" area of IIE Transactions: Industrial Engineering Research & Development (1993).
Senior Member, The Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
Senior Member, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Member, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).


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