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Tapan P. Bagchi

PhD, PEng, Honourary CMTE Member

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RESEARCH


Areas of Interest




RESUMÉ


Career Summary



Teaching and research in Industrial Management, Computing, IT, OR/Management Science and Applied Statistics; Head of the Department; Head Institute Student Counselling Service; Chairman Senate Library Committee

Current teaching encompasses Operations and IT management, Simulation, Decision Analysis, Probability and Statistics, SPC, TQM/ISO 9000/QS 9000, and Taguchi Methods; Designed and taught five new courses at IIT Kanpur

Research is focused on extensions of Taguchi's robust design Methods, computational optimization using evolutionary search, and the scheduling of complex manufacturing/service/IT systems; completed four R&D projects

Administrative: Head, Department of Industrial & Management Engineering; Head, Student Counselling Service; Chairman Senate Library Committee; 16 years as Engineering/Manufacturing manager, EXXON USA

Published in information technology, relational database design, applied statistics/queuing theory, SPC/TQM, ISO 9000, and genetic algorithm (GA) applications in Taguchi methods and production scheduling


Professional Achievements




Technical Papers and Presentations

Books

  1. "ISO 9000: Concepts, Methods, and Implementation", Wheeler Publishing, New Delhi, 1996, second edition, ISBN 81-85814-24-4.
  2. "Taguchi Methods Explained: Practical Steps to Robust Design", Prentice-Hall India Ltd., 1992, ISBN 0-87692-808-4.
  3. "Interactive Relational Database Design: A Logic Programming Implementation", Springer-Verlag New York, 1989, ISBN 3-540-51881-9.
  4. "Statistical Methods & Inspection Techniques in Quality Control: An Introduction", ISTE Govt. of India (MHRD), 1989.
  5. "Numerical Methods in Markov Chains and Bulk Queues", Springer-Verlag, New York, 1972, ISBN 3-540-05996-2.

Chapters in Books

  1. Chapter 11 in "Modeling and Analysis of Large Systems", A. Tripathy, Oxford & IBH, 1991
  2. Chapter IIIC in "Challenges of Change in Engineering", G K Lal and L P Singh, Tata McGraw-Hill, 1990
  3. Chapter on Heat & Mass Transfer, "Recent Advances in Chemical Engineering", D N Saraf and D Kunzru, Tata McGraw-Hill, 1989



Academic Experience



Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India 1987 onward

Professor of Industrial and Management Engineering

Undergraduate and PG teaching/research in production management, managerial economics, management information systems, database design, simulation, SQC, design of experiments, and Taguchi Methods. Designed five new UG/post graduate courses over nine years.


Concurrently Head of the Department 1998 onward

Industrial & Management Engineering


Concurrently Head, Institute Counseling Service 1989 - 90

Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel 1997 onward

Adjunct Professor, Centre for Quality Sciences



University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 1994 - 95

CLTA Full Professor, Industrial Engineering

 

Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand
Fall 1989

Visiting Professor of Information Technology and MIS


Government of India assignment at the School of Management


Industry Experience



EXXON Corporation, New Jersey, USA 1972 -1986

Staff Corporate Planner
1981 -1986

Direct responsibility for developing production and investment plans and their stewardship for EXXON's 600 ktons/year specialty chemicals product line operating twelve plants worldwide. Located business opportunities and initiated two n ew manufacturing ventures.

Staff Engineer, Process and Engineering Development 1976 - 1980


Esso Refinery Petrochemical Plant, Canada

Supervisor, Planning and Scheduling
1973 - 1976 Plant Industrial Engineer 1972 - 1973

 

International Technidyne Corporation, New Jersey, USA

Consultant on Call
1985 onward




Education



Certificate in Decision and Risk Analysis
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA, July 1982


Post Doctoral research in Industrial Engineering
University of Toronto, Canada, November 1971 - November 1972

Doctor of Philosophy, Industrial Engineering
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, October 1971
Thesis: "Contributions to the Theory of Bulk Queues"
Supervisor: Prof JGC Templeton Ph D (Princeton)

Master of Applied Science, Industrial Engineering
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, June 1969
Thesis: "Performance of Production Lines with Buffer Stocks"
Supervisor: Prof John Buzacott Ph D (Birmingham)

Bachelor of Technology, Mechanical Engineering (5 year program)
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, June 1967



Awards and Scholarships




Professional Affiliations and Extracurricular




Research

Postgraduate Research Guided in IIT Kanpur

  1. "A Parametric Study to enhance Performance of Genetic Algorithms in Multi-objective Optimization", M Tech Thesis, T D Srinivas, 1997-98 (Conference paper)
  2. "A New Approach for Multi-objective Flowshop & Job Shop Scheduling", M Tech Thesis, K Jayaram, 1997-98 (Conference paper )
  3. "An Application of Genetic Algorithms in No-wait Lot Streaming Flowshop Scheduling", M Tech Thesis, Subodha Kumar, 1997 (Two conference papers and one journal paper )
  4. "An Application of Genetic Algorithms in No-wait Lot Streaming Flowshop Scheduling", M Tech Thesis, Subodha Kumar, 1997 (Two conference papers and one journal paper )
  5. "Multi-objective Product Design Guided by Genetic Algorithms", M Tech Thesis, Jugal Prasad, 1997
  6. "A New Multi-variate Control Chart using SPRT", MSc (Statistics) Thesis, Akhila Vishwanathan, 1997 (Department's Citation for Excellence)
  7. "An Evaluation of GAs in University Time Tabling", M Tech Thesis, A Tripathy, 1997
  8. "Multi-objective Robust Design using Genetic Algorithms", M Tech Thesis, Puneet Sharma, 1996
  9. "Scheduling The Generalized Job Shop: A Solution using Genetic Algorithms", M Tech Thesis, Ankur Bhatnagar, 1996
  10. "Genetic Algorithms in the Search for Robust Designs: An Evaluation", M Tech Thesis, Krishan Raman, 1994
  11. "The Artificial Neural Network Paradigm for the Design of Acceptance Sampling Plans", M Tech Thesis, A Gupta, 1994
  12. "CUSUM Charts Under Inspection Error", M Sc Thesis, Puneet Prakash, 1992 (Departmental Commendation)
  13. "Risk Optimized Sequential Sampling Plans", M Tech Thesis, Rahul Singh, 1991 (Two conference papers and one journal paper )
  14. "Facility Development for Optimum Pipe Routing and Multifacility Location in Process Plant Layout Planning", M Tech Thesis in CAD, S K Prusty, 1991
  15. "Sequential Tests for Measuring Inspection Performance", M Sc (Statistics) Thesis, Barathi Sethuraman, 1990 (Best Project Award, 1990)
  16. "Design and Implementation of a Support System for Quality Assurance Decisions using Control Charts and Acceptance Sampling", M Tech Thesis, Sunil Kumar, 1990
  17. "Dependency Inference by Hypothesis Testing with Data Instances (for Relational Database Design)", M Tech Thesis, V K R Baratam, 1989 (one journal paper)
  18. "Microcomputer Implementation of Karmarker's Algorithm for Linear Programming Problems", M Sc (Statistics) Thesis, V Sivasubramanian, 1988 (Best Project Award 1988)
  19. "A Turbo-Prolog Implementation of some Normalization Algorithms in Relational Database Design", M Tech Thesis, Vinay K Chaudhri, 1988 (two journal papers)
  20. "Inventory Management for Medicine Store at a Health Centre", M Tech Thesis, Swagata Saha, 1988
  21. "PROMIS: A Project Review and Management System", M Tech Thesis, S Ranganath, 1988

Recent Refereed Papers

  1. Bagchi, T P and Shu Lin (1997) "Factorial Design Applications in Sensitivity Analysis", OPSEARCH, Vol. 34, No. 4.
  2. Bagchi, T P and V K Jain (1997) "Competitiveness and Total Quality Management: The Synergy is no Surprise", to appear in the International Journal of Industrial Engineering
  3. Bagchi, T P (1997) "Total Quality Management: The Tools and Implements", IE(I) Journal, Vol 78, May
  4. Bagchi, T P (1996) "Total Quality Management: The Mindset", IE(I) Journal, Vol 77, November
  5. Bagchi, T P and Kalyanmoy Deb, (1996). Calibration of GA Parameters: The Design of Experiments Approach, Computer Science and Informatics, Vol. 26, No. 3.
  6. Bagchi, T P and J G C Templeton, (1994) "Multiple Criteria Robust Design using Constrained Optimization", J. Design and Manufacturing, Vol 4
  7. Bagchi, T P and J G C Templeton, (1993) "Constrained Optimization: An Effective Alternative to Taguchi's Two Steps to Robust Design", OPSEARCH, Vol 30, No. 3
  8. Bagchi, T P and Madhu Ranjan Kumar, (1993) "Multiple-criteria Robust Design of Electronic Devices", J. Electronic Manufacturing, Vol 3
  9. Bagchi, T P (1992) "Sequential Tests to monitor Lot Attribute Quality in the presence of Inspection Errors", OPSEARCH, Vol 29, No. 3
  10. Bagchi, T P and J G C Templeton, (1992) "Numeric Sensitivity of Dodge's CSP-1 Plan to Inspection Errors", Institution of Engineers (India) Journal, July
  11. Bagchi, T P (1992) "Inspection Errors and Consumer and Producer Risks", OPSEARCH, Vol 29, No. 2
  12. Rahul Singh and T P Bagchi (1992) "Decision Theoretic Derivation of Sampling Plans", Industrial Engineering Journal (India), Vol XXI, No. 3, March
  13. Bagchi, T P (1991) "Impact of Inspection Errors on Consumer and Producer Risks in Sequential Sampling", Industrial Engineering Journal (India), Vol XX, No. 10, November
  14. Bagchi, T P (1991) "Use of Large-Scale Modeling to Assist in Spare Production Capacity Policy Formulation" in Modeling and Analysis of Large Systems, Oxford & IBH
  15. Bagchi T P , V K R Baratam and S Saha, (1990) "Dependency Inference Algorithms for Relational Database Design", Computers in Industry (Elsevier), Vol 14
  16. Bagchi, T P and J G C Templeton (1973) "Finite Waiting Space Bulk Queuing Systems", Journal of Engineering Mathematics, Vol 7(4), Oct.
  17. Bagchi, T P and J G C Templeton (1973) "A Note on the Mx/Gy/1 Bulk Queuing System", Journal of Applied Probability, Vol 10
  18. Bagchi, T P and A A Cunnigham (1972) "Bayesian Approach to the Design of Queuing Systems", INFOR Journal, Vol 10 (1), February


Earlier research in queuing theory and decision analysis, published in Journal of Applied Probability, Canadian Operations Research Society Journal, J. Engg. Math., and AICHE J.

Recent Conference Presentations

  1. Bagchi Tapan P, Subodha Kumar (1998) "Scheduling Jobs in the m-Machine, no-wait, lot streaming flowshop", INCOM'98, 24-26 June, Nancy-Metz, France, Proceedings
  2. Bagchi Tapan P, Subodha Kumar and C Sriskandarajah (1998) "Lot Streaming Heuristics for the m-Machine, No-wait, Lot Streaming Flowshop, Symposium on Industrial Engineering and Management", May 19-22, Ryerson Polytechnic University, Toronto, Canada, Proceedings
  3. Bagchi Tapan P (1997) Competitive Design by Quality Engineering, Delphique, India, Vol. 3, Proceedings
  4. Bagchi Tapan P, Subodha Kumar and C Sriskandarajah (1997) "Scheduling Heuristics for the m-Machine, No-wait, Lot Streaming Flowshop", ICCIM'97, 21-24 October, Singapore, Proceedings
  5. Bagchi Tapan P, and JGC Templeton (1997) "Multi-Objective Robust Design using Genetic Algorithms", 14th ICPR International Conference on Production Research, 4-8 August, Osaka, Japan, Proceedings
  6. Bagchi Tapan P, (1997) "Competitiveness and TQM: Is the Synergy really a Surprise?", PICMET'97 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology, July 27-31, Portland, Oregon, USA, Proceedings
  7. Bagchi Tapan P, Krishan Raman and Puneet Sharma (1997) "Multicriteria Robust Design using Nondominated Sorting Genetic Algorithms", III ISSAT International Conference on Reliability and Quality in Design, March 12-14, Anaheim, California, USA, Proceedings
  8. Bagchi Tapan P, (1997) "Quality Engineering: An Introduction", XIIth National Convention, IE(India), January 31-February 2, Proceedings
  9. Bagchi Tapan P, Deepak Saxena, Jugal Prasad, Subodha Kumar, AK Shah (1997) "Injection Molding Productivity Improvement by Revisiting Design of Experiments", ICOQM International Conference, Jaipur, January 5-8
  10. Bagchi Tapan P, Krishan Raman and Puneet Sharma (1996) "Multicriteria Robust Design using Enhanced Genetic Algorithms", 76th Annual Technical Meeting, UP State Institution of Engineers (India), November 16-17, (Best Paper Award)
  11. Bagchi Tapan P and Chelliah Sriskandarajah (1996) "A Genetic Algorithm to Minimize Makespan in a Blocking Flowshop", 1996 Asia Pacific DSI Conference, June 21-22, Hong Kong, Proceedings
  12. Bagchi Tapan P (1996) "Blocking Flowshop Scheduling using Genetic Algorithms", Optimization Days 1996 International Conference (INFOR), May 13-15, Montreal, Canada
  13. Bagchi Tapan P (1996) "Guiding Simulation Runs by Genetic Algorithms in Product Design", IASTED International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Optimization, May 6-9, Gold Coast, Australia
  14. Bagchi Tapan P (1996) "Software Quality: Would ISO 9000 Impact It?" INFORMS Spring 1996 Conference, May 5-8, Washington DC, USA
  15. Bagchi T P (1995) "Candybars to Chromosomes: The Evolution of Quality Engineering", National Conference on Science-Technology Interface, November 9-11, Calcutta, Proceedings
  16. Bagchi T P, Krishan Raman and JGC Templeton (1995) "Effectiveness of Evolutionary Searches in Robust Design", INFORMS International Conference, June 25-28, Singapore
  17. Bagchi T P, and Shu Lin (1995) "Efficient Evolution of Sensitive Decisions in Tree-based Analysis", , INFORMS International Conference, June 25-28, Singapore
  18. Bagchi T P (1995) "Statistical Experiments in Product/Process Design: How the Japanese Do It", National Conference on Science-Technology Interface, November 9-11, Calcutta, Proceedings
  19. Bagchi, T P and J G C Templeton (1994) "Global Optimization as Robust Design Methodology", CORS'94, Montreal, May
  20. Bagchi, T P and J G C Templeton (1994) "Robust Design Engineering using Variance Transfer", ISSAT International Conference, Seattle, WA, March
  21. Bagchi, T P (1993) "Quality Improvement Methods and Achievements", invited paper, National Conference on Quality in the Global Economic Context, Calcutta, December
  22. Krishan Raman and T P Bagchi (1993) "A Genetic Algorithm Based Approach to seek Robust Designs", Operational Research Society of India XXVI Annual Convention, December
  23. Gupta, Arun K and T P Bagchi (1993) "Selecting Acceptance Sampling Plans: The Artificial Neural Net Route", Operational Research Society of India XXVI Annual Convention, December
  24. Bagchi, T P (1993) "Some Innovations in Robust Design", Operational Research Society of India XXVI Annual Convention, December
  25. Bagchi, T P and J G C Templeton (1993) "Sequential and Continuous Sampling under Inspection Error", CORS Conference, Toronto, May
  26. Bagchi, T P and J G C Templeton (1993) "A Constrained Optimization Refinement of Taguchi's 2-step Robust Design", CORS Conference, Toronto, May
  27. Bagchi, T P (1992) "Measurement and the International Quality Management Standard ISO 9000", All India Seminar on Instrumentation Systems for Quality Control in Industries, Institution of Engineers, Raipur, December 21, 1992
  28. Bagchi, T P and J G C Templeton (1992) "Multiple Criteria Robust Design", CORS Annual Meeting, Toronto, June 1-3
  29. Bagchi, T P (1991) "Effect of Inspection Errors on Consumer and Producer Risks in Sequential Sampling", International Conference on Information and Systems (ICIS) Oct. 9-11, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
  30. Bagchi, T P and Rahul Singh (1991) "Decision Theoretic Derivation of Sequential Sampling Plans", International Conference on Information and Systems (ICIS) Oct. 9-11, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
  31. Bagchi, T P and J G C Templeton (1991) , "The Sensitivity of Dodge's CSP-1 Plan to Inspection Errors", ORSA Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, November
  32. Bagchi, T P (1991) "Planning Industrial Experiments to get Results from Taguchi Methods", invited paper, NIQR National Convention, Jamshedpur, November
  33. Bagchi, T P (1991) "Design of Sequential Sampling Plans when the Inspector's Performance is not Error Free", NIQR national Convention, Jamshedpur, November
  34. Bagchi, T P (1990) "The Push Toward Total Quality Control (TQC)" Proceedings, Fifth Indian Engineering Congress, December
  35. Bagchi, T P (1989) "An Effective Method for Scaling Up GAs-Liquid Batch Contacting", ICACE International Conference Proceedings
  36. Bagchi, T P and V K Chaudhri (1988) "A Turbo-Prolog Implementation of Automating Relational Database Design", Annual ORSI Conference
  37. Bagchi, T P (1988) "Planning for the Optimum Capacity in the Design of a Plant when Demand is known to Fluctuate", Annual ORSI Conference

Recent Continuing Education Courses Conducted

  1. TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT, October 5-9, 1996, IIT Kanpur
  2. STATISTICAL METHODS IN ISO 9000: METHODS AND IMPLEMENTATION, October 12-15, 1995, IIT Kanpur
  3. TAGUCHI METHODS: INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS FOR PROCESS PERFORMANCE, October 9-12, 1993, IIT Kanpur
  4. ISO 9000: CONCEPTS, METHODS AND IMPLEMENTATION, October 7- 10, 1992, IIT Kanpur
  5. INDUSTRIAL SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT, March 28, 1992 sponsored by the National Safety Council, UP Chapter and the Directorate of Factories, UP Govt.; Regional Labour Institute, Kanpur
  6. REFRESHER COURSE ON EXPERT SYSTEMS ANDS NEURAL NETWORKS, October 28-31, 1991 (IEEE), IIT Kanpur
  7. ADVANCES IN QUALITY MANAGEMENT PRACTICES, January 20-24, 1992, IIT Kanpur, covering Control Charts, Sampling Methods, ISO 9000 Standards, Taguchi Methods, and SQC Applications Development on the PC
  8. MANAGEMENT OF QUALITY: Opportunities and Methods, November 24-25, 1989, Conducted by invitation of the Asian Institute of Technology Continuing Education Program, Bangkok, Thailand.






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