R.  Ravi

Andris A. Zoltners Professor of Business; Rohet Tolani Distinguished Professor; Professor of Operations Research and Computer Science; Chair, Future Educational Delivery Committee

PHONE

412-268-3694

OFFICE

POS - Posner Hall - Room 348C

AREA OF EXPERTISE

Operations Research

EDUCATION

Brown University - Ph D (Computer Science) - 1993
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras - Other (Computer Science and Engineering) - 1989

TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

Models, methods and applications of discrete optimization.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Improved approximations for two-stage min-cut and shortest path problems under uncertainty

    (author(s): Daniel Golovin, Vineet Goyal, Valentin Polishchuk, R. Ravi, Mikko Sysikaski) Math. Program. 149(1-2), 2015; 167–194

  • Minimum Makespan Multi-Vehicle Dial-a-Ride

    (author(s): Inge Li Gørtz, Viswanath Nagarajan, R. Ravi) ACM Transactions on Algorithms 11(3), 2015; 23

  • New approaches to multi-objective optimization

    (author(s): Fabrizio Grandoni, R. Ravi, Mohit Singh, Rico Zenklusen) Math. Program. 146(1-2), 2014; 525–554

  • The Geometry of Online Packing Linear Programs

    (author(s): Marco Molinaro, R. Ravi) Math. Oper. Res. 39(1), 2014; 46–59

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AWARDS AND HONORS

  • Tepper School of Business - George Leland Bach Award for Excellence in the MBA Classroom (2013)
  • Carnegie Bosch Institute - Carnegie Bosch Chair (2006)
  • NSF - CAREER Award (2006)

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

  • Future Educational Delivery Committee, Committee Chair, Convened and led the faculty committee that designed and launched the online hybrid Tepper MBA, (2012 - )
  • Other, Associate Dean for Intellectual Strategy, Tepper School of Business, Precursor of the two current positions of the senior associate deans for research and education in the school, (2005 - 2008)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Editor, Senior Editor, Operations Research, Area Editor for Discrete Optimization
  • Editor, Associate Editor, ACM Transactions on Algorithms
  • Editor, Associate Editor, Management Science (2004 - 2012)
  • Committee Chair, IEEE, Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science (FOCS) (2008 - 2008)
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COURSES TAUGHT

  • Probability and Statistics (45750)
    2014 Mini 1 Section: F, M
  • Business Networks (45951)
    2014 Mini 2 Section: A, E, M
  • Graph Theory (47835)
    2013 Mini 1 Section: A
  • Optimization for Interactive Marketing (45853)
    2013 Mini 4 Section: A
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R. Ravi