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Ramachandran, Karthik

Karthik Ramachandran

Dunn Family Professor;
Area Coordinator, Operations Management
Karthik Ramachandran profile photo

Academic Area(s):
Functional Area(s):
New Product Design and Development
Operations Strategy
Behavioral Operations
PhD Operations Management, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin
MS Operations Research, University of Texas at Austin
BTech Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Karthik Ramachandran is a Professor and Area Coordinator of Operations Management in Georgia Institute of Technology’s Scheller College of Business. His research focuses on the operational and organizational aspects of innovation related to product design and development, technology management, and operations strategy. His work uses analytical models, complemented by case-based, experimental, and empirical methods, to study operational issues that are critical in the successful commercialization of innovations.

Karthik's research has appeared journals such as Management Science, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (MSOM), Production & Operations Management (POM), and IIE Transactions. His book chapters, case studies, and pedagogical material are available upon request. Karthik serves is a Senior Editor of Production and Operations Management, and Associate Editor of Decision Sciences. At Georgia Tech, he teaches courses in New Product Development, Collaborative Innovation, and Entrepreneurship. Karthik is passionate about entrepreneurship and he has mentored dozens of startups through the CREATE-X initiative at Georgia Tech.

Karthik obtained his Ph.D. in Supply Chain & Operations Management and M.S. in Operations Research from the University of Texas at Austin. He was also a Research Associate at the University of California, San Diego. Previously, he did his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (Chennai).