Ratna Babu Chinnam

Dr. Chinnam is an expert in AI, Big Data & Business Analytics and is a Professor in the Industrial & Systems Engineering Department at Wayne State University. He authored over 150 publications covering the domains of business analytics, supply chain management, freight logistics, operations management, sustainability, healthcare, and smart and connected systems. He is the founding director of the Big Data & Business Analytics Group at Wayne State University, which also caters to the needs of the business community. He supervised 30 PhD graduates and is on the Editorial Board for a number of leading journals. His research is funded by such agencies as the U.S. NSF, DoT, DoD, DoE, and VA. He carried out collaborative research with such multi-national companies as Ford Motor Company, General Dynamics, Intel, Goodyear and consulted for such companies as Chrysler, Sirius Satellite Radio, Energy Conversion Devices, Dominos, CapGemini, Faurecia, Whirlpool, Steelcase, MRF Tyres, Magna International, DataFactZ, and Tecton. He is also the founding Director of the Global Executive PhD Track at Wayne State, the first such engineering PhD track in the U.S. His students have won a number of best paper and dissertation awards from leading conferences, journals, and societies such as INFORMS, POMS, and IISE.

Specialties: AI, Big Data, Business Analytics, Supply Chain Management, Sustainable Product Development, Smart & Connected Systems, and Healthcare.

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