Tharanga K. Rajapakshe is an associate professor of Information Systems and Operations Management at the Warrington College of Business, University of Florida. She holds a PhD in management science, a Master of Science in Supply Chain Management, and a Master of Business Administration, from Naveen Jindal School of Management, the University of Texas at Dallas. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Production Engineering from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
Tharanga’s research interests are twofold, Socially Responsible Operations Management and Production/Service Operations Management. Her work in Socially Responsible Operations Management investigates the impact of government policies and the influence of other social organizations on firms’ operational decisions. Her work in Production/Service Operations Management analyzes challenging real-world operation management problems and provide optimal or near-optimal solution methodologies. She has taught both bachelor and master-level courses including Operations Management, Managerial Quantitative Analysis, Project Management, and Principles of Logistics/Transportation Systems. She also serves as a Senior Editor for the Production and Operations Management journal.