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Name: 
Sumanta Basu
Position: 
Professor
Academic Group: 
Operations Management
Phone No.: 
+91-33-2467-8300
Contact Details: 
K-302, NEW ACADEMIC BLOCK, INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT CALCUTTA, JOKA, D.H. ROAD, PIN-700104, WEST BENGAL, INDIA
Email (@iimcal.ac.in): 
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Academics

Academic Background: 
FPM in Production and Quantitative Methods, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad;B.Tech (Hons) in Chemical Engineering, Vidyasagar University
Courses Taught: 
(Average Feedback across Courses: 9.5 out of 10) - Hospital Planning and Structure (PG Diploma in Healthcare management) - Managing Healthcare Operations (MBA Elective) - Managerial Problem Solving (Game Theory) (PGPEX) - Operations Research (MBA Compulsory) - Risk Management and Markov Chain Applications (MBA Compulsory) - Revenue Management and Dynamic Pricing (MBA, PGPEX and PGDBA Elective) - Production and Distribution Management (PGPEX-VLMP) - Management Game (CAPSTONE Simulation Game for PGP Compulsory) - Operations Management (Long Duration Programs) - Supply Chain Management (Long Duration Programs) - Supply Chain Analytics (Long Duration Programs) - Managing World Class Operations (PGPEX) - Operations Research (Doctoral course) - Economic Modelling in Operations Management (Doctoral course) - Quality, Productivity and Operations Strategy (at XLRI, Jamshedpur) MDP Offered: - Marketing Analytics - Managing Family Business For growth - Revenue Management and Pricing Analytics - Developing Strategic Decision Making Capability through Simulation - Excellence in Agribusiness Management & Leadership
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.

Experience

Consulting Interests: 
- Healthcare Operations and Management - Data analytics and Optimization across Business Domains - Pricing and Revenue Management Applications
Work Experience: 
Associate Professor of Operations Management Group, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (2014-2020); Assistant Professor of Operations Management Group, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (2010-2014); Assistant Professor of Operations Management Group, XLRI, Jamshedpur (2009-2010); Senior Manager in Wipro Technologies & BPO (2008-2009); Process Engineer in Haldia Petrochemicals Limited (2000-2003) Administrative Experience: - Chairperson, PGPEX-VLMP (2020-22) - Chairperson, Admissions Committee (2018-2020) - CAT Convener (2018-19) - Coordinator - CEMS Block Seminar (2017) - Chairperson, Student Affairs Committee (2014-16) - Group Coordinator, Operations Management Group (2011-13) - Chairperson, NBFA sub-committee (2011-13) - Member, Admissions Committee (2016-18) - Member, CMDP Committee (2016-18) - Member, Student Affairs Committee (2012-14, 2016-18) - Member, Rules, Regulations and Ordinance Committee (2018-20) - Member, Placement Committee (2014-16) - Member, PGP Committee (2011-13) - Election Officer, Faculty Representative to BoG and Faculty Convener, 2013-14 - Member, Innovation Council, IMI Kolkata, under the aegis of MHRD’s Innovation Cell
Past Projects: 
- 2019: The state of primary and secondary education in West Bengal: An empirical analysis using DISE data (Internal Project funded by IIM Calcutta) - 2019: Heuristic Approaches for Reliable Facility Location Problems (Internal Project funded by IIM Calcutta) - 2018: Study of Court processes and re-engineering opportunities for improving court efficiencies for justice delivery in India (Project funded by Ministry of Judiciary Services)

Research

Journal Publications: 
Publication ( https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=b_2QlrwAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao ) -------------------------- 2021: Dual shipment contracts for vaccine procurement of Influenza-like diseases with multiple outbreaks (under review) 2021: A joint weighting and modified weighted aggregated sum product assessment‐based methodology for the measurement of patient satisfaction: Evidence from Indian healthcare, Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis, Forthcoming. 2020: Case Study: Overcrowding of USG patients at XYZ clinic: Application of healthcare queueing, IIMCCRC (https://www.iimcal.ac.in/sites/all/files/case_studies_portal/xyz_clinic_sneak_peek.pdf) 2019: Case Study: Mendine Pharmaceuticals: Integrating Forecasting and Production Planning - Parts A & B, IIMC-CRC-2019-08, IIM Calcutta Case Research Center 2020: An Integrated Weighting-based Modified WASPAS Methodology for Assessing Patient Satisfaction, 2020 International Conference on Decision Aid Sciences and Application (DASA) 2021: Evaluating the Performance of Primary Schools in India: Evidence from West Bengal, International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, 2021. 2020: Advertisement Revenue Management: Determining the Optimal Mix of Skippable and Non-Skippable Ads for Online Video Sharing Platforms, European Journal of Operational Research, 2020.. 2020: Imprecise Modified Solid Green Traveling Purchaser Problem for Substitute Items using Quantum-inspired Genetic Algorithm, Computers & Industrial Engineering, 2020. 2019: Theory of Constraints based Mafia Offer for Supply Chains of Deteriorating Products, International Journal of Production Research, 2019, 1-29. 2018: Decision-making under Risk: Evidence from the Hindi Movie Industry. Journal of Operations and Strategic Planning, 1(1), 15-33. 2017: A Route Efficiency Analysis Using Shannon Entropy based Modified DEA Method and Route Characteristics Investigation for Urban Bus Transport in India. INFOR: Information Systems and Operational Research, 56(3): 332-359. 2017: Efficient preprocessing methods for tabu search: an application on asymmetric travelling salesman problem. INFOR: Information Systems and Operational Research, 55(2): 134-158. 2015: 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. 2015: Metaheuristic applications on discrete facility location problems: a survey, OPSEARCH, 52: 3, 530 - 561, Springer, 2015. (with Sharma, M. and Ghosh, P.S.) 2015: 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.) 2014: 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.) 2013: 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.) 2013: 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.) 2012: Neighborhood reduction strategy for tabu search implementation in asymmetric traveling salesman problem, OPSEARCH, 49: 4, 400 – 412, Springer, 2012. (with Ghosh, D.) 2012: Tabu search implementation on traveling salesman problem and its variations: A literature survey, American Journal of Operations Research, 2: 2, 163-173, 201 Manuscripts Communicated ----------------------------------------- Conference Proceedings ---------------------------------- 2020: An Integrated Weighting-based Modified WASPAS Methodology for Assessing Patient Satisfaction, 2020 International Conference on Decision Aid Sciences and Application (DASA) 2011: Pension Fund Management in India: A Stochastic Programming Approach (Proceedings of XIV Annual Conference of the Society of Operations Management, December, 2010) 2010: Intensification based Approach for Tabu Search Implementation (Proceedings of XIV Annual Conference of the Society of Operations Management, December, 2010) 2010: 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 ---------------------- 2019: Pricing and Green Promotion Strategies of Firms under Competition and Collaboration, WPS No. 829/June 2019 2018: Imprecise Modified Solid Green Traveling Purchaser Problem for Substitute Items using Quantum-inspired Genetic Algorithm, WPS No. 818/December 2018 2018: A multi- (depot, path, vehicle) 4D traveling purchaser problem for perishable and breakable items under disruption through quantum-inspired memetic algorithm, WPS No. 819/December 2018 2015: Skippable Video Ads: The Impact of Ad Avoidance Technologies on Online Two- Sided Platforms, WPS No. 770/October 2015 2013: Preprocessing Schemes for Tabu search on Asymmetric Traveling Salesman Problem; WPS No. 735/October, 2013 2013: Metaheuristic Applications on Discrete Facility Location Problems: A Survey; WPS No. 734/October, 2013 2012: Pricing Strategies for Gaming-on-Demand, IIM Calcutta Working Paper Series; WPS No. 719/December 2012 2011: Pricing Infrastructure-as-a-Service for Online Two-Sided Platform Providers, IIM Calcutta Working Paper Series; WPS No. 681/September 2011 2010: 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: 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 2008: Diversified Local Search for the Traveling Salesman Problem, IIM Ahmedabad Working Paper Series; W.P. No. 2008-10-02 2008: A Review of Tabu Search Literature on Traveling Salesman Problems, IIM Ahmedabad Working Paper Series; W.P. No. 2008-10-01 2008: Implementing Tabu Search to Exploit Sparsity in ATSP Instances, IIM Ahmedabad Working Paper Series; W.P. No. 2008-10-02 US Patent Filed ---------------------- 2012: Method and System for Workflow Management of a Business Process, Patent No. US8229779, Issue Date: July 24, 2012. 2013: System and Method for Allocating Jobs to an Agent, Patent No. US8352304 B2, Issue Date: Jan 08, 2013. US Patent Applied -------------------------- 2012: Automated Data Analysis and Recommendation System and Method, Application No. 12/333,332
Conferences: 
2020: Product Pricing, Placement and Information Disclosure Strategies of a Multichannel Retailer Competing with a Pure Online Player, Presented in INFORMS Annual General Meeting 2020 2019: Modeling shared resources in healthcare, Presented in 30th European Conference of Operational Research, Dublin, Ireland 2019: Multi-period Uncapacitated Reliable Facility Location Problem, Presented in IEOM International Conference, Thailand (Awarded the best paper in 'Supply Chain' track) 2019: Designing pricing strategy under environment-friendly promotion and competition, Presented in IEOM International Conference, Thailand 2018: Multi-criteria decision support in primary and secondary education in West Bengal: An analysis on DISE data using SEM method, Presented in Frontiers of Operations Research and Business Studies Conference, India 2018: Calculating the Optimal Release Time for Movies on Video-on-Demand Websites, Presented in XIII Balkan Conference on Operations Research 2018: Models and Solution Methods for Finite Horizon Reliable Facility Location Problem, Presented in XIII Balkan Conference on Operations Research 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 2012: Pricing Strategies for Gaming On-Demand, Presented in 25th Euro Conference on Operational Research in Lithuania 2012: Revenue Management in Sequential Distribution: An Application to the Hindi Movie Industry, Presented in 25th Euro Conference on Operational Research in Lithuania 2012: 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 2011: 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 2010: 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.
Articles/Cases: 
2020: Overcrowding of USG patients at XYZ clinic: Application of healthcare queueing, IIMCCRC (https://www.iimcal.ac.in/sites/all/files/case_studies_portal/xyz_clinic_sneak_peek.pdf) 2019: Mendine Pharmaceuticals: Integrating Forecasting and Production Planning - Parts A & B, IIMC-CRC-2019-08, IIM Calcutta Case Research Center (https://www.iimcal.ac.in/sites/all/files/case_studies_portal/mendine_sneak_peek.pdf) 2014: The Kolkata Police Force and Durga Puja: Managing a Mega-Festival in a Metropolis, IIMC-CRC-2014-01, IIM Calcutta Case Research Center (https://www.iimcal.ac.in/sites/all/files/case_studies_portal/kpf_durga_puja_may_2016-spk.pdf)
Books/Book Chapters: 
- "Management of mathematics or mathematics of management: Quantitative methods in management" in Management Education in India: Perspectives and Practices. Springer, 2016 (Thakur, Manish, and R. Rajesh Babu, eds.)
Research Interests: 
Heuristics and meta-heuristics; Algorithms and computational aspects of operational research; Traveling salesman problem and its applications; Pricing and Revenue Management; Economic Modeling and Game Theoretic Applications in Business Problems