Prof. Jayendran Venkateswaran
Dr. Jayendran Venkateswaran is an Associate Professor at the Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at IIT Bombay. His interests are in operations research, supply chain management, and simulation. He received his Ph.D. in Systems and Industrial Engineering from the University of Arizona, Tucson. Prof. Jayendran is also the Principal Investigator in the SoULS initiative at IIT Bombay, which aims to provide solar study lamp to every child in rural India as part of its ‘Right to Light’ mission and works on operational excellence and research. His contribution to operationalizing localization, supply chain management, standardization of operations, and implementing the best practices for overcoming the supply challenges in the rural areas is immense. Through system dynamics modeling, he helps to understand the barriers and enablers in effectively establishing supply chain.