Baski Balasundaram

Baski Balasundaram

Wilson Bentley Professor of Industrial Engineering & Management

Oklahoma State University

Biography

I received my Ph.D in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University, 2007 and my B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras in 2002. Theoretical, algorithmic, and computational aspects of solving network optimization problems are my main research interests.

I am very interested in the analysis of complex biological and social networks using graph-theoretic concepts and optimization techniques. I often work on projects that apply optimization tools to solve problems that arise in transportation logistics, production-inventory planning, scheduling, routing, and other classical areas of operations research.

My work has been sponsored by the NSF, DoE, AFOSR, and industry. Publications coauthored with my students and other collaborators have appeared in Operations Research, INFORMS Journal on Computing, and INFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics, among others. I serve on the editorial boards of Networks (Wiley) and Journal of Global Optimization (Springer).

Interests

  • Combinatorial Optimization & Integer Programming
  • Computational Biology & Social Network Analysis
  • Operations Research Applications

Education

  • Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, 2007

    Texas A&M University

  • B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering, 2002

    Indian Institute of Technology-Madras

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Professor

School of Industrial Engineering and Management, Oklahoma State University

Jun 2020 – Present Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA
 
 
 
 
 

Graduate Program Director

School of Industrial Engineering and Management, Oklahoma State University

Jul 2016 – Jun 2019 Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA
 
 
 
 
 

Associate Professor

School of Industrial Engineering and Management, Oklahoma State University

Jul 2013 – Jun 2020 Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA
 
 
 
 
 

Assistant Professor

School of Industrial Engineering and Management, Oklahoma State University

Aug 2007 – Jun 2013 Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA

Recent Publications

(2022). Graph signatures: Identification and optimization. European Journal of Operational Research.

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(2021). Interdicting low-diameter cohesive subgroups in large-scale social networks. INFORMS Journal on Optimization.

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(2021). On fault-tolerant low-diameter clusters in graphs. Optimization Online.

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(2021). A Bayesian framework for functional calibration of expensive computational models through non-isometric matching. IISE Transactions.

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(2020). An ellipsoidal bounding scheme for the quasi-clique number of a graph. INFORMS Journal on Computing.

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