Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
Professor |Intelligent Transportation systems, Operations Research in public systems, Operations Management

Prof Sundaravalli Narayanaswami has earned her PhD in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from IIT Bombay, after a Masters in Computer Science. Her teaching interests are in Intelligent Transportation systems, Operations Research in public systems, Operations Management, Urban transportation, in addition to Management Information systems and Knowledge Management. Most of her research in the past and present are in transportation operations and knowledge management that involve applications of ICT and OR tools in real-life problems of large impact.

Dr Sundaravalli started her career in IT services marketing and she soon moved to a production profile in an electronics equipment manufacturing industry. Her academic career began later and she has taught at various programs in Mumbai University and at Institutes under the UAE Federal education ministry in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. She has also taught in many Executive development programs while at UAE. She publishes and reviews regularly for scholarly editorials and presents her research findings among peers, both in India and abroad.

Dr Sundaravalli is a life member of several professional associations and holds a Fellowship from the British Computer Society. She also serves on the Editorial board of the Annals of Management Science.

Her major consultancy assignments are with Government organizations in process analysis and policy decisions related to operations, technology and management.


  1. Feasibility study for establishing IT-SEZ for the Chief Minister's Office of an Indian State Government (2014)

  2. Operational process study and recommendations for minimizing subsidy related losses for a Government of India organization under the Ministry of Textiles (2015)

  3. Manufacturing process improvement (specifically, scheduling in a continuous process industry) for the Indian operations of a leading MNC (2016)

  4. Development of Integrity Index of a specific set of 25 PSUs for (CVC) Central Vigilance Commission (2016-17)

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