Ravi Kumar

Shaw Chair Professor and Dean
Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University

Ravi Kumar

Shaw Chair Professor and Dean
Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University

Dr. Kumar is currently the Shaw Chair Professor and Dean of Nanyang Business School at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Till May 2013, he was a Professor in the Department of Information and Operations Management at the Marshall School of Business in the University of Southern California. He served as Chairman of the Department from 1989-1994, Vice Dean for International Programs from 2003-2006 and Vice Dean for Graduate Programs from 2004-2006. From 2009-2011, on a leave of absence from USC, he served as Distinguished Professor and Dean of the College of Business at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). Dr. Kumar got his B.Tech degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras, India, his Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Texas and his Ph.D. from the Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences department at Northwestern University. He is the author or co-author of more than 60 articles including publications in Management Science, Marketing Science, Journal of Economic Theory, Production and Operations Management, Journal of Operations Management and Journal of Management Information Systems. Dr. Kumar serves on the Board of several companies and was a former Board member of Korea Exchange Bank in South Korea and Goodwill Industries of Southern California. In 2000-2001, he served as a member of a Special Interest Group advising the Indian Ministry for Information Technology on IT hardware and software policies.

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