N. Viswanadham
  INSA Senior Scientist
  Indian Institute of Science


Professor N. Viswanadham is INSA Senior Scientist in the Computer Science and Automation at the Indian Institute of Science. He has held several prestigious profile before joining IISc in this position. N. Viswanadham was Professor and Executive Director for The Center of Excellence Global Logistics And Manufacturing Strategies in the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India during 2006-2011. He was Deputy Executive Director of The Logistics Institute-Asia Pacific and also Professor in Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering at the National University of Singapore during 1998-2005. He was a faculty member at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore from 1967-1998.He was Chairman of the Department of Computer Science and Automation from 1990-96 and Chairman of Electrical Sciences Division from 97-98. He was Tata Chemical Chair Professor from 1992-97. He was INAE Distinguished Professor at the Indian Institute of Science during 2011-2013.

He is the recipient of the 1996 IISc Alumni award for excellence in research. He was conferred the Distinguished Alumni Award in the year 2009 by the Council of the Indian Institute of Science. He was selected for the 2012 Prof S K Mitra Memorial Award by the Indian National Academy of Engineering.

N. Viswanadham is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of Indian National Science Academy, Indian Academy of Sciences, Indian National Academy of Engineering, and Third World Academy of Sciences. He is a member of the advisory board of the Engineering Systems and Design pillar of Singapore University of Technology and Design. He was on the Board of Governors for NIT Warangal during 2010-2013. He is the Chief Editor of Sadhana, Academy Proceedings in Engineering Sciences since July 2013. He was the Editor in Chief of IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering during 2008-2012.

Professor Viswanadham has made significant contributions to the areas manufacturing, logistics and global supply chain networks. He is the author of four textbooks, nine edited volumes, over two hundred articles in top tier journal and conferences. He is the lead author of widely-used and comprehensive textbook Performance Modelling of Automated Manufacturing Systems published by Prentice Hall, USA, in 1992. This book is reprinted several times in various countries and is still the book of choice of students and teachers. He authored a book on manufacturing enterprises in 1999. His recent book Ecosystem Aware Global Supply Chain Management , published by World Scientific in 2013, addresses path breaking methodologies for redesign of global supply chains integrating performance, risk, innovation and coordination and execution.

He has written several thought leadership papers on logistics, manufacturing, services in India, some of them are sponsored by CII and FICCI and most of them are published by industry magazines.

His current research efforts are on Global supply/service chain networks, Green supply chain design, Food security in India and Smart village development.

Last updated 4-5-2016
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