Pandu R. Tadikamalla

Professor of Business Administration


Business Analytics and Operations
258 Mervis Hall


PhD, Industrial and Management Engineering, University of Iowa
MS, Industrial and Management Engineering, University of Iowa
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Andhra University (India)

Courses Recently Taught

Statistical Analysis (MBA)
Decision Technologies for Manufacturing and Operations Management (MBA)
Simulation Methodology (PhD and MBA)


Pandu R. Tadikamalla teaches courses in statistical techniques for management, decision technologies, simulation, and total quality management. His research interests lie in simulation methodology, statistical techniques in management, and quality and productivity.

He is a member of INFORMS and the Decision Sciences Institute. Tadikamalla is an Associate Editor of OMEGA: The International Journal of management Science and is on the editorial review board of the American Journal of Mathematical and Management Sciences. He has published more than 45 research articles in various professional journals.

Tadikamalla emphasizes real-life problem solving in the classroom. Through MBA Consulting Field Projects and consulting, he has solved large-scale, real-life problems for various local and multinational corporations. Tadikamalla has won teaching awards both from the full-time MBA and the Executive MBA programs in recognition of his teaching excellence.

Recent Publications

"Kurtosis Correction Method for X-bar and R Control Charts for Long-Tailed Symmetrical Distributions" (with Dana Popescu), Naval Research Logistics, Vol. 54(2007), pp.371-383.

"Customization: The Importance on Product and process performance ( with V. Hegde, S. Kekre,S and Rajiv), Production and Operations Management, Winter 2005, pp. 388-399.

"Order Splitting in Single Sourcing with Scheduled-Release Orders", (with A. Mishra), Journal of the Operational Research Society, Feb. 2006, pp. 177-189.

"Dual Emphasis and the Long-Term Financial Impact of Customer Satisfaction " (with V. Mittal, E.W. Anderson, and A. Sayrak), Marketing Science, Fall 2005, pp. 544-555.

"Operational design of a Supply Chain System: a Simulation and Optimization Approach", (with Shang and Li), International Journal of Production Research , Sept 2004, pp.3823- 3849.

"Modeling Financial Series Distributions: A Versatile Data Fitting Approach"(with Shang), International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Finance , Vol.7, 2004, pp. 231-251.

"Elements of Applied Simulation", (with A. Seila and Ceric). West Publishing Co. 2003, Duxbury Press.

"Statistical Models (Non-Optimization Models)" (with Alexandra Durcikova). In Encyclopedia for Information Technology Academic Press, 2003, 227-241.

Recent Working Papers

"An Improved Ranage Chart" Normal and Long-Tailed Symmetrical Distributions, (with D. Popescu, M. Banciu), under review at Naval Research Logistics.

Awards and Honors

Distinguished Professor Award, EMBA VII.

Outstanding Professor of the Year, MBA Class of 1986.

External Service and Assignments

Associate Editor, American Journal of Mathematical and Management Sciences.

Associate Editor, OMEGA: The International Journal of Management Science

Consulting Activities

Has done consulting for several local and multinational corporations to develop optimal systems utilizing optimization, simulation and the statistical techniques.

Personal Interests

Tadikamalla spends a considerable amount of his time in volunteer activities. He served as the president of the Executive Committee and as the chairman and treasurer of the Board of Directors of S.V. Temple, a premier religious organization in North America.