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Name: Sumanta Basu
Position: Associate Professor
Academic Group: Operations Management
Phone No.: +91-33-2467-8300
Email: sumanta@iimcal.ac.in
Academic Background:

FPM in Production and Quantitative Methods, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad;B.Tech (Hons) in Chemical Engineering, Vidyasagar University

Courses Taught:

1. Managerial Problem Solving (Game Theory) 2. Operations Research 3. Risk Management and Markov Chain Applications 4. Revenue Management and Dynamic Pricing 5. Quality, Productivity and Operations Strategy (at XLRI, Jamshedpur)

Awards:

· Awarded the best thesis proposal of track “Algorithmic Models & Supply Chain” in the international conference “Doctoral Colloquium, 2008” organized by Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. · University silver medalist in graduation.

Consulting Interests:
Work Experience:

Assistant Professor of Operations Management Group, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta; Assistant Professor of Operations Management Group, XLRI, Jamshedpur; Senior Manager in Wipro Technologies & BPO; Process Engineer in Haldia Petrochemicals Limited

Current Projects:
Journal Publications:

Journal Publication -------------------------- • Efficient preprocessing methods for tabu search: an application on asymmetric travelling salesman problem. INFOR: Information Systems and Operational Research (2017): 1-25. (with Sharma, M. and Ghosh, P.S.) • A DEA and Regression based Financial Performance Evaluation Framework for Public Bus Transport, Journal of Soft Computing and Decision Support Systems, 2(3): 9-13, 2015. • Metaheuristic applications on discrete facility location problems: a survey, OPSEARCH, 52: 3, 530 - 561, Springer, 2015. (with Sharma, M. and Ghosh, P.S.) • Pricing and cloud services-the impact of broadband quality, OMEGA-The International Journal of Management Science, 50, 96 – 114, Elsevier, 2015. (with Chakraborty, S. and Sharma, M.) • Pricing Infrastructure-as-a-Service for online two-sided platform providers, Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management, 13: 3, 199 - 223, 2014. (with Chakraborty, S. and Sharma, M.) • A fast tabu search implementation for large asymmetric traveling salesman problem, OPSEARCH, 50: 1, 1 - 14, Springer, 2013. (with Gajulapalli, R. S. and Ghosh, D.) • The Kolkata Police force and Durga Puja: Managing a mega-festival in a metropolis, Decision, 40: 3, Springer, 2013. (with Bose, I. and Ghosh, S.) • Neighborhood reduction strategy for tabu search implementation in asymmetric traveling salesman problem, OPSEARCH, 49: 4, 400 – 412, Springer, 2012. (with Ghosh, D.) • Tabu search implementation on traveling salesman problem and its variations: A literature survey, American Journal of Operations Research, 2: 2, 163-173, 2012. Conference Proceedings ---------------------------------- 1. Intensification based Approach for Tabu Search Implementation (Proceedings of XIV Annual Conference of the Society of Operations Management, December, 2010) 2. Neighborhood Reduction Strategy for Tabu Search Implementation in Asymmetric Traveling Salesman Problem (Proceedings of 43rd Annual Convention of Operational Research Society of India, December, 2010) Working Papers ---------------------- 1. A Review of Tabu Search Literature on Traveling Salesman Problems, IIM Ahmedabad Working Paper Series; W.P. No. 2008-10-01 2. Implementing Tabu Search to Exploit Sparsity in ATSP Instances, IIM Ahmedabad Working Paper Series; W.P. No. 2008-10-02 3. Cross Entropy based Neighborhood Reduction and Initial Tour Formation for Tabu Search on the Asymmetric Traveling Salesman Problem, IIM Calcutta Working Paper Series: WPS No. 667/ November 2010 4. A Fast Tabu Search Implementation for Large Asymmetric Traveling Salesman Problems Defined on Sparse Graphs, IIM Calcutta Working Paper Series: WPS No. 668/ Decemberber 2010 5. Diversified Local Search for the Traveling Salesman Problem, IIM Ahmedabad Working Paper Series; W.P. No. 2008-10-02 6. Pricing Infrastructure-as-a-Service for Online Two-Sided Platform Providers, IIM Calcutta Working Paper Series; WPS No. 681/September 2011 7. Pricing Strategies for Gaming-on-Demand, IIM Calcutta Working Paper Series; WPS No. 719/December 2012 8. Metaheuristic Applications on Discrete Facility Location Problems: A Survey; WPS No. 734/October, 2013 9. Preprocessing Schemes for Tabu search on Asymmetric Traveling Salesman Problem; WPS No. 735/October, 2013 10. Skippable Video Ads: The Impact of Ad Avoidance Technologies on Online Two- Sided Platforms, WPS No. 770/October 2015 US Patent Filed ---------------------- - Method and System for Workflow Management of a Business Process, Patent No. US8229779, Issue Date: July 24, 2012. - System and Method for Allocating Jobs to an Agent, Patent No. US8352304 B2, Issue Date: Jan 08, 2013. US Patent Applied -------------------------- - Automated Data Analysis and Recommendation System and Method, Application No. 12/333,332 Case Study ---------------- The Kolkata Police Force and Durga Puja: Managing a Mega-Festival in a Metropolis, to be published in IIMCCRC

Conferences:

2015 ------- Skippable Video Ads: The Impact of Ad Avoidance Technologies on Online Two- Sided Platforms, Presented in XIX Annual Conference of the Society of Operations Management, December 2015 2014 -------- Pricing and Revenue Management in Sequential Distribution Channel: An Application to the Hindi Movie Industry, Presented in 20th IFORS conference in Barcelona, Spain 2013 -------- Optimizing Skippable and Non-Skippable Advertisements for Video Sharing Websites, Presented in 26th Euro Conference on Operational Research in Rome, Italy 2012 -------- - Designing Pricing Policies for Cloud Service Providers, Presented in Informs Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ - Pricing Strategies for Gaming On-Demand, Presented in 25th Euro Conference on Operational Research in Lithuania - Revenue Management in Sequential Distribution: An Application to the Hindi Movie Industry, Presented in 25th Euro Conference on Operational Research in Lithuania - Pension Fund Management in India: A Stochastic Programming Approach, Presented in CARISMA - IIM Calcutta Workshop 2011 ------- - Pricing Infrastructure-as-a-Service for Online Two- Sided Platform Providers, Presented in XV Annual Conference of the Society of Operations Management - Pension Fund Management in India: A Stochastic Programming Approach, Presented in XV Annual Conference of the Society of Operations Management 2010 ------- - Intensification based Approach for TS Implementation: Presented in XIV Annual Conference of the Society of Operations Management - Neighborhood Reduction Strategy for Tabu Search Implementation in ATSP: Presented in 43rd Annual Convention of ORSI 2008 ------- - Awarded as the best thesis proposal of track “Algorithmic Models & Supply Chain” in the international conference “Doctoral Colloquium, 2008” organized by Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

Research Interests:

Heuristics and meta-heuristics; Algorithms and computational aspects of operational research; Traveling salesman problem and its applications, Pricing and Revenue Management