Dr. Durai Sundaramoorthi is a fulltime faculty member at the Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis. He received his PhD in Industrial Engineering (Operations Research) from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2007. He performed his doctoral research in the Center on Stochastic Modeling, Optimization, and Statistics (COSMOS). He also has a M.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Bharathiar University, India. Prior to his current position, Dr. Durai held fulltime faculty positions at Missouri University of Science & Technology (formerly University of Missouri-Rolla)and Missouri Western State University. He has been teaching quantitative business courses since 2007.
Dr. Durai's research interests include Data Mining, Optimization, Simulation, and Simulation-based Optimization applied to diverse applications. He developed SIMNA, a simulation of nurse activity, which is first of its kind for the purpose of evaluating assignments from different nurse-to-patient assignment policies. He has recently developed SIMGO, a simulation of ground-level ozone to forecast harmful ground-level ozone levels. Apart from academic research, he has worked on process improvement projects at Heartland Regional Medical Center, Baylor Regional Medical Center, FedEx, GE, and Thomas & Betts that utilized data mining, simulation, optimization, and financial modeling. He is a member of Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), Decision Sciences Institute (DSI), and Institute for Industrial Engineering (IIE).