Dr. Durai Sundaramoorthi received his PhD in Industrial Engineering (Operations Research) from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2007. He performed his doctoral research in the Center on Stochastic Modeling, Optimization, and Statistics (COSMOS). He also has a M.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Bharathiar University, India. Prior to this position, Dr. Durai held fulltime faculty positions at Engineering Management department at Missouri University of Science & Technology (formerly University of Missouri-Rolla) and Steven L. Craig School of Business at Missouri Western State University. He has been teaching quantitative business courses since 2007.
Dr. Durai's research
interests include Data Mining, Optimization, Simulation, and
Simulation-based Analytics applied to diverse applications. He
developed SIMNA, a simulation of nurse activity, which is first of its
kind for the purpose of evaluating assignments from different
nurse-to-patient assignment policies. He has recently developed SIMGO, a
simulation of ground-level ozone to forecast harmful ground-level ozone
levels. Apart from academic research, he has worked on business
analytics projects at Heartland Regional Medical Center, Baylor
Regional Medical Center, FedEx, GE, and Thomas & Betts that utilized
data mining, simulation, optimization, and financial modeling.
He is a member of
Institute for Operations Research
and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).