RESEARCHResearch Areas

"Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don't think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the talking about the other."

- Bill Gates, Technology Advisor, Microsoft

The well experienced and skilled staff of the Department of Industrial Management have conducted and published extensive valuable research both individually as well as in collaboration with other professionals, locally and internationally. Their research is based on a variety of fields and has been published and presented in a number of renowned, prestigious journals and conferences.

Our Research Areas:

Information Systems and Electronic Commerce which is becoming pervasive and has high impact on business as well as people’s lives is one such main area on which the department conducts research.

On the other hand research in the Industrial Systems Engineering which deals with the optimization of complex processes or systems by utilizing information technology and engineering together covers the range of ‘Supply Chain Optimization’, ‘Modeling Carbon Footprint and, Agile & Green Supply Chains for Sustainability’, ‘Advance Quality Engineering, Robust Designs and Design of Experiments (DOE) for complex System Optimization’, ‘Humanitarian Logistics and performance measurements’, ‘Innovation and product development’.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education group involves in research such as ‘Virtual Reality (VR) technology and simulator design for training’ and ‘Business Process Engineering (PBE) in Curriculum Design’ which emphasize the demand for skilled professionals in this area as it is closely linked to global competitiveness

Health Informatics research group is working on the areas of ‘Modeling, Simulation and Prediction of Pandemics, Cancer and Complex Health Systems’ and ‘Health Information Systems (HIS) design and Optimization via R Open Source Technologies’ by adding novel concepts to the discipline at the intersection of information science, computer science, social science, behavioral science and health care.

Being the study of individuals, groups, or organizations and the processes they use to select, secure, and dispose of products, services, experiences, or ideas to satisfy needs and the impacts that these processes have on the consumer and society, Consumer Behaviors conducts research on ‘Identification of customer hidden needs’, ‘Customer complaints’, ‘Profiling Customers’ and ‘Tourism and Hospitality’. Furthermore the broader areas of ‘Tourism and Hospitality’ can be classified as ‘Destination selection’ , ‘Accommodation preferences’ and ‘Traveler types and Information sources’.

Systems Modeling and Optimization engages in the research on ‘Decision analysis’, ‘Time series and Forecasting’ and ‘Stochastic Modeling’ which brings out effective outcomes in conceptualizing and constructing systems in business and IT development.

Research carries out on the sub research areas of ‘Financial Modeling’, ‘Capital Markets’, ‘Investor Behaviors’ and ‘Money Market’ comes under Economics and Finance is a stimulant for the current status of the global monetary activities.

In addition to those areas the department also conducts research on currently prominent areas like Technology Management, Software Engineering and Marketing/ Human Resource Management/ Organizational Behavior.

Please see further information of members of the academic staff and contact details for potential researchers.